Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRC)

A Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRC), also known as a material lift, is a type of material handling automation equipment that can move products between different levels in a vertical direction.

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Move Products Efficiently with a VRC

VRCs provide a safe and efficient solution for transporting products to mezzanines, platforms, or between multiple floors in warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, or other industrial settings. 

A VRC offers several benefits, including:

PFlow’s Material Handling Lifts

A partner of Adaptec, PFlow Industries is a leading manufacturer of vertical conveyors that lift materials from one level to another. Their American-made, vertical hydraulic and chain-driven mechanical lifts are used in a wide variety of material handling applications, efficiently lifting and lowering products from 10 pounds to over 100,000 pounds. 

4-Post F Series Mechanical VRC

Capable of lifting the largest, bulkiest, and heaviest materials. It can handle loads up to 200,000 pounds. 

Specifications:

  • Unlimited carriage size 
  • Unlimited vertical rise
  • Standard travel speed of 18 FPM, with 400 FPM possible
  • Unlimited cycles per hour/day
  • Indoor & outdoor

2-Post M Series Mechanical VRC

Capable of lifting up to 10,000 pounds to any number of floor levels.

Specifications:

  • Standard carriage size of 12’ x 10’
  • Unlimited vertical rise
  • Standard travel speed of 25 FPM, with 400 FPM possible
  • Unlimited cycles per hour/day
  • Indoor & outdoor

B Series Box Lift

Capable of lifting up to 500 pounds, and is ideal for automatically moving boxes, totes, cartons, cases, and individual parts from one level to another. 

Specifications:

  • Carriage size is 3’ x 3’
  • Vertical rise to 15’9”
  • Standard travel speed of 30 FPM
  • Unlimited cycles per hour/day
  • Indoor & outdoor
  • Loading position – 30” above floor

DB Series Package Handling Lift

Designed to move loads up to 100 pounds between floors and conveyor levels. Loading/unloading is available from three sides. 

Specifications:

  • Carriage size is 3’ x 3’
  • Vertical rise up to 20’
  • Standard travel speed of 60 FPM
  • Unlimited cycles per hour/day
  • Indoor

Hydraulic VRCs

PFlow’s hydraulic lifts use compressed fluid to generate power to lift materials in two-level lifting applications. These lifts can handle loads from 10 pounds to 6,000 pounds, accommodating 10 cycles per hour, 100 cycles per day. 

21 Series Hydraulic VRC

Two-post hydraulic lift (VRC) that can handle up to 6,000 pounds. 

Specifications:

  • 12’ x 10’ standard carriage size
  • 22’ vertical rise
  • Standard travel speed of 24 FPM
  • 10 cycles per hour / 100 cycles per day
  • Straddle or cantilever configuration
  • Indoor & outdoor

D Series Hydraulic VRC

Lifts loads of up to 3,000 pounds based on carriage size and added accessories. 

Specifications:

  • 6’ x 6’ standard carriage size
  • 5’ vertical rise
  • Standard travel speed of 17 FPM
  • 10 cycles per hour / 100 cycles per day
  • Indoor & outdoor

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