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New Application Guidelines for Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors now available from MHIA

This publication is an indispensable reference tool for installers, inspectors and regulatory agencies.
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The Vertical Reciprocating Conveyer (VRC) Subcommittee of the Conveyor & Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group announces the availability of the recently updated Application Guidelines for Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors.

By Modern Materials Handling Staff
June 29, 2010

The recently updated “Application Guidelines for Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors” is now available, thanks to the efforts of the Vertical Reciprocating Conveyer Subcommittee of the Conveyor & Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group, both of which are part of the Material Handling Industry of America

This publication clearly and thoroughly presents industry best practices for the specification, design, installation and maintenance of vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRC).  It also serves as a comprehensive safety guideline for VRCs and establishes a minimum design criteria when used in conjunction with ASME B20.1 - Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment and is recommended by the ASME Main Committee for B20.1.

“The VRC Application Guidelines are a critical supplement to ASME B20.1 and are diligently maintained by the VRC industry.”

  “It is our goal to make this comprehensive document as accessible and as informative as possible for users attempting to adhere to, enforce, create or interpret regulations involving vertical reciprocating conveyors,” said Mike Adel, chair of the VRC Subcommittee.

The publication covers everything from definitions of common terms to operational and start-up considerations including descriptions of various types of gates and minimum requirements for enclosures. It illustrates the industry’s recommended minimum pre-cautionary labeling, including where such necessary labeling needs to be installed on the VRC.  It also contains product safety information and recommendations—making it an indispensable reference tool for installers, inspectors, and regulatory agencies.

The guidelines were first published in 2004 as a result of a three-year collaborative effort by the nation’s leading manufacturers of VRCs. Click here to download your free copy.

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