“Our freight elevator is dangerous and out of code. Is there an alternate solution for moving materials to another level in our building?”
A freight elevator must be kept in safe working condition, which includes being compliant with national elevator codes and budgeting for expensive maintenance and repairs. Production and material changes may also result in the freight elevator no longer being a fit the company’s needs, making it inefficient and causing frustration for employees.
VRC: Move Materials
Companies are now turning to Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRC) to solve their need to move materials to a mezzanine or within a multi-level building. The VRC only moves materials, not people or forklifts. This detail exempts the solution from the national elevator codes.
A VRC can be installed as a through-floor, interior or exterior structure. Employees operating a pallet truck or forklift approach the open doors of the guide columns to place materials on the carriage, which is then moved up or down by the mechanical / hydraulic actuating mechanism. Materials are delivered to the desired level and processed.
VRC: Freight Elevator Replacement
Already have a freight elevator in place? Depending on your production requirements and freight elevator condition, a VRC may be installed in the unused elevator shaft. Speaking to a storage & handling specialist will highlight how to utilize the space in your warehouse.
Contact ProLift to speak to a storage & handling specialist for a complimentary on-site inspection and quote of a Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRC). ProLift also offers other warehouse solutions, including mezzanines and pallet racking.Schedule Facility Survey