Just one vertical conveyor can lift as much as five hundred pounds. Practically, most vertical conveyors have the ability to operate between levels on the pneumatic base. A pneumatically activated VRC uses a pneumatic cable cylinder to raise and lower a powered vertical conveyor lift between its levels. High end vertical conveyors have the ability to travel as fast as one hundred and fifty feet per minute.
The installation of top and bottom shock absorbers ensures that all carried products are transferred safely from level to level. There is a cantilever design in place. Powered chain drives with live rollers are being used for heavy loads. Multi-poly belt conveyors will be used for lighter loads. A variety of conveyor speeds have been provided to cater for clients’ infeed and outfeed requirements, with operating speeds running from t30 to 90 FPM.
All prepared conveyor units are prewired. Devices are tied into a terminal strip in a junction box. Full PLC controls can also be installed, as the need may be. It will be necessary for vertical conveyors to meet or exceed ANSI B20 1 safety guidelines. Features of a typical vertical conveyor include product sensing photo eyes, safety tunnels and safety placards. The safety tunnels are located at entry and exit points. Also, full guarded or protected frames have been provided. A free fall braking system has been installed. This system is CAM activated.
And therein is a brief characterization of a vertical conveyor. It is mainly utilized in wholesale, commercial, design and manufacturing environments. While it will always be a familiar sight in heavy industry zones, the small workshop space is not an unfamiliar setting for the vertical conveyor. While considering the conveyors’ characteristics, also consider the characteristics of your business in order to solidify the correct choice.