Your business is growing, and your warehouse is nearing capacity. You’ve considered enlarging your facility, but that would require a substantial investment in time and capital, plus giving up valuable exterior space.
If your facility is like many organizations, your company may have decided to resolve your space limitations by “going vertical.” By installing an industrial mezzanine, you can access valuable overhead space while avoiding a costly construction project.
Process Redesign & Optimization
Savvy distribution center and warehouse operators know that process optimization is an ongoing process. Taking your storage space vertical also requires evaluating your current workflows and being prepared to redesign them. The addition of more storage will likely require new equipment and change the way your team works.
This is also an opportunity to reassess the current facility layout; making even minor adjustments can streamline workflows and create significant efficiencies.
The Right Tool For The Warehouse
Organizations choosing to optimize warehouse space by adding mezzanine structures should consider implementing a VRC (vertical reciprocating conveyor) to transport freight and materials to overhead space. Autoquip features diverse VRC options that allow you to maximize storage with access to vertical levels. By using a VRC, businesses create a more productive and streamline working environment. These extremely versatile and economical lifts offer a variety of benefits, including:
- Quick and efficient access to your inventory
- More cost-effective than freight elevators
- Operates within a small footprint
- Avoids safety issues associated with forklifts and pallet jacks
- Reliable transit of high-capacity loads to mezzanines or upper-level storage areas
- Extremely durable and easy to install
Autoquip offers both mechanical and hydraulic VRCs. Mechanical VRCs can handle 20,000lbs and accommodate precision positioning, high speed, and high capacity requirements. Our hydraulic units can lift 6,000lbs and are ideal for lighter material handling, inventory, and storage use. All of our freight lifts meet or exceed ASME B20.1 safety requirements for conveyors and related equipment.
A custom VRC can be designed with added safety features to protect loads and personnel. With the addition of options like weight scales, measurement applications, protective enclosures, guards, and safety signaling, we can create a unique lift that meets specific customer requirements.
A Word About Automation
Autoquip specializes in advanced control solutions. With the addition of AQ Connect, your lift is simple to operate, and self-monitors for operational issues and status conditions. This intelligent control panel leverages the power of the cloud and provides critical information on demand, saving you time and money. AQ Connect is a standard feature on all of our VRCs.
Service & Support
With Autoquip’s 75 years in the material handling industry, our customer service and technical support teams are experts in product diagnostics, troubleshooting, equipment documentation, replacement parts, and service requests. Our staff is committed to helping you resolve any issues you may encounter with your lift!
Do You Need A New Storage Strategy?
The Autoquip VRC product library is extensive. We can design a creative solution that helps solve your facility’s unique storage challenges and transforms your warehouse or distribution center operation. We’re ready to get started! Contact us for a free quote today!