Ace Office Machines
offers a full line of lateral file cabinets, vertical file cabinets, side tab file cabinets, fire-resistant and water-resistant file cabinets from some of the country’s top manufacturers, including HON, Basyx by HON, FireKing, SentrySafe, Tennsco and Global Industries.
File cabinets have long been an office essential for storing documents, as well as protecting and organizing documents. When choosing the Ace Office Machines file cabinet that will work best for your work area, consider how much space is available and what types of files will be stored.
The vertical file cabinet
is common in many offices. Taller than they are wide, vertical file cabinets maximize wall space. For long-term document storage, the vertical file is a good choice.
The lateral file cabinet
, wider than the vertical file cabinet but more shallow, is a good choice for high–volume storage capacity. They also have two to five drawers and can hold letter or legal–size documents. Some lateral file cabinet models fit underneath work surfaces to increase floor space.
Most file cabinets are made of durable steel. Wood cabinets look nice but are less resilient, and therefore not a good choice for the constant use of a professional office.
The sturdiest file cabinets have a reinforced base and double–walled steel sides. Be sure the drawers of your file cabinet open smoothly, and glide on ball-bearing suspension. For safety, look for interlocked drawers, a vital “anti–tip” feature. A central locking feature protects confidential documents. A fireproof cabinet can withstand temperatures of up to 1,700° Fahrenheit for one hour, and survive a fall of up to 30 feet. While such protection costs more, it can be one of your most important investments. If you need assistance choosing a file cabinet, please contact our friendly customer service professionals at 800-376-5303.