mechanical straddle VRC

Mechanical Straddle VRCs

Wildeck’s variety of mechanical lifts are well suited for multi-level applications that demand faster speeds and high cycle rates. Wildeck’s reliable chain drive lifting system has been designed for the tough duty these applications require and provides long and trouble-free service life. Take a close look at the standard features we include; you’ll quickly realize a Wildeck mechanical VRC gives you more.

With our electrical design capabilities, Wildeck can provide you with a complete customized material lift system that is either manually controlled, controlled by your conveyor controls or is fully automated controlling both the material lift and portions of your conveyor system.

Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor's are safer than using a forklift truck or manpower to move materials between levels and are less costly to operate and maintain than elevators.


Automated Mechanical VRC Material Lifts

Wildeck’s automated Mechanical VRCs are best suited for in-process applications requiring faster speeds and high cycle rates. When integrated with conveyors, they can help you achieve maximum process efficiency through the automated transfer of materials between levels.

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


  • 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 and/or water based polyurethane coating.

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