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VRC Lift Safety Features

Posted by Martin Vertical Storage on Mar 3, 2021 3:17:28 PM

Because of its design, a VRC lift is the safer way to transport materials from one floor level or mezzanine to another. That's because VRC lifts allow you to avoid many of the hazards that can come into play when moving goods vertically by forklift or by hand. 

Every VRC lift from Martin Vertical Storage and our partner, Custom Industrial Products (CIP), meets or exceeds the safety standards for lifts laid out in ANSI/ASME B20.1.

A Firm Commitment to Safety

Making sure that your workplace is a safe environment should always be a top concern for any business owner or shop supervisor. It's absolutely essential. 

With that in mind, the following safety features are standard on all VRC lift models available from Martin Vertical Storage:

Safety enclosures

Every VRC lift has a carriage surrounded by a safety enclosure to ensure that materials remain safely within the lift as they are being transported.

Door interlocks

This safety feature prevents the lift from moving if its doors are open and ensures that its doors won’t open while it is in motion.

CIP_2021FPspecsheet-E2Fail-safe brake

The motors on our VRC lifts are all equipped with fail-safe brakes. In addition, each unit’s motor is regulated by a variable-frequency drive (VFD) that controls the lift’s acceleration and deceleration, providing softer starts and stops.

Cable fail-safes

A slack cable switch will prevent the lift's cable from unwinding and stop the lift from moving if its cable doesn’t have the proper tension.

Control panels and call stations

All of Martin Vertical Storage’s VRC lifts have a self-diagnostic control panel that assists in trouble-shooting efforts, if need be.

And every lift we sell comes standard with illuminated call stations which inform lift operators at all times where the lift is located and whether its doors are opened or closed.

Emergency stop button

An operator can stop the motion of the lift from any floor level at any time in the case of an emergency.

Reach Out to the VRC Lift Professionals at Martin Vertical Storage

At Martin Vertical Storage, the safety and satisfaction of our customers are priorities. You can rely on us

To learn more about the benefits and the safety features you'll enjoy with a VRC lift, reach out to the knowledgeable technicians here at Martin Vertical Storage at 800.635.4363 or at Or click here to get a quote

Topics: VRC Lifts, Vertical Storage, Safety, VRC Lift