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VRC Product Selector Guidelines

The following table should be used only as a guideline in determining which PFlow lifting conveyor is right for your application. PFlow has designed vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) to lift materials that weigh 10 pounds to more than 100,000 pounds. If you have application questions, please call us in Milwaukee at 1-414-352-9000.

TypeMechanicalMechanicalHydraulicHydraulicMechanicalMechanical (automated with carriage conveyor)
Carriage SizeUp to 12' W x 10' LMinimum 6' W x 6'6" LUp to 12' W x 10' L6' W x 6' L3' W x 3' L (standard 3' load height)3' W x 3' L
Configuration2-Post Cantilever or Straddle4-Post2-Post Cantilever or Straddle2-Post Cantilever4-Post, Formed Steel Frame2-Post Cantilever
Capacity (lbs)Up to 10,000, based on carriage sizeUnlimitedUp to 6,000, based on carriage sizeUp to 3,000, based on carriage size500100 (Small Packages)
Vertical RiseUnlimitedUnlimitedUp to 22'Up to 15'14' 9" Floor-to-Floor (30" elevation at each level)Standard Up to 20'
Standard Speed25 FPM18 FPM24 FPM17 FPM30 FPM60 FPM
Speed UpgradeUp to 400 FPM or MoreUp to 400 FPM or More30 FPM25 FPMUp to 400 FPM or More
CyclesUnlimited - ContinuousUnlimited - Continuous10/Hour - 100/Day10/Hour - 100/DayUnlimited - ContinuousUnlimited - Continuous

Lifting Conveyors, Material Platform Lifts for Any Industry

We’ve designed and manufactured material platform lifts for a wide variety of industries. Our lifting conveyors are the cost-effective, safe way to move materials from one level to another.

  • Aeronautics & Aerospace
  • Automotive & Vehicle Dealerships
  • Beverage Industry
  • Chemicals
  • Manufacturing
  • Computer & Electronics
  • Food Processing
  • Government
  • Lodging
  • Manufacturing
  • Material Handling & Processing
  • Medical & Health Care
  • Military & Defense
  • Packaging & Converting
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Printing Pulp & Paper (Roll Handling)
  • Refineries
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Back Rooms
  • Education
  • Municipalities
  • Telecommunications