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GlideSTOR Storage Systems


What GlideStor can do for you...

  • Save Space
  • Save Money
  • Increase Efficiency and Productivity
  • Reduce Operator Error
  • Reduce Operator Fatigue
  • Deliver Tidy Presentation
  • Locate Files Faster and Easier



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GlideStor Storage Systems is a name synonymous with the provision of high quality solutions to everyday storage problems.

With a growing portfolio of blue-chip customers who benefit from our bespoke developments and off-the-shelf products, we pride ourselves on delivering products that work.

Our policy is very much to deliver products designed to meet your specific problem.

Mobile storage and filing systems can effectively double the storage capacity of most offices and archival units, by halving the footprint of traditional static systems, thereby creating greater flexibility in the use of floor space. By applying this system to standard racking systems we have designed and patented Glidestor to increase space and efficiency for our clients.

Archive storage falls into three categories: Live, Semi Active and Dead.

Live requires that the archive data be easily accessible as records are required on a regular basis necessitating the installation of a single deep shelving system.

Semi Active where archive data is not accessed on such a regular basis is more suited to being stowed in a Standard Archive storage box on a system that will allow boxes to be stowed two and three deep.

Dead is where archive data is rarely accessed and is stowed two and three deep.

GlideStor (Pat.Pen) was designed and developed to enable Open File Storage to be stowed on the same shelving as Semi Active and Dead Archive giving Centre Managers greater flexibility.

Two deep and three deep racking systems (75-80cm deep) have proved in the past to be more cost efficient when stowing data.

Glidestor increases efficiency, accuracy and speed of retrievals. Client data is much tidier and more professionally presented.

Too often files are stowed away in boxes and stacked on shelves two and three deep requiring considerable movement of boxes to retrieve documents. With open file storage all documents are easily accessible reducing unnecessary movement of boxes, operator fatigue and increased speed of retrieval and efficiency. 

Box Wastage Constant movement of storage boxes has a wearing effect on archive boxes, and box collapse is common when heavier boxes are stacked on top of lighter boxes reducing the life of a box.

By using open file boxes with GlideStor this is not an issue as the boxes are never handled other than to be moved from side to side. This saves on the cost of box replacement and unsightly stacking.

In a two deep shelf layout the boxes are stowed 4, 5 and 6 in the width depending on the box size and available beam length, and by 2 and 3 high in the height.

The rear row of boxes are static, with the front row one less in the number in the width and are stacked on GlideStor trolleys which move to access the rear static boxes.

The example (above) shows a three deep shelf, with the rear boxes static and GlideStor fitted to form two front rows, giving maximum capacity and easy retrieval of data.

GlideStor File Storage Boxes

The archive boxes are constructed with the corrugated fluting running vertically which combined with internal divisions gives extremely good box strength.

The internal divisions give easier data location and stowage. Boxes are designed to your specific requirements to suit the data type and racking specifications.

Covert your existing racking...

The example opposite shows mixed data types can also be accommodated. In this case, X-rays and Medical Files are stored within the same racking.

Glidestor can easily be designed and fitted to your existing racking system with minimal disruption to your day to day operations.

Whilst we have shown samples both here and on the next page the applications are endless.

Two further examples of the GlideStor system in operation showing tidy sites, with easily accessible storage for Medical Records (above) and Lever Arch Files (left).

As we say the list of applications is endless.


Contact Details

OfficeSTOR Limited
Castle Hill House,
20 High Street,
PE29 3TN

T: +44 (0)1480 458443


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