Do you want to use your facility’s floor space to its fullest potential? Vertical lift modules from Southwest Material may be the solution you’ve been searching for.
What is a Vertical Lift Module?
A vertical lift module (VLM) is an automated vertical storage solution that takes up a minimal amount of floor space by utilizing the available ceiling height. These systems allow a large inventory of goods to be accessed quickly while also being stored in a safe and secure environment. The products stored in the VLM are automatically delivered to the operators using a touch feature on the controller or by scanning a barcode.
Through Southwest Warehouse Solutions and our partnership with Modula, we supply four VLM models, depending on the needs of your facility:
Modula Lift is the most popular vertical lift module. This VLM provides storage for as much as 9,050 square feet in only a 150 square foot floor space, and it has picking speeds of over 300 lines per hour.
Modula Slim is the most compact vertical lift module in the market. It provides the same storage technology as the Modula Lift, but in only 32.29 square feet (3 square meters).
Benefits Of Utilizing a Modula VLM
There are several perks to upgrading to a vertical warehouse storage system, including but not limited to:
Optimizing Warehouse Space
Vertical lift modules help you save up to 90% of valuable floor space compared to traditional storage methods. Compared to carousels, VLMs can be well over 25 feet tall, while carousels can only reach a maximum height of 25 feet; this allows for more storage space while not taking up a significant amount of floor space in the warehouse. VLMs can also carry more weight than carousels, allowing them to transfer heavier items your facility needs to store.
Enhancing Productivity, Efficiency, And Accuracy
By implementing vertical storage into your warehouse, you save time picking items and decrease the risk of picking errors. Unlike carousels, which rotate vertically and create a slower process to retrieve your items, vertical lift modules immediately pick up the product you need. VLMs also have more advanced visual aids that allow them to grab a whatever specific item without error or hesitation. For example, each Modula vertical lift module possesses laser pointers to indicate where the item is located in the system, creating a much quicker and accurate retrieval of the item for the operators.
Ensuring Employee Safety
Vertical lift modules produce a much safer working environment for your employees. Modula VLMs keep employees safe on the job by eliminating the stress and strain of reaching high and low for needed storage items. Along with eliminating the risk of employee injury, vertical lift modules also reduce the risk of company liability. The less time employees spend on physical labor-related tasks, the less time they encounter the potential risk of injuring themselves on the job.
Time to Think Vertically
Here at Southwest Warehouse Solutions, we’re thrilled to be partnered with Modula to provide efficient vertical lift module (VLM) installation, assembly, repair, service, relocation, and turnkey services with our professional and factory-trained service professionals and installers.
All Modula products are proudly made in the USA, resulting in the fastest deliveries in the market for all models and sizes.
We’ll make your VLM installation fast, easy, and stress-free, so you can continue your day-to-day business operations. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.