Goods elevators used to transport freight inside of the self-supporting metal frame shaft in vertical direction. The hoist can be installed either into already existing shaft, or designed especially in accordance with currently being constructed/designed shaft.
So what is a frieght elevator? Generally speaking it is the analogue of a service lift. But the main difference is that the control boards are located outside of the cabin, not inside, since the sole assignment is freight lifting. Thus the freight can be transported without any guidance.
The basis of the goods elevator is the vertical metal frame construction, rectangular in section. The cargo cage moves inside of it. This construction is made of the metal shaped pipe. Electrical telpher initiates the cargo cage movements. This device is allowed to mantle either on the top of the shaft or separately.
The cargo lift could be installed on the pit (for the cage to move to the floor level) or some flat basement. The shaft is faced either with metal sheets or some other materials.
Such cargo lifters have a wide range of use. They can be used at a plant or factory doing transportation the readymade items, materials, etc. between the floors, they can do goods acceptance and conveyance to the salesroom, plus many many other applications.
It’s notable that the cargo lifters are not subject to registration at the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological, and Nuclear Supervision authority of the Russian Federation. Besides there are the following advantages:
Goods only lifts could be installed individually;
Goods hoists are more economical and easier in operation compared with lifts/elevators;
Short term manufacture and installation compared with lifts/elevators;
Available inside/outside of the building;
Much lower price compared with lifts/elevators.
Inside of the building installation is made between the interfloor constructions, while outside of the building they are adjusted to the building façade.
Frieght elevator secure operation is guaranteed by the following devices:
Emergency brake (secures the cargo cabin from fall in case the pull rope is broken);
Cabin doors block (it is impossible to open the shaft doors, if the cargo cabin is not at this storey, also it is impossible to call the cargo cabin if the shaft doors are open);
Backup rope (instead of the emergency brake in case the load is heavy);
«Some tenants of our complex proposed to rent 500s.m. of the first and second floors under condition that they are fitted with a cargo lift of 500kg lifting power. LIFTPROM specialist advised to think about a shaft cargo lift with the inside installation, they also indicated the manufacture and assembly span, suitable for us. As a result the works were finalized as was scheduled. The lifting device is mantled, start-up works are through».
Maciej, Poland, hardware tools supermarket :
«I purchased a shaft cargo lift, which is mantled beside the building faсade, from LIFTPROM goods elevator manufacturer and they implemented the project promptly, without affecting our daily trading activities. After three months exploitation I was sure that such freight lifting assistance is an ideal fit, furthermore it brings less expenditures than a cargo/passenger lift. Thus far we have supplied cargo lifts into about a half of our stores and we're planning to move further!»