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Able to carry heavy loads over great vertical distances, vertical conveyors have two main types: vertical reciprocating conveyors and vertical continuous conveyors. Read More…

Vertical Conveyors A type of material handling equipment, vertical conveyors are used to move products or materials up or down between multi-levels instead of traditional horizontal movement, and are commonly used in intermittent flow operations and in environments where limited horizontal space is available.
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Belleville, NJ  |  800-822-8629

VAC-U-MAX is a premier manufacturer of quality conveyors among other similar products and services. VAC-U-MAX produces its equipment to handle small parts and heavy metal powders.

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Bloomfield, CT  |  860-769-5500

mk North America, Inc. offers the widest variety of conveyors in the industry. Our vast product line features a variety of aluminum frame and stainless-steel conveyors that are built to last. At mk we believe in offering not only a better product, but also a better solution – which is why we will work with you to ensure your unique application is matched with the best possible conveyor solution. Belt, roller, chain, timing belt and many other conveyor types are available.

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Corona, CA  |  951-493-6666

Case Automation Corp. is the West Coast leader in the design, production and integration of modular aluminum profiles and components. We have served primarily industrial automation customers from our 15,000-foot super store located in Orange, CA since 1986. Design. Project management. Machining, Fabricating, Controls. Assembly, Testing and Debugging -We routinely are involved in these services for various projects at any one time.

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Columbus, OH  |  800-837-1217

Hy-Tek has manufactured innovative and efficient material handling equipment. We offer a full line of standard conveyors including roller, chain, belt and overhead. Our clients are satisfied with the quantifiable differences in their bottom lines using our custom designed and manufactured equipment since we understand industries have unique applications and requirements.

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Hy-Tek Material Handling, Inc. $$$

Monroe, NC  |  704-246-0900

Spiroflow offers a complete range of mechanical conveying solutions in the industry. The staff at Spiroflow can recommend the best method to meet your conveying needs.

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Spiroflow Systems, Inc. $$$

Archdale, NC  |  336-895-1963

If you are in need of conveyors that are built to last, you can count on us to be your number one provider. We manufacture conveyors that guarantee efficiency and stability. Our teams offer fast turnaround on all orders and if an issue ever arises then we will work with you to quickly repair your systems. Give us a call today or visit our website to learn more information!

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Vecoplan, LLC $$$
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Also referred to as mezzanine lifts, platform lifts and material elevators, vertical conveyors are used in applications such as bulk material handling, unit material handling, baggage handling, warehousing, distribution and packaging. Industries that utilize vertical lift conveyors include aerospace, automotive, industrial manufacturing, construction, pharmaceutical, agricultural, fitness equipment and food processing. There are many advantages when it comes to using vertical conveyors for material handling applications.

Vertical conveyors reduce labor expense and time spent as well as low operating costs and easy repositioning. Vertical conveyors are ideal for short distances and are capable of long distances as well. Vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) have some advantages over continuous vertical conveyors as well, offering multiple cartons per lift and less noise and footprint incase. However, continuous vertical conveyors have advantages over VRCs in terms of greater throughput.

Vertical conveyors are designed to offer ease of product movement between multiple levels. Vertical reciprocating conveyors are designed to receive products on one level, lift or lower them vertically, unload them at another level and then return to the starting point. VRCs principally consist of a single platform or carriage, a tower unit, guide columns and an actuating mechanism. VRC come in two basic types of actuating systems: hydraulic, used for carriage sizes of up to 10'by 10' and vertical lifts up to 22' with the ability to stop at two levels; and mechanical, used when larger carriages and vertical lifts are required and can stop at three or more levels. VRCs can come in four different lift designs; straddle, cantilever, four post and double mast.

Continuous vertical conveyors are designed to accept products horizontally on one level, move them vertically and unload them horizontally at another level in a continuous non-stop motion without having to return to the starting point. Products are loaded into the conveyor by a feed conveyor that is positioned in front of the continuous vertical conveyor. Continuous vertical conveyors consist of one or multiple platforms or carriages, a tower unit, guide columns and either hydraulic or mechanical actuating mechanisms. Modern vertical conveyor systems are equipped not only to move parts across vertical distances, but also to curve, divert, lift and sort products and packages as part of complete automated systems.

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