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.

Up to 200,000 lbs

Carriage sizes as large as needed (6' x 6.5' min)

Unlimited

Move materials between 2 or more levels

Standard 18 fpm

Speeds to 400 fpm available.

Heavy industrial equipment, multiple pallets, performance venues. Unlimited

Series M

A mechanical VRC with a 2-post design for large loads & the most frequent use.

The most versatile series; very few limitations, can be customized for the widest variety of uses.

Designed for continuous operation.

Up to 10,000 lbs

Carriage sizes up to 10' x 12'

Unlimited

Move materials between 2 or more levels

Standard 25 fpm

Speeds up to 600 fpm available

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.

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

Up to 8,000 lbs

Carriage sizes up to 10' x 10'

Up to 22' rise

Move materials between 2 levels

Standard 24 fpm

Speeds up to 35 fpm available

Industrial facilities, warehouses & 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 self-contained unit equipped to service in-plant mezzanines.

Up to 3,000 lbs

Carriage sizes up to 6' x 6'

Up to 15' rise

Move materials between 2 levels

Standard 17 fpm

Speeds up to 25 fpm available
Self-storage facilities, mezzanine & balcony applications. 10 per hour

Series DM

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

Can be shipped as a plug and play unit. Perfect for in-plant mezzanines.

Up to 3,000 lbs

Carriage sizes 5' x 5' or 6' x 6'
in-plant mezzanines.

Up to 15' rise

Move materials between 2 levels

Standard 17 fpm

Speeds up to 25 fpm available
Self-storage facilities, mezzanine & balcony applications. 10 per hour

Series DB

A VRC for smaller loads with a counter-weighted design that minimizes horsepower requirements & saves energy.

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

Up to 100 lbs

Carriage sizes up to 3' x 3'

Up to 50' rise

Move materials between 2 or more levels

Speeds from 60 to 400 fpm available High-speed applications for boxes, cartons, packages, etc. Unlimited

Series B

A fully enclosed VRC for boxes & packages that ships in modular sections for easy installation & maintenance.

Features a mechanical motor/ gear reducer with frequency drive for soft start & stops.

Up to 500 lbs

3' x 3' carriage

Up to 17'6" rise

Move materials between 2 levels

Standard 35 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 10' x 12'

Up to 200' rise

Move materials between 2 or more levels

Speeds dependent on numerous variables Small & medium size load manufacturing, warehousing & 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 & include numerous standard & optional safety features.
  • Pflow VRCs are suitable for indoor & outdoor use, and can be loaded/ unloaded from multiple sides.
  • Pflow VRCs can be used in mezzanine, through-floor & empty elevator shafts.
  • Pflow pioneered the VRC product class & has installed over 15,000 lifts worldwide.

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