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Vertical Buffer Module | Salt Lake


Vertical buffer modules (VBMs) are a kind of material handling equipment often utilized in warehouses to store and retrieve products and materials. These modules have been designed with the intention to maximize storage space by using vertical clearance, enabling warehouses to accommodate a greater number of items in a smaller area.

VBMs consist of a series of bins that are arranged vertically, with each bin able to hold a given weight load. The bins are placed and removed by a vertical mast system, which can travel in both vertical and horizontal directions through the center of the unit. The mast is controlled by 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. First and foremost, they encourage the optimal use of space by making use of the vertical dimension. This can be particularly beneficial in warehouses and distribution centers that have limited floor space, as it allows them to store more items in the same amount of space.

Boost Pick Speed

Vertical buffer modules also provide an expedited picking process, unlike traditional shelving systems where employees must physically get items from storage racks, which may be slow and ineffective. Conversely, with VBMs, materials can be obtained in no time in a “goods-to-person” fashion, greatly lessening the time and labor required to gather products.

Improve Safety In Your Warehouse

Moreover, vertical buffer modules can improve safety in your warehouse. Standard shelving systems frequently require workers to climb up ladders or use other equipment to reach items on high shelves, which may result in accidents and other safety risks. With VBMs, workers can retrieve items from the floor level, reducing the risk of potential accidents.

Learn More About Vertical Buffer Modules

Overall, vertical buffer modules can provide value to any warehouse, offering increased safety, improved pick speed, and efficient storage. Through the use of vertical expansion space, warehouses can store more items in a smaller area, decreasing the necessary floor space and optimizing usable storage. If you want to learn more about the benefits of VBMs, please get in touch with an automation professional at Welch Equipment right away!

Welch Equipment Company Salt Lake City

2181 3200 W
West Valley City, UT 84119

(801) 972-9272

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