Vertical Lift Module (VLM)

  • Vertical Lift Module: Kardex Remstar Shuttle XP

    Kardex Remstar Vertical Lift Modules are enclosed systems with vertically arranged trays stored on both sides of the unit with an extractor device placed in the center. The unit is modular, allowing for vertical expansion and up to 6 access openings. The VLM automatically delivers trays with the stored items to the access window with a push of a button or a scan of a barcode. Logicontrol firmware comes standard with every shuttle. This allows the shuttle to measure tray height and store goods in the most compact manner and adjust travel speed for delicate product. The unit is self- monitoring, weighting each tray to prevent overloading.


  • Picking Accuracy up to 99.9%

    Accuracy is dramatically increased when combined with Pick-to-Light, bar code scanners, or Power Pick Global Software. (VIDEO)


    Versatile Storage Solution

    This unit was designed to handle everything from small parts to bulky goods. The built-in weight monitoring system allows for mixed load storage. The use of totes, bins, partitions, or the new VLM box allow for storage of various items on a single tray.


    Faster Access Times

    Quick access leads to an increase in throughput. (VIDEO)


    Better Inventory Control and Accuracy

    Combine with a warehouse management system (WMS) like Power Pick Global for unparalleled results. Power Pick Global integrates with your current ERP system.


    Environmental Control

    Access control, fire protection, clean/dry room options, and temperature control options are at your fingertips, making the VLM a desirable asset in many industries, including medicine and pharma, food, aircraft construction, optics, chemistry, and automotive.

  • Increase Productivity by 67%

    “Good-to-Person” principles cut down on unproductive travel time. Increased production allows you to decrease labor. (VIDEO)


    Increased Safety

    A light barrier monitors the access opening for movement prior to closing the shuttle doors. Shuttle doors protect employees and goods while keeping the noise level at a minimum.


    Ergonomic Delivery of Goods

    Trays adjust to the height of the operator, following Goods-to-Person principles.



    Increased Storage, Decreased Footprint

    Save up to 85% of Floor Space and maximize storage with a unit that stores trays 25 millimeters apart. (VIDEO)


    Modular, Expandable, Flexible

    The unit can be installed outside of the building or expand vertically across multiple floors. By randomly allocating storage locations, it is possible to perform two stage picking. Storage can take place simultaneously and the error rate for storage and retrieval is minimized.


  • Shuttle XP 500

     High density, versatile storage in a compact footprint
    The Kardex Remstar Shuttle XP 500 VLM is a modular and expandable warehousing system operating on the "goods to person" principle.
    It is ideal for: Spare Parts - MRO Parts - Fasteners - Finished Goods - Work in Progress - Electronic Components

  • Shuttle XP 1000

    Storage, retrieval and distribution of heavy loads

    The Shuttle XP 1000 handles 2,204 lb (1,000 kg) per tray. Trays can be extracted using a forklift or the unit can easily be integrated with a crane, making this model ideal for: Small parts in multiple containers - Large/heavy tooling, dies, fixtures, and molds - Pallet handling - Spare parts.

  • Unit Dimensions
    Width 5.2 to 14.4 ft (1.580 to 4.380 mm)
    Depth 7.6 to 14.1 ft (2.312 to 4.292 mm)
    Height 8.4 to 98.6 ft (2.550 – 30.050 mm)
    Unit Height Pitch:
    3.94 in steps (100 mm)

    Performance Data:
    Vertical Speed:
    adjustable up to 6.6 ft/s (2,0 m/s)
    Storage / Retrieval Speed:
    adjustable up to 7.5 ft/s (0,7 m/s)
    Maximum Load:
    147,700/246.550 lbs (67 /120 t)

  • Options:
    – Folding Table for Manual Full Tray Extraction
    – Automatic Full Tray Extraction
    – Transport Cart
    – Swivel for Operator Panel
    – Position Indicator with LEDs
    – TIC (Transaction Information Center)
    – Confirmation Bar
    – Up to Six Access Openings Per Unit
    – Double Access Function
    – ESD Version
    – Tray Locking Mechanism
    – Two Piece Shutter Door
    – Tray Stop in Front of Access Opening

  • Tray Dimensions:
    Width 4.1 to 13.3 ft (1.250 – to 4.050 mm)
    Depth 2 to 2.8 ft (610 to 1.270 mm)
    Adjustment pitch 1 in (25 mm)
    Tray pitch 3 in (75 mm)
    Maximum load up to 1,598 lbs (725 kg)

    Special Options:
    Cooler / Freezer Configurations to -25 °C
    Class 1.000 – 100.000 / ISO Class
    6 – 8 Clean Room Applications
    Heated Units to +60 °C
    Controlled Atmosphere (5% relative
    humidity / 10% relative humidity)


  • Controls

    The new Logicontrol combines hardware, basic software and an operator terminal into a new touchscreen control with no additional PC requried. Available in two versions, Logicontrol 100, is a basic parts locator that now comes standard with all Shuttle XP VLMs and Megamat RS Vertical Carousels.

  • Pick-to-Light

    QuickPick® Family of Pick-to-Light Products leads to higher throughput and accuracy levels. Lights direct operators to pick/put items in a specific order or location. They may also communicate quantity, description, etc.

  • Boxes, Kardex VLM BOX Brochure, Product Overview Brochure, Schematic, Shuttle XP, Sumo Boxes, VLM BOX

    VLM Box

    The VLM box was designed specifically for use with the Shuttle XP. Eight transparent dividers of varying heights create over 300 shelf configurations. Store several different items on one self and increase the stock capacity overall by 20 – 25 %.

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