The new Megamat RS from Kardex is an automated carousel which rotates vertically around a track to bring stored inventory to an operator.

Vertical carousels work in line with the goods-to-person principle. They are perfectly suited for goods with a high picking frequency and for similarly sized inventory.

How does the Vertical Carousel Module work?

Benefits at a glance

  • Fast access to all stored goods

  • High picking productivity and increased picking accuracy

  • Maximum use of space in a minimal footprint

  • The modular and scalable system allows to start with basic functionalities and expand them afterwards

  • Extensive safety features and ergonomic design

  • Intuitive user interfaces and operating concept

Fast access to all stored goods

High picking productivity and increased picking accuracy

Maximum use of space in a minimal footprint

The modular and scalable system allows to start with basic functionalities and expand them afterwards

Extensive safety features and ergonomic design

Intuitive user interfaces and operating concept

Man picks goods from the Vertical Carousel Module

Warehouse requirements

  • Fewer picking errors
  • More storage capacity in a smaller footprint
  • High flexibility and modularity
  • Faster and reliable order fulfillment
  • Modern design and future-orientated technology
  • Reliable intralogistics solutions

Megamat RS models

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Megamat RS 180

Efficient storage and fast retrieval of lightweight loads

The Megamat RS 180 is best suited for the storage and picking of small parts. For example, it’s an excellent choice for the hotel industry, medical sectors, vehicle manufacturing, mechanical engineering and the electronics industry.

Megamat RS 350

Ideal for medium-sized loads

The Megamat RS 350 works well in a variety of different areas. For instance, it integrates into the production process in several ways – either as an interim storage solution for semi-finished products or as a buffer storage in between production steps.

Megamat RS 650

For heavy loads of up to 650 kg per carrier

The Megamat RS 650 works well in a variety of different areas. For instance, it integrates into the production process in several ways – either as an interim storage solution for semi-finished products or as a storage buffer during drying phases.

System features

The Megamat RS is equipped with the following technical features:

In the event of a power outage, the emergency hand crank provides access to stored products at all times.

The new chain tensioner significantly reduces the susceptibility of the load chain to wear and tear. The result is a reliable and long-lasting storage system.

The lockable sliding door moves smoothly, either automatically or manually. This guarantees it’s easy to use and ensures employees continue working without interruptions.

The innovative clip system allows a simple, fast and safe panel assembly. The increased system stability guarantees maximum protection both for stored goods and on-site warehouse workers.

A single Megamat RS to store small parts in boxes

Options for individual requirements

  • New Kardex VCM Box
  • ESD design
  • Divided frame side panels
  • Several access openings
  • Position Indicator or Display LED-Navigator
  • User management

Carriers

The Megamat RS carriers provide efficient, orderly storage. Optimized for different processes, they can be adapted to meet your business needs.


The maximum storage space per carrier is up to 16 square meters. Depending on the size of the unit, the maximum load capacity is 180, 350, or 650 kilograms per carrier. The carrier depth, width, and height are configured to your requirements.


Depending on the application, the carriers can be subdivided using intermediate shelves. You can use a combination of drawers, and dividers as required.

  • Open carrier to provide various storage options
  • Carrier with drawers, separator sets, and intermediate shelves for combining various inventory
  • Carrier with partitions for easy sorting of stored goods
  • Carrier with self-supported intermediate shelf for storage of large, flat parts

Every Megamat RS is configured to meet your needs

Technical data of the Vertical Carousel Module

RS 180 RS 350 RS 650
Width 73.8 to 152.6 in 73.8 to 168.3 in 77.8 to 168.3 in
1,875 to 3,875 mm 1,875 to 4,275 mm 1,975 to 4,275 mm
Height 87 to 295.7 in 92.9 to 394.1 in 92.9 to 934.1 in
2,210 to 7,510 mm 2,360 to 10,010 mm 2,360 to 10,010 mm
Depth 49.3, 56.7 and 64.2 in * 50, 57.9 and 65.8 in * 51.6, 59.5 and 67.3 in*
1,251, 1,441 and 1,631 mm * 1,271, 1,471 and 1,671 mm * 1,311, 1,511 and 1,711 mm *
Load per carrier Max. 396.8 lbs Max. 771.6 lbs Max. 1,433 lbs
Max. 180 kg Max. 350 kg Max. 650 kg
Unit load (incl. carrier) Max. 13,277.7 lbs Max. 27,557.8 lbs Max. 41,887.9 lbs
Max. 6,000 kg Max. 12,500 kg Max. 19,000 kg
*Special dimensions on request

Product add-ons

Kardex VCM Box

The new Kardex VCM Box

Modular storage boxes with a divider system.
The box is perfectly adapted for the Vertical Carousel Module (VCM). Storage boxes can be adapted at any time by using cross and longitudinal dividers. The height of the Kardex VCM Box extends by using clip-on frames. The cross and longitudinal dividers are also available in different heights.

Power Pick Onboard on the Shuttle XP

Power Pick Software Solutions

Power Pick Global
Power Pick Global optimizes storage and retrieval in combination with Kardex machines. It covers multiple, smart picking strategies.


Power Pick Onboard
The Onboard inventory management software combined with automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), streamlines and accelerates warehouse processes.

A woman works on a Vertical Lift Module with drying technology

Controlled environment

Inventory sometimes requires special storage conditions. Depending on your individual needs, Kardex supplies four optional environment solutions. Kardex can integrate these into your storage and retrieval system and as a result, your sensitive goods are always protected.

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