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Ulrich YouTube Channel


We are on a mission to make your large document filing decisions easier. One step in fulfilling this mission is the creation of a YouTube Channel.

For people new to Ulrich Products the Channel currently includes  videos describing the Ulrich Planfile, the Ulrich Pinfile, water and fire resistance. Don’t forget to follow the channel because we have three new videos in production!

For our long time Ulrich customers we have our first repair video! With more to come.

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Miami County Engineering Office – Tax Map Storage in Ulrich Two Drawer Files

The very busy Miami County Engineering Office in Ohio is responsible for the storage and retrieval  of 13,200 survey plats, 3,800 record plats, 2,500 tax maps, 745 aerial photos as well as numerous other maps and atlases.

Heavy Duty Tax Map Storage File Cabinets by Ulrich. These store 18" x 24" Maps, ANSI C size
Tax Map Storage in Ulrich Two Drawer Filing Cabinet
Tax Map Storage in Easy to Use Heavy Duty Map Files by Ulrich Planfiling
Maps filed in these cabinets are accessed regularly since 1974.









The Engineering office has used Ulrich Model number 1180, two drawer file cabinets to file and preserve these mylar drawings since 1974. The Cabinets are filled with 18” x 24” documents; Architectural C size and Engineering A2 size map storage.

ANSI C Size Maps Filed in Ulrich Heavy Duty Filing Cabinet
ANSI C Size Maps Filed

These cabinets hold up to the busy engineering office, holding hundreds of pounds of materials. Some of the cabinets have been in service for almost 30 years! What makes this cabinet so reliable is the Ulrich Model 1180 has custom drawer rails that are designed to hold up to 500 lbs each.

Ulrich Drawerfile cabinets offer the best document protection as well as easy filing and retrieval of maps, plans, and plats. This is due to Ulrich’s unique spring compression system as well as 112 folders that come standard with the cabinet. The spring compression system and tuff one folders keep the documents organized, flat, protected, and in as good a shape as when they were created. They also make filing these mylars easy!

Dennis Ventura, Miami County Deputy Engineer say, “We’ve used the plan files since I’ve been here in the 80’s. They keep our mylars in very good shape.”

Out with the old…In with the new – Ulrich Planfiling completes $600,000 laser upgrade.

Ulrich has been making the Ulrich Planfile – Blueprint Storage Cabinet for over 100 years. But what you may not have known is that Ulrich is a High quality manufacturer of complex sheet metal fabrications.   One of the reasons we have been successful in doing this is by staying current with modern technology.  For our laser cutting we partnered with Mitsubishi 5 years ago and the process has been so successful we decided to trade in our old machine on a new Mitsubishi 4500 watt laser.  Ulrich President Dan Berry commented  “By investing in top notch equipment and great employees Ulrich has been able to adjust to a marketplace that requires high quality and fast lead times at competitive prices”.  “This new laser represents just one of several investments in the future of our company, our employees, our families, and most importantly our customers”.

Ulrich removes 5 year old Mitsubishi laser to make room for new laser technology.
Ulrich’s 5 year old laser comming out …………….
Mitsubishi 4500 watt laser  for complex sheet metal fabrication.
Ulrich’s new Mitsubishi laser going in.


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Map Storage Cabinets at University of Arizona Map Library


 The University of Arizona Library in Tucson Arizona has an extensive map collection. In fact Ulrich Planfiles house many of these maps. Before, we featured this library in one of our map storage cabinet brochures from the 1980’s. As shown above the librarians had arranged the map storage cabinets  in rows and placed directly on the floor in the map room.


At the present time the library has mounted these map storage cabinets to a movable aisle, high density system. In essence this system is a series of movable platforms that roll together and compress into a solid block.  In short, eliminating aisle ways and saving space, allowing for more storage in a given area.  Then to access an individual cabinet you roll the platforms apart to create a single aisle way where needed. Ulrich Planfiles use much less space than flat drawer files to begin with (about 66% less). But when you use Ulrich Planfiles in conjunction with movable aisle, high density systems the space savings is tremendous.

In fact, Ulrich Planfiles really work well on these systems because you do not have to allow for space to open the drawers. Of course with the Planfile, you do all your filing from the top. Therefore the aisle only needs to be wide enough for the operator to comfortably work. Moreover there are no drawers to accidentally open as the platforms move.


Of course the map collection at the University of Arizona is quite active. In fact, Hayri Yildririm, the Director of Library Facilities told us that many users access the maps on a regular basis. As can be seen combining Ulrich’s space saving design and the movable aisle, high density system creates a very efficient filing solution!


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