GF Machining Solutions, a Swiss machine tool manufacturer with a Sales and Support wing in North America, was looking for vertical storage units that could interface with their ERP and WMS systems and increase picking efficiency while minimizing downtime.

Modula was chosen for many features among which the External Dual tray delivery with the External Bay Lights and Laser pointer which could increase dramatically the picking efficiency and accuracy, Modula's software platform that could interface with multiple systems on a SQL table level and its domestic service level. The units were installed in a rate of less than one week each and it was an easy and smooth transfer of the inventory which meant zero downtime to operations and no impact to GF customers.

Since the installation of the 3 Modula MX50D, Gf Machining Solutions can put away and pick more parts per hour and with greater accuracy. The LED light bar paired with the laser pointer allows their users to more rapidly identify the location of the parts. The interface used with their existing systems has made it possible to use the Modula software for both the receiving/put away and picking process. The use of Colors with Light Displays has in fact enabled multiple machines and multiple operators boosting productivity and efficiency during the picking and replenishment activity.

Thanks to this, the client has eliminated one of their major bottlenecks with the high order demand in the late afternoons. The accuracy and efficiency has driven metrics into world class levels with the result of more same-day shipments with minimal errors for their customers.

GF Machining Solutions is currently storing over 12,000 items in the three VLMs recovering 50% of valuable floor space (566 ft2 compared to over 1,200 ft2 with previous automated equipment).

In total, the system provides more than 8,417 ft2 (782 m2) of storage, all within a system footprint of less than 566 ft2 (52,6 m2). Find out more by clicking on the PDF below.

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GF Machining Solutions - Illinois, USA - Industrial Machinery

GF Machining Solutions, a Swiss machine tool manufacturer with a Sales and Support wing in North America, was looking for vertical storage units that could interface with their ERP and WMS systems and increase picking efficiency while minimizing downtime.

Modula was chosen for many features among which the External Dual tray delivery with the External Bay Lights and Laser pointer which could increase dramatically the picking efficiency and accuracy, Modula's software platform that could interface with multiple systems on a SQL table level and its domestic service level.

The units were installed in a rate of less than one week each and it was an easy and smooth transfer of the inventory which meant zero downtime to operations and no impact to GF customers.

Since the installation of the 3 Modula MX50D, Gf Machining Solutions can put away and pick more parts per hour and with greater accuracy. The LED light bar paired with the laser pointer allows their users to more rapidly identify the location of the parts. The interface used with their existing systems has made it possible to use the Modula software for both the receiving/put away and picking process. The use of Colors with Light Displays has in fact enabled multiple machines and multiple operators boosting productivity and efficiency during the picking and replenishment activity.

Thanks to this, the client has eliminated one of their major bottlenecks with the high order demand in the late afternoons. The accuracy and efficiency has driven metrics into world class levels with the result of more same-day shipments with minimal errors for their customers. GF Machining Solutions is currently storing over 12,000 items in the three VLMs recovering 50\% of valuable floor space (566 ft2 compared to over 1,200 ft2 with previous automated equipment).

In total, the system provides more than 8,417 ft2 (782 m2) of storage, all within a system footprint of less than 566 ft2 (52,6 m2).

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