Vertical Lift Modules

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Free Up Space with VLM Storage

Vertical Lift Modules (VLM) are the highest quality storage and retrieval solutions in the world, specifically created with space optimization and warehouse improvement in mind. In partnership with Modula Automated Storage Solutions, we can free up to 90% of your available floor space, while also increasing picking accuracy, available free storage, safety and security. These cutting-edge vertical lift modules are guaranteed to save you time, money, and return on investment.

Beyond these benefits, our vertical lift modules are secure from theft or damage as they can only be picked through automatic operators with authentication passwords. Modula software integrates with your systems, allowing you to easily manage the VLM with all the information you need in one convenient place. Ask us about our vertical lift modules below.

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Cost effective parts storage & inventory management.

Vertical lift systems address all of your warehouse needs, from securely storing both large equipment and parts, as well as all the smaller tools, equipment and components. These VLM storage systems not only recover space by using your available floor to ceiling capabilities, but they also create a more efficient working environment for your employees by offering a quick, easy and safe way to access and retrieve your stored items.

Vertical lift modules increase warehouse storage & usher in automation.

Optimizing your warehouse doesn’t need to be a headache with Modula Vertical Lift Modules and Bradford Systems. We can design a VLM system to give your warehouse the space you need to streamline & increase productivity, all while increasing your bottom line ROI.

Vertical Lift Modules (VLM) by Product

Modula Lift


The Modula Lift has spent an outstanding 20 years on the market, with thousands of successful custom installations throughout the world and across industries. As the most reliable and advanced vertical lift module on the market, this solution allows shop owners to create needed space while improving speed, accuracy and efficiency.

This solution is ideal for industrial products, components and spare parts – for all industries and environments. It’s flexibility and wide range of models has made it a favorite amongst many companies. Paired with its innovative, superior design and ease of use, it’s easy to see why.

Modula Slim


Introducing the Modula Slim, the most compact VLM on the market, designed for warehouses with limited floor space. Taking up just 32.29 square feet, Slim doubles the load capacity of typical vertical carousels and enhances picking accuracy with alphanumeric LED bars and automated pointing lasers. With low energy consumption and a choice of three-phase or single-phase power, Slim is quick to install, featuring intuitive touchscreen controls and ergonomic design for operator efficiency.

Ready to run in 48 hours and customizable to fit various operations, Modula Slim boosts productivity and inventory management effortlessly.

Modula OneTon

The Modula OneTon is the VLM for all your heavy items and stored materials. The OneTon offers 2,200 lbs. net payload per tray and complete protection devices for operators – representing the leading edge of VLM technology. The Modula VLM OneTon is an innovator in user ergonomics, providing maximum operator safety in all working conditions.

Innovative and convenient, the Modula OneTon redefines heavy duty with its 2,200 lbs. per tray and is available in four different models to suit your needs.

Modula Next

An innovative automated storage and retrieval solution that combines the space-saving efficiency of Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) with the precision of industrial vending machines. Modula Next optimizes space, saving up to 90% of floor area, and ensures 100% picking accuracy with its unique sliding shutter doors. Ideal for various industries, it offers adjustable compartments for diverse item sizes, password-protected security, and full traceability with WMS software integration. Designed for ease of use, Modula Next enhances productivity, reduces inventory costs, and supports sustainable operations with minimal energy usage.

Vertical Lift Modules Case Studies

Rotor Clip

Rotor Clip performs its retaining ring and hose clamp manufacturing in a 238,000 square foot facility located in New Jersey. Watch how ASRS and vertical lifts modules impacted their facility by saving them valuable space, protecting inventory, and helping their team find goods quickly.


Modula Sintes1 lifts were installed at Symrise, a flavor and fragrance provider located in Manhattan. The units store small bottles and reference samples for a laboratory environment on an upper floor of a high-rise building, and were installed in a clearance height of less than 10 feet.


Dassault Falcon Jet

At the world headquarters of Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation, Modula lifts were installed to help the operations team more accurately and efficiently pick the 300,000+ aircraft parts in their warehouse. See how Modula’s easy and intuitive operator interface, barcode readers, internal bay dual delivery, and more made a huge difference.



The Put-to-Light system enhances picking performance with illuminated indicators, boosting productivity by enabling operators to process multiple order lines simultaneously. It allows the definition of numerous picking zones, with each assigned a specific order by the Modula WMS. The system features 10-foot bars that power the lights, guiding operators on where and how much to pick and put. Each zone's display uses three colors (amber, green, red) to correspond to different machines, indicating the items and quantities to be picked. The system supports both batch and multiple-order operations for flexible workflows.

Laser Pointer

The laser pointer system, operating on two axes, ensures precise identification of item locations within a tray. A red holographic laser line marks the X-axis (tray width), while a green laser line indicates the Y-axis (tray depth), pinpointing the exact item to be picked. This advanced feature boosts production efficiency and significantly improves picking accuracy, enabling operators to work more effectively and with fewer errors. Integrating the order-picking laser pointer into your workflow is a powerful way to enhance overall operational performance.


The Modula RFID Reader offers a convenient, contactless check-in and check-out solution for operators. Unlike traditional magnetic badge readers, it uses signal processing to authenticate wirelessly. Operators simply place their RFID-enabled badge near the reader, eliminating the need to swipe, ensuring a seamless and efficient authentication process each day.

Partition & Dividers

They are essential for creating additional storage areas within trays, ensuring a clear and organized arrangement of materials. Utilizing 0.78-inch slotted profiles, these components allow trays to be subdivided into various compartment sizes, with layouts easily adjustable as needed. Tray side panels can also be extended with wall extensions to increase compartment volumes or prevent spillage of loose materials and bulky items, enhancing overall storage efficiency and flexibility.

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