Fully Automated Systems

PFlow fully automated systems integrate horizontal conveyors with PFlow vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRC) to automate your multi-level workflow. Instead of relying upon forklifts or manual labor to move materials, boxes, and cargo to different floor levels, a VRC can help automate the entire process and increase the efficiency and throughput of your operations.

Custom designed to fit your exact specifications, these fully automated systems can be structured as simple, two-level applications or complex multi-level, multi-directional systems that provide horizontal and vertical movement and offer flexible loading and unloading patterns.

Automate your facility and significantly improve labor efficiency with a fully automated system from PFlow.

A fully automated conveyor system.

Benefits of a PFlow Fully Automated System



PFlow VRCs come with a wide range of built-in safety features, such as safety cams and other optional safety systems.



We work closely with our customers to develop a system to meet their specific needs and provide the best value for their money.

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Our Engineering team will work with you to customize your fully-automated system to suit your exact requirements and operating environment.

Fully Automated System Options

  • Fully automated PLC system controls
  • Tilt-decks
  • Roll-handling
  • Cart-handling
  • Integration with AMRs

Find the Perfect Fully Automated System

Lift loads from 10 lbs to 50,000 lbs or more with PFlow’s mechanical vertical reciprocating conveyors. Our fully automated VRC solutions have improved workflow efficiency and throughput in a wide array of applications from eCommerce to packaging.

F Series (50,000 lbs+)

The 4-Post F Series mechanical lift (VRC) can easily handle loads of 50,000 lbs and can be customized to lift 200,000 lbs.

  • Unlimited carriage size
  • Unlimited vertical rise
  • Standard travel speed of 18 FPM, with 400 FPM possible
  • Unlimited cycles per hour/day
  • Indoor or outdoor use

M Series (10,000 lbs)

The 2-Post M Series mechanical lift (VRC) can safely lift loads up to 10,000 lbs to any number of floor levels.

  • Standard carriage size of 12’ x 10’
  • Unlimited vertical rise
  • Standard travel speed of 25 FPM, with 400 FPM possible
  • Unlimited cycles per hour/day
  • Indoor or outdoor use

DB Series (100 lbs)

The DB Series package handling lift is ideal for moving loads up to 100 lbs. between floors or conveyor levels.

  • 3’x3’ standard carriage size
  • Vertical rise up to 20′
  • Standard travel speed of 60 FPM
  • Unlimited cycles per hour/day
  • Indoor use only

Engineered for Your Specific Requirements

PFlow Industries manufactures vertical reciprocating conveyors to solve any freight lifting need. Our fully automated systems are customized for your specific material handling requirements. As the VRC industry founder in 1977, we continue to lead the industry with our innovative material lifting solutions.

Why PFlow?

Along with taking the lead on state codes relating to material lifts, PFlow Industries is the leader in research and development, resulting in numerous patents for commercial cargo lifts and related products.

Our engineering team is the largest in the industry. PFlow continues to create breakthroughs in vertical lift performance and safety through a culture focused on innovation.

Since our founding, we have built more than 20,000 VRCs with installations throughout the world – many for very unique applications.

“We had the pleasure of working alongside PFlow Industries at the PROMAT 2019 show in Chicago. Chuck Cobb and his team are a devoted group of professionals dedicated to their craft! We look forward to working with them for years to come!”

– Rebecca S.

Frequently Asked Questions

PFlow typically does not build horizontal conveyor systems—a third-party dealer or material handling integrator will design and build the horizontal system. Our engineers and designers then coordinate with the manufacturer and work closely with them to ensure seamless integration and automation of the VRC(s) into that system. Contact us for more details.