Vertical Buffer Modules | Ontario

Vertical Buffer Module

Raymond West supplies warehouse automation equipment such as VBMs.

We are among the largest suppliers of warehouse automation equipment in the state.

Call us today at (800) 675-2500.

Vertical buffer modules (VBMs) are a sort of material handling equipment commonly used in warehouses for storing and retrieving products and materials. These modules are designed to make the most of storage space by using vertical height, enabling warehouses to store more items in a smaller area.

VBMs consist of a series of bins that are stacked on top of each other, with each bin able to hold a specified weight capacity. The bins are stored and retrieved by a system of vertically-moving arms, which can travel both vertically and horizontally through the center of the unit. The mast is controlled by a computerized automation system that retrieves bins from specific locations within the module.

Increase Storage Density

There are several benefits to using vertical buffer modules in a warehouse setting. Primarily, they encourage the efficient use of space by utilizing the vertical dimension. This can be particularly beneficial in material handling facilities that have less floor area, as it allows them to store more items within a confined area.

Boost Pick Speed

Vertical buffer modules also offer an expedited picking process, compared to standard shelving systems where employees must physically retrieve items from shelves, which can be slow and ineffective. On the other hand, with VBMs, materials can be accessed swiftly in a “goods-to-person” process, significantly reducing the resources needed to select materials.

Improve Safety In Your Warehouse

Moreover, vertical buffer modules can improve safety in your warehouse. Typical shelving systems often necessitate workers to climb up ladders or use other equipment to reach items on high shelves, which may result in accidents and additional health risks. With VBMs, workers can retrieve items while at the ground level, reducing the risk of falls and other injuries.

Learn More About Vertical Buffer Modules

In conclusion, vertical buffer modules can provide value to every warehouse, offering efficient storage, improved pick speed, and increased safety. Through the use of the upward ceiling height, warehouses can optimize their storage capabilities, decreasing the required floor space and maximizing available space. If you want to learn more about the advantages of VBMs, kindly reach out to an automation specialist at Raymond West today!

Raymond West's Ontario, California facility serves parts of Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County, including Ontario, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, La Verne, San Dimas, Covina, West Covina, Pomona, Diamond Bar, Rowland Heights, Chino, Norco, Eastvale, Corona, Jurupa Valley, San Bernardino, Rialto and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Ontario California Material Handling Equipment Supplier

4602 E Brickell St
Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 930-9399