Car lift with roller shutters

Car lift from below
Car lift with open roller shutter. View from below.

Car lift tables, car lifts or car lifts (Carlift) are, as the name suggests, used to transport cars to another floor or level. Our car lifts are not approved for passenger transport!

In this project, the task was to transport the cars from the lower workshop level to the upper one in a body shop. The platform was 5700mm long and 4000mm wide. Normally, car lifts have a smaller platform width, but here the cars are pushed onto the car lift table in the workshop with partially open doors. So that these can be pushed onto the carlift without bumping, we have opted for a special width.
The load capacity of this car lifting table of 4000kg is already above the usual requirements, but easily solvable for our technicians.

Project flow from the car lifting table

The first step in this project was that the architect informed himself about car lifts with us. For such inquiries, we advise in advance on the phone or, if necessary, personally on site and give practical tips. As soon as it was clear what was needed, we created a free quote.
Step two was the commercial agreement with the customer and the determination of the desired delivery date. By default, you have to expect about 15 working weeks with such car lift tables .
In the next step, we created a shaft plan and a plant drawing. In the shaft plan, all necessary conduits for the required components and the door dimensions are also drawn. After fine-tuning, our drawings are released. In this phase, we also take care of official requirements or special requests such as .B a fire function.

After production, the lift table is delivered to the customer and lifted into place by crane. In this project, we were able to lift the car lift, which was delivered fully assembled, through the open roof with a mobile crane. Only when the roof was closed did we carry out the further installation and commissioning. It is very important to think about lifting tables and other large systems in the building early enough, as the installation is not always easy!

After assembly, the acceptance by an authorized civil engineer and the inclusion of the customer took place.

Project details of the carlift

Carlift upper stop with open gate

Car lift with roller shutters on the floors

This car lift connects 2 hall levels in a workshop. The lifting height of this project is over 4 meters.

So that no one can fall down from the upper floor when the stage is down. But also no one can get under the stage, if it is located at the upper stop, we have installed roller shutters in both stops.

The gates are equipped with forced contacts / locks and connected to the elevator control. This means that the respective gate can only be opened if the car lift is in this position. Likewise, the lift for cars can only be moved if both gates have been closed properly.

Car lift table with bolt locking

Another safety device, for lifting tables that connect two floors with each other, is the so-called bolt lock.

When starting up, the car lifting table lifts about 50 mm above the upper level, four bolts automatically extend laterally from the lifting table platform. After that, the lifting table lowers until it rests on the counterparts in the wall. These bar bags are sent by us in advance so that they can be concreted in the appropriate position. During assembly, we can correct a few centimeters of the height here.

On the one hand, the bolt lock ensures that the lifting table does not spring when a car weighing several tons is pushed onto it. On the other hand, it also ensures that the hydraulic lifting table does not sink when parked in the upper stop for a long time.

Bolt locking from the car lift
Guide rail from the car lift

Guide rail in the shaft

In the shaft, a guide rail is attached over the entire height, which ensures that the lifting table can be moved exactly perpendicular up and down. This is particularly recommended for systems with a large useful stroke, as scissor lift tables can fluctuate extended.
Depending on the car lift version or version of the shaft, one or more guides are attached. A corresponding counterpart with sliding jaws is mounted in the platform so that the function is given in the long term.
For some projects, roller guides are also used. Depending on the local and technical specifications, the design decides which type of guide is to be used.

Control and drive of the car lift

In general, lifting tables, whether freight elevators or car lifts, must be equipped with an elevator control as soon as they connect two or more floors with each other. Compared to a standard lift table control, there are some differences:
– mostly self-driving operation (press button, system drives automatically)
– Integration and monitoring of door contacts
– Control of the bolt lock
– Integration of safety components (light barrier, traffic light, ….)
– Fire control

The motor is significantly larger and more powerful than with standard lift tables, as the dead weight of the car lift is already greater. An emergency drain is also installed as standard, so that the car can still be lowered in the event of a power failure.

According to the standard, the control system and the motor do not have to have their own engine room. However, the installation space must be sufficiently large and properly illuminated. However, this can also be prescribed differently according to local building regulations. We always check this when awarding the contract.

Control cabinet & motor from the car lift

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