VERTICAL LIFT MODULES
VERTICAL LIFT MODULES – AUTOMATED STORAGE OF THE FUTURE
Vertical lift modules (VLMs) are vertical towers with two enclosed columns of trays, with an inserter/extractor located in the center of the system. Its job is to automatically locate and retrieve, from either the front or back of the system, the trays where the desired product or goods are stored, and deliver them to the operator who is waiting for them at the pick window.
These vertical lift modules eliminate the need for your employees to walk from one end of the facility to the other searching for what they need, thus increasing their productivity by up to 2/3rds. By taking advantage of your full ceiling height, they can be built up to 46’ high, and provide a secure, safe, and ergonomic work environment that will help your employees avoid unnecessary bending, reaching for parts, and walking everywhere.
VERTICAL STORAGE SOLUTIONS – SAVES YOU SPACE & TIME!
Companies underutilize the vertical space in their facilities, but VLMs are designed to take advantage of all the space between your floor and ceiling, building towers to store trays that optimize your full ceiling height. Up to 90% of floor space can be saved by installing vertical lift modules, over standard shelving units. This will eliminate the need for you to physically expand your building in order to create additional storage space.
These automated storage solutions come in many heights and widths, allowing you to create a system that fits your operational needs.
If you are wondering how VLMs can save you so much space, they do it by optimizing the storage cube. This makes the maximum amount of storage capacity that can be created, in the smallest footprint possible. Each tray is scanned, along with the height of the product on it, allowing the vertical lift module to automatically optimize the tray height. It can then store the product using the smallest amount of storage space possible, thus achieving maximum storage density.
BENEFITS OF VERTICAL LIFT MODULES (VLMS)
There are many ways that your company can benefit from Modula’s automated vertical lift modules including:
VLMs will allow you to recover up to 90% of the floor space you are currently occupying with traditional storage systems, so you can maximize your facility’s storage density. These vertical lifts optimize your vertical storage by taking advantage of your ceiling’s full height, going as high as 46’. The flexibility of the drawers, by use of partitions and dividers, makes the configurations endless.
Modula vertical lift modules can save your employees significant amounts of time, which ultimately increases their productivity. The process of vertical storage offers quick, easy, and ergonomic access to your products or goods, removing the need for them to walk around your warehouse searching for parts, and then travel back to their station. Alternatively, they can remain in front of the vertical lift and the goods will come to them.
PRODUCT SECURITY & TRACEABILITY
Product Safety and inventory traceability is important to everyone. That’s why all of Modula’s vertical lift solutions guarantee full protection of your goods against theft and damage. The automated lift modules are fully enclosed and feature an automatic door that will prevent goods from being damaged, exposed to pollutants like dust, or harmed by the effects of humidity.
Modula’s inventory control system software (WMS) allows you to keep your goods safe and organized at all times. As a safeguard, each vertical lift is password protected, and only allows authorized personnel with a badge and individualized password to operate the lift. As an added level of security, all picking operations are monitored and employee log-ins are tracked, making who, when, and where clear at all times.
ERGONOMIC & SAFETY SOLUTIONS
All Modula vertical storage carousels are designed and built to create a safe and ergonomic working environment for your employees. All their vertical lifts are TÜV-GS safety certified and equipped with physical safety barriers and light curtains, that help make the workstations 100% safe for your employees.
The vertical lift module is designed with ergonomics in mind, so it brings the goods right to the operator. No more climbing, stretching, or bending over to lift products or goods, the lift does all the work for you, which maximizes productivity, by reducing operator fatigue and possible injury.
There are 4 different bay configurations to choose from to better meet your specific needs – internal, external, single, or dual.
- Internal Bay – is ideal for applications with limited floor space.
- External Bay – provides the best available picking rate, as well as the most ergonomic workspace for your employees.
- Single Delivery – is ideal for applications with less stringent throughput requirements, or when picking times need to be performed quickly.
- Dual Delivery – productivity is greatly increased by reducing tray picking wait times.
ACCURACY & INVENTORY CONTROL
If you want to add an extra level of inventory control, Modula’s warehouse management system software (WMS) can help improve inventory control accuracy and timeliness, allowing your operators to easily find and pick the correct product or goods. The WMS software is fully integrable with any back-end system. Because you will have the ability to trace all picking orders, product inventory control remains in real-time. At any point, production and re-order levels can be adjusted in the back-end systems.
WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE (WMS)
Modula warehouse management system is available in several different modules and different licensing packages to help meet your specific requirements. The graphical tool that comes with the software, maps the layout of the vertical lift modules trays and their compartments. Another great thing about this software is that it can be easily integrated with other systems, to create a paperless and streamlined flow of information.
DISCOVER WHETHER VERTICAL STORAGE IS RIGHT FOR YOUR COMPANY
Our systems experts can show you how vertical lift modules can save you space, reduce theft, and decrease labor costs. We look forward to discussing your needs and challenges, and coming up with a solution.CONTACT US TODAY