The diverse Maxitek shelving systems designed, manufactured and installed by Bosco Storage Solutions to house the Australian Museum’s unique and extensive palaeontology collection were custom-built to meet the important security and accessibility requirements of the museum.
The Museum’s secure shelving systems project not only needed large volume of storage, but also needed the specimens to be temporarily relocated from the museum shelving systems area to the geological preparation laboratory.
Bosco Storage Solutions’ custom-designed Maxitek installation with their flexible configurations of high density drawer storage housed within the rolling shelving systems framework, enabled movement of the actual specimen drawer from the storage area eliminating handling of these valuable resources while providing both secure and maximised storage.
Following are the features of the Maxitek shelving systems:
- The strength of steel
- High density drawer storage housed within the rolling shelving framework
- Sprinkler system decoy
- Bearings on all drawers
- Individual extrusions to enable clear labelling of each drawer’s contents
- Safety thumb latches on drawers to prevent drawers from sliding open
The shelving systems consist of 282 bays incorporating 3500 high density drawers providing 5138sqm of storage. Bosco Storage Solutions’ innovative and flexible archive and storage system’s design options enabled the Australian Museum to satisfy their needs with features and options for future expansion to a drawer quantity of 6486.