Modex 2012: New features in Sapient’s Viper VLM increase storage density by 50%
In a press conference yesterday, Sapient Automation (Booth 1000) unveiled a new automatic tray height scanning system and redesigned tray configuration in the Viper vertical lift module (VLM). The enhancements provide 50% more storage density, said Ed Romaine, chief marketing officer for Sapient.
“The automatic tray height scanning system automatically determines each tray’s exact storage height requirement—down to a 1-inch increment—every time a tray is retrieved,” Romaine said. “That scan interfaces with the VLM’s control system to determine the best storage position in the unit, based on optimal space and retrieval time.”
The new trays feature thinner side walls for more storage space; flat bottoms for use without tray liners; and unobstructed open storage areas with no dividers or support cross members. Trays come in 2-, 3- and 4-meter widths, making more parts available for picking on each tray to increase productivity while reducing labor costs.
Modex 2012 is scheduled to be held February 6-9, 2012 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete Modex 2012 coverage.