The technical name for a VRC is a Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor. Sounds complicated right? Well, it’s just a complicated name for an industrial material lift similar to an elevator. The key difference is that passengers are not allowed to ride on VRC’s.
VRC’s are mainly found in industrial applications where a lift is needed to transport materials up to mezzanine levels or down basement levels. When you have frequent material to transfer from level to level, the safest and most efficient way is to use a VRC.
VRC’s can be sized for just about any type of application. Weight capacities range from 100 pounds to 30,000 pounds. The sizes of the platforms range from tote size up to 12’ x 30’ long.
VRC’s are much more cost-effective in comparison to standard elevators and also VRC’s require less permitting.
Here are some of the most common names for a VRC lift: Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRCs), Vertical Conveyor, Material Lift, Freight Lift, Custom Lift, Vertical Lift, Mezzanine Lift, Modular Lift, Mechanical Lift, Hydraulic Lift, Freight Elevator, Continuous Lift, Industrial Lift, Continuous and Vertical Conveyor just to name a few.
In general, VRC’s should be considered any time you have vertical material transfer taking place by people or forklifts. Your safety department will thank you for it. If you are interested in pricing or more information on Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors call 800-722-5908 or CONTACT US.
By: Senior Warehouse Design Specialist Brian Koski