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Freight Lift

For applications requiring moving material between floors and/or from one floor to a mezzanine, where a pallet jack is used for loading and unloading, the Autoquip's Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor also known as a VRC or freight lift is the perfect answer. Instead of using an expensive forklift in an ineffective and dangerous manner, the VRC is an inexpensive solution to moving material from floor to floor. The VRC is often described as a “mezzanine lift” or a vertical lift. The Autoquip VRC is used in heavy manufacturing, light manufacturing, retail stores, distribution, offices, or anywhere that has materials that are moving regularly between floors. Freightlifts can also replace old an out of code freight elevators in multi-story shaft applications. Freight lifts can reach height from 8' to 100' with capacities from 1,000# to 20,000#!

Specific applications include not limited to:

  • Automotive shops for moving parts to a second level storage area.
  • Replacing an old freight elevator in multi-story applications
  • Automated systems with conveyor mounted on the deck
  • In restaurants for moving food from the kitchen or storage area to the main dining room
  • Moving product from a storage area to the production floor
  • Moving finished goods from multiple levels to the shipping area
  • Inside as well as outdoor application

To view the entire VRC Catalog, click here.

To determine the best type of Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor for your needs, please download and fill out our short questionaire.

Freightlite Freightlifts

Freightlite Freightlift

Freightlite Freightlift

The FreightLite is a proven winner. It's made to smoothly and economically move loads weighing up to 6,000lbs. from one level to another - typically to and from a mezzanine. The FreightLite is one of the best values in the industry. There's no pre-installation and set-up is quicker than competitive models.
  • Remote power supply
  • Velocity fuse for freefall prevention and safety
  • Sealed cam follower rollers
  • Capacities to 3,000#
  • Platforms from 3' x 3' to 6' x 6'

For a PDF literature piece click here.

Hydraulic Straddle Freightlifts

Hydraulic Straddled Freightlift

Hydraulic Straddle Freightlifts are economical, easy to maintain and provide a safe way to move materials between two levels requiring less than 28ft of vertical travel. Freightlifts are an economical alternative to forklifts or elevators with savings up to 75%.
  • 10" - 12" diameter sheaves provide large bend radius and longer cable life
  • Safety cams to limit platform freefall to less than 4"
  • Remote power supply
  • Capacities to 6,000#
  • Platforms from 4' x 4' to 8' x 12'

For a PDF literature piece click here.

Hydraulic Cantilevered Freightlift

Hydraulic Canitlevered Freightlift

Hydraulic Freightlifts are economical, easy to maintain and provide a safe way to move materials between two levels requiring less than 28ft of vertical travel. Freightlifts are an economical alternative to forklifts or elevators with savings up to 75%. They are regulated under the National ASME B20.1 code as conveyors.

  • 10" - 12" diameter sheaves provide large bend radius and longer cable life
  • Safety cams to limit platform freefall to less than 4"
  • Platform stabilization rollers to prevent binding
  • Capacities to 6,000#
  • Platforms from 4' x 4' to 8' x 8'

For a PDF literature piece click here.

Mechanical Straddle Freightlifts

Mechanical Straddle Freightlift

Mechanical Straddle Freightlifts are designed to stop at multiple positions to access heights up to 100ft and to have more precise control of their stop-start movements. They are mechanically operated by means of a brake motor and gear reducer with a common drive shaft. Raising and lowering of the carriage platform is accomplished with heavy-duty roller chain.

  • Slack Chain Safety Stop
  • Safety cams to limit carriage freefall to 4"
  • Lubricated-for-life bushings on guide rollers
  • Capacities to 6,000#
  • Platforms from 4' x 3' to 10' x 12'

For a PDF literature piece click here.

Mechanical Canilevered Freightlifts

Mechanical Cantilevered Freightlift

Mechanical Freightlifts are designed to stop at multiple positions to access heights up to 100ft and to have more precise control of their stop-start movements. They are mechanically operated by means of a brake motor and gear reducer with a common drive shaft. Raising and lowering of the carriage platform is accomplished with heavy-duty roller chain.

  • Slack Chain Safety Stop
  • Safety cams to limit carriage freefall to 4"
  • Lubricated-for-life bushings on guide rollers
  • Capacities to 6,000#
  • Platforms from 4' x 3' to 8' x 8'

For a PDF literature piece click here.

High Capacity 4 Post Freightlift

High Capacity 4 Post Freightlift

Mechanical Freightlifts are designed to stop at multiple positions toaccess heights up to 100ft and to have more precise control of theirstop-start movements. They are mechanically operated by means of abrake motor and gear reducer with a common drive shaft. Raising andlowering of the carriage platform is accomplished with heavy-dutyroller chain.

  • Slack Chain Safety Stop
  • Safety cams to limit carriage freefall to 4"
  • Lubricated-for-life bushings on guide rollers
  • Capacities to 15,000#
  • Platforms from 6' x 6' to 12' x 15'

For a PDF literature piece click here.

Possible Loading Configuring for each model style

Mechanical Straddle Freightlift
Cantilever
four post

Straddle Lift
Straddle Lift is a "C" or "Z"

Cantilever Lift
Cantilever Lift is a "C", "Z" or "90"

4 Post Lift
4-Post is a "C", "Z" or "90"

The PDFs below will allow you to access drawings of the Vertical Reciprocating Lifts as well as general specifications and Architectural Specifications.

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