Rotating Shelving vs Lektriever Rotomat Systems
Why rotating shelving is better than Kardex Remstar/Hanel/Vidmar Lista electric lektriever rotomat lifts storage?
There are alternatives to carousel software controlled automated media storage and vertical carousel filing cabinet or more formerly known as lektriever systems or Rotomat. If you are considering buying a lektriever system manufactured by Kardex Remstar Lifts, Hanel, Vidmar Lista, or other and the system is only one floor we offer an alternative. Rotating shelving is a simple locking solution that can store everything the lektriever can at 1/2 the cost and in just about the same amount of space. Both systems can handle top tab filing, end tab filing, videos, dvds and a large verity of items.
|No Electricity Need|
|Can be used during a power outage?|
|No Maintenance Contract|
|It can store:|
|End Tab Files|
|Top Tab Files|
|Made in the USA|
The Bad about Lektrievers
Electric vertical carousel filing cabinet can be very expensive, about 40% to 50% more than a rotating cabinet when dealing with filing folders. That number does not even include included electricity run the equipment, required maintenance to keep working correctly, and software update requirement. Then there is the power outage issue requiring backup systems which again is an added cost. And last is lektrievers are not made in the USA.
The Good about Lektrievers
Systems like the Kardex Remstar allows all filing to be done at waist high or sitting height. No bending over or reaching. You only have to push a button to move the unit.
The Good about Rotating Cabinets
Rotary cabinets are fully locking units that can store a lot of different items in a small amount of space. There is no maintenance or electricity needed for this shelving unit, and with a light push the rotary units spins to file on both sides of the unit. For a locking space saving system the price of the cabinet is reasonable, at half the cost of the lektriever systems. These spinning cabinet are made in the USA.
The Bad about Rotating Shelving
Filing is not at waist high, and manual pushing is needed to spin the cabinet.
In the follow comparison a customer wanted to for end tab folders. They had seen a electrical carousel rotomat systems before but really didn’t know any other comparable systems. So we did the following side to side comparison.
Hanel Rotomat vs Rotating Shelving Comparison
|Hanel Rotomat storage system 400/115/260/280||Times Two Cabinet – 8 Tier – One Starter and Two Add-on’s|
14 – Storing 1,245 Linear filing inches of legal sized end tab folders.
Each carrier has 5 adjustable support plates and 4 fixed dividers
1,440 Linear filing inches of legal sized end tab folders.
Includes 2 dividers per shelf
Height – 100.80”
Width – 102.36”
Depth – 45.47” Worktable – 11.81”
Operator access height – 29.5”
Height – 92.5
Width – 121.5”
Depth – 31”
|Electric & Motor|
25% Load Imbalance drive capacity
Single drive motor
|No Electricity Needed|
Standard Controller (controller, alphanumeric keypad, TFT
|No controls needed – there are optional locks options. One option is keyless entry.|
Threshold switches – (mechanical safety switches, top and bottom of
Emergency stop button – (high visibility, immediately halts unit
Safety Bypass – (redundant system permits safe operation in the
event of failure)
Chain lock device
Safety bars at top and bottom of access—creates a safety gap (no pinch point) and brings the unit to an immediate stop.
Manual override in case of control failure
|Not needed with Times Two. Why the base is the best in the industry.|
LED energy efficient (mounts on face of unit, above access
|Not needed with the Times Two|
Fully enclosed cabinet six-sided cabinet (full top and bottom)
All access doors have a key lock for security
|Times Two is fully key locking|