Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems [ASRS] utilize unused overhead space while maximizing valuable floor space.

Traditional storage systems create fatigue and reduce productivity when users are required to bend, stoop, reach, push and pull to store and retrieve items. Automated Storage Systems minimize the user’s physical effort regardless of the user’s body size, posture or mobility.

We provide cost-effective solutions which improve an organization’s ability to handle small items and parts, tools and dies in manufacturing, distribution, retail, office, institutions and warehouse environments. By focusing on meeting today’s and tomorrow’s business needs, McMurray Stern provides “common sense” automated solutions to help exceed each industry’s benchmark for floor space utilization, productivity increases, and worker ergonomics.

Vertical Lifts


Vertical lifts by McMurray Stern are the ideal storage solution for industrial products, components and spare parts for all possible environments and industries. Many companies have chosen our lifts to help organize and improve their work-flow, thanks to its flexibility, wide range of models available, its superior design and ease of use.

VLM’s can be used stand-alone or with the available software to manage the space and utilization of units, increasing productivity further.

We also offer a wide range of options and accessories to provide increased speed, ease of use and productivity in your operation.

Product Benefits

  • Wide Selection of Tray Widths & Depths
  • 154,500 lbs of gross unit load capacity
  • Control Access to any Tray
  • Available in Heights up to 46 Feet


The popular Sintes1 is an automated vertical lift module (VLM) designed specifically for small to medium sized applications. With its compact size, it is ideal for storing and picking items such as electronic components, pharmaceuticals and tools.

Modula Sintes1 features a modern and sleek appearance, with a coated internal steel structure and pre-coated exterior panels for increased durability and protection. Modula Sintes is manufactured using a state of the art production line, ensuring that each feature functions optimally.

Product Benefits

  • Recover space in every environment
  • Save time and increase your operating speed
  • Reduce operator risk
  • Make sure your stocked products are safe
  • Better efficiency with minimum investment
  • Get to control your inventory with a customized WMS
Modula OneTon


The Modula OneTon vertical lift module is the answer to all of your storage needs for heavier items and materials in your facility. With its 2,200 lbs net payload per tray and complete personnel protection devices for operators, OneTon represents the leading edge of Modula VLM technology. Modula OneTon is a leader in user ergonomics, designed to provide maximum operator safety in even the most demanding working conditions.

Product Benefits

  • 2,200 lbs net per tray
  • Height up to 46′-3″
  • Seamless integration with WMS


Our vertical carousels shelving systems consist of shelves that rotate up or down via the shortest path, delivering items to an ergonomically positioned pick window. Vertical design maximizes the use of overhead space and can recover up to 75% of the floor space required for traditional shelving systems.


Vertical carousel shelving systems are available in a wide range of heights, depths and widths to meet virtually any storage and retrieval requirement. They are compatible with an entire suite of software and controls to meet standard and unique applications.

Product Benefits

  • Brings Inventory to Point of Use
  • Improves Productivity & Ergonomics
  • Design for reliability and low maintenance
  • Carrier load capacity up to 1,100lb (500kg)
  • Wide availability clear heights, shelves and dividers
  • Capability for clean or cold rooms
  • Dual access for multi-operator use.
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Diamond Phoenix Horizontal Carousel


Carousel picking systems are at the heart of advanced order fulfillment applications, benefiting a broad spectrum of world-class clients. Modula Diamond Phoenix carousels are the most durable in the industry, engineered for long-term reliability in even the heaviest applications and most severe duty cycles. This product also includes motor, reducer and drive sprocket functioning as a single connected drive unit for maximized efficiency, drive speed and available torque. Performances and reliability are second to none.

Product Benefits

  • Single frame size allowing multiple bin sizes
  • Dual bin configurations available, 36″ and 48″
  • Commercially available AC controllers that are highly reliable and fully featured
  • The fastest retrieval speeds in the industry
  • The highest capacity standard shelves in the industry – 150lb. with optional 80 and 225lb.
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Cube 3


Modula Cube by McMurray Stern is an automated horizontal lift storage system, that is the ideal solution for high value items in low ceiling applications.

Modula Cube is made up of multiple modules to build its overall length, where trays are stored in two columns within each module, one at the front and the other at the rear. Trays are transported between modules to operators at the access opening area via a shuttle that travels both vertically and horizontally within the unit. Trays move from the rear of the unit to the access opening location at the base of the modules.

Product Benefits

  • Increased inventory control
  • Personal protection safety light curtains at the access opening area to prevent injury when trays are being delivered or returned.
  • Intuitive color touchscreen console and interface
  • Communicates with WMS and ERP Systems
Warehouse Management Software


McMurray Stern offers the largest range and best supported software solutions in the industry. Modula WMS is a warehouse management package designed for automated storage equipment, such as MODULA VLM as well as conventional storage methods (shelving and manual picking).

Modula WMS allows real-time warehouse management using a convenient PC interface. Modula WMS is easily adapted to existing corporate software systems and organizational needs. This streamlined setup has minimal impact on current procedures and operations. All you need to integrate your host system is a PC to act as the server, as well as client PCs, depending on your specific needs.

Product Benefits

  • Reduced picking and replenishment errors.
  • Substantial reduction of paperwork and processes required
  • Communicates with WMS and ERP Systems
  • Requires Minimal Operator Training
  • Fast and Easy Installation

Need more information or assistance in selecting the perfect automated storage system for your organization’s needs?


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