TKF Inc.’s (www.tkf.com) line of reciprocating vertical conveyors feature counterweighted lift mechanisms that cut the effective unit load weight in half, reducing horsepower and power requirements. Standard models are available with unit load capacities to 6,000 lb and vertical travel to 100 ft.
Users can incorporate load and unload points at any height and on any side of the unit. This permits Z, C or right-angle flow. Lift speeds range from 10 to 200 fpm, using either chain or belt drives, with higher speeds made possible with variablefrequency drives.
The bed, while typically constructed of roller conveyor, can be designed using virtually any type of conveyor, including TKF’s 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.