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

July 14, 2008


TKF’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.

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