The first vertical lift module that has the capability and user friendliness to be called a vending machine.
Reclaim Valuable Floor Space
The AutoCrib® VLM Vertical Lift Module system provides up to 80% more inventory storage than traditional shelving and requires only 47 square feet of floor space, giving you more room for manufacturing, warehousing, kitting operations, shipping/receiving, quality control, and offices. You can save up to 1,400 square feet per 25ft VLM system vs. traditional shelving. That’s $14,000 saved per year at a conservative $10/sq. ft. warehousing cost.
Pay thousands less than you would for competitive machines and still have a superbly equipped vertical storage system. Our VLM system is designed with features that will dramatically increase your operational effectiveness and deliver measurable results.
AutoCrib® has the most advanced technology for inventory management. More than an automated shelf, it provides item-level inventory management, advanced permissions-based access controls, and powerful reporting capabilities that provide managers with actionable information.
Easy to learn
Intuitive controls let you easily select products by a tray, part number, or description. Items are automatically retrieved with the push of a button and trays are automatically returned with your next selection.
Enhance your image
Our modern automated industrial vending systems are an excellent showpiece for plant tours and customer walkthroughs. Today's tech-savvy customers expect best-in-class manufacturers to have automated solutions.
Get greater throughput with fewer mistakes, and eliminate frequent cycle counting and costly physical inventory shut-downs. Our solution automatically records every transaction, meaning you always have up-to-date inventory counts.
Our well-equipped vertical lift storage systems equal or exceed the floor space savings and inventory control of significantly more expensive ASRS (Automated Storage Retrieval Systems) and vertical lift systems at a very affordable price.
Our patented full-width extractor for storing and retrieving trays is engineered to be remarkably simple. With fewer moving parts our system has outstanding dependability for long-term 24/7 operations and costs significantly less to maintain.
No repackaging required
Vertical lift storage systems are very flexible systems. You can use your existing boxes, totes, and bins — no special bins or product carriers are required.
Inventory can be retrieved quickly and routed in sequence to your order pickers. A single operator can run multiple vertical lift module systems virtually eliminating operator dwell time. You can see a sustainable 20-40% increase in picking productivity.
Industrial vending integration
The system is pre-integrated with our industrial vending machine product line. It is a massively scalable platform that allows you to start small and grows aggressively with your manufacturing initiatives.
The AutoCrib Vertical Lift Module (VLM) systems offer more flexibility than other ASRS solutions. Unlike large ASRS systems that require a complete overhaul of the warehouse or production area, VLM systems are modularized and easy to implement. This means you can easily integrate into an existing system or gradually expand your automated storage solution over different phases. The modular construction gives you the ability to change the unit’s height to meet future needs and capitalize further on your initial investment.
Reduce labor costs
Handle the same workload with fewer employees in the tool crib or storage room, allowing your highly-paid experienced workers to be completely focused on the job. Increase throughput or extend business hours while maintaining the same number of employees.
Employee accountability for inventory
Advanced permissions-based access controls track warehouse transactions to specific employees, and encouraging them to take responsibility for each item they obtain.
Reduce workplace injuries
Enclosed storage reduces the danger of objects falling on employees. Items are presented to employees at a comfortable ergonomically correct workstation. Every item is in the “Golden Zone” with no need for employees to bend down, reach up, or climb.
Prevent dirt, dust, and debris from accumulating on your inventory. Enclosed inventory stays cleaner and helps keep supplies, parts, and tools in good condition.
Made in USA
Our products are designed and manufactured in the USA
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S&S has partnered with AutoCrib since 2007 on vending projects with our corporate manufacturing, aerospace, petrochemical, and utility customers. Their constant innovation in leading edge vending technology allows us to have a proven and unique set of capabilities that our competition cannot offer. Their in-house techs and parts that are readily available allow our tech teams to keep the 200+ installed systems nation-wide running 24/7 that are critical to our customers success and S&S’s reputation.
AutoCrib has integrated seamlessly into our high-tech, fast-paced operation at Flex-Cell Precision-a cutting-edge, precision CNC machine shop located in Lancaster, PA. Since first using our LX2000 four years ago, we have been able to rely on AutoCrib's accurate reporting to monitor, track and order tooling. Nuisance purchasing has become a thing of the past with established min and max inventory levels, monitored in conjunction with US Tool Group. Using a system like our AutoCrib has practically eliminated stock-outs, knowing we are always a couple of weeks ahead of the game. Data is generated & manipulated into various report formats by Operator, Job, Date, etc. for easy visibility of where our tooling is being distributed to. Practically maintenance free, there is little to no effort needed to keep our system operating perfectly. Make the change we did to help keep your operation running smoother and discover an AutoCrib system for yourself.
AutoCrib vending systems helped JetBlue Airways to implement new technology in our operation. This allowed us to track our assets and reduce touch points with a return on investment that was less than 12 months.
Since we have been involved with AutoCrib and using the software for 10 plus years we have seen a reduction in our total inventory. We now have the ability to see inventory that is slow moving and can adjust min/max to better fit our needs. Also, it has helped to consolidate our inventory. AutoCrib gives us the ability to track our costs better.