Innovative Material Lift offers Operators a Ride

March 24, 2017
RiderLift increases material handling efficiency and meets ASME "Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators"

Part of the new “RML” product category, RiderLift hydraulically-operated rideable material lift offers a major advancement over a traditional “VRC” (vertical reciprocating conveyor) by allowing authorized personnel to safely travel with their material between levels.


Standard car size for the system is 72 x 72 ft. x 80-in., and offers a lifting capacity is 2,500 lbs., including rider. Standard top lifting height is 14 ft (GND + 1) and lifting speed is 20 fpm.


The RiderLift material lift is available in either “C” or “Z” loading patterns and features a keyed “enable” switch inside the car to ensure use only by authorized personnel. The RiderLift RML meets ASME A17.1 / CSA B44 code requirements. Qualified Elevator Contractors will install and service the lift and provide the end user with ongoing State-approved safety inspections and lift Certification, as required by the A17.1 code.


  • ASME - A17.1 & CSA B44 “Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators”


Lifting Capacity:

  • 2,500 lbs.
  • Class C3 for heavy load concentrations


Lift Structure

  • Guide columns are 6-in. wideflange structural steel


Car Size (WxLxH):

  • 72 x 72 x 80-in. (standard)


Car Construction:

  • Structural frame with 14-guage sheet metal panels removable for maintenance


Lifting Speed:

  • 20 fpm (feet per minute)


Top Lifting Height:

  • 14.0 ft. (Ground plus one level)


Perimeter Guarding:

  • Full lift height expanded metal guarding in a steel frame


Landing Gates:

  • 96-in. H bi-panel swing gates are constructed of expanded metal in a steel frame