Mezzanine Lifts
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Mezzanine Lifts


Mezzanine lifts also known as vertical reciprocating conveyors help you safely and efficiently transport material onto your mezzanine. Since mezzanine lifts are not classified as elevators, they do not have to meet the strict regulations and codes of elevators.


When you request a price quote or request for information, it will be sent to one of our mezzanine lift experts to assist you with your needs. Trammell can help you with your lifting solutions in no time.


Benefits of Vertical Material lifts:

  • Custom designed and engineered to fit your needs.
  • Available in enamel, epoxy, and galvanized steel.
  • Able to move heavy loads from 10 lbs. to 200,000 lbs.
  • Can have multiple stops at different floor levels.
  • Safer than using forklifts to move materials.
  • Can be installed indoors or outdoors.
  • Available in hydraulic, mechanical, or fully automated systems.
  • More affordable to install and maintain than elevators.
  • Guaranteed code approval in every state.
  • Turnkey design and installation by Trammell Equipment.


Industrial Mezzanine Lift

Benefits of A Mezzanine Lift

Mezzanine lifts protect your employees from having to raise pallets up by forklift in high traffic areas. Mezzanine lift systems can be surface mounted with a ramp or pit mounted so your carriage is flush with the ground floor. An industrial mezzanine lift is an efficient way to move material from lower levels to an upper floor.

When you install one of our freight lifts there is less down time. And when you need parts or service, you can count on a very quick response from a Trammell representative. Our freight elevators are all custom designed to the specific needs of your storage space.

Freight lifts are not the same as elevators and are not used to transport people. They fall into their own national code ASME B20.1 and are specifically exempt from the national elevator code.

They are commonly used in industrial plants, parts departments, manufacturing facilities, chicken plants, distribution centers and more. 
Industrial Lift Elevator

Safety Features of Vertical Lifts

Each mezzanine lift is designed from the ground up with a variety of safety features designed to protect workers. Among those features are safety gates, enclosures, safety cams, decklocks, maintenance pins and more.

Safety Gates: Safety gates are available in single gates, bi-swing gates, and vertical acting gates. The maximum panel width for a panel is 6' wide. Panels are made of heavy duty wire mesh. All gates must be 8' high and reject a 2" ball in diameter on all sides.

Enclosures: All sides of the vertical lift that are exposed not used for loading and unloading must be protected by an enclosure. Enclosures connect to the gate and prevent access to the lift creating a safe space.

Safety Cams: Safety cams prevent accidental descent of the lift in case of a chain failure.

Engineered to meet your size, space, and space requirements, a mezzanine lift adds a level of efficiency and safety that is not achieved with other lifting means. Whether you are moving pallets or auto body parts to your work platforms, Trammell will design a solution tailored to your needs.
Hydraulic Mezzanine Lift

Hydraulic Lifts

A hydraulic vrc lift use compressed fluid to generate power to lift materials 2 stop lifting applications. Hydraulic mezzanine floor lifts can lift up to 6,000 lbs. to your upper levels. 

Hydraulic Lift Benefits:

  • Up to 6,000 lbs. lifting capacity
  • Up to 12' x 10' carriage size
  • Up to 22' vertical rise
  • Standard travel speed of 24 FPM
  • 10 cycles per hr. / 100 cycles per day
  • Straddle or cantilever configurations
  • Indoor or outdoor use
  • Effective solution for smaller loads

Mechanical Mezzanine Lift

Mechanical Lifts

Mechanical mezzanine lifts use a chain over sprocket lifting system to ensure smooth travel and bounce free stops to multiple levels. Mechanical mezzanine lift systems are designed to withstand the rigors of unlimited use. Mechanical platform lifts are heavy duty and come with a lifetime structural warranty.

Mechanical VRC Lift Benefits:

  • Up to 200,000 lbs. lifting capacity
  • Unlimited vertical rise
  • Unlimited platform size
  • Standard travel speed of up to 25 FPM
  • Unlimited cycles hour/day
  • Indoor or outdoor use
  • Can have multiple travel heights
  • Perfect lift for large loads

Different Mezzanine Lift Types


Vertical Material Lifts

Modular Lifts

Modular VRC material lifts are a great economical solution for moving materials to the next level. The modular design of this mezzanine lift allows for a quick and easy installation allowing you to save money on installation services.

Modular Lift Benefits:

  • Platform size up to 6' x 8'
  • Travel Height up to 36' 
  • Lift capacity up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Installs in as little as one day
  • Low Maintenance
  • Speed: 8' up to 36'
  • Up to 4 stops
  • Full height carriage enclosures

  • C or Z loading pattern
  • Surface or pit mounting
  • Only double swing gates
  • Color: Silver grey
  • Factory pre-wired
  • Loading height 4"
  • Can go in outside application
  • Stackable structure

Industrial Mezzanine Lift

2 Posts Cantilever Lifts

The 2 post cantilever lifts are ideal for moving loads of all shapes including pallet loads to a mezzanine deck. This lift features a low profile mast making it a great selection when you do not have much overhead clearance. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor uses and has an innovative design that ensures stable loading and unloading.

Cantilever Lift Benefits

  • Lift capacity up to 6,000 lbs.
  • Carriage size up to 12' x 10' 
  • Vertical rise up to 22'
  • Standard travel speed up to 24 fpm
  • Indoor or outdoor use
  • Lifetime structural warranty
  • Conforms to ASME B20.1 Safety Standards

Mezzanine Floor Lifts

2 Post Straddle Lifts

The 2 post straddle lift a can safely and efficiently move loads up to 10,000 lbs. The straddle lift has 2 columns centered on either side of the lift. The straddle is available with a hydraulic or mechanical drive system. These 2 posts vertical reciprocating conveyors are ideal for high speed or high-cycle automated systems.

Straddle Lift Benefits

  • Load capacity up to 10,000 lbs.
  • Carriage size up to 12' x 10'
  • Unlimited vertical rise
  • Standard travel speed of 25 fpm
  • Can be used in exterior applications
  • Lifetime structural warranty
  • Conforms to ASME B20.1 Safety Standards

Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors

4 Posts Lifts

This is the heaviest duty vertical reciprocating conveyor on the market. This vertical lift has the capacity to lift up to 200,000 lbs. This lift is ideal for lifting multiple pallets, industrial equipment, cars, and more between mezzanine levels. Used in high speed, high cycle environments. Lifted and lowered by heavy duty roller chains this lift has what it takes to move your material.

4 Posts Lift Benefits

  • Up to 200, 000 lbs. lifting capacity
  • Unlimited carriage size
  • Unlimited vertical rise
  • Unlimited continuous cycles
  • Indoor or exterior appilcations
  • Lifetime structural warranty
  • Conforms to ASME B20.1 safety standards
  • Safety cams that prevent accidental carriage descent

Important Questions to Ask:


Do I want my lift pit or surface mounted?
Platform lifts can be installed flush with a ramp or in a pit so the carriage is flush with the floor. The pit on the ground level can be from 4" deep to 8" deep depending on the lift style. Mounting lifts in a pit allows you to utilize a pallet jack while loading and unloading and reduces trip hazards.
Do I want full height enclosures or standard enclosures?
Mezzanine lift enclosures are necessary to keep employees from getting under lifts while they are in use. Enclosures can just be 7' high around loading and unloading areas or can be full height to eliminate any risk at all.
How much clear height do I have?
It is critical to make sure that you have enough clear height in your facility to install your freight elevator. Your overhead clear height can dictate what style lift you can use. If you have less than 10' clear height on the mezzanine level a cantilever lift may be the best option for you.
What accessories do I need on my mezzanine lift?
Mezzanine elevators accessories include bi-swing gates, vertical acting gates, pallet stop panels, full height enclosures, deck locks (for easy maintenance), wash down lifts (for food grade applications), safety cams, and more.

Turnkey Vertical Conveyors Projects


How does the process work?

Set up a free consultation with a Trammell Representative.

Mezzanine Lift design and quoting process begins.

Order placement.

Approval drawings are gone over with customer to ensure accuracy of all details of the mezzanine lift.

Quick and professional Installation of mezzanine lift.

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