The Vertical Buffer Module Kardex Compact Buffer significantly improves productivity and energy consumption, whether being used to supply a production line with a wide range of products, as buffer storage in the assembly area, or for picking slow-moving parts in the distribution warehouse.
The VBM contains an aisle in the middle of a multi-segment shelving system, where a moveable mast with a telescopic gripper operates. The unit controller sets the gripper in motion, picking up a discrete bin/tote and transporting it to a picking station.
Kardex Frame Pick System
The Vertical Buffer Module Kardex Compact Buffer consists of Vertical Buffer Module Compact Buffer in combination with order picking carts for picking articles. These order picking carts are simply placed behind a Put Frame with put-to-light displays. The operator can connect the order bins on the carts to the displays with a simple scan.
When the Vertical Buffer Module Kardex Compact Buffer presents a new bin, the display shows how many items should be placed in which bins in the FramePick. When all orders are complete, the trolley with the full customer bins can be easily transported to the packaging area. And the new cart with empty bins takes over the position in the Put Frame. This new solution can reduce walking distances by up 65% and reduce floor space by 80%.
The Vertical Buffer Module can be easily integrated into your existing operation. It can accommodate the storage of goods within two standard sized bins, 600 x 400 mm and 640 x 440 mm.
Besides bar code scanners and pick-to-light technology help identify items, increasing picking speed and accuracy.
The system is operated via a newly designed, capacitive touch screen, which displays all the information and activity in an easily understandable way. There is no need for time-consuming staff training.
The Vertical Buffer Module Kardex Compact Buffer features ergonomically designed picking stations to simplify the order picking process. The items are conveyed to the picking station in line with the goods-to-person principle in order to minimize the distance covered by the operator.