1. What is a used compactus?

A used mobile compactus shelving unit is the brand name of one supplier’s version of a filing storage compactor system. Another term used to describe this style of steel¬†mobile shelving unit is a compactus filing cabinet. In general, Space Rescue typically has a good range of small, medium, and large Compactus shelving units available for sale in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.

We also have storage compactors available in new.

A used Compactus unit with six bays, front Cover Panels and lock system.

2. Common sizes available

The most common sizes of used Compactus we end up with in stock are:

  • Uprights (or Side Frames) and Backs: 1875mm, 2175mm, and 2375mm in height
  • Shelf lengths: 900mm and 1200mm
  • Shelf depths: 300mm, 400mm, 450mm, and 600mm

The most common size is 2175mm high, with 900mm long shelves and 400mm deep shelves. Filing applications predominantly use either 300mm or 400mm deep shelves.


3. Availability

While we regularly have second-hand filing Compactus systems for sale, please contact us for specific availability.


4. Condition of Compactus

We are quite particular with our stock and, as a result, only like to offer used Compactus storage units for sale complete with shelving in very good condition.


5. FAQ

How much does a Compactus cost?

Our second-hand Compactus units start at $1750 + GST for the supply of a small, three-bay unit in good condition and working order. Additional costs apply to both delivery and installation. Please also refer to our storage compactors for new pricing.

How long is a Compactus unit?

The design of these modular units for almost any length is possible. They can be made up to any length by changing the number of bay modules.

How do you move a compactus?

You can move a compactus using either a manual handle, a mechanical wheel drive, or an electric drive motor. Each drive method enables the movement of a mobile bay section, also known as a mobile stack.

What size is the Compactus?

The most common size of a Compactus is 2175mm high, 900mm wide, and 2600mm long. The depth is another name for the width of the Compactus unit. Other sizes are available, with the length being dependent on the number of bays and the shelf depth, the height being dependent on the upright used, and the depth being dependent on the shelf length plus the number of bays joined together in the aisle direction.

What is the depth of the compactus?

This term is often confused with the depth of the shelving used within. The depth of the compactus actually refers to the distance from the front of the unit to the rear.


6. Colours of 2nd Hand Compactus Shelving

While the most common colour we tend to carry is light grey, off-white colours are also common.


7. Problems

Undoubtedly, there are a number of problems that one can experience with a second-hand Compactus storage unit. Firstly, the most common problem that affects the operation is when the wheel bearings in the runners make it difficult to open and close the unit.

Secondly, the next most common issue that affects the operation is bent shelves. Some operators try to climb the shelving like a ladder, for example. In short, the shelves are not designed for high-point loads and will buckle if overloaded.

Another common issue is with locks that become stuck.

Finally, minor issues are due to scratching of the paint surfaces and dents in the cover panels.


8. Availability

Space Rescue’s Compactus Mobile Shelving for sale is also distributed outside of our capital cities to regional areas and country towns.


9. More information

In addition to our 2nd Hand Compactus units, you may also be interested in our new storage compactors or mobile shelving units.

Finally, is either steel shelving, second-hand shelving, pallet racking, pallet rack workbenches, or longspan shelving within our range of storage equipment of interest?