Rack lift for goods
The rack lift is a platform that can be raised and lowered using a rack drive system running on the side of the platform. The rack lift drive system is shown in the picture to the left.
Vertical freight rack
HC500GVT (HYDRO-CON 500kg Goods Vertical Rack) is a special rack product that is designed to reduce the need for many manual lifts, such as warehouse goods in wagons and cages.
The lift is very sturdy and has a very reliable drive system. This lift can withstand very hard handling. When the lift is working, the engine and drive system can be heard, as there is a slight rumble.
This lift is not equipped with a closed chair as you know it from an elevator, but a platform that runs inside the shaft, therefore the shaft walls move past the cargo as it moves up or down the lift. This means that goods cannot be stacked against the wall, as there is a small risk that this will be pinched, scratched or otherwise damaged. On a freight lift, the goods must be transported in wagons, cages or similar. The platform is equipped with non-slip aluminum flooring as a standard. Another non-slip coating can be supplied, at extra cost.
Speed and operation
HYDRO-CON's rack products are operated by guide rails which are mounted inside a shaft or directly on a supporting wall. It runs at a maximum speed of 0.15 meters per second, with a maximum load of 500 kg, and up to a maximum height of 15 meters. As a general rule, we recommend only using a rack lift if it is because you want a half shaft / open shaft at the upper level. Operation of the lift is carried out by the continuous push of a button, also known as dead man's operation, or holding pressure. However, it is sometimes possible to use ordinary pulse pressure, as you know it from a traditional elevator.
Full or half shaft installation
The HC500GVT can be produced and installed with or without a shaft, and with a full or half shaft on the top floor. The shaft is designed to stand in a pit or directly on the floor and can lift / lower goods vertically. The lift is suitable for connecting all levels, both full and half storey levels, as the lift can be built up with a passage, and can be placed both inside and outside. For outdoor placement, the shaft is anodized, for indoor placement it is powder coated. However, we recommend a full shaft, or a roof covering when outdoors.
The rack lift is delivered together as an all-in-one solution with platform, shaft and machinery in one.
Gallery of rack lifts for goods
Above are three examples of HYDRO-CON rack lifts for goods that have been installed. The three lifts are all customized to the customer's needs and desires. The upper one is used at a veterinary institute, the next at Christiansborg, and the latter consists of a half-shaft solution on the ground floor and a full-shelf solution in the basement. As we manufacture our our own products, measurements and other factors of the product can be customized as desired.
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Interested in handling goods?
If the rack lift for goods has aroused your interest, we can be contacted here, for more information, an offer or council. If you are looking for solutions for handling cargo, you can also take a look at our scissor lift for freight, freight elevator or goods stair lift solutions.