Mechanical Straddle VRC

The Mechanical Straddle VRC showcases a 2 straddle configuration allowing the choice of a "C" or "Z" loading or unloading pattern.

TYPE: Mechanical Lifts - Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors VRCs

MODEL: Mechanical Straddle VRC

The Mechanical Straddle VRC showcases a 2 straddle configuration allowing the choice of a "C" or "Z" loading or unloading pattern.

The Mechanical Straddle Lift/VRC by Wildeck is a cost effective and safe solution for transferring loads to varying elevations in warehouses and other facilities.

  • Improve the utilization of your existing overhead cubic space
  • Increase operational efficiency
  • Maintain a safe work environment for personnel
  • Eliminate elevator department inspections
  • Maintain code compliance in all 50 States

Specifications:

Lift Capacity: 

  • Standard - Up to 6,000 lbs.
  • W8 High Load - Up to 12,000 lbs.

Lifting Speed: 

  • Standard travel speed is 28 fpm. Higher speeds are available.

Carriage Platform:

  • Up to 12 ft. wide x 20 ft. long.
  • Custom sizes available.
  • Pit-less Flat Plate carriage available on some sizes (eliminates loading ramp or pit requirements)

Loading/Unloading Pattern:

  • “C” or “Z” Configuration

Lift Height/Levels:

  • Standard – Ground floor plus 1-stop
  • Multi-level operation is available, up to 150 ft. high (can be increased with custom configurations)

Mechanical Lifting System:

  • Standard Wildeck Mechanical Straddle VRC features a rugged lifting motor rated for continuous duty.
  • Included are reliable heavy-duty roller chains, a high service factor gearbox, and an alloy steel driveshaft, specially designed for durability and long service life

Paint Finish:

  • The standard VRC paint color is Wildeck Gray
  • Optional colors available
  • Purchased components are painted per vendor standards
  • Factory painted materials use an electrostatically applied industrial 2-part polyurethane coating

Operations & Controls

  • SmartControl™ with AutoSenz® VRC Overload Detection System Standard
  • Protects your product and VRC should a jam occur
  • Allen Bradley controller and color touch screen display
  • System diagnostics with audible signals for alerting common fault conditions
  • Fault history is recorded and time stamped

Control Panel & Call/Send Stations:

  • The main control panel is rated NEMA 12
  • NEMA 4 call/send stations are included
  • Each level has self-maintained push buttons and an oversized, flat head Emergency Stop
  • Optional “Lift Present” lights on Call/Send Stations, Key-Locked or Key-Pad secured controls and stations; Other options may be available

Electrical

  • UL-508A Labeled Control Panel
  • 208/230/460 VAC, 3-phase (Single-phase option available)
  • Control voltage is 24 volts
  • Optional "Factory Pre-wired" call/send stations and gate interlocks are available

Safety/Guarding Features

Guarding

  • ANSI/ASME B20.1 code requires safety gates and 8' high guarding on all accessible sides of the lift
  • Landing gates have electrical and mechanical interlocks that prevent VRC operation if the gates are not fully closed; gates cannot be opened if the carriage is not at the designated level

Carriage Safety Options:

Wildeck VRC's have a standard carriage freefall device. Optional safety carriage locking devices are available to prevent the accidental descent of a raised carriage. When the VRC arrives at an upper level stop, the system locks the carriage enclosure either through automatic (SafeLock™) or manual (DeckStop™) means. 

  • SafeLock™: Automatic; failsafe, the carriage locks automatically when arriving at the
    designated level.
  • DeckStop™: Manual; simple, and reliable. Locking arms provide a highly visible barrier at the loading area.

Additional Safety Options Include:

  • CargoLok™ Carriage Gate— Encloses and secures large rolling loads
  • ArmorCar™ Carriage — A fully-enclosed VRC carriage for additional freight safeguarding
    Heavy Duty Landing Level Gates – Used for heavy duty applications or applications prone to impact during load

For more information on the Mechanical Straddle VRC, please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment automation engineer at 800 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.

QUESTIONS? CALL 844-220-0086