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[Video] Christie Digital saves space with “vending machine”

Manufacturer ses VLMs to store unfinished projectors

Christie Digital's Kardex Remstar VLMs

June 7, 2013
by MM&D staff

KITCHENER, Ontario—Digital movie projector manufacturer Christie Digital Systems USA Inc likes to keep enough inventory on hand so that when a customer orders a customized projector, Christie can pull out a nearly assembled unit, add the finishing touches and ship it out of its Kitchener, Ontario-based manufacturing plant that same day.

The trouble is keeping that many units in stock took up a lot of room: over 92sqm (1,000sqf)—room which they company just didn’t have—so it looked for an automated storage solution and found an answer with Kardex Remstar’s Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs).

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