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Autoquip Mechanical Cantilever VRC

Faster Speed and No Overhead Restriction

The 2-post cantilevered mechanical freight lift is a great choice for mezzanine applications requiring consistent, repeatable stopping and holding of the suspended carriage during loading and unloading.  In addition, there is no overhead restriction due to the carriage cantilevered off the guide beams which accommodates most facilities. Our standard models range from capacities of 1,000 to 6,000 pounds with 144 inches of travel. Through our custom engineering capabilities, we have designed mechanical freight lifts to travel up to 100 ft.   If you have a special travel requirement, give us a call.  We can build it.

Travel: 144 in

Capacity: 1000 lbs – 6000 lbs

Height: 4.25 in(lowered) –  150 in (raised)

Platform Width: 48 in – 96 in

Platform Length: 36 in – 96 in

Raising Time: 24 secs

Lowering Time: 24 secs

Power Unit: 7.5HP 

Power Unit Location: Top Mount

Customize Your Lifts

Specifically sized, configured, mobile, high-cycle or automated – when you need a lift to perform a specific function, we have the materials, components, and design techniques to produce a one of a kind lifting solution for your application.


Durability and Quality

  • High capacity steel rollers with spiral-wound, Teflon-impregnated bushings produce smooth and reliable carriage movement.
  • Heavy-duty SEW Eurodrive gear motor drive extends the life of the freight lift for years and years of rugged, reliable service.
  • Synchronized, dual-chain lifting system ensures that the carriage remains level throughout the lift’s vertical travel, even with off-centered loads.
  • Minimum ¼ inch thick steel reinforced platform minimizes deck deflection, maximizes load stability, and extends life of the platform deck.
  • Structural steel guide beams ensure consistent, reliable tracking of carriage rollers and extends the life of the beams

Maintenance and Warranty

  • Heavy duty SEW Eurodrive gear motor requires minimal service and maintenance.
  • Maintenance-free carriage rollers require no lubrication.
  • Eurodrive gear motor’s manual brake release overrides handle to help in lift start-up and trouble-shooting.
  • Autoquip offers a 1-year warranty on all parts and a 5-year warranty on lift structure as a promise that you’ve purchased the industry’s most reliable VRC.


  • Synchronized lifting chains allow for wider carriage widths.
  • Mechanical design enables up to 100 feet of total vertical travel.
  • Mechanical vertical conveyors are programmable and can be called or sent to multiple levels in a building or conveyor system.
  • Carriage requires no overhead structure and enables an unlimited load height.
  • Cantilevered design permits three-way carriage loading.


  • Load jam sensors suspend engine operation if carriage or its load becomes jammed between landings.
  • Motor control panel security requires personnel to activate a secure key switch before resuming lift operation following a load jam.
  • Over-travel sensing switch suspends engine operation should the lift continue past the uppermost landing.
  • Sensors on all lifting chains stop lift operation and movement if a slack chain is detected.
  • Counterweight sensors serve as a back-up safety precaution to slack chain sensors by suspending engine operation when a counterweight is lifted out of the guide tube.
  • Certified carriage brakes stop carriage falls in the very unlikely event of a sudden breakage of both lifting cables.
  • Standard-issue shaft way barrier bar system improves personnel safety when carriage leaves the upper landing.
  • Interlocked landing gates automatically lock once the vertical lift carriage leaves a landing and cannot be opened until the lift carriage returns to that landing.
  • Gate status switches prevent lift operation while any gate is open.
  • Minimum 3:1 structural factor of safety makes these lifts the most structurally sound lift in the industry.
  • Compliance with recognized standards:
    • ASME B20.1 – Safety Requirements for Conveyors and Related Equipment
    • VRC Application Guidelines – as referenced by ASME B20.1
    • NFPA 70 – National Electric Code
    • ASTM-A36 – Structural Steel Standard
    • ANSI Z535 – Safety Labeling Requirements
    • AWS D.1 – Welding Standards
    • Applicable portions of OSHA 29CFR1910 – General Workplace Safety