Polstore – Workshop, Workplace, Museum & Archive Storage Systems

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Polstore's annual open week is coming up fast so we want to make sure you get the most out of your time here.
The open week will run from Monday 29th April to Friday 3rd May 10:00am - 5:00pm.

If you have been wondering whether Polstore is the right choice for you, this is the perfect opportunity to pop in, grab a drink, browse and maybe meet a face or two from Polstore.
We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and show you around our warehouse, where you will see some of the amazing products we have.

* Drawer Storage Tool Cabinets
* Workbenches & Worktops
* Storage Cupboards - CNC & Filing
* Accessories
* Plastic Tilt Bins, Trolleys & Racks
* Floor Matting

Throughout the week you will have access to our latest stock offers and deals on new and used workshop storage equipment.
There really is something for everyone.
See our new & used stocklist here

Location:
Unit 10, The Pines Business Park
Broad Street
Guildford
Surrey
GU3 3BH

To guarantee our personal attention, please call and book a time slot on 0800 008 6861 or email enquiries@polstore.co.uk

Polstore is a family run business established in 1963. We are leaders in the provision of professional storage equipment to the following sectors:

1. Factories
2. Engineering workshops
3. Private customers
4. Formula 1 and other Motorsport teams
5. Museums, Galleries and Archives
6. Military
7. Aerospace
8. Education facilities.

Polstore has been at the forefront of storage, retrieval and display solutions for over 50 years with a strong base of satisfied clients worldwide.
Our aim is to solve your storage problems and help you control your operating costs by creating efficient and aesthetic working environments.
Click here to see some of our previous projects

We are happy to help with any questions or enquiries you may have, so why not give us a call on 0800 008 6861 or email us at enquiries@polstore.co.uk

Following on from 12 long years of heavy use, the existing 198 maxi boxes were showing signs of their age, with replacements being urgently required.
Rather than re-manufacture what has failed before from another supplier, we thought that this was an apt time to have a complete design review on the units, with a view to improving their performance of longevity.

When conducting a design review, the first items to look at are: where the original units failed in service. Firstly, the padlock and hasp style NATO locking system, was one of the items open to abuse, when keys were lost or simply left back at the workshop. This resulted in the NATO lock being prized open with a crow bar, damaging not only the lock, but the cabinet as well.

We decided to completely do away with this system and went for the standard issue, heavy duty locking system on the Polstore drawer cabinets. Not only is this a fool proof way to secure the box, but if damaged by abuse it will completely lock the box out, preventing its use. This can then be repaired in around 20 minutes, using basic tools and standard components.

We next turned our attention to the chassis, with the standard tubed tyres being replaced with heavy duty run flat tyres on re-enforced rims. Not only improving its service life but removing down time from punctures and also allowing us to remove the spare wheel previously fitted to the units.

Areas of stress and corrosion were then re-designed and re-enforced to provide a stronger chassis and remove areas for water / sand to collect. The chassis was then painted in a heavy duty texture powder coat system, which is more resilient to knocks and abrasions when compared to its smooth finish counterpart.

The final item was the parking brake, which previously relied on a standard wheel locking system to one of the rear wheels. This was replaced with a hydraulic handbrake system with the disc fitted directly to the new rear axle, braking both rear wheels.

This not only drastically improved the effectiveness of the brake, improving safety, but by moving to a solid rear axle (instead of the corner stub axles) a much stronger and more rigid chassis was created.

The units are now in service with the USAF and should provide them with many years of hard use and offer a substantial improvement upon the outgoing units.

We can proudly say that our cabinets are so tough and robust, they are still in service 40+ years later in engineering workshops.
Our cabinets are NATO approved which adds that extra confidence in our products.

Polstore cabinet housings and drawers are manufactured from high-quality steel in a fully welded construction.
We do not use pop rivets or clip systems, which is why there is no twist or distortion under load, ensuring smooth movement each and every time.

An individual cabinet can be fully loaded up to 4500kg.
This rigidity allows our cabinets to be multi-purpose and used as a bench or machine stand freeing up valuable workshop space.

If you’re looking to safely move your heavy cnc tooling around the workshop, in between production cells or from a pre-set area to machine we have a simple, low cost and effective storage solution - the cnc tool trolley.

The cnc tool trolley is an integral part of our NC Storage and Transport System. There are a number of options depending on the quantity of tools to be stored.
We offer 2 size options with different load capacities – 300kg, 400kg or 800kg safe working load (SWL).

The entry level trolley 765 wide x 508 deep x 880 mm high covering 300-400kg SWL arrives flat packed with instructions and requires a 45min assembly.
The main trolley housing made from steel includes a useful side shelf with rubber mat, push pull handle and 2 swivel braked/ 2 fixed castors (100mm = 300kg SWL or 150mm = 400kg).

The trolley sides are slotted in 25mm increments so fitting the tool frame and tool cradles to suit the tool size & capacity is simple and adjustable.
The tool frame bolts to the top of the trolley frame and the tool cradles locate into the angle or horizontal supports – these are adjustable, tool size dependent.
To make life easier you can purchase standard set ups – CLICK LINK TO S&T SITE

If you require a higher load capacity and a substantial increase in tool storage capacity, our larger model is ideal.
The trolley sides and base are welded giving it a massive 800kg SWL. Overall size is 1080 wide x 692 deep x 970mm high which includes 200mm diameter rubber castors.
Again, the same frame and tool cradle system applies except the tool frame is 4 rows rather than 3 rows.

As with all Polstore storage solutions it’s all about maximising the density of tool storage.
The design of our tool holders allows you to create rows of tools minimising the gap in between each tool.
The tool holder is secured to the frame / cradle with a bolt and threaded plate.

For example, our 30-10100 entry level tool trolley has a maximum tool storage capacity of:

35 no. ISO/BT/SK 50 tools
56 no. HSK 63 tools
56 no. ISO/BT/SK 40 tools
49 no. CAPTO C6 tools

And the 30-10400 tool trolley has a maximum tool storage capacity of:

50 no. ISO/BT/SK 50 tools
60 no. HSK 63 tools
80 no. ISO/BT/SK 40 tools
70 no. CAPTO C6 tools

Other cnc tool trolley accessories include adjustable shelves, document holders, protection bars and vertical tool storage supports.

Polstore supply tool holders to store: ISO/BT/SK/HSK/CAPTO/VDI/DIY blank plates