Automated VRC for Conveyor Systems

March 25, 2015

In response to customer needs for a more efficient multi-level vertical lifting solution for automated conveyor applications, Wildeck’s industry-leading VRC product development team has unveiled the XpressLift™ Automated VRC.  

According to Hubert Schlegel, Director of Marketing at Wildeck, “The new XpressLift™ VRC represents another step towards becoming the market leader in automated material lifts.  The XpressLift™ incorporates the latest state-of-the-art components to make it easy to install, easy to maintain, and most importantly, easy to integrate into a customer’s material handling conveyor system.”

The XpressLift™ Automated 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.  Units up to 18 ft. high are shipped factory assembled, prewired, and fully tested making integration into conveyor systems fast and hassle free.

The standard “all-in-one” interactive controller features an easy-to-read 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 noteworthy feature of Wildeck’s 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 ultra-smooth, high-speed lift operation.  Carriage stopping is also performed by the drive which ultimately extends the life of the mechanical motor brake.

XpressLift™ VRC Options, include:
• Custom designs for specific automation requirements
• Custom system integration controls
•  Ethernet connectivity
• Free-standing capability
•  Custom paint colors
• Specialized perimeter guarding

  • quickly transfer totes or cartons of material weighing up to 75 lbs
  • speeds up to 350 feet per minute
  • “all-in-one” interactive controller