Lightweight Buffer Storage for Batch Picking
With quickly expanding ranges of products, increasingly smaller batch sizes, and growing process complexity in response to growing consumer needs, companies are constantly looking for ways to be more efficient and modernize storage and retrieval ergonomics for workers. The vertical buffer module with built-in conveyor is a highly efficient automated solution for small and lightweight items in order and batch picking processes. With up to 500 order lines per picking station and hour, order picking performance is optimized while you save space, protect workers, and simplify your processes to better respond to customers.
Vertical buffer modules are ideal for a wide variety of areas, including production lines, buffer storage in assembly areas, or for picking slow-moving parts for distribution. Controlled access also secures valuable items and is energy efficient due to its design and innovative technologies. If you're already using a conveyor belt or other production and software systems, the vertical buffer module easily integrates into them. Click here to learn more about automated storage and order picking systems.
Vertical Buffer Module Advantages
Additional advantages of the vertical buffer modules include:
- Efficient order picking with practically no errors due to controlled access to a single bin
- Precise, simple, and fast order picking with pick-to-light systems
- No need to spend time walking and searching for storage locations
- Automatic replenishment reduces operator requirements and saves on costs
- Consumes a third of the energy of comparable systems
- No energy recovery necessary
- Automated systems quickly deliver bins to one access opening by using the shortest travel path, which reduces retrieval times
- Fast and efficient picking speed no matter the unit size
- Tray and bin storage of varying sizes are easily mixed
- A high storage capacity and small storage volume per item provides more storage in less space
- Ergonomic picking with height-adjustable picking stations
- Modularity and scalability allows system to be adapted to existing processes and buildings
Contact Us for Vertical Buffer Modules
Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for vertical buffer modules with conveyors for small and lightweight order batch picking to improve productivity and efficiency. We will also provide you with a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.