Knowledge Briefs

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Knowledge Brief 1 – What is a VRC?

Introduction to VRCs (Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors) Understand the basics of VRCs, from what they are to their benefits. Learn how you can improve your productivity and space utilization while also improving your safety. Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor Vertical...

Knowledge Brief 2 – Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms With VRC lifts, the more you know, the better choice you can make. VRC lifts have been around for a long time and have an entire vocabulary associated with the products, components and technology. Below are common terms and definitions in the VRC...

Knowledge Brief 3 – What are common VRC Lift Applications?

What are common VRC Lift Applications? What can’t a VRC be used for! Well…VRC lifts cannot be used to transport PEOPLE from one level to another, but they are great for moving just about everything else from stored documents to automobiles to military and aerospace...

Knowledge Brief 5 – What are VRC Options to Customize my Lift?

What are VRC Options to Customize my Lift? Standard Safety Features: CIP lifts are equipped with single-swing or double-swing doors or carriage gates as well as door interlocks.Call buttons indicate current platform level. Each station has an Emergency Stop button.CIP...

Knowledge Brief 6 – Mechanical VRC Lifts vs Hydraulic Lifts

How do Mechanical VRC Lifts compare to Hydraulic? Major Points CIP Mechanical Hydraulic Fluids Will never leak. Will eventually leak. Slight seepage is considered normal. This is an environmental issue. Lifting Force Driven by an electric brake motor cyclo-reducer...

Knowledge Brief 9 – VRC Standard Controls

VRC Standard ControlsPremier quality components and superior design provide reliable operation. Simplified diagnostic capabilities reduce maintenance downtime. Incorporates the Soft Start/Soft Stop feature as well as the ability to support a variety of...

Knowledge Brief 10 – VRC Finish Options

VRC Finish OptionsIndustrial Paint/Finish CIP Gray (Standard for the enclosures) and Anthracite Gray (standard for all carriages); All CIP paints and coatings are manufactured by a recognized world leader in industrial paints and coatings. CIP carefully prepares each...

Knowledge Brief 11 – VRC Platform Options

VRC Platform Options Knock-Down Platform The lift platform can be shipped in multiple pieces when it is to be installed in an area with limited access large enough to accommodate moving the assembled platform to the final installation site. This prevents the temporary...

Knowledge Brief 12 – VRC Door Options

VRC Door Options Knock-Down Platform: Provides faster and more efficient entry to the lift. This type of door improves throughput and ease of access in high cycle or large platform size applications Motorized Roll-Up Door Interface: Interface is a modification to the...

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