Order Picking Viper VLM New Tray Scanning System Doubles Storage Capacity In Material Handling Units

New Viper Vertical Lift Module Tray Height Scanning System Designed to Automatically Determine Each Tray's Exact Storage Height for Increased Storage Density in Order Picking and Order Fulfillment, Small Item Handling, Distribution, MRO, Healthcare
New Viper VLM Tray Scanning Design
New Viper VLM Tray Scanning Design
Feb. 15, 2012 - PRLog -- The new Viper Vertical Lift Module (VLM) automatic tray height scanning system and tray design can provide more than 50% more storage density while allowing organizations to lower their automated storage and retrieval systems acquisition cost.

The new Viper Vertical Lift Module automatic tray height scanning system determines each trays exact storage height requirement down to a one inch increment automatically every time a tray is retrieved. The VLMs control system determines the optimum storage position in the unit based on optimizing space and retrieval time.

The new tray design uses a number of enhancements to provide increased levels of storage capacity. The Viper VLM tray now uses thinner side walls, flat bottoms and no dividers or support cross members in the open storage area. Likewise, the trays are available in two, three and four meter widths at very economical levels and ideal for order picking applications.

The flat bottom design eliminates the need for tray liners which increase costs and take space. The thinner side walls provide more storage space. Unlike many other VLMs, the new Viper Vertical Lift Module VLM trays, up to four meters wide provide, a clear and unobstructed storage space. By eliminating reinforcement cross members in the storage area of the tray users are able to receive increased storage capacity and far easier storage and retrieval management. http://youtu.be/uH_wSQy-hjQ

The ergonomic material handling  Viper VLM’s rack constructed design allows trays to be economical at not only a standard two and three meter widths, but at an extra wide four meter width. The extra wide tray widths in the automated storage and retrieval system also provides more parts available for picking on each tray which increases productivity while reducing labor costs.

The Viper VLM’s unique collection of features allows organizations to reduce man-hours by eliminating wasted walk and search time plus pick with more accuracy. A click of a button or scan of a bar code activates the VLM and the ViperTilt angles the tray for easy picking, the adjustable work counter moves to that operators preferred work height, and the LaserViper™ illuminates the exact item to pick. Fast, simple and easy. Likewise, dual tray delivery can be utilized to pick from one tray and have the second tray waiting to be presented instantly for even faster throughput and productivity.

From an electronic door sealing off the pick window to restricting access by operator and to only allow access to specific trays to specific operators. The closed nature of the Viper VLM makes it a natural for sensitive, costly and highly desirable items. Likewise, logs and reports can track which operators accessed specific trays and when to provide an additional deterrent. The Viper VLM reduces shrinkage and helps eliminate untimely inventory shortages.

About Sapient Automation

Sapient Automation is a leading provider of automated storage and retrieval systems that reduce leading organizations requirements for labor, floor space and inventory while dramatically increasing productivity and operational efficiencies with often a nine to 18 month Return on Investments (ROI). Industries served include: manufacturing, distribution, warehouses, healthcare, institutions, retail and wholesale organizations. The Sapient Automation technologies include the Viper Vertical Lift Module (VLM), Avenger Vertical Carousel, Hornet Horizontal Carousel, Shark Inventory Management Software, PickaMed Carousels and Spit Fire Pick Carts and pick to light systems.

For information about the Viper Vertical Lift Module (VLM) call 888-451-9711 or visit the Sapient Automation web site at  http://www.GetSapient.com/Viper.

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Sapient Automation, a leading provider of intelligent automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) including Viper VLMs (Vertical Lift Modules), Avenger Vertical Carousels, Spitfire Pick Carts and full range of Shark™ Inventory Management Software.

Source:Ed Romaine
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