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 found 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.