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Vertical Lift Module

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Vertical lift module (VLM) setups are automatic retrieval and storage systems that are commonly configured in warehouses, distribution centers, and other material handling locations. These systems consist of a series of vertically stacked storage bins or trays which are accessed by a mechanical lift. The lift device is manipulated through a computer system that coordinates the collection and storage of trays to the storage area.

VLM setups are configured to create effective and efficient storage and collection of components in a warehouse or distribution center. VLM’s can be used to store a plethora of different sorts of materials, including pallets, boxes, and totes. The vertical alignment of the storage trays or bins allows for a greater density of storage in a more compact space, making them an excellent method for material handling facilities with lesser floor plans.

Vertical Lift Module Benefits

One of the essential benefits of vertical lift modules is their extensive automation. The computerized lift mechanism can efficiently and precisely collect the assigned bin, lessening the need for manual retrieval or storage and improving the pace and efficiency of the retrieval and storage operation. VLM systems also often demonstrate a high storage capacity, meaning they are well fit to be used in bigger distribution centers and warehouses.

An additional asset of VLM systems is that they optimize the use of space inside a warehouse or distribution center. The vertical orientation of the storage trays results in a greater storage density, reducing the floor space used for storage and making more areas for additional purposes. In addition, VLM’s can be engineered to accommodate a whole lineup of tray or bin proportions and configurations, allowing for customization of the system to the situational needs of the warehouse or distribution center.

VLM’s also can be integrated with different material handling hardware, such as forklifts and conveyor systems, to further raise the speed of the retrieval and storage operation. As an example, VLM systems can be deployed in conjunction with conveyor systems to automatically move components to and from the vertical storage, reducing the need for employees to partake in handling.

VLM systems can be designed to fulfill the specific needs of a distribution center or warehouse. For example, they are able to be customized to accommodate differing sorts and sizes of materials, plus differing storage and collection necessities. Additionally, VLM systems can be furnished with varying features to improve safety, like safety barriers and warning lights.

Talk To A VLM Expert

Altogether, VLM systems are an efficient and effective solution for warehouses and distribution centers that are required to store and retrieve a large amount of materials in a small footprint. They allow for considerable automation, a high storage volume, and optimized use of floor space inside a facility. With the differing styles and configurations available, VLM systems can be customized to meet the specific requirements of any material handling facility. In order to learn more regarding the prospects of VLM systems for your business, talk to an automation expert at Raymond West today.

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Raymond West | Spokane Material Handling Equipment Supplier

11002 E Montgomery Dr #100
Spokane, WA 99206
(509) 728-6000