How does a platform lift work?

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the mechanism for making a platform lift go up and down would be simple. The truth is actually far from simple. Platform lifts come in three main drive systems, each suited to different specifications, and each having their own individual advantages and disadvantages.

Modern platform lifts are operated using electronic controls which send signals to a central processor unit. This unit initiates the motors or pumps to move the platform between levels.

Hydraulic Drive System

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The Facts: Dumbwaiter Home Applications

A dumbwaiter – the device technically similar to an elevator is used to move lightweight materials such as foods between floors. They’re most well used in commercial environments, such as hotels and restaurants, but appear in some residential homes as well.

Dumbwaiter Models

Dumbwaiters come in two primary types; electronic and manual. Manual dumbwaiters are cheaper to run than electrical ones as they are operated by pulling a rope to move it between floors. Electrical dumbwaiters require motors with varying load capacities ...

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Business owners: What are your lift safety responsibilities?

In the UK there are over 200,000 passenger lifts in operation. Most of these lifts operate in businesses – businesses that deal with a large number of customers each day. To ensure these customers are kept safe, we’re going to answer some commonly asked question from businesses owners, regarding their responsibilities when installing a lift:

If I have a lift in my building, what are my responsibilities?

Any lifts should be regularly checked and maintained to ensure they are running safely and ...

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Types of Platform Lifts Available

Platform lifts are one of the more unheard-of lift designs. In spite of this, the range of platform lifts out there is rather extensive. They come in all shapes and sizes and perform a number of different functions.
Each platform lift has different advantages depending on the environment it needs to be installed in, and the main function it needs to perform.
Here we’re going to break down the options available, so you can make an informed decision on the ...

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Advantages Of Residential Dumbwaiters

The advantages of installing a dumbwaiter in industries such as restaurants and hotels may be obvious. But having a dumbwaiter installed in homes or residential units with multiple levels can also be a huge benefit to those that live there.

From sending laundry between floors, reducing the health risks of carrying heavy loads up and down stairs, to transporting shopping bags and post to the appropriate floors – a dumbwaiter can make life much easier.

Important Items

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Thinking Of Installing A Lift

If you’re thinking of having a lift installed in one of your properties or place of business, it can be quite a daunting task. A lot of people feel that their business will benefit from having a lift system installed, but aren’t sure where to start.

Luckily, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a run through, including everything you need to know about the process of getting that perfect lift system installed at your home or business:

Start the Process

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Why is Lift Modernisation Important?

There is a common misconception that once a lift becomes a certain number of years old it needs replacing completely, when in actual fact this is incredibly unnecessary. After all, the age of a lift does not dictate how well it operates and performs. Lift modernisation on the other hand could be a great substitute in order to ensure that it continues to work efficiency for many more years. Here is everything you need to know about lift modernisation and ...

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Creative Lifts

Creative Lifts

Fantasy Shop Chimera

A delightful forest in the heart of Amsterdam: home to trolls, pixies, nymphs, dragons and full of all the mythical creatures and little creative lifts your imagination can muster!

The dream-like shop has been running for 27 years and is expert in all things fantasy – well known locally and all throughout the land to fantasy ...

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Top Ten Elevator Scenes in Movies

Our picks of the top ten elevator scenes in movies! **Spoiler Alert!**

  1. Bridget Jones’ Diary

She might be the only chick flick to make our list but Bridget holds her own (or Daniel Cleaver holds it for her) in this hilarious elevator scene.

Hugh Grant fumbles his words with office romance Renee Zellweger when their nosey yet unwitting boss walks in. The conversation falls silent at the peril of Mr. Fitzherbert thwarting the romantic advances of Daniel Cleaver. A bit ...

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Lift Upgrade in Manchester

Hayden Court & Sheridan Court

We are pleased to say we have completed the lift upgrade in Monsall and Newton Heath’s residential tower blocks, Hayden Court and Sheridan Court.

Residents were invited to add a personal touch to their new lifts by voting in a poll on the choice of the colour of their lifts. True to their Mancunian pride the residents decided to represent Manchester by choosing Red and Blue symbolising both the cities’ football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City.

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