With significant increases in online shopping due to COVID-19, warehouses are being pushed to move materials faster than ever. Facilities may also have a limited workforce due to the virus making material handling solutions more important than ever, as they can help assist staff in the movement of items throughout the facility.
One important solution that can benefit your facility when it comes to assisting in this movement is a vertical lift or vertical reciprocating conveyor (VRC). These solutions are highly beneficial due to most facilities consisting of multi-level storage or multi-level production lines.
Improving Your Pick Module Process
Picking inventory from racking or multi-level storage solutions can be a long process as forklifts or staff are required to retrieve the needed items and bring them to the level they are needed. This requires staff to traverse stairways and ladders with inventory in-hand creating an unsafe method of transportation.
With a vertical lift or VRC this can be avoided as the lift does all the movement between levels for the staff member. This creates a much safer and quicker method of transporting inventory between levels for your pick module process.
VRCs are safer and more efficient than lifting loads with a forklift as well. This is due to the fact they are enclosed so loads cannot tip or fall onto workers while being transported.
The Benefit of PFlow VRCs
PFlow Industries offers high-quality vertical lifting solutions perfect for these multi-level applications. Their solutions can help you increase your warehouse efficiency and productivity while also improving worker safety.
PFlow’s mechanical and hydraulic VRC solutions offer exceptional lifting capacity ranging from just 10 lbs to more than 100,000 lbs and are engineered to seamlessly operate with your new or existing pick modules.
PFlow VRCs are classified as material conveyors, so operators do not require OSHA forklift training to operate them. They are also less costly to install, operate, and maintain when compared to freight elevators or forklifts.
Most importantly, Pflow’s VRCs meet all ASME B20.1 code requirements giving you piece of mind knowing you are receiving a solution that is fully code compliant!
An All-Around Improvement to Lifting
In conclusion, PFlow VRCs are a great option for your facility, especially when it comes to your pick module process. A VRC can help make the whole operation safer, easier, more efficient, and cost-effective.
To learn more about PFlow’s VRCs and other vertical lifts visit their site: https://www.pflow.com/products/vertical-lifts/