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Wildeck’s XpressLift™ Integrates with Conveyor Systems for Fully Automated Material Handling

Innovative Wildeck design incorporates non-stop vertical lifting, AC Vector motor/drive system, and high-accuracy digital position sensors for automated material handling between levels.

Waukesha, WI – April 2018 – To meet customer needs for increased throughput and automated transfer of materials in multi-level operations, Wildeck’s XpressLift™ Automated VRC is the right product at the right time. Wildeck’s industry-leading VRC product development team has provided a quick and easy solution by integrating its fast-moving XpressLift™ with existing conveyor systems. The XpressLift™ will be demonstrated at the Modex 2018 Show (April 9-12 in Atlanta) in Wildeck Booth #B4747a.

According to Hubert Schlegel, Director of Marketing at Wildeck, “The 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, cartons, or boxes of material at speeds up to 350 feet per minute. Units up to 18 ft. high can be 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 control panel. 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 Motor 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:

     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 conveyor

 

According to Schlegel, “The trend in manufacturing, warehouses, and distribution center operations is increased automation that will shorten product delivery times to customers. With the safety features, functionality, and installation flexibility we are offering in our innovative XpressLift™ VRC, we are confident that it will meet customer needs for automated vertical material movement today, and for 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 any better than that!”

Wildeck is in its 42nd year as the largest manufacturer of industrial steel work platforms (mezzanines), VRCs (vertical reciprocating conveyor), and safety guarding products.  

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.”

A service, parts, and technical support Help-Line is available 24-7 at 800-325-6939 to keep the XpressLift™ and any other Wildeck® vertical lift operating at peak efficiency. According to Todd Canham, Product Manager, Lift Products, “The XpressLift™ automated material lift is part of Wildeck’s continuing commitment to helping our customers’ projects run smoothly while making their operations safer, more efficient, and more profitable.”

 

 

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