The TKF vertical conveyor accepts loads horizontally, conveys them vertically and discharges horizontally in a non-stop operation, loading and unloading in a Z pattern. The lift can reverse direction–up or down. It features chain speeds up to 120 feet per minute, and depending on the dimensions of the items being conveyed, can output up to 40 loads per minute.
Each load is carried on a moving platform attached to continuous loops of chain. The platform carrier is rigid in the horizontal load-carrying position yet flexible as it loops around the top and bottom sprockets as it returns to the load position. This design feature reduces the overall size of the lift, according to TKF.
Five standard lift models are available, with unit load capacities ranging from 5 to 4,000 pounds and vertical travel up to 80 feet.