VLM works efficiently, leaves small footprint
Oct 1, 2003 12:00 PM
White Systems, an FKI Logistex member company, introduces the new Power Column 2 vertical lift module (VLM). Precision-designed with a rack-and-pinion drive and a light pointer that directs pickers to the exact location of their item, the Power Column 2 optimizes vertical space to deliver a high-density, small-footprint storage and retrieval system.
Unlike conventional VLMs that use chain drives, the Power Column 2's rack-and-pinion drive allows pinpoint retrieval of item trays without adjustment. Capable of handling a column 10 to 40 feet high, the Power Column 2 offers design options such as a tilt-tray that tilts up to 45°, a lift system that adjusts the height of the pick tray, and an electronic door that uses pass-code security.
The Power Column 2's platform/extractor works by moving vertically within the column, extracting item trays and bringing them down to a pick window. Trays have a capacity of 880 pounds and can be up to 98" wide and 32" deep. Each tray is divided into cells with adjustable dividers. Cells and their associated sizes are programmed into the command module's robust Shark software, which keeps track of all transactions in and out of the trays.
This VLM is controlled through a touch-screen monitor. Directing the operator to the items in each tray with the light pointer, the Power Column 2 combines various ergonomic tools to create an efficient system for high-density item storage and picking.
For full details, contact FKI Logistex, 1500 Lebanon Rd, Danville KY 40422.
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