Stanley Vidmar offers its Vertical Storage System II (VSS II), a redesigned storage tower with a new belt-drive technology that stores and retrieves materials faster than previous models could. The VSS II is a high-density storage system that holds a stack of shelves, drawers or trays in as many as 240 storage locations. When an operator summons an individual shelf, an extractor platform rises up a vertical shaft inside the storage tower, pulls the shelf out, and delivers it to a picking station at the base of the tower.
The VSS II uses a Steel Core Timing belt, instead of the chain drive, cable, or rack and pinion system traditionally used in storage towers to store and retrieve shelves. The new belt is similar in concept to the timing belt in a car or truck engine, with teeth on one side to raise and lower the extractor platform. The biggest benefit of the new belt drive is its vertical delivery speed of up to 7.22 feet per second, which is double that of some current models, according to the manufacturer. The belt also never needs adjusting and is said to operate more quietly and smoothly than traditional drives.
The Vertical Storage System comes in heights of up to 45 feet and can store 132,000 pounds. Workers control the machine and manage inventory using a touch-screen computer running Windows XP software. The software can automatically adjust vertical drawer spacing to accommodate materials of varying heights. Drawers can also be fitted with adjustable partitions and dividers to organize smaller items.
Company: Stanley Vidmar
Company Phone: (800) 523-9462
Company URL: www.stanleyvidmar.com