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We offer a wide range of solutions for the storage of plans and drawings. The planchests and drawing cabinets are functional, eye catching and cost effective. The steel or wood planchests are available in A0, A1 and A2 sizes. The filing units are fully lockable and fitted with an anti-tilt mechanism and as they are manufactured here in the UK you can customise the colour And the sizes to suit.

plan chests metal plan file cabinets in a corridor

Super Steel Horizontal Plan Chests

A0 8 Drawer

Due to their inherent strengths and durability these Super cabinets are very popular in education .

Available sizes

  • A0 x 10 Drawer
  • A0 x 8 Drawer
  • A0 x 6 Drawer
  • A1 x 10 Drawer
  • A1 x 6 Drawer

With 8 x 83mm deep drawers running on easy glide nylon skids smooth and quiet action is ensured when sliding the drawers in and out. (Standard drawer depths, special depths on application)

Contrasting brilliantly against any paint finish the chrome finish 'D' handles give the drawers both a modern feel and a reassuringly strong touch point when handling the drawer.

The wooden laminated work top provides a resilient and comfortable surface to work against whilst being easy to replace if required.

The drawers can also be fitted with individual locks. Keys can be suited to a single master, or with unique keys for each drawer.

Locking castors can also be specified allowing the cabinets to me mobile depending on your space requirements.

Contact Merlin Industrial for further information.

popular ral colours from merlin

Drawerline steel plan chest

drawerline plan storage

A value engineered all steel plan chest with steel roller drawer action. Fitted with 50 mm deep drawers. The cabinet has one handle per drawer as standard. Sizes A2

Features and Benefits;

  • All Steel Construction
  • Generous A3 Storage
  • Chrome or Plastic Handles
  • Compact Storage
  • Ideal under desk storage
  • Modern looking Cabinet

Nevis Horizontal Plan Chests

Nevis 4 horizontal plan cabinets 

This new attractive desk height storage cabinet has been designed to be strong and long lasting but lightweight in construction.

The cabinet comes in a number of configurations to suit all requirements.

Features

  •  High-quality steel construction
  •  Choice of 75mm and 60mm drawer internal depths
  •  Heavy duty roller bearing system to allow up to 50Kg per drawer
  •  80% Drawer extension
  •  Fully locking with Anti-tilt system for user safety
  •  Rear curl on all drawers to prevent damage to artefacts
  •  Available with a choice of Angled Fronts or Flat Fronts with chrome handles
  • Units can be ordered to any RAL colour finish
  •  Plinths and castor bases available for all units
  •  Protective Polyester pockets available for all cabinet sizes

 

Economy Plan Chest

economy-planchest

An attractive planchest at an economical price. Available in A1 and A0 sizes, with a choice of either 6 or 8 drawers. Internal drawer depth is 35mm. Finished in grey, light oak or beech.

Model Height Width Depth
A1 6 drawer 800mm 1025mm 700mm
A1 8 drawer 800mm 1025mm 700mm
A0 6 drawer 800mm 1385mm 970mm
A0 8 drawer 800mm 1385mm 970mm

Standard Drawing and Plan Cabinet

vertical-plan-cabinet white open

This high quality metal cabinet holds up to 1000 drawings depending on paper weight and thickness. The lockable lid features twin gas struts for safety and ease of use. Available in A1 or A0 size, this cabinet is finished in two tone grey or white with other colours available on request. For added stability cabinets must be screwed back to back or fixed to a wall.
A0 Cabinets cans be supplied with either 2 prong or 4 prong configurations and suitable self adhesive planstrips can be supplied in packs of 100 for applying to the drawings to be stored (see planstrip section).
Model Capacity (sheets) Height Width Depth
A1 4 prong 1000 1105mm 740mm 430mm
A0 4 prong 1000 1380mm 920mm 430mm
A0 2 prong 800 1380mm 920mm 430mm

Plan cabinets or drawing cabinets are essential if you wish to store large plans or drawings - or any large format documents - in a safe and secure manner.

Anti-Tilt Drawing and Plan Cabinet

anti-tilt-plan-cabinet

All the same features as the Standard Cabinet, but with the additional benefit of anti tilt feet which automatically extend and retract when the door is opened and closed, allowing the cabinet to be free standing.

Finished in two tone grey or white with other colours available on request.

A0 Cabinets cans be supplied with either 2 prong or 4 prong configurations and suitable self adhesive planstrips (See below)can be supplied in packs of 100 for applying to the drawings to be stored.

Model Capacity (sheets) Height Width Depth
A0 4 prong 1000 1380mm 920mm 430mm
A0 2 prong 800 1380mm 920mm 430mm

Industrial Planfile

industrial-planfile

The most economical way to store drawings. Stores up to 800 sheets depending on paper weight and thickness. Finished in grey, although other colours are available on request, it is available in A0 size with 4 prongs.  For added stability the unit should be fixed to the floor or wall.

Self adhesive planstrips can be supplied in packs of 100 for applying to the drawings to be stored (see planstrip section).

Model Capacity (sheets) Height Width Depth
A0 4 prong 800 1460mm 960mm 460mm

Traditional Planchest

traditional-plan-chest-oak

This quality planchest is designed to hold large quantities of drawings.

Available in A1 and A0 sizes.

Option of 6 drawers or 9 drawers with a generous internal drawer depth.

Finished in Grey or Light Oak (picture shown is Oak 6 drawer version) 

Configuration:

Model Height Width Depth
A1 6 drawer 710mm 1000mm 725mm
A0 6 drawer 710mm 1300mm 965mm
A1 9 drawer 1030mm 1000mm 725mm
A0 9 drawer 1030mm 1300mm 965mm

Planchests (sometimes refered to as plan chests or plan-chests) are useful ways to store large plans and drawings, or any large format documents, up to A0.

Metal Planchest including plinth

5-drawer-metal-planchest

A high performance lockable five drawer or ten drawer metal planchest with steel roller bearing drawer runners. 

Available in A1 or A0 sizes, with the internal drawer dimensions of:

A1 version          1030mm wide x 730mm deep x 55mm high

A0 version          1300mm wide x 920mm deep x 55mm high  

The planchest is painted white as standard, with other colours available to order.

Model Height Width Depth
A1 5 drawer 550mm 1130mm 795mm
A0 5 drawer 550mm 1400mm 965mm
A1 10 drawer 970mm 1130mm 795mm
A0 10 drawer 970mm 1400mm 965mm

Height includes a 150mm plinth.

Recent images of the A1 10 Drawer with 95% opening.

A1 10 DRAWER HORIZONTAL PLAN CHEST

A1 10 DRAWER HORIZONTAL PLAN CHEST DOOR OPEN

 

As these units are manufactured here in the UK we can offer a special service along with a wide range of different colours with some of the popular ones shown below.

popular ral colours for UK manufacturing

Contact Us
Please contact us if you have any questions such as price or lead times. Merlin Industrial Products Ltd Unit A43 Kingsley Close, Lee Mill Industrial Estate Ivybridge Devon PL21 9LL United Kingdom Call: 01752 690622 Fax: 01752 313333
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