A vertical lift is an automated material handling system

Material handling systems function according to the "goods to man" principle. A vertical lift system utilizes the vertical space available in a building to store items and automatically transport them to the access point when they are needed. In many industries vertical lift systems are frequently installed in production environments where they provide buffer storage or serve as tool storage. Shipping departments also rely on vertical lift systems because they are extremely efficient. All items stored in vertical lift systems are protected against dust, dirt and unauthorized access. The extractor is the central component in Hänel vertical lift systems. The extractor finds and transports storage containers to the access point, and then returns them to their specified positions when retrieval operations have been completed. The extractor functions like an "elevator" that is installed centrally in the vertical lift system. In front of it and behind it are the storage shelves, which are called "containers" in Hänel systems.

The Hänel Lean-Lift® vertical solution - containers allocated according to the configuration of the profile wall

The original Hänel profile wall is used in the Hänel Lean-Lift® for container organization. The high-density profiles, combined with integrated height measurement, ensure optimal space utilization in the Hänel Lean-Lift®. The maximum storage density and optimized utilization of vertical space in Hänel vertical lift systems can save up to 60 percent in terms of floor space. The high speeds of travel achieved by the extractor in Hänel vertical lift systems ensure rapid access to stored goods. The Hänel Multi-Space® is also based on the vertical lift principle. However, in contrast to the Hänel Lean-Lift®, the extractor in this system can also travel horizontally. Warehouse management software and the deployment of Hänel software solutions considerably boost the efficiency of vertical lift systems. Many businesses around the world rely on Hänel vertical lift systems for optimizing their intralogistics. Vertical lift systems such as the Hänel Lean-Lift® and the Hänel Multi-Space® save space, time and money, while also safeguarding goods and supporting ergonomics.