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How a Vertical Lift Module Could Help Your Warehouse Operations

How a Vertical Lift Module Could Help Your Warehouse Operations

As new warehouse space becomes more expensive, you may find yourself looking for ways to maximize your current storage space. You might be thinking the only way to alleviate this problem is to build out, but instead, build up and utilize your vertical space! A vertical lift module (VLM) is a great solution for utilizing your warehouse’s vertical space and is also excellent way to improve your warehouse operations.

What is a Vertical Lift Module (VLM) and How Does it Work? 

Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) are, in basic terms, a vertical warehouse. These are highly automated picking and storage devices that maximize unused vertical height in new or existing facilities. The implementation of a VLM results in recovered floor space, improved ergonomics, productivity gains, and increased accuracy.

Improving Your Warehouse Ops with a VLM

Take a look around your warehouse. As our partners at Modula put it, your operation could benefit from the use of a VLM if…

You’re considering moving or building a new warehouse.

A warehouse move is costly and time consuming. Often, we can eliminate the need for a move by using vertical lifts that occupy previously unused storage space. Remember; don’t build out, build up!

You utilize a lot of drawer cabinets or shelving.

While static cabinets and shelving can be useful, they don’t allow for the most efficient use of space. With a vertical warehouse, the footprint of cabinets or shelving units can be condensed and is much more efficient for your workers, since the inventory is delivered to them in the automated VLM trays.

You have a large gap between the top of your storage shelving and ceilings.

If you have a 30 foot building but your shelving is only 6 feet tall, you’re not utilizing your vertical space as efficiently as you could!

You are picking small parts.

If your inventory consists of mostly smaller parts, utilizing a VLM can boost your productivity since parts are presented to the user in a VLM tray to pick from rather than scrounging through shelves and drawers. We also offer VLM tray partitions to even better manage small parts and their SKUs.

You are experiencing a lot of mispicks/errors in picking.

With traditional warehouse storage, human errors are unavoidable. With laser pointers, alphanumeric LED bars, put-to-light systems, and similar aids guiding operators to units and quantities to retrieve, automated storage and retrieval systems like these completely mitigate mispicks.

Your inventory needs to be secured.

A vertical warehouse system provides a safe storage space for high value inventory and parts. Your SKUs can easily be kept track of using the VLM inventory management software, and the VLM can limit access to authorized users only.

You’re walking a long distance to pick orders.

Walking to each pick location is time consuming and draining for your staff. Presenting parts to the user in one consolidated pick window leads to a faster, less fatiguing picking process.

Contact Us for More Warehouse Improvement Info

Learn how we can improve your warehouse space & gain a better ROI. Contact us online today or call us at 1-800-696-3453.

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Illinois Hydraulics Company Goes Vertical

An industrial company in Itasca, Illinois is the new owner of three brand new Modula vertical lifts.  Vonberg Valve designs, manufactures and tests a unique product line of in-line and cartridge style valves, hydraulics, and more. Recently moved from Rolling Meadows to their state-of-the-art facility in Itasca, Vonberg wanted to maximize the amount of parts storage they could get in their new facility. Our vertical lift modules let them do exactly that, and in a few years, these Modula units will have paid for themselves! Check out the awesome installation below.

Interested in having a storage space expert maximize your area? Contact us today or call us at 1-800-696-3453

 

Project of the Month: Industrial Storage for Aurora Organic Dairy

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Improved warehouse storage with Modula vertical lift modules and Bulldog Push Back racking.

Background:

Client: Aurora Organic Dairy (AOD)
Markets: Industrial
Products: Modula vertical lifts, Bulldog pushback racks
Completion: June 2018

The leading producer and processor of store-brand organic milk and butter for U.S. retailers. Based in Boulder, Colorado,  AOD operates organic dairy, heifer, and calf farms in Colorado and Texas, as well as an organic dairy processing plant in Platteville, Colorado. In early 2019, they will begin operations on a second milk plant in Columbia, Missouri.

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Get 90% of Your Floor Space Back with Vertical Storage

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Unfortunately, the situation is all too common these days: so many boxes, materials, and goods packed into a warehouse or workspace — and so little time and space to make things run more efficiently. Sound familiar? With our most recent partnership with Modula automated storage and retrieval technologies, we’re here to take that headache off your hands.

Bradford Systems is proud to team up with Modula to provide the perfect solution for organizing high volumes of inventory. These innovative systems can recover up to 90% of your floor space without having to downsize the items in your facility or break new ground. Plus, Modula ASRS and vertical lift systems offer better security and a safer environment for your team.

The key to finding your Modula match? Picking one of the six systems that best suits your workplace needs.

  1. Modula Lift
    For over 20 years, the Modula Lift is the preferred lift by shop floors, distribution centers, and facilities of all sizes around the world. This system promises 154,000 lbs of gross unit capacity with 9,050 sq. ft. of traditional storage in only 150 sq. ft.
  2. Modula Sintes1
    Sporting a compact, convenient size and the ability to throughput up to 140 trays/hour, the Modula Sintes1 is a popular choice for small to medium-sized facilities looking to store and pick items such as electronic components, pharmaceuticals, and tools.
  3. Modula OneTon
    With its ability to handle 2,200 lbs net payload per tray, the Modula OneTon offers vertical lift module storage for your heavier goods. It’s the leader in user ergonomics for maximum operator safety in even the most demanding working conditions.
  4. Modula Cube
    Is vertical space a concern? The Modula Cube is a horizontal lift storage system ideal for low ceiling applications. It acts like a traditional vertical storage modula, but has the ability to horizontally transfer trays between modules for a machine that’s longer, not taller.
  5. Modula Diamond Phoenix
    For an advanced fulfillment application, the Modula Diamond Phoenix is a carousel picking system engineered for long-term reliability in even the heaviest or most severe duty cycles. It has the highest capacity standard shelves in the industry at 150 lbs, with optional 80 and 225 lbs.
  6. Modula Vertical Carousel
    If you’re working in a confined or small facility, the Modula VC’s low maintenance design and carrier load capacity of up to 1,100 lbs works well to maximize your space. It also boasts capability for clean or cold rooms.

Ready to transform your space? Visit our page to learn more or contact the Bradford Systems team to get started today.