Vertical Buffer Modules | San Diego

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.

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Vertical buffer modules (VBMs) are a sort of material handling equipment frequently used in warehouses to store and retrieve products and materials. These modules have been designed with the intention to maximize storage space by using vertical room, enabling warehouses to store more items within a smaller area.

VBMs consist of a series of bins that are stacked on top of each other, with each bin capable of holding a given weight load. The bins are stored and retrieved by a vertical mast system, which can travel both vertically and horizontally through the center of the unit. The mast is operated through a computerized automation system that retrieves bins from predetermined positions inside 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 taking advantage of the warehouse’s height. This can be especially useful in warehouses that have limited floor space, as it allows them to accommodate a greater number of items in the same amount of space.

Boost Pick Speed

Vertical buffer modules also provide an expedited picking process, unlike standard shelving systems where employees must manually retrieve items from storage racks, which can be time-consuming and ineffective. In contrast, with VBMs, materials can be obtained quickly and easily in a “goods-to-person” process, significantly reducing the time and labor required to select materials.

Improve Safety In Your Warehouse

Furthermore, vertical buffer modules can improve safety in your warehouse. Standard shelving systems often require employees to climb up ladders or use other equipment to access items on high shelves, which can cause accidents and other safety risks. With VBMs, workers can obtain items while at the ground level, minimizing the chance of injuries and other accidents.

Learn More About Vertical Buffer Modules

Overall, VBMs can provide value to every warehouse, providing greater safety measures, enhanced storage capacity, and expedited retrieval times. By utilizing the vertical dimension, warehouses can maximize storage space, decreasing the needed floor space and maximizing available space. To learn more about the advantages of VBMs, please get in touch with an automation specialist at Raymond West right away!

Raymond West's San Diego facility serves all of San Diego County, including Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Downtown, El Cajon, Escondido, Fenton Carroll Canyon, Grantville, Kearney Mesa, Levanto, Morena, National City, Oceanside, Otay, Otay Mesa, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Sorrento Mesa, Spring Valley, Vista and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | San Diego Material Handling Equipment Supplier

8221 Arjons Dr # B2
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 679-1800