Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor Specifications Guide

Product Series Quick Fact Capacity /Carriage Size Vertical Rise /Levels Speed* Applications Max Cycles
* FPM = feet per minute  

Series F

A mechanical VRC with a 4-post design for the heaviest loads & largest carriage sizes.

Lift can be loaded/unloaded on any of four sides.

Designed for continuous operation.

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. 

Up to 50,000 lbs

Unlimited carriage size

Unlimited

Move materials between 2 or more levels

Standard 20 FPM

400 FPM available on special order.

Heavy industrial equipment, multiple pallets, performance venues. Unlimited

Series M

A mechanical VRC with a 2-post design for large loads.

Ideal for high-cycle, automated systems or frequent-use applications.

Designed for continuous operation.

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. 

Up to 10,000 lbs

Carriage sizes up to 12'x10'

Unlimited

Move materials between 2 or more levels

Standard 25-30 FPM
 
100-400 FPM available on special order. 
Pallets in conveyor systems, carts in a production line, distributors, storage facilities, other industrial. Unlimited

Series 21

A hydraulic VRC with a 2-post design for medium to larger loads.

Carriage is lifted and lowered by two hydraulic cylinders mounted on 6” guide columns.

Torsion bar links the two hydraulic cylinders to equalize load & assure carriage remains level at all times.

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. 

Up to 8,000 lbs

Carriage sizes up to 12'x10'

Up to 22' rise

Move materials between 2 levels

Standard 24 FPM

35 FPM available on special order.

Industrial facilities, warehouses and distributors with medium loads. 10 per hour

Series D

A hydraulic VRC with limited moving parts for easy maintenance lifting of medium loads.

Can be shipped as a modular, self-contained unit equipped to service in-plant mezzanines.

Quick-connect cabling for push-button stations and gate interlocks significantly reduces field-wiring costs.

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. 

Up to 4,000 lbs

Carriage sizes up to 6'X 6'

Up to 15' rise

Move materials between 2 levels

Standard 17 FPM

25 FPM available on special order.
Self-storage facilities, mezzanine and balcony applications. 10 per hour

Series DB

A VRC for smaller loads with a counter-weighted design.

Saves space & handles loads that are often transported on an inclined conveyor.

Completely self-contained, self-supporting and economical. 

Up to 100 lbs

Carriage sizes up to 3'x3'

Up to 25' rise

Move materials between 2 or more levels

Standard 60-600 FPM High-speed applications for boxes, cartons, packages, etc. Unlimited

Series B

A fully enclosed VRC for boxes and packages that ships in modular sections pre-wired for ease of installation and maintenance.

Completely self-contained, self-supporting and economical to own.

Moves loads to mezzanines/between floors.

Up to 500 lbs

3'x3' carriage

Up to 17'6" rise

Move materials between 2 levels

Standard 30 FPM Retail outlets, parts rooms, food service, libraries, small warehouses. Unlimited

Automated Lifts

For continuous material transportation in an automated industrial application.

From simple two-level applications to multi-level, multi-directional systems.

Up to 15,000 lbs

Carriage sizes up to 15'x15'

Up to 200' rise

Move materials between 2 or more levels

Custom speeds to match through-put. Small/medium size load manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities. Unlimited

General PFlow Facts:

  • PFlow VRCs are custom designed to meet the necessary specs; these guidelines are for general reference.
  • All PFlow lifts meet ASME B20.1 code and include numerous standard and optional safety features.
  • PFlow VRCs can be loaded/unloaded from multiple sides.
  • PFlow VRCs can be used in mezzanine, through-floor and empty elevator shafts.
  • PFlow pioneered the VRC product class & has installed 16,000+ lifts worldwide.

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