Vertical Buffer Modules | Nogales
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Vertical buffer modules (VBMs) are a type of material handling equipment often utilized in warehouses for storing and retrieving products and materials. These modules have been designed with the intention to make the most of storage space by using vertical height, allowing warehouses to store more items in a smaller footprint.
Vertical buffer modules consist of a series of bins that are arranged vertically, with each bin able to hold a given weight load. The bins are placed and removed by a system of vertically-moving arms, which can travel in both vertical and horizontal directions through the center of the unit. The mast is operated through a computerized automation system that retrieves bins from specific locations within the module.
Increase Storage Density
There are several advantages to using vertical buffer modules in a warehouse setting. Primarily, they enable the efficient use of space by taking advantage of the warehouse’s height. This can be particularly useful in warehouses and distribution centers that have less floor area, as it allows them to store more items in the same amount of space.
Boost Pick Speed
Vertical buffer modules additionally provide an expedited retrieval process, unlike standard shelving systems where workers must manually retrieve items from shelves, which can be time-consuming and inefficient. Conversely, with VBMs, materials can be obtained quickly and easily in a “goods-to-person” fashion, significantly limiting the amount of time and effort needed to select materials.
Improve Safety In Your Warehouse
Furthermore, VBMs can boost safety in your warehouse. Traditional shelving systems often necessitate workers to use ladders or other equipment to access items on high shelves, which may result in accidents and other health risks. With VBMs, workers can retrieve items while at the floor level, reducing the possibility of falls and other injuries.
Learn More About Vertical Buffer Modules
Collectively, VBMs can provide value to any warehouse, providing expedited retrieval times, greater safety measures, and enhanced storage capacity. By utilizing the vertical expansion space, warehouses can optimize their storage capabilities, reducing the required floor space and utilizing available space. To learn more about the advantages of VBMs, kindly contact an automation expert at Raymond West today!
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Nogales, AZ 85621