Package Lift

Package Lift

The mechanical package lifts utilize a heavy duty SEW Eurodrive gear motor drive with instantaneous braking capability, enabling consistent and repeatable stopping and holding of the suspended carriage during loading and unloading. Common applications, including unit load transfer between landings, multi-level buildings, and programmable or automated systems, improve use of vertical building space and increase manufacturing and logistical efficiency.

These vertical lifts travel up to 22 feet and have a capacity of 300 pounds. And, because of the modular nature of the lift structure, a wide variety of lift configurations is available from one basic design. Customization and adaptation are achieved by selecting any number of standard options, or by specifying custom engineered features that fit your application.

Autoquip's Freightlift® Brand of vertical reciprocating conveyors has been designed and manufactured in America's heartland since 1991, and has become the industry standard for reliable customized industrial and commercial vertical lifts.  And, every Freightlift Package Lift comes standard with a maintenance-free carriage, load jam sensing system, and free-fall arrest carriage brakes. Reliability, simplicity, and safety – all at a competitive price.


Durability and Quality

  • Heavy duty SEW Eurodrive gear motor drive provides years of rugged, reliable service.
  • Minimum 1/4-inch-thick steel-reinforced platform minimizes deck deflection, maximizes load stability, and greatly extends the life of the platform deck.
  • UHMW guides mounted to the carriage restrict lateral movement and reduces suspended carriage noise as it travels in the guide beams.


  • Modular structure permits customer to create any number of configurations from one basic design.
  • Programmable mechanical vertical conveyors can be called or sent to multiple levels in a building or automated system.

Maintenance and Warranty

  • One-year warranty on all parts and a five-year warranty on the lift structure provide assurance you’ve purchased the most reliable lift in the industry.
  • Heavy duty SEW Eurodrive gear motor requires minimal service and maintenance.
  • Maintenance-free carriage guides require no lubrication.
  • Eurodrive gear motor manual brake release override handle helps in lift start-up and trouble-shooting activities.


  • Lifting cable is equipped with sensors to immediately stop operation and movement if a slack cable condition is detected.
  • Load jam sensing system immediately removes power to the motor in the event of carriage jamming between landings.
  • Motor control panel requires re-setting by a secure key switch to resume lift operation any time the load jam sensor removes power to the lift motor.
  • Over-travel sensing switch removes electrical power to the motor should the lift not stop at the uppermost landing
  • Emergency spring-loaded brakes stop the fall of a carriage in the unlikely event of sudden breakage of the lifting cable.
  • Minimum 3:1 structural factor of safety makes these lifts the most structurally sound lift in the industry.
  • Interlocked landing gates automatically lock while the vertical lift carriage is traveling between landings.
  • Gate status switches prevent operation of the lift if any gate is left in the open position.
  • 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