Vertical lift modules (VLMs), and vertical storage carousels or also known as automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), help take advantage of unused vertical space in your facility. With automated industrial storage you can expect increased pick accuracy, uncovered floor space and less of your workforce focusing on picking tasks.
Made up of a vertical rectangular rack structure housing an elliptical chain track. The track contains a heavy-duty industrial chain to which steel carriers (shelves), tubes, pans, print rolls and carrier mechanisms are fastened. An operator retrieves a stored product by inputting the desired carrier number into the numeric keypad or the part number into an optional device (computer or upgraded keypad). The carriers rotate vertically in the elliptical track to deliver the requested carrier to the access location/work counter. Once the carrier is automatically positioned at the counter, the operator can access the part requested. This can be done electronically or manually.