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Wildeck Introduces New XpressLift™ Automated VRC for Conveyor Systems

Waukesha, WI – March 23, 2015 – In response to customer needs for a more efficient multi-level vertical lifting solution for automated conveyor applications, Wildeck’s industry-leading VRC product development team has unveiled the XpressLift™ Automated VRC.

According to Hubert Schlegel, Director of Marketing at Wildeck, “The new XpressLift™ VRC represents another step towards becoming the market leader in automated material lifts.  The XpressLift™ incorporates the latest state-of-the-art components to make it easy to install, easy to maintain, and most importantly, easy to integrate into a customer’s material handling conveyor system.”

The XpressLift™ Automated VRC is designed and manufactured to meet ANSI/ASME – B20.1 “Safety Standards for Conveyors” and can quickly transfer totes or cartons of material weighing up to 75 lbs. at speeds up to 350 feet per minute.  Units up to 18 ft. high are shipped factory assembled, prewired, and fully tested making integration into conveyor systems fast and hassle free.

The standard “all-in-one” interactive controller features an easy-to-read text display on the front cover of the control panel that aids in commissioning and lift system set-up. Local vertical and horizontal jog control is also provided, along with lift diagnostics to simplify troubleshooting and preventative maintenance.

Another noteworthy feature of Wildeck’s XpressLift™ VRC design is the closed-loop AC Vector Drive that is mounted directly on the motor at the top of the lift for maximum efficiency and heat dissipation; as opposed to having the drive confined inside an electrical control panel.  Additionally, an encoder continuously monitors the motor and controls the braking system for safety and allows ultra-smooth, high-speed lift operation.  Carriage stopping is also performed by the drive which ultimately extends the life of the mechanical motor brake.

XpressLift™ VRC Options, include:

  • Custom designs for specific automation requirements
  • Custom system integration controls
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Free-standing capability
  • Custom paint colors
  • Specialized perimeter guarding
  • High temperature or low temperature/freezer application designs
  • Horizontal infeed, carriage, and discharge conveyors

According to Schlegel, “The trend in distribution center design today is increased automation that will shorten product delivery times to customers.  With the safety features, functionality, and installation flexibility we are offering in our new XpressLift™ VRC, we are confident that it will meet customer needs for automated material movement today, and in the future.”

“Systems Integrators will love this lift,” states Schlegel.  “It can be up-and-running in no time and the control integration is seamless.  It doesn’t get much better than that!”

Wildeck is in its 39th year as the largest manufacturer of industrial steel work platforms (mezzanines), VRCs (vertical reciprocating conveyor), and safety guarding products.  All products are “Made in USA” and are Crafted with Confidence at Wildeck’s modern manufacturing facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

According to Schlegel, “No other manufacturer offers such a strong portfolio of storing, lifting, and guarding products to improve operations. Whether it’s our new XpressLift™ Automated VRC, a custom designed mezzanine platform, or our full line of safety guarding products; Wildeck offers a level of quality and craftsmanship that customers won’t find anywhere else.”

Wildeck, Inc. – based in Waukesha, WI – is the largest manufacturer of mezzanine platforms, vertical lifts (VRCs), and safety guarding products in North America.  Wildeck products are used for the safe and efficient handling, storage, and protection of materials and personnel.  For nearly four decades, the company has grown through a dedicated and experienced network of customer-service-oriented dealers and systems integrators, nationwide.

For more information on the XpressLift™ Automated VRC or the complete line of Wildeck and Ladder Industries products and services, call 262-549-4000, email info@wildeck.com.