The new Viper Vertical Lift Module (VLM) from Sapient Automation recovers up to 85% of the floor space, provides unequalled ergonomic access to the items and reduces order-picking labor by 2/3 in small parts and items storage and retrieval operations.
The Viper VLM is an enclosed system of vertically arranged trays, an extraction platform and computerized controls that deliver stored items to an ergonomically positioned workstation. It can hold large, irregularly shaped items, as well as totes, containers and pallets and can be fitted with tray partitions and dividers for small items.
The modular vertical design of the Viper VLM takes advantage of unused overhead space to recover floor space that can be used for value added operations. The system’s variable height adjustment feature allows it to be made taller or shorter and moved at any time to meet changes in order picking activity.
The Viper VLM’s dynamic tray height sensor optimizes its storage density, automatically directing the storage tray to the least amount of space possible within the unit.
Using features such as ViperTilt™ tray delivery system, LaserViper™ Pick to Light System, and dual tray delivery, organizations can improve order picking productivity and throughput. ViperTilt delivers selected trays and ergonomically tilts them in the pick window for easy access to stored items.
LaserViper is a pick-to-light system that places a red dot on the item to be picked, increasing operator picking speed and accuracy. The tray and work counter move automatically to each operator’s preferred height, eliminating excessive stretching and bending. For increased system throughput, turbo dual tray delivery brings the next tray to the work counter the moment the operator is finished picking from the first tray.
The Viper VLM features a rack and pinion drive that provides high levels of positioning accuracy, even for heavy loads, and requires less maintenance than chains and belts.
Removable side panels allow 100% access for maintenance and emergency retrieval, and make the Viper VLM useable in refrigerated, freezer and other temperature and humidity controlled applications.
Sapient Automation is a leading provider of automated storage and retrieval systems for manufacturing, distribution, warehouses, institutions, retail and wholesale including Viper Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs), Avenger Vertical Carousel, Hornet Horizontal Carousels, Shark Inventory Management Software, Spitfire Pick Carts and more. For information about the space, ergonomics and labor savings improvements of the Viper VLM, call 888-451-9711 or visit the Sapient Automation web site at www.GetSapient.com/.
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