Cargo lift without pit

Column lifter fully assembled in lower lifting position
Column lifter as a load lift. Without pit and shaft.

The task in this project was to transport mopeds and other objects to the upper floor with a cargo lift. This still sounds relatively simple and can be done with a lifting table or a column lifter in a closed shaft.

Here, however, the customer also specified that no shaft may be built on the ground floor, i.e. directly in the workshop. The load lifter also had to do without a pit in the ground, as the area was to remain partially usable.

In cooperation with the authority and an authorized civil engineer, we have found, assembled and handed over a great lifting solution for our satisfied customer.

The load capacity of the freight elevator was relatively low at 250 kg – here we can also easily transport several tons. The platform had a size of 2350 x 1500 mm. The difference in level was 3900 mm. The ascent height is only 100mm and can be overcome by means of a ramp.

Column lifter without shaft and without pit

Ceiling breakthrough for the load lift

Project planning & natural dimensions of the column lifter

At the first appointment with the customer on site, we found only one ceiling breakthrough. We measured and checked this breakthrough during our visit.
In addition, we also measured the difference in level between the two floors so that we could offer the right load lifter right away.
After the natural measurement, it was discussed with the customer what needs to be lifted, how heavy and how large the parts are. The loading side has also been defined so that the gates are also on the right side.
Likewise, we have all other structural measures for the column lifter, such as the grounding, the power connection, conduits, statics, etc… discussed.

Delivery from the column lifter

The hydraulic column lifter is already assembled in the factory and tested there. Depending on the size of the lifter or depending on the local conditions (door sizes, accessibility, aisle widths, …) it may also happen that we deliver the platform with the railings dismantled.

In very special cases, we can also supply the mast in a split version.
In this project, we were able to transport the lifter to the customer fully assembled and set it up with the protective packaging. This has the advantage that the assembly is faster and there is hardly any damage.
After setting up the column lifter, the packaging is partially removed and assembly begins. Of course, you have to unpack completely before commissioning.
Column lifters after delivery
Column lifter lower stop

Column lifter without pit

Assembly includes not only unpacking, aligning and screwing the column lifter to the become, but also many other things.

In the background on the right side you can see the unit (black, on the floor) and our control cabinet (white on the wall). After consultation with the customer, we also position these in the desired places. Of course, it is advisable to announce the position when ordering, so that the hydraulic hose and cables are long enough.

We lay the cables surface-mounted or in the prepared conduits. When cable ducts are provided, we use them.

The position of the controller is chosen in such a way that the customer can work well, but also the standard specifications are adhered to. Here a position at the lower stop, in the field of view of the plant was necessary. As a result, the danger area under the platform can always be viewed.

Upper stop secured

In this project, we have built a lattice wall on 2 sides at the upper stop – on the first floor. At the front we have installed a lattice gate with 2 wings.

Due to the forced contact on the door, it can only be opened if the column lifter is in the upper position. Likewise, the cargo lift can only start without a pit if the gate is closed.

This function is monitored by our controller.

There is no control unit at the upper stop, as you cannot see the danger area under the platform from here. Operation from above is only permitted in a closed shaft.

Column lifter upper stop with gates

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