Freight Lifts

Freight Lifts, also known as vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRC’s), provide an exceptional solution for transferring product between levels. Loads can range from 10 lbs to 100,000 lbs. VRC’s are for material only; they are NOT designed to transport people.

Criteria for selecting a Freight Lift

  • Capacity: What is the maximum product weight?
  • Platform: Width & Length required for your product?
  • Levels: How many levels to be serviced?
  • Distance: Highest level to be serviced?
  • Frequency: Cycles per hour?

Lift Types & Features

Freight lifts are either hydraulic or chain-driven.

Hydraulic Lifts

  • Loads 10 lbs – 6,000 lbs
  • Lift heights to 28′
  • Cantilever or Straddle Models
  • Indoor or outdoor

Mechanical (Chain-Driven)

  • Loads up to 100,00+ lbs
  • 2+ levels can be serviced
  • Cantilever or Straddle Models
  • Any carriage size
  • Heavy-duty roller chain attached to a mechanical lifting mechanism

Platform Mount

  • Cantilever: Platform cantilevers off the guide beams
  • Straddle: Platform centered between the guide beams

Load Patterns

  • C Load Pattern: Enter/exit lift from same side
  • Z Load Pattern: Enter 1 side / exist opposite side
  • 90 Deg Pattern: Enter 1 side / exist adjacent side
VRC Types horizontal