Loading lift table for a commercial kitchen

During an extension of a commercial kitchen, a height difference between the old and new buildings needed to be efficiently bridged. To address these challenges, the customer opted for our custom-made loading lift table. It facilitates the smooth transport of kitchen utensils and food carts between the different kitchen levels.

Why was a ramp not used?

The decision against a ramp and in favor of a loading platform had several reasons. A key factor was the dimensions the ramp would need to take. With a height difference of 760 mm between the old and new buildings and a slope of 6 degrees, the ramp would have needed to be about 7.25 meters long. This was not feasible for the following reasons:

  1. Space constraints: There was not enough space for such a long ramp. Installation would have required significant structural modifications. 
  2. Work effort: Continuously pushing the food carts up the long ramp would have been strenuous for the staff over time. 

Additionally, the layout of the premises complicated matters: A ramp in this location would have blocked access to an important side room, further disrupting the operational flow.

What advantages does the loading lift table offer?

Space savings and ease of use: The loading lift table is characterized by its compact design. It only requires as much space as is needed for transporting kitchen utensils. Compared to a ramp that would occupy a length of 7.25 meters, the lift table offers significant space savings with a length of only 1.4 meters. Additionally, the lift table facilitates the transport of food carts, which can be raised or lowered to the desired level at the push of a button, without the need for physical exertion.

Accessibility and safety: Next to the lift table, there is a door that allows access to the adjoining room. To continue to fully utilize this room, the platform's railings are designed to be detachable. When the lift table is in its lowest position, the railings can be removed, making it easy to transport goods over the table. 
What if someone forgets to attach the railings when raising the loading platform? Isn't there a risk of falling? To ensure the railings are always considered, they are electrically monitored. This means the scissor lift table can only be operated once all railings are securely in place. This is a safety measure to prevent falls from the platform.

Speaking of commercial kitchens - doesn't the loading lift table need to be made of stainless steel?

In a commercial kitchen, hygiene plays a significant role. Not only the tools but also the furnishings need to be easy to clean and disinfect, which is why lift tables in kitchen areas are often made of stainless steel. 
However, why is this loading lift table, despite being delivered to a commercial kitchen, not made of stainless steel and instead coated with a two-component polyurethane paint? 
This is possible because the loading lift table is located not directly in the kitchen, but in the goods receiving area, and does not come into direct contact with food. Therefore, a stainless steel construction would only be unnecessarily costly.

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