Vertical Lift Modules | Los Angeles

Vertical Lift Module

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Vertical lift module (VLM) systems are automatic retrieval and storage apparatuses that are often configured in warehouses, distribution centers, and other material handling facilities. These setups have a series of vertically arranged storage trays or bins that are accessed with a mechanical lift. The lift device is manipulated with a software system that dictates the movement of the bins or trays to and from the storage area.

VLM systems are designed to setup efficient and effective storage and retrieval of materials in a material handling location. VLM’s can be used to store a variety of different types of materials, including totes, boxes, and pallets. The vertical orientation of the storage trays or bins creates a greater storage density in a more compact area, making them an excellent method for distribution centers with smaller floor space.

Vertical Lift Module Benefits

An essential benefit of vertical lift modules is their high level of automation. The computer-controlled lift apparatus is able to speedily and exactly collect the assigned bin or tray, diminishing the requirement for employees to partake in handling and increasing the speed and efficiency of the storage and retrieval process. VLM systems also often possess a extensive capacity for storage, so they are well equipped to be used in bigger distribution centers and warehouses.

One more asset of VLM configurations is that they optimize the space used within a material handling facility. The vertical configuration of the storage bins or trays allows for a higher density of storage, reducing the amount of floor space required for storage and creating additional floor area for additional applications. Additionally, VLM systems are able to be designed to accommodate a whole lineup of bin or tray sizes and configurations, allowing for customization of the system to the situational needs of the distribution center or warehouse.

VLM systems are also able to be coupled with different warehouse hardware, such as lift trucks and conveyor systems, to further improve the efficiency of the retrieval and storage operation. For example, VLM systems are able to be used alongside conveyor systems to automatically transport components to and from the storage area, limiting the necessity for employees to partake in handling.

VLM’s can be engineered to meet the specific needs of a material handling facility. As an example, they can be set up to accommodate varying types and sizes of materials, plus different collection and storage needs. In addition, VLM storage setups can be outfitted with a collection of features to improve safety, like warning lights and safety barriers.

Talk To A VLM Expert

Altogether, VLM systems are an effective and efficient method for warehouses and distribution centers that deal with storage and retrieval of a large quantity of materials in a small area. They offer considerable automation, a high storage capacity, and the ability to optimize the use of floor area within a facility. With the different types and configurations on the market, VLM systems can be customized to satisfy the case by case requirements of any warehouse or distribution center. To learn more about the prospects of VLM systems for your operation, talk to an automation expert at Raymond West right away.

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Raymond West | Los Angeles Material Handling Equipment Supplier

9939 Norwalk Blvd
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 944-8067