Why Choose Sheridan Lifts for Your MRL Lift Project?

The team at Sheridan Lifts has over four decades of experience in the lift industry. With us, you’ve got an expert partner on your side at every step of your lift installation – from the first consultation to the planned design and fit, as well as with our maintenance packages and routine checks.

In the past 40 years, the technology used in lifts has improved drastically. The safety developments and performance innovations have opened up a whole range of different vertical transport options, including machine roomless lifts, which our engineers will be happy to consult you on.

Your Machine Roomless Lift Installation

Whether you’re looking for help on a new-build project or lift installation for a machine roomless lift in an existing building, the Sheridan team can help.

We pride ourselves on our friendly, quality customer service, our quick turnaround on lift installation projects, and our modern, long-lasting and energy-efficient lift designs.

Get in touch with the Sheridan Lifts team to book your MRL lift installation today.

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MRL Lifts Maintenance & Repairs

At Sheridan Lifts, the job isn’t done when your installation is complete.

We also offer lift maintenance packages and quick-turnaround repairs for all of our MRL lifts, so you can rest assured your lift will be working at its best every day.

Our lift maintenance packages mean you’ll get at least one visit a year from a Sheridan Lifts technician (or more depending on the type of lift and the type of maintenance contract you choose).

Even the best-maintained lift can be prone to incidents though, which is why we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for emergency lift repairs. We guarantee a technician on-site in less than four hours to take a look at the issue, and less than an hour if someone is trapped in the lift.

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What Is an MRL Lift?

MRL lift stands for Machine Room-Less Lift. For this type of life, all of the lift’s machinery is contained in or adjacent to the lift shaft, rather than in a separate room. MRL lifts have all of the same components as a traditional lift, just in a different configuration.

The motor is one of the largest and most important parts of your lift. In a machine roomless lift, the motor is usually smaller than in a traditional lift and is located at the top of the lift shaft (sometimes called the hoistway) or at the bottom of the lift pit.

Connected to the motor, you’ll find the traction sheave, which drives the hoisting ropes and cables. Depending on the configuration of your MRL lift, this may also be at the top or bottom of the lift shaft.

Elements like the lift hoisting ropes, counterweight, electronic controller, and safety features like brakes and limit switches are all also in place in the lift shaft. This might be at the top or bottom of the lift shaft or recessed into the lift shaft wall.

For this to work, the components of an MRL lift are generally smaller than a lift with a machine room, allowing them to be tucked away in or next to the lift shaft.

MRL Lifts vs. Traditional Lifts

Affordability and Space-Saving

One of the big advantages of MRL lifts is that they are generally more affordable than traditional lifts with a machine room.

They require less room during construction, which is great for smaller spaces. By having all of the mechanics fitted into or next to the lift shaft, a separate motor room adjacent to the lifts isn’t needed. An existing machine room can then be converted into more useful space, or a new building can more effectively utilise its available space.

If you’re getting a lift fitted retroactively, there’s no need to free up extra space for the machine room, making any MRL lift project much easier and more streamlined. That means you can get your lift up and running as quickly as possible!

Parts, Sound-proofing, & Load Bearing

Machine roomless lifts use primarily steel components, which can be loud when they move together. This can increase noise pollution in your building when the lift is running. Soundproofing can negate these issues quite effectively, but the additional costs of soundproofing can be high, depending on your building and the configuration of your lift.

MRL lifts also typically carry less capacity than lifts with a machine room. Because the mechanisms are smaller to allow them to fit into the lift shaft, they tend to have a lower load-bearing capacity. For many types of lifts, such as domestic lifts or private passenger lifts, this won’t cause much issue. However, for industrial lifts, like goods lifts, which need to be able to carry heavier loads, MRL lifts might not be the right fit.

Our Qualifications

At Sheridan Lifts, we’re never resting on our laurels. Our team is always looking for ways to improve and be the best independent lift company in the UK. Our team boasts a range of highly regarded lift industry qualifications, so our customers can feel confident they’re in safe hands:

  • CHAS Premium Plus Accreditation
  • ConstructionLine Gold Membership
  • ISO 140012015 Certification
  • ISO 90012015 Certification
  • LEIA (Lift and Escalator Industry Association) Membership
  • SafeContractor Accreditation
  • SMAS Worksafe Accreditation

Don’t just take our word for it – take a look at some of our case studies to see how we’ve helped businesses like Kellogg’s, Audi, the NHS, and HMP – to name just a few.

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