How Much Will A Platform Lift Cost?

Unfortunately, there is no flat rate for having a platform lift installed, as each system must be designed specifically to fit each building. Buying a lift is a process of identifying the model, then adding options, before finally looking at the ongoing cost of ownership.

To assess how much a platform lift will realistically cost your business, we can split the costs in to two main categories; the cost of the lift itself, plus the cost of the building works required ...

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Kellogg’s – A case study

Snap, crackle, pop and lift!

This week Sheridan Lifts have visited one of their biggest sites, Kellogg’s factory. That’s home to the popular cereals we all know and love today.

The factory is a special place kitted wall to wall with some of the most precious Kellogg’s relics through the decades. From the first printed ads to the latest Tony-Tiger endorsements inside is a nostalgic museum, nodding to every decade of your childhood, and even your children’s childhood too!

From t-shirts, to wall ...

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Ode to the lift: World Poetry Day!

Ode to the lift

Here is an Ode to a noble contraption

Complex but simple and seen all the action

Never a chore, always a pleasure

Going up, going down – ride at your leisure.

Here is an ode to the elegant machine

Select your floor, glide like a dream

Travel in style to a new destination

We’re grateful for your marvellous creation.

It’s you who lifts us ...

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Modernising An Existing Lift: Part 2

Modernisation is an important aspect in making older-model lifts compliant with modern day regulations. Lift technology is advancing all the time, with some of these advancements being necessary to public safety as well as making sure lifts are energy efficient and economically efficient.

It is easy to spot when a lift is outdated; they look worn out and dilapidated, they don’t operate smoothly and sometimes they can be quite dangerous to those that use them. With advancements in modernisation techniques being ...

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Guidelines On Modernising An Existing Lift

As our city spaces become more condensed, the need for vertical lift travel becomes more and more necessary. Lifts exist in most tall buildings today; the heavy day-to-day use of these systems means that wear and tear is unfortunately inevitable.

Lifts have been installed in building for decades now. Although most existing lifts were installed to the level of technology of the time, rapid advancements in technology means some of these systems are now outdated. As long as existing lifts are ...

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Dumbwaiters and Material Lifts: What’s The Difference?

On first impressions there may not seem to be much difference between a dumbwaiter and a material lift; they both share the responsibility of transporting items, they both have multiple level options, and are both used in a number of different settings, by a number of different industries.

It is true that both dumbwaiters and material lifts are both used for transporting heavy items between floors, however, these products have variations when it comes to their applications, configurations, and capabilities.

Dumbwaiters

As well ...

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The Importance of Proper Lift Maintenance

Lifts are heralded as one of the safest means of mechanical transports thanks to the famously high health and safety standards lift companies operate by.

One of the main areas that keep lifts so safe and secure is the practice of perfecting lift maintenance through regular servicing. Not only does this keep users safe, it also prolongs the life of the elevators and reduces costly downtime.

Regulations

Lift regulations are constantly evolving, and lift industries have to work hard to stay ahead of ...

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What makes a lift engineer?

You will need to gain some qualifications and experience in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering in order to understand everything you need to know to become a lift engineer.

There’s more than one way into a career in lift engineering. Here are some of the paths you could choose:

  • Mechanical / Electrical / Building Services Engineering qualification.

QCF (Qualification Credit Framework) courses can be done through a college or a 6th form. In some cases your employer will employ you as a trainee ...

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Where You Can Find Platform Lifts

Platform lifts are a complete lift system that are designed for moving passengers between a few floors. They provide an option for small distances when installing a full lift system is not a viable economic investment.

Platform lifts can be found in a wide range of different buildings. Their customisable builds mean they can be fitted to a number of different sizes and applications. They have become so useful that you can find them in even the most unusual places:

  • Retirement homes ...
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5 revolutionary Women in the lift, construction and architecture industries

In light of International Women’s Day 2018, here’s our selection of five women revolutionary in industries where women are still under-represented.

Harriet Tracy

Born in 1834, Tracy’s inventions were innovative and she patented them ruthlessly. It is recorded that she patented some impressive twenty-seven inventions during her lifetime. Eleven of those patents were for inventions related to lifts and included her invention for automatic hatchway guards.  For her work, she received a letter highly commending her signed by five talented and world-famous ...

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