Compact Lift VLM

Compact Lift

Vertical Lift Module

The Compact Lift VLM has vertical storage optimization, customizable configurations, and a user-friendly interface. It offers increased storage capacity, reduced pick times, and enhanced inventory control.

Compact Twin VLM

Compact Twin

Vertical Lift Module

The Compact Twin VLM has dual access openings, high-speed operation, and robust construction. It offers faster retrieval times, improved workflow efficiency, and durable performance.

Compact Double VLM

Compact Double

Vertical Lift Module

The Compact Double VLM is the densest storage with dual tray storage, advanced automation, and space-saving design. It offers maximized storage density, quick access to stored items, and efficient space utilization.

Our Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) offer innovative solutions for customers in the material handling industry by addressing key operational challenges and enhancing efficiency.

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How Vertical Lift Modules Work

Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) maximize storage space and streamline the retrieval process with a sophisticated system. Items are stored in trays positioned at least 1.5 inches above the contents of the tray below, optimizing space. The VLM’s computerized control system locates the requested item and activates the appropriate tray or shelves to bring it to the retrieval opening. An elevator mechanism carries the trays to an ergonomic level for easy access, reducing physical strain on operators.

The VLM connects to ERP systems and can deliver preprogrammed lists, with an LED bar guiding the picking process. Safety is ensured with a safety curtain that prevents issues during operation. After items are retrieved, the trays or shelves return to their original positions, maintaining efficient and organized storage.

  • Our VLMs maximize vertical storage space efficiently, increasing storage capacity by up to 80%. This is achieved through the compact design and automated storage and retrieval system.
  • With advanced automation, our VLMs reduce pick times by up to 60%, enhancing operational efficiency and reducing labor costs.
  • Designed for user convenience and enhanced ergonomics, our VLMs minimize the need for reaching and bending, reducing the risk of workplace injuries and increasing productivity.
  • Integrated software solutions offer superior inventory control, providing real-time inventory tracking, ensuring accuracy and reducing the likelihood of stock discrepancies.
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Features & Comparisons

PowerColumn 3 (PC3)

Introducing the PowerColumn3 (PC3), a robust, American-made Vertical Lift Module (VLM) designed for heavy-duty applications and intelligent inventory logistics. With tray sizes up to 60″ x 240″ and a maximum load capacity of 2,000 pounds per tray, the PC3 is fully customizable to meet your needs.


  • PLC master control with SencorpWhite software
  • Automatic product height detection and slotting
  • Five standard tray widths and four depths
  • Height range from 10’ to 50’
  • Standard 1,000-pound and optional 2,000-pound tray load capacity
  • Modular frame with “bread rack” style tray locations on 1” centers

Why Choose PowerColumn3: The only VLM designed and manufactured in the USA, the PowerColumn3 is perfect for manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. It offers flexible slotting, advanced control software, and optional integration with multiple machines and equipment. SencorpWhite’s exceptional customer support and technical expertise ensure reliability and value worldwide.

PowerColumn 3 (PC3)