We build basic Vertical Transport Units, but that's just the start. Our standard VTUs are highly customizable to fit your exact specifications – offering much more than a typical two-position, up/down arrangement. Multiple positions, multiple decks, independent axes, and more – if it involves vertical movement, we have you covered. Introducing our totally configurable, precision VTUs all designed to reduce overall conveyor system floor space.
This unit utilizes a section of transport conveyor as an elevator platform and benefits from a vertical servo-driven actuator for positioning.
This Vertical Transfer Unit utilizes a section of transport conveyor as the platform and is actuated up / down (z-axis) by an electric motor - typically stepper or servo.
Learn to reduce floor space, increase automation system throughput and more.
Vertical Transfer Units (VTUs) transfer product from one level to another. Well, if your upper level is 20+ feet up, we've got you covered. Check out this skyscraper of a VTU!
A simple, short Vertical Transport Unit (VTU) for limited vertical stroke applications that was built for those who are looking for creative space use and cost savings.
Allows for vertical transfer of product as well as tilting the conveyor deck up to 30° to allow for flexible access to the transport media.
Two independently powered lift decks combined into one space to provide product bypass above the main line while simultaneously allowing undisturbed product flow to multiple positions.
The Dual Deck VTU allows for vertical transfer of product on two transport conveyors simultaneously.
We identify challenges solved by VTUs and review innovative, real-world examples.
The Multiple Position VTU allows for vertical transfer of product from one or more in-feed conveyors to multiple discharge conveyors.
The vertical transfer unit lifts product off the main line to prevent stoppage of product flow.
The Rack Feeder solution allows for vertical transfer of product to be stored on multiple independently driven stacked conveyors.
A dual lift VTU configuration has two independent actuators that enables two Z-axis movements at a time and two independent decks. This can be used many ways.
A vertical sortation and storage device to create a buffer of pallets either upstream and/or downstream of a machine and greatly reduce operator involvement.
Our visual cutsheet identifies the key components of the Electric Vertical Transfer Unit.
Glide-Line offers a variety of motor options that can be used to power the vertical motion of a VTU. Our standard offering consists of a standard AC motor, Integrated Stepper Motor, and Stand-Alone Servo Package.
We offer the most versatile multi-strand direct product handling solutions available and of course that include some vertical transport units!
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If out-of-control costs to customize your client's process in a limited space is keeping you awake at night, there's an innovative way around it. Download the guide and find out how today.
Don't see what you need? We can create a solution.
Our vertical lift solutions have largely been born from the need to solve a customer's project challenge – yours can be next! Contact us today via the form below if you don't see what you're looking for from our customized standard automated conveyor VTU solutions. Our team of engineers can help you find a creative fix.
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