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Rabatex vertical lift module to revolutionise storage

Nov 01, 2020
Rabatex vertical lift module to revolutionise storage

At a time when the price of land is skyrocketing, Rabatex Industries is giving India a revolutionary product for space constraints. Rabatex is primarily a textile industry that is soon to introduce their brand-new vertical storage system. After seven years of research, experiment, and hard work, the company is all set to bring a technology that will revolutionise storage settings.

Rabatex Vertical Lift Module is an automated electronic machine with Human Machine Interface (HMI), height sensors, space management and weight sensors. The company will sell it to industries that need to store large quantities of products in small spaces in order to overcome challenges of quick access of components and multiplying 5 to 30 times space by vertical storage.

VLM is a vertical storage machine segregated into trays. Each tray has a capacity of storing goods worth 200 kg to 700 kg. Thus, 100 trays can offer storage space for goods weighing 50,000 kg.

The largest machine is 24 m tall, while the shortest is 2 m tall. The larger the product, the lower the price. Since computerized facilities are equal for all, smaller machines will be comparatively costly against the taller ones.

The machines incorporate Japanese and European automation technology to record data about every user and usage. For example, one can log in to the server and notify the activity of a certain tray. If a tray is named X, you can store, extract, and restore the tray as many times you need. With computerisation, every data related to the usage of the tray will be recorded.

The product is shared in levels and people who can access the machine can keep a tab on the usage. The process helps keep track of the amount of stock available in the machine. Moreover, the internal software facilitates Management Information System (MIS). Thus, if someone mistakenly puts excess quantity on a certain tray, they will get immediate intimation from the device. Minimum and maximum quantity alert by MIS to concern person to manage inventory effectively.

The machine requires separate entry for everyone, and multiple people can log in, to access the device. This helps people divide the work into levels. For example, at level 1, there can be five people, in level 2 there can be ten people. Anyone can send messages through the machine to notify the group of people concerned. It reduces manual labour and keeps a record of every activity.

USP’s of the Rabatex vertical lift module
Indian industries desperately needed a product that can reduce space with the benefits of automation. The USP of Rabatex is not only providing a revolutionary product but also selling it at an affordable rate.

In places like the US and Europe, people use such technology in pharmacies and reduce queues. When customers ask for medicine, they immediately enter the data in their computers and find the tray where that particular medicine is stored. There are specific bar codes assigned to particular trays that quickly help identify what a person is looking for.


Haresh Panchal, Managing Director of Rabatex, used the example of a bank locker to explain another form of usage. A person can access their personal tray by providing lock details, and quickly get their belongings. Multiple interlocks can be installed into the device to ensure its security.

The company is focusing on the automobile, engineering, textile manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, ware house, e-commerce and banking industries likely to be the main market for this product. Panchal reveals that warehouses have a high demand for these products. Amazon currently uses multiple products like these for their warehouses globally.

Developing Rabatex Vertical Lift Module
Rabatex VLM product is 100 per cent Indianized in terms of hardware as it is an output of their in-house production. The Managing Director quoted, “this product is exclusively made in India, looking into the Indian market requirement, as well as we are also working to integrate my software with all possible ERP software.”

If a client uses Microsoft MAB or SAP, they just have to inform Rabatex about the CSP files they need. After that, the company will easily deliver the requirement from their device to the client’s device. The company focuses on 3C based solutions rather than HMI. Panchal stated, “from my Microsoft SQL I can send any amount of data in whichever format you need or an end-user needs. So, integration we have made easy.” The VLM product also has its personalized mobile app that makes every data available and accessible quickly. If there is an urgent demand or an export requirement, the manager can quickly access the app and see how much of the goods are available. Both the device and software are prone to upgrade and will simultaneously improve to meet demands. The details will be mentioned in the iCloud to make information accessible and available all the time.

A VLM machine can store data for 25 years, so the manufacturers target machine usage beyond 25 years. The company has run a test load on two devices with goods dating back 20 years. By November, they plan to store goods dating back to 25 years. By January 2021, the company will go through full-fledged trials to understand more about the storage capacities and functionality.

Currently, only the computerized technology has been imported from Japan and Europe, but within the next 3-4 years, they plan to Indianize that too.


How is the market condition for selling VLM?
Rabatex already has export orders for Textile Equipments from the US, Turkey, Russia, and Bangladesh. Currently, the levels of domestic orders are moderate due to COVID-19. Moreover, according to Panchal, textiles have been down from the past 12 months. However, the company already have 34 domestic orders at the moment, out of them, 20 are from technical textile businesses.

Panchal’s vision for the next five years is to increase the level of manufacturing. He has acquired another land near Ahmedabad ring road for a new plant to expand production. The target trends suggest that Asian and African countries will have a high demand for automated storage machines in the near future. Thus, Rabatex will maximise their reach and cater to countries across the globe.