What Are Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors?

vertical reciprocating conveyorsThe Michigan economy is expanding, and the manufacturing sector is as well. For many businesses that means expanding their facilities, either outward, upward, or to a different plant entirely. Any expansion must be done according to safety regulations, however. At Beuschel Sales we know installing additional safety equipment can be expensive. Vertical reciprocating conveyors are one solution to problems of moving products in a multi-level facility. Here we will discuss the benefits of vertical reciprocating conveyors.

What Are Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors?

Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (or VRCs) are structured like elevators, but they do not transport people from floor to floor. They are designed to transport only material. The components of vertical reciprocating conveyors are: a carriage, a guide column, and either a mechanical or hydraulic actuating mechanism. VRCs also come equipped with gate enclosures that ensure the safe transfer of goods between two or more floors. VRCs solve vertical lifting challenges in warehouses, factories, manufacturing plants, or any building you need to move material from one level to another.

Because people do not ride on them like they do in elevators, VRCs don’t fall under the same safety codes. VRCs have their own national code (ASME B20.1). They are specifically exempt from national elevator code. As such they are a less expensive option for connecting floors than elevators.

VRCs work very well not just in warehouses, but in any kind of building. They can be installed inside or out, through floors or in the open. VCRs can connect to basements, balconies, mezzanines, or to any level in a building. The sky is not the limit, but the highest floor is. VRCs can be designed to meet any building or product challenge.

The Benefits of VRCs

Vertical reciprocating conveyors are:

  • Economical – much more affordable than installing an elevator
  • Less expensive to operate and maintain than elevators
  • Safe to operate for the transportation of products
  • Safer than using forklifts to move products between levels
  • Customizable for any need – no product is too heavy or too light
  • Capable of being installed in an unused elevator shaft
  • Authorized for installation in every U.S. state

If your company needs to transport materials between floors, consider installing a vertical reciprocating conveyor instead of an elevator. Beuschel Sales would be happy to discuss with you your company’s unique needs and recommend a VRC that would meet them. Call us today for a quote.





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