Here we would like to show you a classic from our product range. A simplified goods lift for the warehouse of a production company.
As it is used umpteen times in this, or in a slightly modified form, we would like to concentrate on the standard equipment we provide ...
The installation situation
Before we get to the equipment, let's take a quick look at the exact installation situation of this simplified goods lift.
As already described, the goods lift is used in a warehouse of a production company. Our customer produces customisable containers that can be assembled to create modular office buildings, for example.
To use the existing space on the company premises more efficiently, the second level of the small parts warehouse also needed to be developed. Previously, this was only accessible via a staircase, so that only small cartons could be stored and storing larger containers was very time consuming.
To facilitate the access to and use of the second level it was decided to install a simplified goods lift based on a column lift from our company. The big advantage over a scissor lift table. A pit depth of only 120 mm is required, so that removing the top concrete slab was sufficient to allow driving at ground level.
The lift is designed as a front-and-rear-opening lift. This means that it was placed directly in front of the second level and allows loading on one side on the ground floor and unloading on the opposite side on the top floor. Of course, the doors can also be arranged on the same side.
Almost 95% of our simplified goods lifts are equipped with an automatic control system, i.e. they can be operated in a way that is similar to a classic passenger lift . The door is opened, the load is placed on the platform and then the desired floor is selected. The platform now moves automatically to the desired floor where the load can be removed.
Soft start and stop
To ensure the smoothest possible operation, the hydraulic lift is equipped with smooth gear shift technology at both landings. This means that when it leaves the respective landing, as well as when it approaches the floor, the column lift reduces its speed to limit noise pollution.
Pressure switch for load monitoring
Hydraulic systems allow easy load monitoring in the lowest position. However, an electronic pressure switch is at least required to monitor the top position. This equalises the existing pressure in the hydraulic system with the calculated target pressure. If too high a pressure occurs, the control system gives an overload warning.
Hose rupture test
An integrated hose rupture test is very useful, especially if the simplified goods lift needs to be tested by an external technical expert after assembly. This allows the TÜV or Dekra to simply open a ball valve on the drive unit to check that all valves close properly and that the lift cage cannot fall down.
The alternative is to actually loosen the hydraulic hose. Trust me, you don't want to clean up the mess afterwards.
Electromechanically secured access doors
It goes without saying that the lifts we produce should be safe. This includes that there is no risk of falling from the top landing and that no person can step unnoticed under the raised platform.
These two dangers are excluded by a so-called solenoid interlock. The lift's control system monitors whether the shaft accesses are closed and locked and only allows the doors to be opened once the platform is actually on the respective floor.
In addition to the solenoid interlocks, we also offer the complete enclosure of the elevator on request. In this case, the customer opted for our solution of a planked hollow section frame. The advantage: This solution is less expensive than a concrete or brick shaft and it is ensured that both the solenoid interlock and the shaft dimensions fit perfectly.