University of Texas-Pan American
Edinburg, TX, United States
The University of Texas-Pan American, a Hispanic serving institution, is in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the southern tip of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley. UTPA is located in Edinburg, Texas, approximately 10 miles north of the US/Mexico border and 75 miles northwest of South Padre Island. UTPA provides program specific classes in Rio Grande City, McAllen and South Padre Island in addition to those offered through the online learning center. Since its inception in 1927, The University of Texas-Pan American has conferred over 2,600 associate's, 61,000 bachelor's, 13,000 master's, and 178 doctoral degrees.
As one of the largest student enrollments in the State, the University of Texas-Pan American was outgrowing its previous library space and needed to improve storage methods.
In order to optimize the needed library work areas for staff and students, UTPA wanted to create more library space for the growing collection of print materials.
Montel’s custom-design engineered library storage solution involved the supply and installation of its WIRED High-Density Powered Mobile shelving system mounted with Aetnastak Cantilever Library Shelving.
With the assistance of its Local Authorized Distributor, LDS Group USA, Montel provided the following state-of-the-art library shelving storage product configuration:
- 136 WIRED high-density powered carriages
- 484 double face Aetnastak cantilever library shelving sections providing 206,220 linear inches of storage
- Passive infrared sensors with indicator lights
- Impact-resistant infrared floor-level safety sweeps on both sides of the aisles
- Infrared adjustable proximity sensors
- Dual digital keypads on all moving carriages
- Safety lights on controls
- Programmable audible safety signals
- LCD safety displays
- Portable battery pack power override
- Electronic motor overload protection
- Sealed membrane controls
- Steel end panels on both ends of all mobile carriages
- ADA compliant aisle space in all shelving installed areas
- Shelving and carriage color-match.