Edinburg, TX, United States
University of Texas-Pan American
Montel's Storage Solutions Used to Optimize University of Texas-Pan American's Library.
As the University of Texas-Pan American had a growing number of students and was outgrowing its previous library space, it needed to find a solution fitting its storage needs.
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.
As a result, they have been able to reorganize their collections and make them more accessible and user-friendly to students and faculty. Staff now have better control over the collections management. Also, the efficiency of Montel's high-density motorized storage system has doubled the storage capacity.
It's wonderful to see how much space we have. The system is easy to use, it's beautiful, and has various options for security. The level of customer service is professional with mutual respect throughout the duration of the work.