Commercial and industrial use conveyors range in shape and size; always depending for what purpose they have been designed and modified for. Today’s vertical conveyors have the ability to lift as much as five hundred pounds in weight. These conveyors operate intentionally at different levels. Its use is centralized through the use of a pneumatic vertical conveyor, or pneumatically activated VRC. This VRC operates a pneumatic cable cylinder. This cylinder is used to raise and lower powered vertical conveyor lifts between different levels.
These lifts have the ability to travel as fast as one hundred and fifty feet per minute. But generally, speeds of between 30 to 90 FPM are used. The lifts’ top and bottom shock absorbers allow consumers or plant owners’ products to be transferred safely from one level to the next. Product movement configurations are handled through what are known as Z, C or right angle flows, or a combination of all three. This is made possible by way of a cantilever type design. To handle much heavier loads powered chain driven rollers are utilized. But usually, multi-poly belt conveyors are being utilized for standard or lighter loads.
All units shipped to factory premises are all prewired with devices tied to a terminal strip within a junction box. PLC controls are made available on the customer’s request. Today’s vertical conveyors either meet or exceed ANSI B20 safety guidelines. Safety placards on the conveyors are one feature of these commercial and industrial use operations. Other features include fully guarded or protected frames, safety tunnels at entry and exit points and CAM activated free fall braking systems.
A state of the art system has the ability to lift and raise loads flexibly from ten to thirty cycles per minute, still ranging at speeds from 30 to as much as 300 FPM.