Vertical Lift Modules | Ontario

Vertical Lift Module

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Vertical lift module (VLM) setups are automated retrieval and storage systems that are often configured in warehouses, distribution centers, and other material handling locations. These systems consist of a set of vertically aligned storage bins or trays which are reached using a lift mechanism. The lift mechanism is controlled using a computer system that dictates the retrieval and replacement of trays to the storage area.

VLM systems are engineered to create efficient and effective storage and collection of materials in a warehouse or distribution center. VLM’s can be used to store a diversity of varying types of pieces, including boxes, pallets, and totes. The vertical stacking of the storage trays allows for a greater density of storage in a more compact space, making them an elegant method for warehouses with limited floor plans.

Vertical Lift Module Benefits

One of the key benefits of vertical lift modules is their high level of automation. The computer-controlled lift device is able to efficiently and accurately collect the assigned bin, lessening the requirement for workers to partake in retrieval or storage and increasing the speed and efficiency of the storage and retrieval operation. VLM systems also normally possess a greater storage capacity, making them apt for deployment in large warehouses and distribution centers.

An additional advantage of VLM configurations is their ability to optimize the use of space within a distribution center or warehouse. The vertical configuration of the storage trays or bins allows for a greater storage density, reducing the floor space used for storage and alleviating more areas for other applications. In addition, VLM systems can be designed to accommodate a large lineup of tray sizes and configurations, creating the possibility to customize the VLM to the specific design of the warehouse or distribution center.

VLM setups can also be integrated with different warehouse implements, such as conveyor systems and forklifts, to additionally raise the speed of the storage and retrieval procedure. For example, VLM systems can be configured alongside conveyor systems to automatically relocate components to and from the storage area, diminishing the requirement for workers to partake in handling.

VLM’s can be designed to fulfill the circumstantial needs of a warehouse or distribution center. For example, it’s possible to have them configured to accommodate varied types and sizes of materials, as well as varying replacement and collection needs. In addition, VLM systems can be outfitted with varying features to improve safety, such as safety barriers and warning lights.

Talk To A VLM Expert

Overall, VLM systems are an optimized and effective solution for distribution centers and warehouses that are required to store and retrieve a large quantity of materials in a small area. They allow for a high level of automation, a high storage volume, and optimized use of floor space within a facility. With the different types and configurations on the market, VLM systems can be customized to fulfill the individual requirements of any material handling facility. If you’d like to learn more about the prospects of VLM systems for your business, talk to an automation expert at Raymond West right away.

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