Vertical Buffer Modules | Tucson

Vertical Buffer Module

Raymond West supplies warehouse automation equipment such as VBMs.

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Vertical buffer modules (VBMs) are a sort of material handling equipment commonly used in warehouses for storing and retrieving products and materials. These modules have been designed with the intention to maximize storage space by utilizing vertical height, enabling warehouses to store more items in a smaller footprint.

Vertical buffer modules are comprised of a series of bins that are arranged vertically, with each bin capable of holding a certain weight. The bins are placed and removed by a vertical mast system, which can travel in both vertical and horizontal directions 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 advantages to using vertical buffer modules in a warehouse setting. First and foremost, they encourage the effective use of space by taking advantage of the warehouse’s height. This can be distinctly useful in warehouses 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 also offer a faster selection process, compared to standard shelving systems where workers must manually search for items from storage racks, which may be time-consuming and ineffective. Conversely, with VBMs, materials can be retrieved swiftly in a “goods-to-person” fashion, greatly lessening the resources needed to gather products.

Improve Safety In Your Warehouse

Moreover, vertical buffer modules can boost safety in the warehouse. Traditional shelving systems frequently necessitate workers to use additional equipment or climb up ladders to access items on high shelves, which may lead to accidents and other health risks. With VBMs, workers can obtain items while at the floor level, minimizing the possibility of potential accidents.

Learn More About Vertical Buffer Modules

Collectively, vertical buffer modules can contribute benefit to any warehouse, providing improved pick speed, efficient storage, and increased safety. By utilizing the upward ceiling height, warehouses can store more items in a smaller area, reducing the needed floor space and utilizing available space. If you want to learn more about the features of VBMs, please contact an automation expert at Raymond West now!

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