Domestic Lifts: A New Era

Carol Belletti and Matteo Volpe

Thursday 1st October 1998

In medium high rise residential properties, it is generally economic to install a conventional lift, for the use of the residents. In low rise properties (up to 3 stories) lifts are not installed except in luxury accommodation. However, it is important that residents, the old and infirm, can travel comfortably, to and from their homes, and the outside world. Thus a safe and inexpensive lifting unit needs to be provided, which should be considered as a necessity. A lift complying with the Machinery Directive will be described. Its basic features are rated load: 150/250 kg, rated speed: 0,1 m/s; maximum travel: 10 m, power consumption 0,75 / 1.1 kW.

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