Vertical Storage Systems

Space-saving storage and retrieval solutions are essential for enhancing productivity and creating more efficient workflows. At Kardex Storage Systems, we serve Florida and Southeast Georgia with innovative vertical lifts and vertical carousels that significantly reduce wait and walk times.

Whether operated manually or automatically, our solutions reduce man-hours and storage costs for any industry. Common applications for our vertical storage solutions include:

  • Aerospace & Aviation: Production tooling and kitting
  • Automotive: Special OEM tools, repair parts buffering
  • Cross-Industry Solutions: Small parts storage, fire protection
  • Chemicals/Pharmaceuticals: Sample conditioning, bulk storage, explosion security, climate control for labels
  • Electronics: SMD, cable and wire, and wafer and board storage
  • Machinery: Buffering, tooling, raw materials, semi-finished products
  • Maintenance: Spare parts or tools
  • Hospitals: Climate control, supplies, medical devices


Vertical Lift Modules

Vertical lift modules from Kardex Storage Systems meet a wide range of storage and retrieval needs. Their unique modular design allows for complete height and access opening customization, and they are easily changeable even after the original construction.

What Is a Vertical Lift Module?

A vertical lift module (VLM) is an enclosed storage system that consists of multiple stacked trays equipped with an elevator that runs vertically between them. Based on specific commands, the elevator automatically retrieves and delivers trays to the operator, facilitating a true goods-to-person pick solution.


Vertical storage systems increase workflow efficiency and deliver a number of other benefits, such as:

  • Reduced labor costs
  • Increased productivity through goods-to-person concept
  • Up to 85% in floor space savings
  • Improved pick accuracy
  • Expanded inventory and workflow options since the design is modular
  • Improved workplace safety since operator climbing, reaching, and bending are eliminated


Vertical Lift Module

A vertical lift module is an enclosed storage system that addresses a broad range of holding and retrieval needs. This flexible type of storage system is useful in a broad range of applications, from manufacturing to distribution, retail, warehouse operations, and more. It cost-effectively stores virtually any item while providing fast and simple retrieval access.

Vertical lift modules from Kardex Storage Systems can be installed in a diverse variety of building situations, including throughout multiple floors or even outside. Our modular VLM uses Cubestar® technology to identify the ideal storage location for any item for maximum storage density.

Vertical Carousel Module

The Megamat™ Vertical Carousel from Kardex combines space-saving storage capabilities with security features that prevent unauthorized access. For maximum reliability, they feature an emergency hand crank to ensure your inventory is accessible regardless of available power.

What is a Vertical Carousel?

Vertical carousel modules are high-density storage solutions that operate on a vertical axis. They are driven by a similar mechanism to what drives a Ferris wheel; however, instead of rotating circularly, the shelving units move vertically along an oval-shaped path.


Vertical carousels deliver a number of unique advantages, including:

  • Increased productivity through goods-to-person concept
  • Improved pick accuracy
  • Storage capacity increased by 72%
  • Floor space savings of 75%
  • Eliminates the need for operator bending and reaching


Megamat™ Vertical Carousel

Our Megamat™ Vertical Carousel features a compact design that offers maximum storage capabilities with minimal floor space required. It is equipped with both personnel and product photocells for maximum safety. A lockable door offers secure protection from unauthorized access.

You can further enhance security by using Power Pick Global inventory management software that offers password protection as well as transaction tracking for single or multiple items. Megamat™ Vertical Carousels boast a higher Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rate than most household appliances and are designed with 24/7 inventory accessibility, even without power.

Vertical Carousel Module vs. Vertical Lift Module: Which Is Right for Me?

In most situations, vertical carousel modules work best in situations with:

  • Ceiling heights under 25 feet
  • Items able to be hand-picked without lift assistance
  • Parts featuring relatively similar dimensions

Vertical lift modules, on the other hand, are best suited to environments featuring:

  • Ceiling up to 100 feet tall
  • Frequently changing inventory
  • Highly variable inventory sizes and weights
  • Heavy items that require lifting assistance for operator safety


Florida’s Vertical Storage Solution Partner

Kardex Storage Systems distributes solution-focused material handling products throughout Florida. Whether your company is large or small, we can help you implement the most effective storage device for the needs of your industry. With over 50 years of combined experience, our team is highly skilled at developing custom material handling solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations. To learn more, contact us through our website or by calling (844) 577-2255.