Last edited 23 Nov 2020

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Low pit lifts


[edit] Introduction

Lifts are required in a great variety of settings and buildings. This has led to the need for installations that can be accommodated in environments that may have previously been unable to house a lift. A low pit lift offers a solution to the problem of previously unsuitable locations, allowing for the installation of lifts in more settings.


[edit] Low pit lift uses

The standard design of lifts requires a pit which allows space for the mechanical element of the installation. In the past, if a setting was unable to provide suitable space for a pit, the installation of the lift would not have been possible.

This inability to provide a pit may be likely in:

A low pit lift or a pitless lift can allow for improved disabled access in buildings which may have been impossible to navigate previously.

[edit] Limitations

While low pit lifts have a huge range of applications, it is worth noting that they are limited in the speed they can travel, which is restricted to 0.15m/s according to a notified body certification.

[edit] Benefits

Low pit lifts have many benefits which have made them popular for a number of applications:

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--Nathan Massey 14:25, 11 Jul 2017 (BST)

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