Vertical Lift Modules (VLM) | Minneapolis, MN

Vertical Lift Module

Associated is a Minneapolis 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 (651) 688-6175

Vertical lift module (VLM) systems are automated retrieval and storage machines that are regularly deployed in distribution centers, warehouses, and other material handling locations. These mechanisms contain a series of vertically arranged storage trays or bins that are accessed by a mechanical lift. The lift is directed through a computer system that drives the movement of the bins or trays to and from the storage area.

VLM solutions are intended to create effective and efficient storage and retrieval of components in a warehouse or distribution center. VLM’s are used to store a diverse range of items, including pallets, boxes, and totes. The vertical alignment of the storage bins allows for a higher density of storage in a smaller footprint, meaning they are an elegant solution for warehouses with limited floor plans.

Vertical Lift Module Benefits

A key benefit of VLM systems is their extensive automation. The computerized lift apparatus is able to quickly and accurately collect the desired bin or tray, reducing the requirement for workers to engage in handling and raising the speed and efficiency of storage and retrieval operations. VLM’s also have a significant storage capacity, making them appropriate for use in major warehouses and distribution centers.

Another key value of VLM systems is their ability to optimize the storage space within a distribution center or warehouse. The vertical orientation of the storage bins or trays creates a greater storage density, reducing the required floor space for storage and reclaiming floor space for additional applications. In addition, VLM configurations can be designed to accommodate a wide assortment of tray or bin configurations and proportions, allowing the possibility to customize the system to the individual requirements of the material handling facility.

VLM solutions are also able to be combined with different material handling equipment, such as lift trucks and conveyors, to further improve the speed of storage and retrieval procedures. As an example, VLM systems can be deployed with conveyor systems to automatically move items to and from the storage area, reducing the necessity for manual handling.

VLM systems can be designed to satisfy the unique requirements of almost any warehouse or distribution center. As an example, it’s possible to have them customized to allow for varying sizes and types of materials, plus varying collection and replacement requirements. Also, VLM machines can be outfitted with various features to improve safety, such as warning lights and safety barriers.

Talk To A VLM Expert

In general, VLM systems are an efficient and effective method for material handling facilities that need to store and retrieve a large volume of materials in a small footprint. They offer extensive automation, a high storage volume, and the ability to optimize the use of floor space within a distribution center. With the various types and configurations available, VLM systems can be customized to meet the specific requirements of any distribution center or warehouse. In order to learn more about the potential of VLM systems for your operation, talk to an automation expert at Associated today.

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Associated | Minneapolis Material Handling Equipment Supplier

935 Blue Gentian Rd
Eagan, MN 55121
(651) 688-6175