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Publication Date: 04/1/2012
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Sapient's New Viper VLM Tray Has More Room
Extra-wide trays offer more storage options.
Hatfield, PA — The new Viper Vertical Lift Module (VLM) automatic tray height scanning system and tray design can provide more than 50 percent additional storage density while allowing organizations to lower their unit acquisition cost.

The new Viper automatic tray height scanning system determines each tray's exact storage height requirement down to a one-inch increment automatically every time a tray is retrieved. The VLM's control system determines the optimum storage position in the unit based on optimizing space and retrieval time.

The new tray design uses a number of enhancements to provide increased levels of storage capacity. The Viper VLM tray now uses thinner side walls, flat bottoms and no dividers or support cross members in the open storage area. Likewise, the trays are available in two, three and four meter widths.

The flat bottom design eliminates the need for tray liners which increase costs and take up space. The thinner side walls provide more storage space. Unlike many other VLMs, the new Viper VLM trays that are up to four meters wide, provide a clear and unobstructed storage space. Because the company has eliminated reinforcement cross members in the storage area of the tray, users are able to receive increased storage capacity and far easier storage management.

The Viper VLM's rack-constructed design allows trays to be economical at not only standard two- and three-meter widths, but at an extra wide four-meter width. The extra wide tray widths also provide more parts available for picking on each tray — which increases productivity while reducing labor costs.

Contact: Sapient Automation, 2398 North Penn Road, Hatfield, PA 19440 267-640-8172 Fax: 509-694-2074 E-mail: Web:

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