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Custom Hydraulic Lifts

Wildeck’s modular hydraulic lifts provide extensive lifting power at a competitive price and are well-suited for single-level (ground plus one) material movement at moderate cycle rates. The straddle and cantilever material lift designs are available with lift capacities up to 4,000 lbs.

Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRCs) also known as Material Lifts or Freight Lifts are a cost effective, safe and easy means of transporting your materials from one elevation to another. Whether you're a distribution center with integrated mezzanines, a manufacturing facility with multiple levels, or an archive records storage facility with a balcony a VRC is the solution for your vertical lifting needs.

Operations & Controls
Safety Gates
Integrated Conveyor
System Features
Paint Finish
Drawings & Manuals
Shipping & Installation
Operations & Controls

Typical sequence of operation:

  1. Overhead Safety Gate is raised by the operator, which guards the open shaft-way yet allows material to be loaded onto the specialized roller conveyor.
  2. Materials are then inducted / loaded onto the flush-mounted conveyor section with a pallet jack or fork truck
  3. Safety gate is manually closed (preventing personnel from entering the lift platform area)
  4. Load is automatically delivered to the designated level by the Wildeck VRC
  5. Safety gate is manually opened at the receiving level to off-load the pallet
  6. Sequence is repeated at any level, in either "C-Load", "Z-Load", or "H-Loading" patterns

Standard control package includes:

  • AutoSenz® “D-Series” overload detection system (U.S. Patent No. 7,408,317) with full diagnostics and programmable VRC service reminder.
  • Emergency Stop buttons at each load point
  • Full maintenance jog controls for horizontal and vertical movement (on the main control panel)
  • Destination selector buttons at the infeed on multi-level systems


Safety Gates

The FlexLoader™ system incorporates Wildeck® Safety Gates at the in-feed & discharge points to:

  • Protect workers from the equipment & shaft-way
  • Prevents loads from inadvertently being pushed into or down the shaft-way
Integrated Conveyor

  • Can be supplied by the customer (with Wildeck factory mounting), or
  • Can be supplied by Wildeck
  • Flush mounted conveyor at each floor level makes for easy material loading and off-loading with a standard pallet jack or fork truck
System Features

Signaling system (lights and/or alarms) is available to warn that:

  • System is in “Auto Mode”
  • System is in “Manual Mode”
  • System status
  • Errors or faults

Separate “in-bound” and “out-bound” lanes can be set up at each elevation to provide:

  • “C-Load” “Z-Load” or “H-Loading” Patterns.

 All components of the system (VRC, Safety Gates, & Perimeter Guarding):

  • Are designed for Heavy Automation Duty
  • Utilize state of the art, but cost effective controls and devices
  • Are designed with Safety in mind
Paint Finish

The VRC carriage and conveyor framing are painted standard Wildeck Gray (ANSI 49 Gray) and the Overhead Safety Gates are painted Safety Yellow. A computer-controlled 7-step process electrostatically applies a tough 2-part polyurethane coating with superior results similar to an automotive clear-coat finish. Wildeck’s new eco-friendly 100% phosphate-free metal pre-treatment process maintains the company’s uniform high quality finish while improving paint line productivity, reducing emissions and waste, and lowering energy consumption. Purchased components are painted as per the vendors’ standard product.

Drawings & Manuals

Standard approval drawings are provided after receipt of purchase order and prior to manufacture. Installation drawings as well as an Installation, Owners & Maintenance Manual will be provided.

Shipping & Installation

A complete FlexLoader™ VRC System is typically shipped on a flatbed via LTL - Common Carrier. Other shipping options are available. A loading dock with overhead crane service is preferred.

Contact Wildeck or your local Wildeck representative for certified installation service.

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