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Vertical Buffer Module | Grand Junction


Vertical buffer modules (VBMs) are a type of material handling equipment frequently used in warehouses for storing and retrieving products and materials. These modules have been designed with the intention to make the most of storage space by using vertical capacity, allowing warehouses to accommodate a greater number of items in a smaller area.

VBMs consist of a series of storage compartments that are stacked on top of each other, with each bin capable of holding a certain weight. The bins are placed and removed by a system of vertically-moving arms, which can travel both vertically and horizontally through the center of the unit. The mast is controlled by a computerized automation system that retrieves bins from predetermined positions inside the module.

Increase Storage Density

There are several benefits to using vertical buffer modules in a warehouse setting. First and foremost, they encourage the optimal use of space by making use of the vertical dimension. This can be distinctly beneficial in warehouses and distribution centers that have limited floor space, as it allows them to accommodate a greater number of items in the same amount of space.

Boost Pick Speed

Vertical buffer modules also offer a faster picking process, as opposed to standard shelving systems where workers must manually retrieve items from storage racks, which may be slow and inefficient. Conversely, with VBMs, materials can be obtained in no time in a “goods-to-person” process, greatly lessening the amount of time and effort needed to select materials.

Improve Safety In Your Warehouse

Furthermore, vertical buffer modules can boost safety in the warehouse. Traditional shelving systems often force workers to climb up ladders or use other equipment to reach items on upper shelves, which can result in injuries and other health risks. With VBMs, workers can retrieve items while at the ground level, reducing the chance of potential accidents.

Learn More About Vertical Buffer Modules

Overall, VBMs can provide value to every warehouse, providing improved pick speed, increased safety, and efficient storage. By utilizing vertical space, warehouses can store more items in a smaller area, reducing the needed floor space and maximizing available capacity. To learn more about the advantages of VBMs, please get in touch with an automation expert at Welch Equipment today!

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2381 1/2 River Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505

(970) 245-4655

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