Mainway & Modula VLM Storage System Solutions

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Take Your Material Handling To The Next Level!

Modula Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs) are fully automated vertical storage systems that take up a minimum footprint. These systems allow for large inventory of goods to be quickly accessible while being stored in a safe and secure environment and automatically delivered to the operators.

Transform your material handling with the most advanced automated storage and retrieval systems from Modula. Increase performance, efficiency and safety while reducing space requirements and errors – with our state-of-the-art vertical lift modules, horizontal carousels and software solutions.

Modula Lift

Used by businesses everywhere to modernize their operations

Available in a wide range of sizes and capacity, Modula Lift is the ideal storage solution for industrial products, components and spare parts for all possible environments and industries. With a throughput of up to 130 trays per hour and a tray payload capacity of up to 2,200 lbs, it’s a workhorse of a machine. Like all our VLMs, the Lift can dramatically reduce your space requirements (up to 90%) while increasing the speed, efficiency, and accuracy of your picking operations.

Transform Your Space

As much as 9,050 square feet of traditional storage in only 150 square feet

Maximum payload for every tray width

Robust Modula trays are designed to accommodate heavy loads without strain

Internal or external bay

Internal bays are best for limited floor space applications. External bays allow for fast pick rates, as well as picking aids such as cranes or mechanical manipulators

Single or dual delivery

Single delivery is suitable for situations with less stringent throughput requirements or quick picking time. Dual delivery reduces wait time for the next tray, enhancing productivity especially when done in conjunction with an external bay

Recover Space

By taking advantage of high ceilings, you can dramatically reduce space dedicated to storage

Increase Picking Speeds

Picking speeds of 300 lines per hour – or more

Increased productivity and accuracy

With simple visual picking aids, operators can quickly and easily identify the items needed to be picked or replenished

Boost inventory management

All picking operations are monitored and documented to offer full order traceability and monitor stock levels in real time

Increased security and a clean environment for your product

Items are stored in a fully enclosed system which prevents goods from being damaged or exposed to dust. Access can be restricted to designated employees

Coordinate with the rest of the organization

The Modula Warehouse Management System (WMS) exchanges information with your company’s ERP (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, etc.), MRP, or other applications

Increased Safety & Protocols

Ergonomic and efficient working environment

Reduce the risk of injuries

By eliminating the stress and strain of reaching high and low, Modula VLMs help employees stay safe on the job

Improve efficiency and save time

Workers aren’t scrambling around a huge warehouse trying to locate items – they just retrieve what they need from a small number of VLM stations

Ease operational effort with the Copilot console

The console simplifies materials management, both in retrieving and replenishing items

Modula Slim

The most compact vertical lift module (VLM) in the market – perfect for small spaces

Slim is the perfect choice for warehouses with limited floor space that need flexible storage options. Slim uses the same advanced storage technology as our Lift model – boosting productivity, accuracy and inventory management – but in a much smaller footprint. It’s perfect for storing a wide array of materials and products, including containers, (boxes, bins, cartons, cases), small items, spare parts, coils, bottles, loose material, and more.

Increase Floor Space

All the benefits of a VLM in the footprint of a vertical carousel

Double the load capacity

Slim has twice the load capacity of typical vertical carousels (55,115 lbs vs. 27,557 lbs, or 25,000 kg vs. 12,500 kg)

The smallest of footprints

The most compact VLM in the industry, Slim requires only 32.29 square feet (3 square meters) of floor space. Available in three widths: 66.33, 89.96 and 113.58 inches

Optimize storage density

Make use of all the available space in your VLM, thanks to dynamic tray height storage. Slim calculates the best way of arranging trays and eliminates all wasted space between them

Low energy consumption

With a choice of a three-phase (480V) or single-phase (220V) power supply, Slim consumes less than 1.2kW/h

Quick & Efficient

Quick to install, easy to learn


Intuitive controls

Your operators will benefit from an intuitive touchscreen interface and picking aids, all integrated into the design

Easy to learn design

In just a few days, your staff will be up to speed and taking advantage of Slim’s many benefits

Ready to run in 48 hours

Slim is built on a pre-assembled base module that ships quickly and can be installed in your facility in 48 hours. It’s also easy to bring online and connect with your company’s existing inventory management systems

Increased Safety & Protocols

Ergonomic and efficient working environment

Reduce the risk of injuries

By eliminating the stress and strain of reaching high and low, Modula VLMs help employees stay safe on the job

Improve efficiency and save time

Workers aren’t scrambling around a huge warehouse trying to locate items – they just retrieve what they need from a small number of VLM stations

Ease operational effort with the Copilot console

The console simplifies materials management, both in retrieving and replenishing items

Enhances operator efficiency and comfort

Delivers materials to operators quickly and at proper height

Unmatched picking accuracy

Enhanced by available alphanumeric LED bars and automated pointing lasers

Modula OnePick

Fully automated no operator required!

The OnePick combines in one machine all the benefits of VLM technology with an integrated robotic system to pick and place boxes or totes. The bay integrates seamlessly with conveyors, belts and other systems. It’s perfect for ecommerce, self-service and automated stores.

Fully automated

With the included picking bay and extractor, the OnePick runs without an operator

Extractor removes products in boxes or bins

There’s no need for other assistance or interventions, the OnePick does it all

Adjusts automatically to different boxes, bins and containers

The OnePick readily accommodates and retrieves varying weights, volumes, sizes, and dimensions

Seamlessly integration

Incorporate it with your current conveyor belts, rollers, AGVs, and AGCs to speed deliveries

Recover Space

By taking advantage of high ceilings, you can dramatically reduce space dedicated to storage

Increase Picking Speeds

Save space, increase operating speed


Trim your floor space

Like all Modula VLMs, OnePick reduces your storage footprint

Retrieve from multiple rows

OnePick can pull items from different locations in the same tray, regardless of geometry, shape or volume

Integrate easily into your company processes

Like other Modula VLMs, OnePick comes with Modula’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) to track processes and inventory

Ensure security of stocked products

Fully enclosed to keep items away from unauthorized parties

Four different models

The OnePick is available in four different models of varying widths and payload capacities

Adjustable trays to meet your unique needs

Dynamic tray height storage and 1-inch tray adjustability optimizes internal cubic volume

Accommodates challenging facilities

Allows the installation of a VLM even in hard-to-reach areas

Modula Lift Technical Highlights

Unit heights

10’10”–52’10” (3,300–16,100 mm)

Unit height increment

7.87” (200 mm)

Tray storage pitch

1” (25mm)

Tray widths

59, 75, 98, 122 or 161” (1,500, 1,900, 2,500, 3,100 or 4,100 mm)

Tray depths

25.75” & 33.74” (654 mm & 857 mm)

Net tray payload capacities

551, 1,102, 1,653 and 2,182 lbs (250, 500, 750 and 990 kg)

Gross total payload

77,000–200,000 lbs (35,000–90,000 kg)

Modula Slim Technical Highlights

Unit heights

7’11”–22’12” (2,400–7,000 mm)

Unit height increment

3.94” (100 mm)

Tray storage pitch

1” (25mm)

Tray widths

51, 75 or 98” (1,300, 1,900 or 2,500 mm)

Tray depths

16.73” (425 mm) for all models

Maximum tray load capacity

771.68 lbs (350 kg) for all models

Unit footprint

66.33, 89.96, or 113.58” W X 65.90” D (1,650 or 2,050 mm W x 2,376 mm D)

Modula Sintes1 Technical Highlights

Unit heights

10’10”–52’10” (3,300–16,100 mm)

Unit height increment

7.87” (200 mm)

Tray storage pitch

1” (25mm)

Tray widths

75–161” (1,900–4,100 mm)

Tray depths

25.75” & 33.74” (654 mm & 857 mm)

Net tray payload capacities

551–2,182 lbs (250–990 kg)

Total gross payload capacity

Up to 198,416 lbs (90,000 kg)

Number of bays

Up to 2, internal or external

Want to improve the performance of your picking and storage operation?

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