The 5 Steps To A Perfect Lift Installation
If you are finding that moving between floors by taking the stairs in your building is becoming too difficult, it may be time for a lift installation. Installing a lift can be relatively straight forward despite it seeming technical to an outsider.
If you want to know how a lift is assembled then look no further than our article as we go through the 5 simple steps to installing your lift.
1: The Lift Columns
Firstly, you’re going to need to decide where the lift is going to go. You are also going to decide where the columns of the lift will be and how many floors you need your lift to escalate to.
Your lift technician will advise you if the space you have chosen is good enough for a lift. In the case that it isn’t, your technician will choose a better location for it.
The lift will need to have enough space to be installed safely and ensure you continue to work efficiently. Once all the safety complications are ironed out, the columns will be installed and bolted into place.
2: Adding the carriage
Once these columns are in place, the outlines will be drawn up to install your lift carriage, once this is installed exactly, then wheel blocks will be added to allow movement. Following this, these blocks are connected to lift chains that will pull your lift up and down.
3: Adding a Mechanical lift Drive Base (optional)
If this is a mechanical lift then you will need to install a base on the lift to make it completely secure and aid its movement. A motor drive is installed which means the lift will operate at optimal power to lift almost any weight. It may be true that you do not need to add a drive base, but if you are looking for a mechanical lift then this is essential.
4: Assembling the gates and enclosures
Once your lift is in place with all of the external movement options in place, you will be ready to see the gates added to your lift. The gates are essentially the doors that protect those that use your lift. These doors are essential to the safety of the lift and will be welded into place for security.
5: Wiring the Electrical components
Your lift technician will be an adept electrician to get your lift fully operational. Whilst the framework will make the lift ready to operate, it still requires wiring and electrical work to be fully operational.
The technician will ensure that all applicable lighting and buttons work and function to make your lift the best it can be. These are the finishing touches to the lift, and after a test, your lift should be ready to operate.
Lift installation made simple and effective
This is the tried and tested way to install lifts, and the best technicians will be used to ensure your lift installation is running smoothly. Getting a lift can be incredibly straightforward and an easy way to boost productivity. Overall, getting a lift is far more beneficial than you think.
If you require any lift services, maintenance, repairs, or installation in and around the South West of England, please do get in touch with us and we will be on hand and happy to help. You can call us at our Plymouth office on 01752 559000, send us an email at email@example.com or visit our website for more information e Lifts.