PFlow Industries Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors

PFlow | Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift

A versatile and dependable Mechanical Vertical Conveyor for high-speed, multi-level applications for large or heavy loads. Our Mechanical Vertical Conveyors are heavy-duty and offer maximum flexibility.

American Conveyor Group offers PFlow Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lifts in four series:

  1. Series DB,
  2. Series F,
  3. Series M, and
  4. Series B.

1. “Series DB” Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift

Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift

  • Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift, Series DB lifts provides fast, safe vertical lifting of small loads and packages
  • Ideal for high-speed applications that require light-duty lifting of boxes, cartons, packages, etc.
  • Requires minimal maintenance — lifting belt never needs lubricating
  • Versatile, completely self-contained, and economical.
  • Lifts up to 100 lb. live loads with carriage sizes up to
  • 3 ft. x 4 ft. Vertical rise to 50 ft.
  • Allows loading and unloading from three sides
  • For Specifications on the PFlow Mechanical Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor “Series DB”. Click “Series DB Specifications” below.
  • Download    Series DB Two Page Brochure
  • Download    Series DB Owner’s and Installation Manual 

Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift, Series DB

Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lifts offer versatility and dependability for high-speed and multi-level applications and for moving large and/or heavy loads. These mechanical VRCs offer durable, heavy-duty construction and maximum flexibility in carriage size, capacity and traffic patterns. ACG offers Series DB, Series F, and Series M Mechanical Vertical Lifts.

  • Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series DB lift provides fast, safe vertical lifting of small loads and packages
  • Features exclusive counterweighted lifting mechanism for smooth, quiet operation
  • Ideal for high-speed applications that require light-duty lifting of boxes, cartons, packages, totes, containers or cases
  • Provides quiet, ultra smooth operation and requires minimal maintenance — lifting belt never needs lubricating
  • Perfect for use in an automated system
  • Saves space and handles loads that are often transported on an inclined conveyor
  • Versatile, completely self-contained, self-standing and economical. Moves loads to mezzanines, between floors or between conveyor levels
  • Lifts up to 100 lb. live loads with carriage sizes up to 3 ft. x 4 ft. Vertical rise to 50 ft. Travel speeds from 60 fpm to 400 fpm.
  • Provides throughput of 4 loads per minute (based on 100 lb. load, 10 ft. vertical rise, 90 to 120 fpm horizontal conveyor speed)
  • Counterweighted design minimizes horsepower requirements, saves energy costs
  • Optional variable frequency drive package ensures smooth acceleration and deceleration control in high-speed, automated systems
  • Allows loading and unloading from three sides
  • Standard safety guarding constructed of 1/2 in. diamond expanded metal that protects workers and materials
  • Durable, high-quality construction for safe, reliable, long-term performance

Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift / Package Handling Lifts / Series DB Specifications

GENERAL
Pflow Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series DB Vertical Lifts move materials between two or more levels. Principal components are guide columns, carriage and mechanical actuating mechanism. All components are pre-assembled for ease of installation.

APPLICATION DATA
Pflow Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series DB Vertical Lifts are available with: Live load lifting capacities to 100 lbs. Carriage sizes to 36″ x 48″. Vertical rise to 50′. Standard travel speed is 60 fpm. Travel speeds up to 400 fpm are available with variable frequency drive package.

STRUCTURE
Frame is designed to be self-supporting and constructed of structural tube and steel. Carriage is typically supplied with powered roller conveyor deck. Carriage is cantilever style and may be loaded from any one of three operating sides depending on application.

OPERATION
Carriage is lifted and lowered by timing belt attached to an electric motor-reducer assembly mounted on the frame. Power unit employs a 1/2 HP TEFC brake motor mounted to the top of lift frame.

ELECTRICAL
Standard power requirements are 230V/460V, 3-phase. Single phase is available upon request. Control voltage is 110V. Control panel and push button station are NEMA 12. Control panel is designed to be mounted to the back of the frame, and all control devices are pre-wired at the factory. A variety of control options are available from basic interface to PLC automated controls.

SAFETY FEATURES
Upward and downward travel of the carriage is controlled by a limit switch. When the switch is tripped, the motor shuts off and the brake is engaged. Overload and carriage overtravel protection is provided.

CARRIAGE & SAFETY ENCLOSURES
Standard units include full-height enclosures on all sides made of 1/2″ expanded metal. Optional expanded metal and sheet metal side guards are available for carriage.

2. “Series F” Medium-Capacity Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift

Medium-Capacity Mechanical Vertical Conveyor - Series F

  • Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series F Lifts offers maximum capacity, for the heaviest lifting applications.
  • Lifts heavy, bulky, oversized loads up to 50,000 lbs.
  • Transports multiple pallet loads, or heavy machinery.
  • Can be loaded/unloaded from all four sides.
  • Unlimited vertical rise. Travel speeds up to 400 fpm.
  • Heavy-duty construction for reliability and long-term.
  • Available with patented DeckLock system which automatically locks the carriage at critical upper levels and eliminates carriage bounce or drift.
  • For Specifications on the PFlow Mechanical Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor “Series F”. Click “Series F Specifications” below.
  • Download   Series F Two Page Brochure
  • Download   Series F Owner’s Manual   Installation Guide

Medium-Capacity Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series F

  • Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series F Lift offers maximum capacity, rugged 4-post design for the heaviest lifting applications.
  • Lifts heavy, bulky, oversized loads up to 50,000 lbs. and more.
  • Transports multiple pallet loads, large carts and heavy machinery between two or more levels.
  • Offers maximum flexibility in carriage size, capacity and traffic patterns. Carriage can be loaded/unloaded from all four sides.
  • Engineered to meet your exact application requirements. Unlimited vertical rise. Travel speeds up to 400 fpm.
  • Carriage is lifted and lowered by heavy roller chain attached to a mechanical lifting mechanism.
  • Heavy-duty construction provides superior strength, reliability and long-term performance.
  • Built-in, advanced safety features protect workers and materials. Access gates at each level are interlocked with lift operation.
  • Available with patented DeckLock system which automatically locks the carriage at critical upper levels and eliminates carriage bounce or drift.

Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift / Mechanical Vertical Lifts / Series F Specifications

GENERAL
Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series F Vertical Lifts move materials between two or more levels. Series F Lifts feature four-corner support for heavy-duty, vertical material handling jobs. Principal components are guide columns, carriage and a mechanical lifting mechanism.

APPLICATION DATA
Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series F Vertical Lifts are available with: Lifting capacities to 30,000 lbs.; carriage sizes as required; vertical rise to 200′. Standard travel speed is 15-20 fpm. Speeds to 400 fpm available on special order.

STRUCTURE
Guide columns are 6″ wide flange. Carriage is fabricated of 6″ or 8″ structural members with deck plate. Other surfaces available.

OPERATION
Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series F Vertical Lifts can be loaded/unloaded from all four sides. Carriage is lifted and lowered by roller chain attached to an electric motor/reducer assembly mounted on the guide columns. Power units employ 7-1/2 HP to 25 HP TEFC brake motors (or custom sized per application). Special sensing and guidance systems monitor lift chains.

ELECTRICAL
Standard power requirements are 230V/460V, 3-phase. Control voltage is 110V. Control stations and remote mounted control panel are NEMA 12. Control stations, provided for each level, include self-maintaining push buttons with mushroom-head E-Stop button.

SAFETY FEATURES
Upward and downward travel of the carriage is limited by a limit switch. When switch is tripped or power is lost, the motor shuts off and the mechanically actuated brake is engaged. Overload protection is provided by a relay that measures the motor current. If the current exceeds the amount required to move the maximum load, it will shut the unit down and engage the brake. Safety cams, mounted on each guide column, prevent uncontrolled descent in case both chains break. Chain sensors shut down unit if chain tension is lost. Chain tensioners and guides prevent chains from jumping on sprockets. NO RIDER signs are posted at each point of operation. Available with optional DeckLock Safety System.

CARRIAGE SIDE GUARDS
Carriage is equipped with safety rails on non-operating sides and safety chains or diagonal drop bars on operating ends. Optional expanded metal or sheet metal carriage side guards are available.

SAFETY ENCLOSURES
Safety codes (ANSI/ASME B20.1) require gates and enclosures on all sides of the lift. Enclosures must be a minimum of 8′ high and reject a ball 2″ in diameter. Pflow manufactures gates and enclosures with 1/2″ expanded metal in a structural angle frame. Gates are accessible during loading/unloading and are electrically and mechanically interlocked with carriage movement. Interlocks prevent gates from being opened unless the carriage is at the designated level and also prevent carriage movement if any gates are not fully closed and locked.

3. “Series M” Heavy-Duty Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift

Heavy-Duty Mechanical Vertical Conveyor - Series M"

  • Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series M Lifts offers High Performance and Durability with a Proven 2-Post Mechanical Design
  • Designed to transport large, heavy loads between two or more levels. Ideal for high-cycle, automated systems or frequent use applications.
  • Lifts up to 8,000 lb. loads with carriage sizes up to 10 ft. x 12 ft. Vertical rise to 200 ft.
  • Heavy-duty construction provides superior strength, reliability and long-term performance.
  • For Specifications on the PFlow Mechanical Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor “Series M”. Click “Series M Specifications” below.
  • Download   Series M Two Page Brochure
  • Download   Series M Owner’s Manual   Installation Manual

Heavy-Duty Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series M

  • Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift eries M Lift offers High Performance and Durability with a Proven 2-Post Mechanical Design
  • Designed to transport large, heavy loads between two or more levels. Ideal for high-cycle, automated systems or frequent use applications.
  • Lifts up to 8,000 lb. loads with carriage sizes up to 10 ft. x 12 ft. Vertical rise to 200 ft. Travel speeds from 25 fpm to 400 fpm.
  • Carriage is lifted and lowered by heavy-duty roller chain attached to a mechanical lifting mechanism.
  • Built-in, advanced safety features protect workers and materials. Access gates at each level are interlocked with lift operation.
  • Available with patented DeckLock system that provides additional security at critical upper levels.
  • Engineered to meet your exact application and height requirements.
  • Straddle or cantilever carriages.
  • Heavy-duty construction provides superior strength, reliability and long-term performance.

Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift  / Mechanical Vertical Lifts / Series M Specifications

GENERAL
Pflow Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series M Vertical Lifts move materials between two or more levels. Principal components are guide columns, carriage and a mechanical actuating mechanism.

APPLICATION DATA
Pflow Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series M Vertical Lifts are available with: Lifting capacities to 8,000 lbs.; carriage sizes to 10′ x 12′; vertical rise to 200′. Standard travel speed is 25-30 fpm. Travel speeds up to 400 fpm are available on special order.

STRUCTURE
Guide columns are 6″ wide flange sections. Carriage is fabricated of 4″ or 6″ structural members with steel deck plate. Other deck surfaces can be supplied. Carriage is available in straddle or cantilever styles depending on application.

OPERATION
Carriage is lifted and lowered by roller chain attached to an electric motor/reducer assembly mounted on the guide columns. Power units employ 2 HP to 10 HP TEFC brake motors. Special sensing and guidance systems monitor lift chains.

ELECTRICAL
Standard power requirements are 230V/460V, 3-phase. Control voltage is 110V. Control stations and remote mounted control panel are NEMA 12. Control stations, provided for each level, include self-maintaining push buttons with mushroom-head E-Stop button.

SAFETY FEATURES
Upward and downward travel of the carriage is limited by a limit switch. When switch is tripped or power is lost, the motor shuts off and the mechanically actuated brake is engaged. Overload protection is provided by a relay that measures the motor current. If the current exceeds the amount required to move the maximum load, it will shut the unit down and engage the brake. Safety cams, mounted on each guide column, prevent uncontrolled descent in case both chains break. Chain sensors shut down unit if chain tension is lost. Chain tensioners and guides prevent chains from jumping on sprockets. NO RIDER signs are posted at each point of operation. Available with optional DeckLock Safety System.

CARRIAGE SIDE GUARDS
Carriage is equipped with safety rails on non-operating sides and safety chains or diagonal drop bars on operating ends. Optional expanded metal or sheet metal carriage side guards are available.

SAFETY ENCLOSURES
Safety codes (ANSI/ASME B20.1) require gates and enclosures on all sides of the lift. Enclosures must be a minimum of 8′ high and reject a ball 2″ in diameter. Pflow manufactures gates and enclosures with 1/2″ expanded metal in a structural angle frame. Gates are accessible during loading/unloading and are electrically and mechanically interlocked with carriage movement. Interlocks prevent gates from being opened unless the carriage is at the designated level and also prevent carriage movement if any gates are not fully closed and locked.

4. “Series B” Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift

PFlow Vertical Conveyor Lift "Series-B"

  • Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series B Lifts are ideal for lifting boxes, cartons, barrels, cases, individual parts or miscellaneous items.
  • Completely self-contained, self-supporting and economical
  • Durable, high quality construction ensures safe, reliable long-term performance.
  • Capacity up tor 500 lbs. with 3′ x 3′ carriage.
  • Carriage decelerates which extends brake life.
  • Allows loading and unloading from three sides.
  • Unlike similar lifts in the industry, Series B Lift is ASME B20.1 Code compliant.
  • For Specifications on the PFlow Mechanical Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor “Series B”. Click “Series B Specifications” below.
     . 
  • Download   Series B Two Page Brochure
  • Download   Series B Installation Manual

Mechanical Vertical Conveyor Lift Series B

  • Ideal for lifting boxes, totes, cartons, barrels, sacks, cases, individual parts or miscellaneous items. Moves loads to mezzanines/between floors.
  • Completely self-contained, self-supporting and economical to own. Durable, high quality construction ensures safe, reliable long-term performance.
  • Capacity up tor 500 lbs. with 3′ x 3′ carriage. Standard travel speed of 35 fpm.
  • Mechanical motor/gear reducer with frequency drive provides soft start and soft stop. Carriage decelerates to stop position which extends brake life.
  • Modular design for easy installation and minimal maintenance.
  • Unit ships in modular sections pre-wired with “quick-connect” wiring.
  • Allows loading and unloading from three sides at each level.
  • Access gates are provided at each level and interlocked with lift operation. Gates are modular and can be configured to hinge right and lock left or hinge left and lock right.
  • Built-in, advanced safety features protect workers and materials.
  • Unlike similar lifts in the industry, Series B Lift is ASME B20.1 Code compliant.

Applications

  • Auto Dealership
  • Parts Rooms
  • Retail Back Rooms
  • Mezzanines
  • Liquor Stores
  • Shoe Stores
  • Libraries
  • Office Store Rooms
  • Restaurants
  • Tool Crib Storage
  • Warehousing

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