Polstore – Workshop, Workplace, Museum & Archive Storage Systems

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Polstore is exhibiting at the sold out event Museums Association One-Day Conference 'Open Up: Making more of Storage Collections'.

Following a successful one-day conference in spring 2016, the Museums Association is pleased to announce a new event on 10 December at the British Museum exploring new approaches to designing and utilising museum stores, and mobilising stored collections in sustainable and engaging ways.

The day addresses how museums can increase the accessibility and visibility of their stored collections, and how they can go about the task of storing born-digital artefacts, from archives to social media.

The day also looks at the challenges and opportunities of current capital storage projects and consider the future of museum storage in the light of the Mendoza review.

We are looking forward to meeting all the delegates so please and come and say hello.

We've just come back from a simple yet highly effective install for a London establishment in their basement store. Great feedback from our long standing client 'Excellent work! Very kind and efficient' signed by the Collections Manager.
When we went to survey they were looking to store small flat objects with varying depths. The key was to reduce the usable height to a bear minimum as their exisiting tray system had a lot of wasted space above the object. The 75mm & 100mm front height drawer were ideal as they pull out 100% extension, has a safe working load of 200 kg per drawer and can be partitioned out to give individual locations for each object. What we also suggested to save the client some money was to reuse the perfectly adequate existing worksurface rather than buying new from us. Sure our cabinets aren't cheap but they will last a lifetime so they were pleased with any saving suggestion.

The Polstore tool storage shadow board is widely used for the organisation of hand and power tools. This example has been used by a vespa restoration enthusiast in his home garage environment. Every tool has its place! Quick storage and retreival, easy identification, care for tools and a clean smart workplace. The tool storage cabinet is made from steel and painted inside and out to avoid corrosion. Internally is fitted a perforated tool panel to hang tools and other objects - the punched square holes are industry standard 10x10mm 38mm centres so accommodate not only our hook & bracket range but other ranges like Sealey hooks. To finish of the unit a roller shutter door with lock closes the system aways from dust, dirt and grime.
The Polstore tool shadow board system can be bench or wall mounted (additional brackets required). The tool cabinet has various sizes with a depth of 210mm and 2 heights of 810 & 1114 mm and with widths of 952 & 1419mm.

Invest in your company’s future growth with a Polstore Storage Solution – designed to create space, increase output, focus the workforce and organise your workspace. We would like to have the opportunity to explain how when you visit us at MACH 2018 Stand H20-172.

Polstore Storage Systems has been working in the manufacturing sector for over for over 50 years - so we hope a name remembered when looking to re-organise your workspace. We strive to be the best on service, design, quality of products and project finishing. Supported by Italian manufacturer FAMEPLA and UK sub contractors we offer a full range of storage solutions.

Where we excel is the installation and fit out of industrial workshops and work areas for aerospace, automotive, military and education sectors. As part of the service we visit you and design to your exact requirement. Our quotations are supplied with visuals assisting in the justification process. Once signed off manufacture process can take up to 6-8 weeks depending on the complexity and scope of the project.

For a quick solution last year we launched a standard range of storage products on offer throughout the year with end user and reseller discounts - tool storage cabinets, tool storage mobile cabinets, cnc tool storage cupboards, industrial workbenches, cnc tool trolleys, anti fatigue floor matting and plastic tilt bin storage. We stock these products in the UK or offer a 3-4 week general lead time.

We are always trying to push the bar with product innovation. Access control systems being a major R&D investment - improving tool control and traceability techniques with routed tool foams, tool shadow boards and electronic locking solutions. Our stand will be demonstrating the latest in electronic key and software solutions integrated into our standard tool and consumable cabinet range.

Visit us at Mach 2018 Stand H20-172 NEC Birmingham.

One of our main assets is our attention to site detail and care when installing - we don't always get it right who does, but there are instances where expensive and embarrassing mistakes can be avoided by both us and the client.
Take for example the steel plan chest AO+, AO or A1 sizes - they are large bits of kit and this can catch you out. It so important when making decisions to ask yourself how am I going to get this lump into the building / room - off load, doors, steps, no lift, stairs, twists and turns - it is an installers nightmare.

Take a look at the pics - central london, 3 steps up, busy pedestrian route, shared building, narrow stairs down, small and untrustworthy lift, narrow doors - install AO plan chest OMG no chance!!!

Fortunately we called the client and asked a simple QUESTION: 'what is access like?' ANSWER: 'its pretty poor in fact terrible.' We only need to hear that and Polstore can then manufacture an AO steel plan chest delivered in knock down condition. No problem and no extra cost - well our installers cost. It will arrive built to avoid damage, we dismantle and reassemble in the location required.

We know this sounds obvious but actually you'll be surprised how often it's overlooked.