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The Shuttle XP vertical lift module (VLM) and the Megamat RS vertical carousel from KardexRemstar are dynamic storage systems that enable organizations to retrieve inventory with the push of a button. These systems free up as much as 85 percent of currently occupied floor space, the company says.
The Shuttle XP VLM delivers parts directly to the operator at an ergonomic height, operating on the “goods to person” principle. The module consists of two large sections of racking with an extractor that runs up the center to store trays in the racking and deliver them to an access opening at the operator’s request. With a maximum tray capacity of 1,598 pounds per tray (246,550 pounds per unit), the module manages all inventory within the machine, eliminating time wasted walking through shelves searching for necessary parts.
The redesigned Megamat RS vertical carousel has a weight capacity of 1,433 pounds per carrier (41,887 pounds per unit), and features interchangeable carriers and multiple control options. Carriers mounted to a track rotate up and down via the shortest path to deliver stored goods to an operator.
Both vertical storage systems are equipped with pick-to-light technology, and a transaction information center (TIC) mounted at the access opening to direct the operator.
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