Industrial mezzanine systems have been a popular solution in factories, distribution centers, and warehouses for decades. Mezzanines are an efficient and cost-effective way to maximize floor space, expand storage capacity, and take advantage of untapped overhead areas. But to recognize these benefits, businesses need the right lift equipment that can transfer heavy loads between the mezzanine and the ground floor.
The Versatile VRC
A Freight Lift or VRC (vertical reciprocating conveyor) is the ideal solution when considering your options for moving loads between multiple levels. Thanks to their high travel capabilities, Autoquip VRCs can accommodate a variety of mezzanine designs, positioning loads where you need them.
Far superior to freight elevators and forklifts, VRCs can handle various materials, supplies, and equipment. Known for their small footprints and easy installation, VRCs occupy minimal floor space while delivering maximum service. And their ability to handle repeated stopping and holding of cargo during loading/unloading improves workplace safety and operations.
Custom Lifts for Mezzanines
Autoquip provides unique VRC designs that can support specialized mezzanine applications. Our extensive design library includes hydraulic and mechanical VRC models that feature a variety of weight capacities and travel heights. Any standard lift can be customized and built to meet your specific requirements. You can virtually eliminate overhead access limitations with a custom VRC!
Here are some examples of the innovative custom solutions we’ve developed:
- Retail Storage Lifts: When retailers need to relocate pallets of merchandise from the warehouse floor, our hydraulic VRC easily transfers loads to their mezzanine storage area.
- Automotive Parts Storage: Manufacturers and suppliers who serve the automotive parts industry carry thousands of items. Our hydraulic Freightlite VRCs, (which can handle up to 3,000 pounds and travel up to 15 feet) are ideal for these businesses, providing lightweight material handling, inventory management, and storage.
- Package Lifts: When you need to move lighter-weight cartons, crates, or boxes, an Autoquip Package Lift provides consistent high-cycle loading and unloading. With a load capacity of 300 pounds and the ability to travel vertically to 22 feet, these versatile mechanical lifts simplify transport between floors.
- Maintenance Lifts: Moving heavy equipment and tools between floors can be challenging for maintenance teams. Our Mechanical VRCs, with load capacities up to 20,000 pounds, help increase productivity by transferring toolboxes, supplies, and maintenance gear from basements to each building level. And for tall buildings, these lifts can be engineered to reach up to 100 feet.
Autoquip: Delivering Advanced Lifting Solutions
Are you looking for ways to improve the functionality of your mezzanine? Our high-travel lifts deliver reliable access to hard-to-reach areas, helping maximize the square footage in your facility. And adding an Autoquip VRC to your environment can create valuable efficiencies that increase safety while saving time and money.
Do you have specialized application needs that require a custom lift? Not a problem for our team of engineers and technical experts. Our unique skill set leverages advanced production techniques and technologies to create durable lift solutions so you can exceed customer expectations.
If you’re looking for superior quality, proven experience, and excellent customer service, you’ve found it! We’ve been a lift industry leader for over 75 years, and our specialty is helping customers solve unique challenges. Reach out to us today for your free quote!