At a minimum, a pneumatic vertical conveyor can lift as much as five hundred pounds in weight. Pneumatic vertical conveyors are customarily designed to manage both lighter and heavier loads efficiently and safely. All heavy lifting is done efficiently through the use of industry scale or customized vertical conveyors. In industry speak, the acronym to use for these industrial apparatus is VRC. The conveyors are pneumatically activated. They utilize pneumatic cable cylinders. These cylinders are used to raise and lower the powered vertical conveyors’ lifts at different levels.
A number of high end units being manufactured have the ability to travel as fast as one hundred and fifty feet per minute (FPM). Shock absorbers are installed to both the top and bottom of units to ensure that all products being carried are transferred safely from one level to the next. Different product movement configurations are made possible through a standard cantilever carriage design. Chain driven live roller conveyors are managing all the heavier product loads. But the popular multi-poly belt conveyor continues to be utilized for all lighter product loads.
Different conveyor speeds are managing infeed and outfeed targets at speeds as low as 30 FPM to as high as 90 FPM. Most conveyors being shipped are already prewired. A terminal strip is tying in the conveyors to a junction box upon shipping. Apart from receiving prewired devices, clients can be equipped with machines that contain full PLC controls. All vertical conveyors continue to meet or exceed the ANSI B20.1 safety guidelines. Safety features of vertical conveyors include fully guarded or protected frames, safety tunnels at entry and exit points, installed safety placards and a CAM activated free fall braking system.
Apart from giving readers a glimpse of what vertical conveyors do, the machines specifications were also outlined briefly.