Hydraulic Material Lift targets lean manufacturing facilities.

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Intended for green buildings and crowded manufacturing facilities, V-Lift(TM) VRC has 6 x 6 ft carriage with 3,000 lb capacity. Vertical Reciprocating Conveyer lift, supporting servicing heights up to 14 ft, incorporates 6 in. wide-flange structural steel guide columns and hydraulic ram with 2½ in. diameter dual pistons for smooth lifting motion. Single-cylinder hydraulic system prevents twisting during operation and eliminates all moving hoses, cables, and chains.



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Wildeck Demonstrates New V-Lift(TM) Single-Cylinder Hydraulic Material Lift at ProMat 2011



Next-generation design combines high-value features and low cost - Ideal for 'Lean' Manufacturing and 'Green' Facilities.

Waukesha, WI - Wildeck, Inc. - One of the featured new products at the ProMat exposition in Chicago (March 21-24) was Wildeck's new V-Lift(TM) VRC material lift (Vertical Reciprocating Conveyer). The new "V-Lift(TM)" is an economical, single-cylinder, hydraulically operated, cantilever lift that is ideal for 'lean' manufacturing operations and 'Green' facilities where efficiency, simplicity, and productivity are primary concerns. Wildeck's "V" reportedly stands for Value, Versatility, and Vigorous construction and can be installed either in a shaftway, or free-standing with optional structural framing.

"The V-Lift(TM) is an ideal solution for 'green' building designs and crowded manufacturing facilities undergoing transformation towards 'lean' operations," states Hue Schlegel - Wildeck's Director of Marketing. "The requirement today is to get more out of the space you have and become more efficient at handling finished goods on their way to the consumer. With the high value and low cost that Wildeck has built into this lift, we believe it will quickly become the VRC of choice for facility designers, architects, contractors, and plant managers."

Wildeck's V-Lift(TM) is designed to meet ANSI/ASME B20.1 "Safety Standard for Conveyors." It incorporates industry-leading technology and attractive features such as guide columns constructed of 6-inch wide-flange structural steel, and a state-of-the art hydraulic ram with large 2-1/2 inch diameter dual pistons that deliver a smoother, more positive lifting motion than competitive designs.

The V-Lift's robust single-cylinder hydraulic system prevents twisting during operation and eliminates all moving hoses, cables, and chains. According to Wildeck, fewer components means easier installation, reduced maintenance, and longer service life.

The standard V-Lift(TM) carriage dimension is 6 ft. x 6 ft. with a lifting capacity up to 3,000 lbs. Material can be safely loaded or unloaded in a "C," "Z," or 90-degree pattern allowing for maximum installation flexibility. Models are offered for servicing heights up to 14 ft. Safety interlocks prevent the VRC from moving unless the gates are fully closed and the gates are designed to open only when the carriage is at a designated level. Additional safety features include mechanical stops that ensure positive leveling with the upper deck; redundant overload protection that prevents the carriage from lifting if loaded to more than 120% of its rated capacity; and velocity fuses that safely control VRC descent.

Complementing Wildeck's standard V-Lift(TM) package is a host of carriage options, ramps and controls to meet additional customer requirements. Adding to the V-Lift's environmental benefits is a 100% phosphate-free paint pre-treatment process incorporating a non-toxic biodegradable alkaline powder that virtually eliminates the introduction of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) into the atmosphere.

"The V-Lift(TM) is the ultimate lifting solution for customers looking to improve their operations with a safe and affordable vertical lift," states Schlegel. "It offers superior technology, high value, and a low cost of ownership over time."

Wildeck, Inc. - based in Waukesha, WI - is the largest manufacturer of mezzanines, vertical lifts (VRCs), and safety guarding products in North America. Wildeck products are used for the safe and efficient handling, storage, and protection of materials and personnel. For more than 30 years, the company has grown through a dedicated and experienced network of customer-service-oriented dealers and systems integrators, nationwide.

For more information on the new hydraulic V-Lift(TM) VRC, a custom VRC design, or other Wildeck products and services, call 1-800-325-6939, visit www.wildeck.com or e-mail info@wildeck.com.

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