In today’s ‘green’ building designs, floor space is at a premium and moving up, not out, is definitely preferred. Luckily, facility designers, contractors, and architects need look no further than the V-Lift™ from Wildeck – the industry leader in space optimization.
The straddle and cantilever designs are available with lift capacities up to 4,000 lb.
Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRCs) also known as Material Lifts or Freight Lifts are a cost effective, safe and easy means of transporting your materials from one elevation to another. Whether you’re a distribution center with integrated mezzanines, a manufacturing facility with multiple levels, or an archive records storage facility with a balcony a VRC is the solution for your vertical lifting needs.
Hydraulic Lifting System
A robust single cylinder hydraulic system with dual 2.5″ pistons safely lifts and lowers the carriage. Innovative cylinder design prevents twisting during operation and eliminates moving hoses, cables, chains, and bearings. Pressure compensated control valve regulates the flow of hydraulic fluid and ensures a smooth, steady, and safe lowering speed.
Standard color is Wildeck Gray. Optional colors available. Purchased components are painted per vendor standards. Prior to painting, Wildeck fabricated materials are prepared using a 100% phosphate-free paint pre-treatment process incorporating a non-toxic biodegradable alkaline powder that virtually eliminates the introduction of VOCs into the atmosphere.
Mechanical stops ensure positive leveling with the upper deck. Redundant overload protection prevents carriage from lifting if loaded to more than 120% of rated capacity. Decent safety is controlled via velocity fuses. Safety signage must be clearly displayed including: “NO RIDERS.”
The ANSI/ASME B20.1 code requires safety gates and 8 ft. high guarding on all accessible sides of the lift. V-Lift™ gates have electrical and mechanical interlocks and can only be opened during VRC loading or unloading. Interlocks prevent the VRC from moving unless the gates are fully closed and they cannot be opened if the carriage is not at the designated level.
208/230/460 VAC, 3-phase (Single-phase option available). Control voltage is 24 VAC. Remote mounted NEMA 12 control panel and hydraulic pump motor are pre-wired prior to shipment. Optional “quick-connect” wiring for VRC push-buttons and gate interlocks is available.
The main control panel is rated NEMA 12. NEMA 4 call/send stations included for each level have self-maintaining push-buttons and a mushroom-head E-Stop.
Drawing & Manuals
Application-specific drawings provided for approval after receipt of Purchase Order and prior to manufacture. Owner’s Manual includes installation, operation, and maintenance instructions. DESIGNED & MANUFACTURED to meet ANSI/ASME B20.1 “Safety Standard for Conveyors.” Lift is for material transfer only. RIDERS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
Consult factory for shipment options. V-Lift™ sub-assemblies typically ship on a flat-bed truck for side off-loading at site.
- Fixed or freestanding “C,” “Z” or 90 degree loading/unloading
- Heavy-duty construction
- LIFTING CAPACITY: Up to 3,000 lb
- LIFTING SPEED: Standard travel speed is 17 fpm.
- TOP LIFTING HEIGHT: 14’
- LEVELS: Access lower level and (1) stop above ground
Clear height requirement:
- 7 ft. (84″) Clearance above upper level for VRC travel up to 10 ft.
- 9 ft. (108″) Clearance for travel heights between 10 ft. and 14 ft.
- Guide columns are 6″ wide-flange structural steel.
- Optional freestanding structural framing available.