The Kardex Vertical Buffer Module is the best solution for fast-growing product ranges with limited storage space.

A scalable shelf system with a movable mast transports the bin and slots seamlessly into existing processes and building layouts.

The staff operates on the Vertical Buffer Module

Customer needs

  • Precise, simple, and fast order picking
  • Ergonomically-friendly working conditions
  • Flexible with numerous storage possibilities
  • Simple integration
  • Modular and scalable
  • Controlled access
Combination of Vertical Buffer Modules for a big warehouse

Benefits at a glance

  • Makes order picking efficient
  • Uses pick-to-light systems to create a precise, simple, and fast order picking process
  • Eliminates energy recovery times
  • Picks quickly, regardless of the unit size
  • Combines high storage capacity and the ability to process a wide range of items with fast access times and minimum storage volume per item
  • Adapts perfectly to existing processes and building dimensions - it's both modular and scalable

Vertical Buffer Module LR 35 - Pick small parts quickly and efficiently

High order picking performance is based on bin cycles and the number of order lines. The LR 35 optimizes the order picking performance of small parts and lightweight goods while guaranteeing high precision and energy efficiency. A station can consist of one or more units.

Whether being used to supply a production line with a wide range of products; as buffer storage in the assembly area; or for picking slow-moving parts in the distribution warehouse, it significantly improves productivity and decreases energy consumption. It uses only a third of the energy compared to other systems. The Vertical Buffer Module is flexible! It simply integrates into existing processes and is easily incorporated into production and software systems.

The LR 35 features ergonomically designed picking stations. This simplifies the picking process and improves overall working conditions. At each access opening, items tilt at a 20-degree angle while the goods-to-person principle moves goods to the next picking station.

How does the Vertical Buffer Module work?

Components to create the perfect solution

Offering complete flexibility, the LR 35 optimally adapts to existing equipment and allows various access openings and picking stations. Up to four access openings can be fitted to the end face, right side, or left side of each unit.

Tab Navigation

Picking station

The turntable is the picking station’s key element. Tilted at a 20° angle, it is extremely ergonomic and thus easy to operate.

While the operator picks the order, the next bin or tray is prepared in the background and placed on the turntable’s rear shelf. As soon as the operator finishes picking one order, the turntable rotates 180° and the next bin is ready for picking.

Controlled single access opening

An administrator can control individual access to bins when needed. This is especially important when storing valuable tools and equipment.

Clearance control

The clearance control serves to protect sensitive and valuable items and reduce the risk of crash situations. Vertical light barriers monitor impermissible bin height or overhanging goods in the aisle area.

In the event of an error, either the machinery does not start moving or its movement is interrupted and signals an error message.

Conveyor connection

The LR 35 easily connects to existing conveyor technology, either for manual storage and retrieval of bins and trays or for automatic operation and transfer to the existing material flow.

The connection fits the end face, right, or left side. It is designed for the permanent filling and retrieval of entire bins which increases order picking performance.

Options for individual requirements

The greatest flexibility for every need

The Vertical Buffer Module is extremely flexible and offers a broad range of optional features. The modular design precisely configures to a diverse range of needs and integrates additional components at any stage, both before or after installation.

The LED pointer reliably identifies the retrieval and storage positions at picking stations. It is a fixed, high-power LED light source that uses a controllable mirror to generate a spot of light projected directly into the retrieval/storage compartment of a bin/tray. Without the need for a preset calibration, every single compartment position individually selects items to remove. The operator easily identifies what they need to do by following the specific highlighted spot of light.

The indicator located on the control panel display helps the operator identify storage locations in the bin/tray. This eliminates the need for a time-consuming search! The position indicator quickly and reliably guides the operator to the right place.

Located externally, LED lighting forms a canopy shape above the access openings to simplify the picker's tasks. This is especially helpful when warehouse lighting conditions are poor and switches on and off via the user display.

Based on individual fire protection requirements, it is possible to install gas nozzle pipes or sprinkler pipes for gas or water extinguishing systems in the area of the field reinforcements.

An externally located socket and various interfaces (2x USB, 1x Ethernet) are available for the picking station.

Innovative unit software with a capacitive touchscreen

For optimal performance in the warehouse

The unit software optimized for the Vertical Buffer Module meets the highest standards: it offers a modern operating concept with a newly developed, capacitive touchscreen for even faster and more intuitive operation. The associated software is web-based and therefore works with a wide range of hardware.

The main operating features include:

  • Modern and intuitive to operate 
  • Touchscreen
  • Virtual keyboard
  • External keyboard possible or Barcode scanner connection (USB)
  • Operating using new browsers possible
  • Multilingual

Technical Data

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Performance High order picking performance based on bin cycles and number of order lines. Max. total load 63 metric tons
Bins Standard mini-load system compatible bins 600 x 400 mm (up to 640 x 440 mm) Load 35 kg | bin
Width 1.920 to 10.470 mm
Depth 2.350 mm
Height 3.000 to 12.000 mm for bins measuring 600 x 400 mm
Unit vertical steps 100 mm steps

Product add-ons

Man picks articles from the LR 35 with Kardex VBM Boxes

An innovative storage box - flexible and robust to fit warehouse needs

The Kardex VBM Box is a storage and transport box that includes a divider system. With dimensions 640 x 440 x 140 mm, the box is perfect for the Vertical Buffer Module LR 35. Storage boxes flexibly divide and quickly adapt at any time using transverse and longitudinal dividers. The height extends in a 50 mm grid using push-on frames. 

A woman works on a Vertical Lift Module with drying technology

Controlled environment

Parts, raw materials, and products often require special storage conditions. Depending on your individual needs, we supply four optional controlled environment solutions. We individually integrate these into your storage and retrieval system and, as a result, your sensitive goods are always optimally protected.


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