VRC Carriage Safety Options

TYPE: Mechanical Lifts - Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors VRCs

MODEL: VRC Carriage Safety Options

Carriage safety options such as SafeLock and DeckStop are available for VRCs and provide an additional level of safety protection.

Our VRCs are standardized with a carriage free-fall device, but if additional safety measures are preferred, we offer supplemental carriage locking devices and heavy steel locks to each VRC column to prevent accidental descent of a raised carriage.

When the VRC arrives at an upper level, the systems lock the carriage in place either through an automatic (SafeLock) or manual (DeckStop) operation. 


SafeLock Carriage Locking System

SafeLock™ Carriage Locking System (Mechanical VRCs)

Features

  • Activation
    Automatic: Carriage locks automatically when arriving at a protected SafeLock™ Level, Failsafe
  • Operation
    When the VRC carriage arrives at an upper level, the SafeLock™ pneumatically activates, locking the carriage in place (electrically actuated version available.)
  • Components
    Locking cam system; proximity sensors; operation/monitoring controls
  • Units Required
    One per VRC column per protected level
  • Retrofit
    Yes
  • Safety Standards
    Exceeds ANSI / ASME B20.1 Safety Standard for Conveyors

DeckStopCarriage Locking System

DeckStop™ Carriage Safety Device(Mechanical VRCs)

Features

  • Activation
    Manual, Simple: No pneumatics, no solenoids, etc. Locking arms provide a secondary visual barrier at the loading point.
  • Operation
    When the VRC carriage arrives at an upper level, personnel open the floor level gate then raise the DeckStop locking arms to lock the carriage in place.
  • Components
    Locking arms, push pull cables, locking cams, proximity sensors, monitoring controls.
  • Units Required
    One per VRC column per protected level
  • Retrofit
    Yes
  • Safety Standards
    Exceeds ANSI / ASME B20.1 Safety Standard for Conveyors

Thomas Conveyor provides state-of-the-art engineering, automation, and controls integration solutions for manufacturing, industrial, and commercial applications.  

For more information on any of the Carriage Safety Options shown above, please contact a Thomas Conveyor & Equipment Automation Engineer at 844 220 0086 or click on the Contact Us button above.

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