Vertical Lift Modules

Flexible Storage Solutions in a Compact Footprint

Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) provide flexible, high density material handling solutions saving operations up to 85% floor space while dramatically increasing productivity through "goods to person" delivery.  


Ideal for parts operations managing various parts sizes, VLMs are the perfect systems for parts storage and order picking and can be combined with barcode scanners, conveyor systems, lifting devices and robotic technology to create a fully automated process.  

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Flexible & Efficient Material Handling

The modular design of the Shuttle XP provided unlimited floor to ceiling flexibility for parts storage and retrieval.  Integrating the Shuttle XP with Power Pick Global inventory management software allows batch picking - meeting the demands of high-throughput order picking.  


Ideal for: Spare Parts - MRO Parts - Fasteners - Finished Goods - Work in Progress - Electronic Components

Heavy Goods Handling

For heavy parts storage such as tools, molds, and dies - the Shuttle XP 1000 can manage up to 1,000 kg per tray (2,204 lbs). Trays can be automatically extracted onto an extraction table for pallet handling and easy crane access - providing a truly ergonomics solution for heavy parts handling.  


Ideal for: Tools - Dies - Fixtures - Molds - Heavy Parts 

Compact Parts Storage

Designed with simplicity and quality at it's core, the Element VLM is designed for smaller operations to step out of shelving and into automation.  Ideal for operations seeking a cost-effective way to save floor space via vertical storage density.  


Ideal for: Spare Parts - MRO Parts - Fasteners - Components 

Machine Based Control Center

With a user interface touchscreen the onboard Logicontrol provides basic space management and reporting features.  

How VLMs Work


At the core, a vertical lift module is two bays of high density shelving with an extractor at the center.  Parts are placed on trays within an ergonomically located operator access opening.  The extractor pulls trays in and out of the access opening, traveling vertically within the enclosed unit to store and retrieve the trays as requested by the operator. 


Flexible, Efficient Storage

With it's modular design, the Shuttle XP provides virtually unlimited flexibility.  Adjustable in 100-millimeter increments, the Shuttle XP will always perfectly meet capacity and height requirements.  During relocations, the system can be quickly adapted to the new environment by adding or removing modules.  



If your products require environmental control - clean, cold or dry - we've got you covered.  Take a look at our Controlled Environment units.  






Vertical Lift Module Advantages
  • Save up to 85% Floor Space 

  • Increase Productivity by 67%

  • Faster Access Times 

  • Modularity & Expandability 

  • Better Inventory Control

  • Ergonomic Delivery

  • Picking Accuracy up to 99.9%


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