Kardex Remstar’s “Element” Vertical Lift Module is said to save up to 80% of standard shelving’s floor space by squeezing out wasted air space. An enclosed system of vertically arranged trays, an extraction platform and a series of computerized controls delivers items to an ergonomically positioned workstation. The Element VLM automatically locates and retrieves stored items with a push of a button or a scan of a bar code.
Using CubeStar technology, upon putaway the height of the product stored on the tray is scanned, allowing the Element VLM to store the tray in the least amount of space required. A tray with product that is 3 inches tall is stored in a 4 inch space.