Kardex Handling Solutions

Shuttle® XP Vertical Lift Module


The Shuttle® XP Vertical Lift Module (VLM) is an enclosed system that meets a broad range of storage and retrieval applications in manufacturing, distribution, retail and warehouse operations. It cost-effectively stores virtually anything, and gives quick and easy retrieval access to items. It can be installed in a variety of building situations, including through multiple floors and even installation outside the building. Because the device is modular in its construction, its height and number of access openings can be changed at any time, even after original construction.

How it works

The modular VLM has vertically arranged trays that are stored in the front and rear of the unit. Using Cubestar® technology, the Shuttle XP automatically scans every tray to find the ideal storage location within the system in increments of one inch to provide maximum storage density. At the push of a button or scan of a barcode, an extractor device in the center of the unit automatically delivers the requested tray with stored items to the access opening.


  • Reduces labor costs
  • Increases productivity with goods-to-person concept
  • Enhances security and safety with controlled access to specific trays
  • Saves floor space by up to 85%
  • Improves pick accuracy
  • Eliminates operator bending, reaching and climbing for better ergonomics
  • Expands workflow and inventory options through flexible modular design