Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors

Authored by Bill DiMaio III
January 29, 2014


A vertical conveyor moves product from one level to another, and they are typically found in distribution centers, factories, warehouses, and any other industrial setting. A VRC lifts products straight up, which uses up a lot less floor space than an incline conveyor to move products between levels. They are classified in their own national code that is separate and specifically exempt from the national elevator code. A vertical reciprocating conveyor provides efficient transportation of product between levels, whether atop a mezzanine, balcony, or levels in a multiple story building.

Vertical reciprocating conveyors can either be fully automated or manually operated, and they can be installed in an existing space inside, through floor, or outside depending on your application. They are also less costly than a traditional elevator to maintain and operate, and can actually be installed in an old or unused elevator shaft. VRC’s allow for the transportation of up to 200,000 lbs. vertically, which is far more than a forklift could lift.

ASI has used vertical reciprocating conveyors in stock at almost half the price of used, and ours have been tested, cleaned, and inspected prior to shipment. We have been in the business of buying and selling used industrial equipment for over 20 years, and have a sales team dedicated to providing material handling solutions for your facility. Used vertical reciprocating conveyors go in and out of stock because of high demand, but we are constantly acquiring more inventory. If you are interested and we do not have one in stock, we will keep your information and let you know when we do get one.