Vertical File Cabinet - PEL-File Plan Cabinet

Vertical plan chest for preserving and archiving original and rare drawings, posters, maps and prints with easy access.

Archivists, librarians, curators and conservators have requested PEL to provide this system. Hanging is an effective way to store large paper items in a conservation condition, whilst obtaining optimum storage space and offering good security. Using our 75 micron archival clear pockets allows removal and viewing without needing to remove the document, preventing damage handling can cause.


The operation of the cabinet is simple:museum vertical plan chest operation

  1. Open cabinet to automatic stop position.
  2. Locate drawing/print required.
  3. Place selector bar in position to isolate required print.
  4. Release lock and open cabinet fully.
  5. Extract required print through cabinet side opening.
  6. For security, close and lock cabinet if required.


Designed for maximum safety in operation the vertical cabinet offers high volume, archival quality, storage capacity. No fixings are required and the cabinet features an anti-tilt mechanism.

  • Vertical side opening for ease of drawing removal.
  • Overlapping lid and cabinet seal store contents clean and safe, with simple and easy access.
  • Solid hanging bar and prong 170mm centres configuration for use with 501-8FD4 suspension tape (listed below).
  • Each cabinet will hold 500 plus maps inside polyester hanging pockets. (This is a workable quantity you may get more especially maps without pockets).
  • Fully lockable high grade steel construction for security


See 'Specification' tab below for cabinet dimensions
Vertical cabinets are available in the RAL colours shown in the above image. Please specify a colour when ordering, if no colour specified standard light grey will be delivered.

Please note: Vertical file cabinets are not covered by our standard delivery terms. Please complete checkout process and we will provide a no obligation quote for delivery - no payment taken.

Code Description Pack Size Price Stock QTY
P501-8A1P 501-8A1P PEL-File Vertical Cabinet - 870mm Width - Portrait Each £1,133.00 (ex VAT) Made to Order
P501-8A0P 501-8A0P PEL-File Vertical Cabinet - 1070mm Width - Portrait Each £1,226.00 (ex VAT) Made to Order
P501-8A0L 501-8A0L PEL File Vertical Cabinet - 1355mm Width - Landscape Each £1,407.00 (ex VAT) Made to Order
P501-AOLX 501-A0LX PEL-File Vertical Cabinet - 1610mm Width - Landscape Each £1,788.00 (ex VAT) Made to Order
P501-8FD4 501-8FD4 Suspension Tape for Vertical Cabinets 55mm x 100M Roll Roll £53.80 (ex VAT) In Stock
Specification Recommended Alternatives

501-8A1P
Dimensions - 1200mmH x 870mmW x 500mmD
Weight - 140Kg
Format - Portrait
Suggested Polyester Pockets - 565-6086 (600 x 860mm Open Long Side)

501-8A0P
Dimensions - 1390mmH x 1070mmW x 500mmD
Weight - 160Kg
Format - Portrait
Suggested Polyester Pockets - 565-9011 (900 x 1100mm Open Long Side)

501-8A0L
Dimensions - 1200mmH x 1355mmW x 500mmD
Weight - 160Kg
Format - Landscape
Suggested Polyester Pockets - 565-11786 (1170 x 860mm Open Short Side)

501-A0LX
Dimensions - 1000mmH x 1610mmW x 500mmD
Weight - 180Kg
Format - Landscape
Suggested Polyester Pockets - 565-14586 (1450 x 860mm Open Short Side)

Code Description Pack Size Price Stock QTY
P565-9011 565-9011 1100mm x 900mm - Open One Long Side Pkg 10 £58.00 (ex VAT) Due in Stock
P565-6086 565-6086 860mm x 600mm - Open One Long Side Pkg 10 £35.00 (ex VAT) Low Stock
P565-3724/1 565-3724/1 955mm x 625mm - Open One Long Side Pkg 10 £53.00 (ex VAT) Low Stock
P565-4733/1 565-4733/1 1200mm x 841mm - Open One Long Side Pkg 10 £79.00 (ex VAT) In Stock
P565-4733 565-4733 1200mm x 841mm Clear Pockets 75 Micron Polyester Pkg 10 £60.00 (ex VAT) In Stock
P565-4733/1 565-4733/1 1200mm x 841mm - Open One Long Side Pkg 10 £79.00 (ex VAT) In Stock
P565-3724 565-3724 955mm x 625mm Clear Pockets 75 Micron Pkg 10 £39.00 (ex VAT) Due in Stock
P565-3724/1 565-3724/1 955mm x 625mm - Open One Long Side Pkg 10 £53.00 (ex VAT) Low Stock