V-Lift™ Hydraulic Vertical Conveyor

In today’s ‘green’ building designs, floor space is at a premium and moving up, not out, is definitely preferred. Luckily, facility designers, contractors, and architects need look no further than the V-Lift™ Hydraulic Vertical Conveyor from Wildeck – the industry leader in space optimization.

Wildeck’s next-generation hydraulic VRC (vertical reciprocating conveyor) incorporates industry-leading technology and design including a robust hydraulic ram with large 2-½” diameter dual pistons that deliver a smoother and more positive lifting motion. Quality Wildeck construction and simplicity are clearly evident in the V-Lift™ and the single cylinder hydraulic system eliminates all moving hoses, cables, and chains. Fewer components means easy installation, reduced maintenance and longer service life.


A Wildeck V-Lift VRC Provides:

  • Value  (High-end features. Low price)
  • Versatility (Fixed or freestanding “C,” “Z” or 90 degree loading/unloading)
  • Vigor (Heavy-duty construction)



LIFTING CAPACITY: Up to 3,000 lbs.

LIFTING SPEED: Standard travel speed is 17 fpm.

LOADING PATTERNS: “C,” “Z,” and 90 degrees.


LEVELS: Access lower level and (1) stop above ground.

- 7 ft. (84”) Clearance above upper level for VRC travel up to 10 ft.
- 9 ft. (108”) Clearance for travel heights between 10 ft. and 14 ft.

A robust single cylinder hydraulic system with dual 2 ½” pistons safely lifts and lowers the carriage. Innovative cylinder design prevents twisting during operation and eliminates moving hoses, cables, chains, and bearings. Pressure compensated control valve regulates the flow of hydraulic fluid and ensures a smooth, steady, and safe lowering speed.

- Guide columns are 6” wide-flange structural steel.
- Optional freestanding structural framing available.

SmartControl™ for Hydraulic VRCs

SmartControl™ for Hydraulic VRCs

  Base Controls SmartControl™
AutoSenz Overload Detection™ No Yes
Fault History No Yes
Alert Tones No Yes

(Optional) SmartControl™ with AutoSenz® VRC Overload Detection System: 

- Protects your material and the lift should a jam occur

- Highly accurate and robust solid-state pressure transducer

- System diagnostics with Audible Signals to alert operator to common fault conditions

- Records and time stamped Fault History

208/230/460 VAC, 3-phase (Single-phase option available). Control voltage is 24 VAC. Remote mounted NEMA 12 control panel and hydraulic pump motor are pre-wired prior to shipment. Optional “quick-connect” wiring for VRC push-buttons and gate interlocks is available.

Call Stations:
The main control panel is rated NEMA 12. NEMA 4 call/send stations included for each level have self-maintaining push-buttons and a mushroom-head E-Stop.

Carriage Specifications:
Standard carriage dimension is 6 ft. x 6 ft. Cantilever design that is equipped with 42” high safety rails on non-operating sides and safety chains on the operating end(s).

Carriage Options:
- Galvanized diamond-plate side guards.
- Diagonal load bars on operating end(s).
- Swing gate with latch and status switch.
- Extended height side guard.
- Roof panels.

Safety Features: 
Mechanical stops ensure positive leveling with the upper deck. Redundant overload protection prevents carriage from lifting if loaded to more than 120% of rated capacity. Decent safety is controlled via velocity fuses. Safety signage must be clearly displayed including: “NO RIDERS.”

Safety Guarding: 
The ANSI/ASME B20.1 code requires safety gates and 8 ft. high guarding on all accessible sides of the lift. V-Lift™ gates have electrical and mechanical interlocks and can only be opened during VRC loading or unloading. Interlocks prevent the VRC from moving unless the gates are fully closed and they cannot be opened if the carriage is not at the designated level.

Standard color is Wildeck Gray. Optional colors available. Purchased components are painted per vendor standards. Prior to painting, Wildeck fabricated materials are prepared using a 100% phosphate-free paint pre-treatment process incorporating a non-toxic biodegradable alkaline powder that virtually eliminates the introduction of VOCs into the atmosphere.

Application-specific drawings provided for approval after receipt of Purchase Order and prior to manufacture. Owner’s Manual includes installation, operation, and maintenance instructions.

Manual (Base Unit): PDF PDF

Manual (Base Unit, Freestanding): PDF PDF

Drawing: PDF PDF

Consult factory for shipment options. V-Lift™ sub-assemblies typically ship on a flat-bed truck for side off-loading at site.

Designed & Manufactured to meet ANSI/ASME B20.1 “Safety Standard for Conveyors.” Lift is for material transfer only. RIDERS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

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