Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRCs)
What Are Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRCs)?
Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors, or VRCs, are one of the automated systems we implement in our warehouse layout and design. They are an effective way of moving materials to the upper levels of your facility to streamline tasks like order fulfillment. With a VRC Vertical Lift, you can transfer products on pallets or carts to the upper level to finish a task for the order fulfillment requirements. Easily transporting materials between levels increases warehouse efficiency, and VRC Vertical Lifts and Conveyors often are the right solutions for creating these efficiencies.
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How does a VRC work?
Our industrial freight elevators offer solutions for many industries. They are used primarily in warehouse spaces with Mezzanines can access more vertical storage options. There are many VRC types. The two basic types are electric and hydraulic. There are also different configurations of the pole’s physical properties that support the platform’s structure. Depending on your application there’s usually a good reason to choose a hydraulic versus electric lift. The following factors need to be considered:
- Capacity of available vertical storage
- Configuration of upper levels
- The beams being used to support the VRC
- Loading and unloading patterns in the warehouse
Our primary VRC provider is Wildeck, who offers both options. The Design Group has installed a variety of VRCs for companies, from printing companies to grocery stores. To learn more about which system would be best for you, check out this video by Wildeck.
Pallet Elevator Costs
VRCs typically have a minimum price of $30,000 and can range to over $100,000. Price is determined by the size, location, and weight capacity necessary for the VRCs’ purpose. There are typically permit requirements as VRCs fall into the category of being an elevator. The AK Design Group has plenty of experience getting the proper permits for a wide range of projects we’ve completed. In certain states, a licensed elevator installer must be the one to implement the VRC.
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