Wildeck has introduced the XpressLift Automated VRC (vertical reciprocating conveyor), which incorporates vertical lifting capability into automated material handling conveyor systems.
XpressLift VRC is designed and manufactured to meet ANSI/ASME – B20.1 “Safety Standards for Conveyors” and can quickly transfer totes or cartons of material weighing up to 75 lbs. at speeds up to 350 feet per minute.
The standard “all-in-one” interactive controller features a text display on the front cover of the control panel that aids in commissioning and lift system set-up. Local vertical and horizontal jog control is also provided, along with lift diagnostics to simplify troubleshooting and preventative maintenance.
Another feature of the XpressLift VRC design is the closed-loop AC Vector Drive that is mounted directly on the motor at the top of the lift for maximum efficiency and heat dissipation, as opposed to having the drive confined inside an electrical control panel. Additionally, an encoder continuously monitors the motor and controls the braking system for safety and allows smooth, high-speed lift operation. Carriage stopping is also performed by the drive which ultimately extends the life of the mechanical motor brake.