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.
What is Lean Manufacturing?
Lean manufacturing can be defined as “a systematic approach to identifying and eliminating waste through continuous improvement by flowing the product at the demand of the customer”. Essentially, lean is centered on making obvious what adds value by reducing anything else.
What is a waste?
While processes differ between factories and warehouses, the typical types of waste found are quite similar and always involve inefficient use of time and money. Waste is any expense or effort which doesn’t generate a product or a service that a potential client is willing to pay for.
Wastes in warehousing
Conventional racking, shelving, drawer cabinets still used in many facilities often contributes to this waste as they occupy significant valuable space within the facility. These also lead to slower process flows where time is mainly spent locating and retrieving parts.
High-density automated vertical storage systems can help factories and warehouses to significantly optimize manufacturing processes, dramatically improve efficiency and productivity by eliminating the following wastes:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.