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The Vertical Lift Module (VLM) from Kardex features an enclosed shelf-based storage system designed to increase capacity in a more compact footprint.

Operating on the ‘goods-to-person’ principle, the VLM increases productivity by delivering goods directly to an operator. These systems are modular and flexible in design, which enables future adjustments for your business needs.

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Technical Specifications

Kardex Megamat 250/500

Kardex Megamat 700

Kardex Megamat 1000

Width 1,580 to 4,380 mm 1,580 to 4,380 mm 1,580 to 4,380 mm
Depth 2,312 to 3,074 mm 2,363 to 3,125 mm 2,363 to 4,343 mm
Height 2,550 to 30,050 mm 2,550 to 20,050 mm 2,550 to 20,050 mm
Load Up to 560 kg Up to 725 kg Up to 1,000 kg
Height Grid 100 mm 100 mm 100 mm

* Standard technical data, other sizes possible on request

The values shown in the table reference standard configurations. It is possible to also construct other units with different widths, depths and heights.

Available models

Flexible solution for small parts and lightweight inventory

The Kardex Shuttle 250/500 is a flexible solution for storing and retrieving small-sized inventory. With a tray width of 4,050 mm, the Kardex Shuttle 250/500 can handle loads up to 560 kg per tray. It’s compact design allows it to adapt to space requirements, offering maximum storage capacity in a minimal footprint with a maximum height of 30 m. Further, the system easily modifies to a wide range of requirements. For example, for storing goods in temperature controlled units or under clean room conditions.

Highly compact storage for medium loads

The Kardex Shuttle 700 zhandles a tray width of 4,050 mm and loads up to 725 kg per tray. It adjusts to a device height of 20 m allowing a large storage volume. The Kardex Shuttle 700 is ideal for efficiently storing and retrieving heavy tools, components or spare parts. It is extremely flexible with a number of different options that can be easily integrated before or after installation. The units can expand, decrease, modify or adapt in various ways to cater to changing needs including business growth, new applications, or a relocation.

Manages heavy duty loads up to 1,000 kg

With a tray width of 4,050 mm, the Kardex Shuttle 1000 loads up to 1,000 kg per tray. Achieving new load-carrying capacity standards, it's ideal for storing medium-heavy to heavy parts. Using a forklift, stack and store Euro pallets and mesh boxes in specially designed trays. This saves space and makes it possible to find goods faster, helping to lower costs, boost productivity and increase ergonomics. A factory-installed crane can be used to move stored goods easily, decreasing working times and costs.

Key Features

  • Save space and optimize room height
  • Create an ergonomic working environment
  • Secure stored goods
  • Increase picking speed and accuracy
  • Keep systems flexible 
  • Modular systems
  • More storage space/capacity in a smaller footprint
  • Increased throughput
  • Improved inventory control
  • Expandable, scalable, and flexible
  • Extremely safe and ergonomic 
  • Stored goods stay protected
  • Position indicator

  • Tray extraction device for forklift operation

  • Display LED-Navigator

  • Double tray function

  • Automatic/semi-automatic tray extraction

  • ESD Version

Key Components

The extractor moves the desired tray at high transport speeds directly to the access or back to an available storage location.

The lift door is included with the standard accessories of each unit to protect people, machines and stored items as well as to reduce noise and drafts.

Shelf rail modules hold the trays in the access opening. They can provide two trays at the same time, and work on different levels for optimum ergonomics of the operators.

If the safety light barrier in front of the access opening is activated, the unit stops moving immediately to protect the operator and the inventory.

Customized installations

Thanks to numerous options, the Kardex Shuttle provides flexibility for various needs. The system can be raised, shortened, moved to another location or adapted to new requirements.

The Kardex Shuttle extends over several floor levels and is equipped with up to six access openings on the front and rear of the unit. This makes it possible to work on multiple levels simultaneously. For example, storing inventory and retrieving them at different access points.

To increase warehouse capacity, the Kardex Shuttle can be installed outside of a building with an additional enclosure. In this case, access to the stored goods is via an opening in the wall created especially for this purpose.

Maximize your success with integrated technology

Easily incorporate the following technologies

Fast and easy integration of barcode scanners for order picking, order identification, and the storage and retrieval process.

For faster order picking and consolidation, work zones can be connected via conveyor technology.

Easily integrate lifting equipment such as cranes for the ergonomic storage and retrieval of goods.

Automatic handling devices such as robots provide more automated storage and retrieval.

Vertical Lift Module Kardex Shuttle Achieve High Storage Density

​Watch how the Kardex Shuttle, a Vertical Lift Module, optimizes storage space, creates an ergonomic work environment, and keeps inventory secure. The Kardex Shuttle meets storage and retrieval warehouse demands across manufacturing, distribution, and retail.

  • Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology
  • Electronics
  • Medical
  • Machinery & Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
KardexKardex is a global industry partner for intralogistics solutions and a leading supplier of automated storage solutions and material handling systems. This begins with the assessment of customer requirements and continues through planning, realization, and maintenance of customer-specific systems. It ensures a high level of availability combined with low total cost of ownership and operation. Approximately 2'100 employees in over 30 countries work for Kardex. Kardex Holding AG is listed on the Swiss SIX Stock Exchange since 1989.