Vertical Lift Modules

Fully American Made Vertical Lift

Utilizing Vertical Space Within The Four Walls

Vertical lift modules help to preserve and recover space in the warehouse. Racking and shelving can take up significant space in your warehouse. If you have copious amounts of inventory and decreasing space, this can pose a major operational problem. Vertical storage and retrieval systems take up significantly less space than racking and shelving. That’s because vertical lift modules do not require the extra space for aisles.

As technology grows more advanced, an increasing number of warehouses and distribution centers are relying on automated storage and retrieval systems to improve the efficiency and accuracy of their operations, worker safety, comfort, and profits. ScottTech Integrated Solutions, headquartered in Binghamton, New York, is a system integrator that specializes in warehouse managements systems, distribution systems, as well as secondary packaging. One of the automated solutions we offer to help increase our client’s work productivity is a vertical lift module.

Vertical lift modules, also known as VLMs, are an enclosed series of trays that automatically brings products directly to the operator. These automated vertical storage systems help increase warehouse productivity and save space in a warehouse or distribution center by utilizing the ceiling height.


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Storing product vertically, you can condense 9,050 square feet of traditional storage into 150 square feet of vertical storage. You can store all of your raw materials in one compact area. Additionally, most virtual lift modules can be built within 1” of the height of the ceiling for maximum space. As with all AS/RS equipment, only one operator can achieve picking and putting rates up to five times that of traditional storage.

VLMs Increase Productivity and Accuracy

Unlike workers, virtual lifts do not fatigue. Bending and reaching for stored items all day is taxing on the human body. The automation process of vertical lifts significantly decreases employee fatigue. Once you have a virtual lift module installed as part of an automated storage and retrieval system in your distribution center or warehouse, there is no longer a need for a worker to bend, lift, and pick items up from low-level shelves or reach for high-level items on the top shelves. It also helps to reduce the time between picks. As soon as the operator completes a pick, the next closest required product is delivered automatically.

Proficient Vertical Lift Experts

Our company is committed to exceeding your expectations. With our vertical lift module, you can increase the speed, accuracy, and productivity of your business. With over 30 years of experience in the warehouse automation industry, we have the training and knowledge to help your business grow. Our staff works closely with you to develop the best process to increase the overall efficiency of your company.

Contact (link to contact page) us for a free consultation about our warehouse management systems including our vertical carousel storage systems. We proudly serve clients locally, nationally, and internationally.

Schaefer Lift Technical Highlights

Schaefer’s vertical lifts are the ideal storage solution for industrial products, components and spare parts for all possible environments and industries. Many companies have chosen Schaefer to help organize and improve their work-flows, thanks to its flexibility, wide range of models available, its superior design and ease of use.

Schaefer units can be used stand-alone or with the available WMS software to manage the space and utilization of units, increasing productivity further.

We also offer a wide range of options and accessories to provide increased speed, ease of use and productivity in your operation.

Why Schaefer Vertical Lifts?


Recover Up to 90% of Valuable Floor Space

By utilizing your facility’s clear height, you remove the need for static shelving and aisle space.


Improve Picking Accuracy

With many available options, the vertical lift helps the operator locate and identify the correct part.


Increase Productivity

By bringing the part to the operator and with available speeds of 200+ lines per hour, the Schaefer Lift reduces labor cost significantly.


Protect Your Products

With software, you have the ability to pick who can access the unit and what product they are allowed to access. It also provides a custom report of who accessed what tray.


Manage Inventory in Real Time

If desired, with PickPro inventory management software, the customer has the ability to access real-time reporting and track by both lot and serial number.

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