Dual Delivery External bay combined with laser pointer technology offers the most advanced picking system in the Vertical Lift Module (VLM) market

Posted by Modula (booth # 3247)

Summary of Innovation

Vertical Lift Modules (VLM’s) are highly automated picking and storage devices that maximize unused vertical height in new or existing facilities. The implementation of a VLM results in the recovery of floor space, improved ergonomics, productivity gains and increased accuracy. Modula has taken the standard VLM to another level with its advanced picking feature. The advanced picking feature combines Modula’s industry exclusive external dual delivery picking bay with Modula`s leading edge laser pointer, a visual laser light guidance technology.

Unlike other VLM technologies that only offer units with internal bay and single delivery levels and simple red dot light generated pointers, Modula’s laser solution pinpoints the SKU by mapping it on an X,Y axis. The result is an increase in picking rates and higher productivity for operators between tray deliveries. The decreased search times are achieved by highlighting the items position across a wide tray first with a red line indicating the correct column and then isolating the exact location with a green dot.

Innovation Statement

The combination of these two picking technology` innovations - Laser pointer with an external dual delivery bay allows the VLM operator to pick products from one tray while simultaneously the VLM’s extractor system retrieves the next required tray. This dramatically reduces the operator’s idle time. In addition, Modula`s dual red and green laser pointer is the only one in the industry to be set up outside of the VLM while still allowing for precise mapping of the SKU across the tray area. Both innovations allow for faster execution and boost productivity.


When compared to other VLM technologies this Modula Lift Advance Picking System innovation provides increased productivity by up to 35% and improved accuracy up to 100%.


Posted Date 1/11/16
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