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Mark Thiel

Vertical Lift Module (VLM) | Grand Junction


Vertical lift module (VLM) systems are automatic retrieval and storage systems that are commonly found in warehouses, distribution centers, and other material handling locations. These systems are built as a group of vertically aligned storage bins or trays that are serviced using a lift mechanism. The lift mechanism is directed by a computer system that drives the collection and replacement of trays or bins to the storage area.

VLM solutions are configured to allow efficient and effective collection and storage of materials in a warehouse or distribution center. They are used to store an array of materials, including totes, pallets, and boxes. The vertical orientation of the storage bins or trays creates a higher density of storage in a more compact space, making them an excellent method for warehouses with limited floor space.

Vertical Lift Module Benefits

A key benefit of vertical lift modules is their advanced automation. The computerized lift device is able to quickly and precisely collect the desired bin or tray, minimizing the need for manual retrieval or storage and raising the efficiency and pace of storage and retrieval activities. VLM systems also have an extensive capacity for storage, meaning they are well suited for use in major distribution centers and warehouses.

One more key value of VLM solutions is that they optimize the storage space inside a warehouse or distribution center. The vertical orientation of the storage bins or trays creates a greater storage density, limiting the floor space used by storage and freeing up floor area for additional purposes. In addition, VLM’s are able to be configured to accommodate a wide array of bin sizes and configurations, making it possible to customize the VLM to the unique requirements of the material handling facility.

VLM solutions can also be coupled with different warehouse equipment, such as forklifts and conveyors, to further improve the effectiveness of storage and retrieval processes. As an example, VLM systems can be configured in conjunction with conveyor systems to automatically transport materials to and from the vertical storage, diminishing the need for manual handling.

VLM’s can be engineered to fulfill the unique needs of almost any material handling facility. As an example, it’s possible to have them customized to adapt to varying types and sizes of materials, as well as different retrieval and storage needs. Also, VLM systems can be furnished with a variety of features to increase safety, such as warning lights and safety barriers.

Talk To A VLM Expert

Generally speaking, VLM systems are an optimized and effective solution for distribution centers and warehouses that need to store and retrieve a large quantity of materials in a small footprint. They allow for considerable automation, a large storage capacity, and optimized use of space within a warehouse. With the different varieties and configurations available, VLM systems can be customized to fulfill the individual needs of any warehouse or distribution center. In order to learn more about the potential of VLM systems for your operation, talk to an automation professional at Welch Equipment right away.

Welch Equipment Company Grand Junction

2381 1/2 River Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505

(970) 245-4655

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