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WHY CIP?  We’re Simply Better. Vertical Material Lifts from CIP:

  • Are quieter –
  • Provide a smoother lift
  • Deliver the lowest cost of ownership
  • Requires no renovations – Open more areas.
  • Average a 20 plus year lifespan with over 1 million cycles


Why are they Quieter?

Vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) are often quieter than other types of lifts because of their design and the components they use. VRCs use a hydraulic or mechanical lifting mechanism that sits on top of a steel frame, which helps to reduce sound and vibration. Additionally, the motors and pumps that power the lifting mechanism are typically designed to be as quiet as possible, reducing the overall noise level of the lift. CIP uses Compacted Wire Ropes– This heavy-duty compacted rope combines lift capacity which helps in reducing noise of otherwise bulky chains.

Another reason why VRCs are quiet is that they do not require a machine room, unlike elevators. Machine rooms are often the loudest part of an elevator system, as they house the large motors and pumps that power the lift. Without a machine room, VRCs are much quieter and can operate without disturbing nearby occupants.

Lastly, VRCs can be customized with additional noise-reducing features, such as soundproof enclosures or insulation, to further reduce the amount of noise generated by the lift. These features are particularly useful in environments where noise levels need to be kept to a minimum, such as hospitals or office buildings.

Overall, the combination of a sturdy steel frame, quiet motors, and the absence of a machine room make VRCs a quiet and efficient way to transport materials between floors, without disturbing the occupants of the building.


How do they provide a smoother lift?

CIP vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) offer smoother lifts than other types of lifts because they use a mechanical lifting mechanism that is designed to provide a constant, smooth motion. CIP uses 100% Duty-Cycle Motors combined with Compacted Wire Ropes, which aid in a smoother lift and Rugged cyclo-gear motor and helical gearbox rated to run continuously for over million+ cycles. VRCs also incorporate safety features such as interlocks, overload protection, and emergency stop buttons, which help to ensure that the lift operates smoothly and safely.

Overall, the combination of a sturdy frame, precise control over the lifting mechanism, and safety features makes VRCs a reliable and smooth way to transport materials between floors. This smooth operation reduces the risk of damage to materials and ensures a comfortable ride for operators and occupants.


How do VRCs offer lower cost of ownership?

Vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) have a lower cost of ownership compared to other types of lifts such as elevators or forklifts for several reasons.

  1. Lower Installation Costs: VRCs have a simpler design and require less installation time and work compared to elevators or forklifts. Unlike elevators, VRCs do not require a dedicated machine room, and they have a smaller footprint. They also do not require significant structural modifications to the building. This means that VRCs can be installed more quickly and at a lower cost.
  2. Lower Maintenance Costs: VRCs are designed to be low maintenance. They have fewer moving parts than elevators or forklifts, and the parts they do have are generally easier to access and replace. As a result, VRCs require less maintenance and incur lower maintenance costs over their lifetime.
  3. Lower Operating Costs: CIP VRCs operate using a mechanical lifting mechanism, which consumes less energy compared to elevators or forklifts. They also do not require a licensed operator to operate, which reduces labor costs. In addition, VRCs are more efficient than forklifts in terms of the number of trips needed to transport materials, reducing the need for labor and energy consumption.
  4. Longer Lifespan: VRCs are built to last, with durable steel frames and long-lasting components. They typically have a longer lifespan than forklifts and require less frequent replacement, reducing the long-term cost of ownership.

Overall, the combination of lower installation costs, lower maintenance costs, lower operating costs, and a longer lifespan makes VRCs a more cost-effective option for businesses in need of vertical material transport. With their lower cost of ownership, VRCs provide a reliable and efficient solution for businesses looking to optimize their material handling operations.


Why do VRC material lifts eliminate the need for renovations?

Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRCs) are designed to be installed without the need for major renovations or structural modifications to the building. This is because VRCs are self-contained systems that do not require a dedicated machine room or an elevator shaft. They are designed to enable growing factories, warehouses and distribution centers to expand upward to optimize their utilization of existing space.

CIP VRC Material Lifts come in different loading and unloading configurations so they are flexible to meet the specific needs of your facility. Learn more about loading and unloading configurations.
The installation process for VRCs is relatively simple and can be completed quickly with minimal disruption to the building or surrounding areas. VRCs do not require a pit or a machine room, so there is no need for excavation or construction work. Additionally, the installation process does not require any modifications to the building’s electrical or mechanical systems.

Because of their flexibility and simple installation process, VRCs are an attractive option for businesses looking to improve their material handling operations without undertaking major renovations or modifications to their facilities. VRCs can be installed quickly and easily, providing a cost-effective solution for vertical material transport.

CIPS offer an average a 20 plus year lifespan with over 1 million cycles.


Industry’s Best VRC Warranty

CIP’s VRC warranty – one of the industry’s best – covers everything on the VRC except the material you put in it. This includes the motor and all safety features.