Vertical Lift Modules (VLM) | Fort Wayne, IN
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Vertical lift module (VLM) solutions are automated storage and retrieval machines that are frequently used in warehouses, distribution centers, and other material handling facilities. These mechanisms consist of a series of vertically aligned storage bins or trays that are serviced by a lift device. The lift mechanism is directed with a computer system that directs the retrieval and replacement of bins or trays to the storage area.
VLM systems are intended to create efficient and effective storage and retrieval of materials in a distribution center or warehouse. VLM’s are useful for storing an array of materials, including pallets, boxes, and totes. The vertical alignment of the storage trays lends itself to a higher storage density in a smaller footprint, meaning they are an elegant option for facilities with limited floor plans.
Vertical Lift Module Benefits
One of the key benefits of vertical lift modules is their extensive automation. The computerized lift device can quickly and precisely collect the intended bin, lessening the need for manual retrieval or storage and improving the pace and efficiency of retrieval and storage activities. VLM systems also maintain an extensive storage capacity, making them suitable for deployment in larger material handling facilities.
An additional benefit of VLM setups is their ability to optimize the use of space inside a warehouse or distribution center. The vertical configuration of the storage trays or bins results in a greater density of storage, limiting the floor space used by storage and freeing up floor space for additional purposes. In addition, VLM systems are able to be deployed to accommodate a wide assortment of tray or bin configurations and proportions, enabling customization of the VLM to the specific needs of the material handling facility.
VLM solutions are also able to be coupled with other material handling systems, such as conveyors and forklifts, to further improve the effectiveness of storage and retrieval procedures. For example, VLM systems are able to be used with conveyor systems to automatically transport items to and from the storage area, reducing the requirement for physical handling.
VLM’s can be engineered to fulfill the unique requirements of almost any material handling facility. As an example, they are able to be customized to accommodate different types and sizes of materials, plus varying retrieval and replacement needs. In addition, VLM machines can be outfitted with various features to increase safety, like safety barriers and warning lights.
Talk To A VLM Expert
Generally speaking, VLM systems are an effective and optimized solution for distribution centers and warehouses that require storage and retrieval of a large amount of materials in a small footprint. They offer a high level of automation, a large storage volume, and the optimization of the use of floor space inside a warehouse. With the different varieties and configurations available, VLM systems can be customized to satisfy the specific needs of any material handling facility. To learn more about the potential of VLM systems for your business, talk to an automation professional at Associated right away.
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4310 Illinois Rd Unit 1517
Fort Wayne, IN 46804