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Counterweighted Lift Mechanism Reduces Horsepower and Power Requirements on TKF’s Reciprocating Vertical Conveyors

Reciprocating Vertical ConveyorTKF’s line of reciprocating vertical conveyors feature counterweighted lift mechanisms that cut the effective unit load weight in half, thereby reducing horsepower and power requirements. Standard models are available with unit load capacities up to 6000 lbs, with a vertical travel of up to 100 ft.

Load and unload points can be incorporated at any height, and on any side of the unit. This permits “Z”, “C” or right angle flow. Lift speeds can range from 10 – 200 FPM, using either chain or belt drives, with the higher speeds made possible with variable frequency drives.

The bed, while typically constructed of roller conveyor, can be designed using virtually any type of conveyor, including TKF's innovative PosiGrip.

Other features include a 4-post design; full top to bottom guarding regardless of load capacity; and a shaft-mounted drive that reduces maintenance requirements, without a loss in horsepower.

TKF’s reciprocating vertical conveyors are used in a wide variety of applications where items need to be moved from one level to another, including basements, mezzanines, balconies, or within multi-story buildings; or even from building to building – manufacturing to warehousing for example.

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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