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See Us At PackExpo - October 31-November 3, 2010

Please stop by PackExpo booth E5712, and see our conveyors in action!

Stainless Steel Vertical Lift from Resists Rust and Corrosion

A stainless steel version of TKF's high-speed continuous vertical lift resists rust and other corrosion. Its stainless, easy-to-clean surface makes the conveyor ideal for wet or outdoor applications such as those Stainless Steel Vertical Liftfound in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, or processing applications where it needs to be cleaned, or even hosed down regularly. 

The TKF continuous vertical conveyor accepts loads horizontally, conveys them vertically and discharges horizontally in a continuous non-stop operation with loading and unloading in a Z pattern. The lift can reverse direction - either up or down - as required. It features chain speeds up to 120 feet per minute, and depending on the dimensions of the items being conveyed, can output up to 40 loads per minute.

Each load is carried on a moving platform attached to continuous loops of chain. The unique platform carrier is rigid in the horizontal load-carrying position, yet flexible as it loops around the top and bottom sprockets as it returns to the load position. This design feature reduces the overall size of the lift.

Powered conveyors synchronized to the lift platform speed are used in loading and unloading, and are designed for the specific product to be handled, using roller, belt or chain. Five standard lift models are available, with unit load capacities ranging from 5 lbs. to 4,000 lbs., and vertical travel up to 80 feet.

Though they are assembled from pre-engineered modular components, TKF continuous vertical conveyors are customized for each individual application.

Model 180 High-Speed Continuous Vertical Lift From TKF Features 6000 lb. Unit Load Capacity

Continuous Vertical Lift from TKFThe Model 180 continuous vertical lift from TKF is designed to accept loads horizontally, convey them vertically, and discharge them horizontally in a “Z” pattern. They run in a single vertical direction – up or down - or can be configured to be reversible on-demand. The chain driven system features a generous 6000 lb. unit load capacity and with a chain speed of up to 120 feet per minute, will deliver up to 35 loads per minute depending on product dimensions.

The fully automatic unit is capable of lifting loads to heights over 100 feet. A moving platform carrier receives each load from the feed conveyor, conveys it up or down to the unload station, and discharges it to the receiving conveyor. The lift platform utilizes a synchronized powered conveyor that loads and unloads items to any compatible conveyor system. No operator intervention is required except for routine maintenance, and the unit is designed to run 24/7.

Each load is carried on a moving platform fastened between continuous loops of chain. The platform carrier is rigid in the horizontal load-carrying position, yet flexible as it rotates around the top and bottom sprockets. This design saves space and the unit typically occupies less floor space than comparable lifts. The lift and platform can be designed to handle virtually any size load.

TKF can provide their own pre-engineered control system, or can customize the controls to meet specific customer requirements.

Enhancements to Valu-Lift™ Vertical Conveyors From TKF Result in Lower Maintenance Requirements, High Speed

Valu-Lift Vertical Continuous LiftTKF has improved on its popular Valu-Lift™ Vertical Conveyor, redesigning the systems take-up and stub shaft assemblies to utilize internal ball bearings as opposed to bronze bushings. This design enhancement greatly reduces maintenance issues, and increases the life of the assemblies.

The Valu-Lift vertical conveyor is a four-strand, continuous lift, light-duty conveyor designed to handle cartons and other smooth-bottom unit loads up to 50 pounds. It offers economical modular construction and a patented platform designed specifically for efficient high-speed operation, low maintenance and simplified and quick assembly.

The unique platform design consists of simple, lightweight interlocking molded polymer flights with steel connecting pins and lifts at a maximum speed of 118 fpm. The conveyor can operate in up, down or reversible mode.

Standard net lifting heights range up to 20’-0” with customized heights available. The Valu-Lift’s maximum unit load is 50 lbs., with a length of up to 26”, and width of 16”,

Standard safety features include a 24 volt DC control, a current sensing relay, which instantly shuts down the conveyor if it is overloaded, totally enclosed shroud-type tunnel guards and a smooth, clean design.

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