Food Manufacturing & Processing Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors

Vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) are a safe and efficient way to transport large, heavy loads between two or more levels.

VRCs are essential tools for food manufacturing and processing facilities because they quickly, easily, and safely move heavy items between two or more floor levels. 

No matter the work environment — extreme heat, sub-zero temperatures, or wash-down environments — PFlow can design and manufacture a VRC for your specific application, no matter how specialized.

PFlow Industries is the pioneer and leading manufacturer of vertical reciprocating conveyors, and we can help you improve your food manufacturing operations with a VRC.

Tyson Foods plant lift

Benefits of PFlow Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors

With our VRCs, you can handle and move loads of multiple pallets, oversized materials, and heavy machinery safely and efficiently. Here are some of the many benefits of a VRC in food manufacturing and processing operations:

  • Safely and efficiently move materials to improve operations
  • Maximize floor space by creating access to previously inaccessible vertical space
  • Engineered for your specific lifting needs
  • Advanced safety features built into all lifts prevent costly accidents
  • Less costly to install, operate, and maintain than elevators
  • Made in the USA with performance and reliability you can trust

Our VRCs conform to ASME B20.1 Safety Standards for Conveyors and come with guaranteed code approval in every state.

PFlow VRCs are designed for each customer’s specific lifting application. As the VRC industry founder, PFlow has unparalleled experience in the VRC industry and the technical know-how to solve your vertical lifting challenges.

Food Manufacturing & Processing Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor Applications

Having a VRC on your property will allow you to complete essential operational tasks safely and efficiently.

Some common uses for a VRC for food manufacturing and processing include:

  • Moving pallets of food from floor to floor
  • Lifting and lowering heavy machinery
  • Expanding storage by utilizing vertical space

Food Manufacturing & Processing Customer Testimonials

Our customers rave about their VRC’s reliability, problem-free operation, and many years of outstanding performance. When you need parts or service, you can count on a quick response from us.


“Hydraulic (PFlow) VRCs customized in a similar manner are viable for a wide range of refrigerated and frozen storage applications. It easily withstands the cold temperatures and frequent use with minimal maintenance required.”

– PJ Laviola, General Manager for Special Applications, Delaware Elevator


“Not only was PFlow able to design a custom downlift and uplift solution that fit our needs, but the company also engineered the entire moving-floor assembly system, based on our initial design concept, then manufactured and installed it.”

– David Konopacki, Lead Engineer, Bourgault

Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor Resources & Case Studies for Food Manufacturing & Processing

Ready To Improve Your Food Manufacturing & Processing Operations?

If you could use a safe and efficient way to vertically lift heavy materials, we’d love to talk. Contact our experts for a free quote on a vertical conveyor specifically designed for your application. Call us in Milwaukee at 414-352-9000, or use our Quick Contact Form.