PFLow Industries
Since 1977, PFlow has been solely devoted to the design and manufacturer of vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRC’s) material handling equipment, systems, and specials. As the VRC pioneer, PFlow has led the industry from the start.
414-352-9000
6720 N. Teutonia Avenue Milwaukee, WI, 53209 USA

414-352-9000

6720 N. Teutonia Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209
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Questions to Qualify Your Application

Every VRC installation is different, but answers to these simple questions can better qualify your custom application.

PFlow Carriage Load Patterns

1. HOW HIGH?

  • What is the total vertical rise?
  • What is the distance from floor to floor?
  • What is the clearance above the upper level?

2. HOW OFTEN?

  • How many times per hour will the VRC carry the load?
  • Will it have automatic infeed and discharge or manual?

3. HOW HEAVY?

  • How much is the total load weight?

4. HOW BIG?

  • What are the dimensions of the largest and smallest loads to be lifted?
  • Does the load overhang the pallet?
  • Will there be multiple loads put on the carriage at one time?

5. HOW NOW?

  • How is the customer presently moving the load?
  • Does he have an existing VRC?
  • Does he use a forklift truck?
  • Is there a potential safety hazard?

6. LOADING PATTERN?

  • C – Inline
  • Z  – Pass-through
  • 90º – Left/Right

7. GATES & ENCLOSURES?

  • Will the lift be in a shaftway?
  • Will the lift penetrate a floor level?
  • Will the lift service the shaft-way?
  • Will the lift service the perimeter (edge) of a mezzanine?

8. FLOOR OPENING / SHAFT-WAY?

  • If the lift is going through a floor or existing man-shaft-way, what are the dimensions of the opening?

Application Guidelines

These guidelines provide information on how the vertical conveyor industry can achieve, for its users, a safe application, and proper utilization.

The document was developed by the Vertical Conveyor Sub-Committee (VCC) of the Conveyor Product Section (CPS), a group of Vertical Conveyor manufacturers comprising a substantial portion of the companies designing and manufacturing VRC’s in the United States.

Included are vertical reciprocating conveyor terms & definitions, applications, types and configurations, considerations regarding specification, installation, operation and much more.

Download VRC Application Guidelines (PDF)