Vertical Lift Module

A vertical lift module (VLM) is an enclosed system that consists of two columns of trays. It often has an inserter/extractor in the center. The VLM inserter/extractor automatically locates stored trays. It then retrieves them from both the front and back of the unit. With a push of a button, it delivers them to the operator at an ergonomically positioned pick window. Designed to deliver stored items to the operator and eliminate walk and search time, the VLM can increase productivity up to 2/3.

Vertical Lift Modules are available in various heights and widths to meet every application. Utilizing the floor to ceiling height and storing trays in height optimized positions allows the VLM to save up to 85% floor space when compared to standard shelving. With the VLM organizations can expand operations internally without a brick and mortar building expansion, or consolidate multiple facilities.

Vertical Lift Module Optimization

The VLM optimizes storage cube to provide maximum storage capacity in a minimal footprint. Each time a tray is stored, the height of the product on the tray is scanned. The VLM them automatically optimizes the tray height and stores it using the least amount of space required for maximum storage density.

Equipped with pick-to-light technology the VLM can provide increased levels of productivity and reach accuracy levels of 99.9%. Simple pick-to-light positions lights can be used at the pick window to direct the operator to the location to pick from. A Pick-to-light Transaction Information Center (TIC) at the pick window can inform the operator of the pick location as well as the quantity to pick, part number and part description.

Combined with software, multiple VLMs can be used to create a picking zone, allowing the operator to pick from one VLM while the other is moving to present the next pick. This round robin picking reduces operator wait time and speeds throughput.

For maximum throughput, batch picking can be used to fulfill multiple orders at one time. When the VLM presents a SKUs to be picked, the operator picks a quantity of the SKU to fill all orders in the batch. The operator then distributes the SKU as directed by the pick-to-light among the orders in the batch. This reduces the number of times an operator visits a SKU location, speeding up the picking process.


  • Compact Design & Tray Height Optimization
  • Delivers Items To The Operator
  • Integrates With Pick-to-Light Technology
  • Locking Door
    Software Provides Password Protection & Transaction Tracking
  • Safety Light Curtain With Emergency Stop
  • All Items Delivered To An Ergonomic Work Counter

Vidir Lift Module


The Vidir Lift Module (or VLM) is Vidir’s revolutionary new automated storage and retrieval system. It provides smart, adaptable storage. This maximizes density and further increases productivity. VLM uses 2 tray towers, one in front and one in back, along with a center elevator. The Vidir Lift Module extracts and presents quickly, efficiently, and at an ergonomic height. Storing the trays in vertical towers allows for a minimal footprint, saving floor space up to 85%.

Automatic Height Detection

The VLM uses cutting-edge technology.  Intelligent software accurately measures the amount of storage space required by each tray. And then it performs calculations to determine the most efficient storage location. This maximizes density every time it stores or retrieves items.

Intelligent Software

Along with maximizing density, Vidir’s intelligent software ensures the storage and retrieval process is as smooth and efficient as possible. VLM keeps pick times to a minimum to increase productivity and remove costly bottlenecks.

Total Control

The VLM allows for total control over your storage experience. Remote access and monitoring, ERP integration, picking list imports, controlled access to trays or positions, and video capabilities on the HMI allow you to customize the unit to your needs and maximize your productivity and ROI.

Best in Class Innovation

  • Industry First Servo Motors?- Offer higher velocity and accuracy, along with Best in Class 10HP lift capacity.
  • Chain Drive?- For Best in Class performance and durability. No stretching of belts.

Vidir is proud to include the VLM as part of their Vertical Storage family of Solutions, and excited to introduce new innovations to continue their industry-leading support of high-density vertical storage.


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