The Viper Vertical Lift Module (VLM) automatic tray height scanning system and tray design can provide more than 50% more storage density while allowing food processors to lower their unit acquisition cost. The system determines each tray's exact storage height requirement down to a 1-in. increment automatically every time a tray is retrieved. The system determines the optimum storage position in the unit based on optimizing space and retrieval time. The new tray design uses thinner side walls, flat bottoms and no dividers or support cross members in the open storage area. Trays are available in 2, 3 and 4m widths. The extra-wide tray widths also provide more food processing parts available for picking on each tray, increasing productivity while reducing labor costs.
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