Understanding compact shelving Introduction In its essence, movable compact shelving is shelving that is mounted to a wheeled platform (carriage) that rides on tracks placed on or in a floor. Being moveable, ranges of shelving can be massed or “compacted” in order to utilize space normally consumed by aisles. Ranges are moved to create an aisle only where one is needed. This gain in space efficiency is the purpose of movable compact shelving. Carriage operation may be 1. manual; 2. mechanically assisted [...]