Kardex Remstar Shuttle® XP Vertical Lift Modules (VLM) are enclosed systems with vertically arranged trays stored on both sides of the unit with an extractor device placed in the center and a series of computerized controls that deliver items to an ergonomically positioned workstation. The VLM automatically locates and delivers trays with the stored items to the access window with a push of a button or a scan or a bar code.
Using VLM technology retrieval, picking and packing into shipping containers can be combined into one work operation. Handling steps can be further minimized with integrated modern conveyor systems.
Turn-around times can be optimized by installing warehouse management software, for example Power Pick Global. By randomly allocating storage locations, it is possible to perform two stage picking. Storage can take place simultaneously and the error rate for storage and retrieval is minimized.
Serveral Shuttle VLMs can be placed side-by-side or back-to-back to form a compact and efficient automated storage and retrieval system. Kardex Remstar's CubeStar® technology combines hardware and controls to give the Shuttle VLM up to 50% more storage capacity than Vertical Lift Modules without CubeStar technology.