Vertical Lift Gripper Conveyor

A Vertical Lift Gripper Conveyor or gripper elevator conveyor is a compact solution to move products from one elevation to another using minimal floor space.

TYPE: Stainless Steel Conveyor Systems


Vertical Lift Gripper Elevator Conveyors cover minimal floor space and transports product over elevation changes.  It is a compact solution to move products from one elevation to another using minimal floor space.

The line of stainless steel conveyors by MCE is pre-engineered, allowing us to provide a modular design, saving you time and money. Equipment typically ships in 10 – 15 business days. 

Eco Friendly Application


  • The vertical lift gripper can be conveyed at speeds up to 200 feet per minute
  • Vertical lift gripper elevators are ideal for transporting product vertically up or down where an incline belt conveyor is not applicable
  • Suitable for a wide range of products including glass jars, cans, plastic containers, pouches and cases
  • The side gripper belts gently secure the product traveling in line with continuous transport through the elevation change and a seamless discharge onto a take-away conveyor
  • The width of the gripper belts can be quickly adjusted through a mechanical hand wheel to allow for adjustments from 0 – 14 inches
  • The height can be easily adjusted in 6-inch increments.
  • Reversible operation
  • Trouble free field modifications
  • Small footprint saves floor space
  • Easily integrated into existing systems


  • Food Processing
  • Packaging
  • Manufacturing
  • Snack Food & Bakery
  • Packaged Foods
  • Contract Packaging
  • Beverage
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Surgical/Medical
  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Fabrication
  • Specialty Packaging
  • Heat Sealing
  • Casting, Pasting and Sintering
  • Linear Motion
  • Printing
  • Plating


  • Available in “z” or “c” configurations
  • Stainless steel or powder-coated carbon steel frame construction
  • Complete pre-wired factory control packages are available


  • Frame Construction: 12 GA Stainless Steel or Powder Coated Mild Steel
  • Motor: Nord, 1 HP < 140 FPM or 2 HP >140 FPM
  • Elevation Range: Net offset of 66” – 204” in 6” increments
  • Adjustment: Maximum Width 14”
  • Safety Lexan Guarding

For more information on Vertical Lift Gripper Elevator Conveyors, please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment automation engineer at 844 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.

QUESTIONS? CALL 844-220-0086