Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors In Michigan
Vertical reciprocating conveyors provide a fast and efficient system for moving product to and from grade, mezzanine, and floors within a warehouse or within a racking system. Vertical reciprocating conveyors can be designed, engineered and installed for through-floor, interior and exterior applications in choices of straddle, cantilever and 4-post designs depending upon the patterns of loading and handling. In some instances, an abandoned elevator shaft can be retrofitted for a vertical reciprocating conveyor.
Types of Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors
Mechanical or hydraulic systems are well suited for multi-level applications that demand higher speeds and where efficiencies are needed in reclaiming unused space. These systems are smooth and bounce-free meaning less waste in handling delicate product. The capacity of this system can be designed to handle loads from 10 pounds to 100 tons.
The hydraulic system is the least expensive to purchase and install. The mechanical lift proves beneficial when large product is moved at a vertical rise of over 22’ for more than two level stops. Both the mechanical and hydraulic conveyor systems have built-in safety features to protect the product, the employees and the integrity of the system.
Typically, basic preventative maintenance of these systems is within the capabilities of warehouse personnel.
Integration of Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors
Before vertical reciprocating conveyors are integrated into a current warehouse operation, it is imperative to communicate the current functions and patterns of product handling to an expert in product logistics. Consideration must also be given to the management and control software in place to fully understand the effects of integration. In most cases, vertical reciprocating conveyor systems are designed into the structural integrity of the floor, and the column supports.
The professionals at Shelving & Rack Systems can provide the needed technical guidance and expertise in design and integration of a vertical reciprocating conveyor system into your current operations.
Contact us today and let us help you determine the most efficient and effective system to improve the overall productivity of your warehouse distribution or commercial operation.