Vertical Lift Modules (VLM) | Chicago, IL

Vertical Lift Module

Associated is a Chicago based material handling equipment supplier offering vertical lift modules.

We are backed by one of the largest parts divisions in the Midwest.

Call us today at (630) 588-8800

Vertical lift module (VLM) solutions are automated storage and retrieval machines that are often used in distribution centers, warehouses, and other material handling facilities. These systems contain a sequence of vertically aligned storage trays or bins that are accessed with a lift device. The lift mechanism is controlled through a computer that directs the collection and storage of bins to the storage area.

VLM solutions are intended to create effective and efficient replacement and collection of components in a warehouse or distribution center. VLM’s are useful for storing a diverse range of goods, including boxes, totes, and pallets. The vertical alignment of the storage trays or bins creates an increased storage density in a more compact footprint, making them an ideal solution for warehouses with smaller floor space.

Vertical Lift Module Benefits

A key benefit of vertical lift modules is their advanced automation. The computerized lift mechanism is able to efficiently and precisely retrieve the intended bin or tray, reducing the necessity for workers to engage in retrieval or storage and improving the pace and efficiency of storage and retrieval processes. VLM solutions also maintain an extensive capacity for storage, so they are appropriate for deployment in major distribution centers and warehouses.

Another key value of VLM systems is that they optimize the use of space within a material handling facility. The vertical orientation of the storage trays or bins creates a higher density of storage, decreasing the required floor space for storage and reclaiming floor space for other purposes. Additionally, VLM’s can be engineered to accommodate a wide range of bin or tray proportions and configurations, allowing for customization of the VLM to the specific needs of the distribution center or warehouse.

VLM’s can also be coupled with other material handling machinery, such as conveyors and forklifts, to further raise the speed of retrieval and storage operations. For example, VLM systems are able to be deployed with conveyor systems to automatically transport goods to and from the stacked storage, limiting the requirement for physical handling.

VLM’s can be designed to meet the individual needs of almost any material handling facility. For example, they are able to be set up to adapt to differing sorts and sizes of materials, plus varying replacement and collection needs. Additionally, VLM machines can be furnished with various features to enhance safety, like safety barriers and warning lights.

Talk To A VLM Expert

Generally speaking, VLM systems are an effective and optimized solution for material handling facilities that deal with storage and retrieval of a large amount of materials in a small space. They enable a high level of automation, a high storage volume, and optimized use of floor area inside a distribution center. With the differing types and configurations on the market, VLM systems can be customized to fulfill the case by case needs of any warehouse or distribution center. To learn more about the potential of VLM systems for your business, call an automation professional at Associated now.

The Associated Chicago service area includes Chicago, Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, Rockford, Springfield, Elgin, Peoria, Champaign, Waukegan, Cicero, Bloomington, Schaumburg, Evanston, Arlington Heights, Bolingbrook, Decatur, Skokie, Palatine, Des Plaines, Orland Park, Oak Lawn, Berwyn, Mount Prospect, Tinley Park, Wheaton, Normal, Oak Park, Hoffman Estates, Downers Grove, Glenview, Plainfield, Elmhurst, Lombard and all surrounding areas.

Associated | Chicago Material Handling Equipment Supplier

133 N Swift Rd
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 588-8800


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