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Mechanical Straddle VRCs

Wildeck mechanical straddle lift configurations offer a cost-effective and safe way to transfer material loads to elevated levels in your facility.

  • Improve the utilization of your existing overhead cubic space
  • Increase operational efficiency
  • Maintain a safe work environment for personnel
  • Eliminate elevator department inspections
  • Maintain code compliance in all 50 States

Straddle Configuration


  • Standard - Up to 6,000 lbs.
  • W8 High Load - Up to 12,000 lbs.

LIFTING SPEED: Standard travel speed is 28 fpm. Higher speeds available.

CARRIAGE PLATFORM: Up to 12 ft. wide x 20 ft. long. Custom sizes available. Pit-less Flat Plate carriage available on some sizes (eliminates loading ramp or pit requirements).


LIFT HEIGHT/LEVELS: Standard – Ground floor plus 1-stop. Multi-level operation is available, up to 150 ft. high (can be increased with custom configurations).

MECHANICAL LIFTING SYSTEM: The standard Wildeck Mechanical Straddle VRC features a rugged lifting motor rated for continuous duty. Reliable heavy-duty roller chains, a high service factor gearbox, and the alloy steel driveshaft have been specially designed for durability and long service life.

PAINT FINISH: Standard VRC paint color is Wildeck Gray. Optional colors available. Purchased components are painted per vendor standards. Factory painted materials use an electrostatically applied industrial 2-part polyurethane coating.

SmartControl™ for Mechanical VRCs

  Base Controls SmartControl™
AutoSenz Overload Detection™ Yes Yes
Fault History Yes Yes
Alert Tones No Yes
Digital Display 2.2" Monochrome, no touch screen 4.3" Color touch screen


(Optional) SmartControl with AutoSenz® VRC Overload Detection System

- Protects your material and the lift should a jam occur

- Allen Bradley controller and color touch screen display

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

- Records and time stamped Fault History


Control Panel & Call/Send 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.

Optional “Lift Present” lights on Call/Send Stations, Key-Locked or Key-Pad secured controls and stations. Other options may be available. Please discuss your application requirements with Wildeck.



UL-508A Labeled Control Panel. 208/230/460 VAC, 3-phase (Single-phase option available). Control voltage is 24 volts. Optional "Factory Pre-wired" call/send stations and gate interlocks is available.

Safety Guarding:

The ANSI/ASME B20.1 code requires safety gates and 8 ft. high guarding on all accessible sides of the lift. Landing gates have electrical and mechanical interlocks that prevent VRC operation if the gates are not fully closed; and gates cannot be opened if the carriage is not at the designated level.

Optional Safety Features:

  • CargoLok™ Carriage Gate— securely encloses large rolling loads
  • SafeLock™ system locks carriage at upper levels for added safety
  • ArmorCar™ Carriage — fully-enclosed VRC carriage for additional cargo protection
  • Heavy Duty Landing Level Gates – a benefit in heavy usage applications or applications prone to impacts during loading
  • Over-speed secondary supplemental safety brake

Consult factory for shipment options. Wildeck VRCs typically ship on a flat-bed truck for side off-loading at site.

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

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.

CSI Specifications: MS Word MSword

Dimensional Drawing: PDF PDF

Manual: PDF PDF

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