GOODS LIFT AND HEAVY-DUTY LIFTS
Goods lifts are available for a wide range of applications understanding what you want your goods lifts to move within a building is a good start to determining which type of goods lift you require; we are going to give an overview on things to consider.
Tips When Considering a Goods Lift For Your Building:
- Firstly, is the lift going to be used by personnel or just to transport goods only
- What is the weight of the max load you will need to transport?
- How will goods be transported into the lift, by hand, sack truck, pallet truck, or forklift
- What available space do you have to accommodate a lift shaft or does one pre-exist
- Are there any other regulatory standards that will be required?
1 Goods Lift or Goods Plus Attendant
Both fall under the machinery directive and there are quite significant differences between them as moving persons as well as goods, have significate safety devices requirement. It is extremely difficult and expensive to modify a goods lift to a goods passenger after installing a goods only.
2 Max-Duty Load Required by The Goods Lift
This is important to establish because it can determine the type of goods lift and standards that you require. Such as a Dumb waiter, Trolly lift, Platform lift, Goods only, and Dual Goods lift (goods and attendant).
If you required a Heavy Duty Lift to move motorcycles and your total weight didn’t exceed 1000kg.
We would recommend a Heavy-Duty Platform Lift which would be a considerable cost saving for a company and requires a lot fewer building works.
If you required a lift to transport goods and a forklift with a passenger
We would recommend an iKONIC Dual Goods Lift which is a heavy-duty good and attendant lift
3 How and What Goods Will Be Transported by The Goods Lift
This also contributes to the max duty load, and in certain circumstances, additional elements are required such as heavy-duty door sills, protective barriers on the lift car, heavy-duty flooring is highly recommended, i.e., it would not be advisable for a fort lift truck to go over aluminum door sills.
Again, this contributes to the type of lift, if you are just transporting for silver service between floors, (food and drinks) then you would only need a dumbwaiter, which would need to be stainless steel for hygienic purposes.
4 Best Location and space requirements of the lift
We recommend getting advice on this if you have any reservations, as it is one of the most important factors needed for the lift company you are commissioning the lift with to quote you. There are so many factors a site survey is recommended if required, if there is an existing shaft then sending the dimensions with an enquiry is a good starting point.
5. Other regulatory standards
For instant do you require anti-vandal, extreme heavy-duty doors, explosion-proof doors, IP-rated doors. EN 81-71 Good Plus Passenger.
Along with regulation standards such as:
- The food hygiene act 1999 when considering a dumb waiter in a food environment commercially.
- The lift used in hazardous and explosive environments regulatory standard is ATEX Directive 2016 – 34 – EU
- Goods Only Lift machinery Directive 2006-42-EC
- Goods Plus Passenger Machinery Directive 2006-42-EC plus many additional safety features
- Dumb waiter and Trolly Lift fall under EN 81-3 up to 1.2 meters car height
Getting the correct goods lift first time for your business
Having a good understanding of the above will ensure you are selecting the right type of lift for your building and business. Getting this right first time will save you a lot of time and money and will be a great assist to your business.
If you have any questions or require any further information on Goods lifts or Goods and attendant lifts, please don’t hesitate to contact team iKONIC or make a free online enquiry. We offer free onsite surveys and no obligation quotations.
Our open protocol systems, no hidden costs are well received we provide a complete lift partner solutions from consultation, design, supply, and installation of all types of lifts.
Plus, we do not tie our customers into service contracts. We do offer service contracts tailored to our clients’ requirements and aftercare however our service is comprehensive and pro active and find our clients stay with us, due to our impeccable trustworthy service.