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Mark Thiel

Vertical Buffer Module | Colorado Springs


Vertical buffer modules (VBMs) are a kind of material handling equipment frequently used in warehouses to store and retrieve products and materials. These modules have been designed with the intention to make the most of storage space by using vertical clearance, enabling warehouses to store more items within a smaller footprint.

Vertical buffer modules are comprised of a series of storage compartments that are stacked on top of each other, with each bin capable of holding a given weight load. The bins are placed and removed by a vertical mast system, which can travel both vertically and horizontally through the center of the unit. The mast is operated through 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. Primarily, they encourage the efficient use of space by making use of the vertical dimension. This can be distinctly useful in material handling facilities that have less floor area, as it allows them to store more items within a confined area.

Boost Pick Speed

Vertical buffer modules additionally offer a more efficient retrieval process, as opposed to typical shelving systems where workers must physically search for items from storage racks, which may be time-consuming and ineffective. In contrast, with VBMs, materials can be accessed in no time in a “goods-to-person” process, substantially lessening the resources needed to pick items.

Improve Safety In Your Warehouse

Furthermore, vertical buffer modules can improve safety in your warehouse. Standard shelving systems often force employees to use ladders or other equipment to access items on upper shelves, which may result in injuries and additional health risks. With VBMs, workers can obtain items while at the ground level, reducing the risk of injuries and other accidents.

Learn More About Vertical Buffer Modules

Collectively, VBMs can contribute value to every warehouse, providing greater safety measures, expedited retrieval times, and enhanced storage capacity. By making use of vertical real estate, warehouses can optimize their storage capabilities, decreasing the needed floor space and maximizing available capacity. If you want to learn more about the advantages of VBMs, please get in touch with an automation professional at Welch Equipment today!

Welch Equipment Company Colorado Springs

4445 Northpark Dr # 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

(719) 5994-497

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