Small freight elevators are designed for lowering and lifting small loads. Often they remain the only correct solution when organizing the technological processes of interaction of "links" located at different levels (providing the necessary "commodity neighborhood", communication of the shop and distribution, the kitchen of the restaurant and the landing hall). Therefore, elevator equipment of this type is not a fashionable modern trend, but a carefully thought-out technology that enhances the quality of life!
Elevators are called "small" because of the limited size of the cabin and doors, which prevents free access of the person (transportation of people is strictly prohibited). In the "everyday life" there are other names that differ from the official one - microlift, kitchen elevator, service elevator, "weaving", etc.
Applications of microlifts
Small cargo lifts are successfully used in such places as:
the sphere of public catering;
restaurants and cafes;
shopping and entertainment complexes;
business centers, offices, banks;
shops and supermarkets;
hotels, hotel and restaurant complexes, recreation centers;
Dry cleaning and laundry;
production and storage facilities;
laboratories and sanitary units of medical institutions.
Gradually, small freight elevators "penetrated" the sphere of individual construction - private houses, cottages, mansions. After all, they make housing more comfortable and convenient - it is much easier to lift heavy bags from a garage on a microlift than to carry them on the steps.
Types of lifts
Depending on the application, cargo lifts are divided into several types.
By load capacity:
From 5 kg to 250 kg. The elevator can be loaded from the service level (the height, as a rule, is 750 mm) or through manually opened doors, from the floor level.
By drive type:
With hydraulic (hydraulic lifts) - a limited number of models due to their high energy consumption.
With electric (electric lifts). Electric drive is equipped with more than 90% of small mine hoists. Models are easy to use and economical.
By type of mine:
Without shaft - the configuration is rare because of the difficulties of installation and adjustment.
With its own metal shaft - it comes in a set of quality models. This configuration makes it possible to install and fine-tune the small cargo elevator, regardless of the building's construction.
Design and characteristics of small freight elevators
The cabin is designed to carry goods weighing from 50 kg, with a step of 50 kg to a maximum of 300 kg. The height of kitchen elevators is no more than 1250 mm, the maximum speed is 0.5 m / s. The power depends on the load capacity and varies from 0.75 kW to 2.2 kW. The dimensions of the cabin also depend on the load capacity, model and purpose of the elevator (for a restaurant, dacha, kitchen, store, warehouse, service elevator, etc.). The loading level of the cabin (door) can be either at the floor level of the room or at a height of up to 1 m.
Standard models, with a load capacity of up to 100 kg, include a self-supporting skeleton of a mine made of galvanized steel profiles, which are surrounded by frames around the perimeter. For installation in the frame of the shaft there are metal T-shaped guides without coating. Qualitative small elevators are equipped with an electric winch with a disc brake and control controller. It is installed in the engine room, equipped in the mine. The machine room is equipped with a separate door. Cables and other plug-in connections are installed in the shaft frame.
Vertical sliding doors of elevators are made of galvanized steel with a special coating, but can be designed in accordance with the design of the room. On the outer frame of the sliding doors (on each floor) a push button control panel with illumination is installed. For operation of the microprocessor control station, a power source of 380 W is required. The signaling system (indicator) notifies the location and arrival of the cargo hoist. Most often, the cabs are not propelled, but can be through at the request of the customer. To protect the cargo from falling out, in models with a swing door at the floor level a diagonal steel barrier with an electric switch is provided, which in the event of an emergency shift of the load breaks the safety chain.
In addition, elevator equipment of this type can be equipped with catchers, a load carriage, floor protection (corrugated metal sheet), remote control, etc. In accordance with the purpose and operating conditions, small freight elevators are equipped with additional options:
for transportation of foodstuffs and prepared meals - carpeting with stainless steel sheets, installation of additional removable shelves and internal aluminum doors with an anodized protective layer (in the form of a roller shutter);
for household purposes, transportation of inventory or linen - finishing materials for the buyer's choice, installing a heating system and internal lighting;
The shaft lift with a through cab is equipped with additional sliding doors, the number of which depends on the number of stops or floors of the building.
Modernization in the factory (for example, strengthening the cabin with a more robust frame of the shaft and the girdle frame) is not included in the cost of the basic equipment and is paid separately.
Features of installation of small freight elevators
The main feature of the installation of small cargo lifts is that the outer part is mounted in the last place - after the arrangement of the mine and fixing the cabin. In addition, when installing elevator equipment, several requirements must be taken into account:
1. The elevator shaft must be equipped with a ventilation system (temperatures from + 5 ° C to + 40 ° C are allowed).
2. The calculated load on the platform with two stops should be 4300 N. It increases by 460 N for each subsequent stop.
3. In the mine there should be no extraneous communications (in some cases, small lifts can be installed in an existing mine).
4. The power supply wiring must be grounded and fused.
I need a microlift!
It's simple! The company «Tries Group» delivers small freight elevators with standard or individual complete sets from the leading manufacturers. The models comply with European quality standards and have an aesthetic appearance. They are characterized by low power consumption and noise level, high reliability, ergonomics, easy operation, safety and durability (about 25 years). Choose the equipment that best meets your requirements, expectations, and of course, technological processes!
On a small freight elevator the price is calculated taking into account its type, variant of execution, configuration and additional options. With the company «Tries Group» to make measurements for the mine and buy the elevator at the best price is very simple.