Acute Elevators supply a range of lift products to overcome site constraints for lifts requiring low or reduced pit depths and /or low or reduced headroom categories under the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC andEN81-21 of the lift regulations.
We offer a wide range of low pit or low headroom platform lifts, and a selection of passenger lifts to overcome these site constraints. Whether it’s a commercial or residential application, we’re confident we have a product solution in our range to meet your requirements.
Our low pit lifts (machinery directive) have all the characteristics of a conventional passenger lift using the latest technology and efficient drive systems. They can include sliding doors and conventional lift one touch controls (if the lift cabin is fully enclosed), but with the added benefit of requiring a very low pit depth and low headroom.
These low pit lifts can be used in all environments including retail stores, offices, schools and for public access. Acute’s low pit lifts can be specified with a pit as low as 100 mm, or you could use a small access ramp negating the need for a pit at all. The majority of our machinery directive lifts, including both the hydraulic and traction driven systems – can be supplied without pit or with a low pit.
The range of low pit lifts we offer could eliminate the need for expensive excavation costs, by not having to construct a traditional lift pit, sometimes up to 2000 mm below floor level.
Due to building regulations and site conditions, the pit less lift option is a popular choice by Schools, Homeowners, and Retailers due to the ease of installation and building integration. Acute Elevators have been installed many lifts with a low headroom or low pit in many varying properties across the UK. Combining the low pit with a low headroom delivers an affordable lift solution for most situations, even where space is limited.
In existing buildings, and where a lift shaft already exists, it is possible to install a passenger lift by Acute Elevators with reduced headroom or a low/reduced pit. We offer many solutions of passenger lifts that are specifically designed for the project and comply with EN81-21 of the lift regulations.
To allow a lift with specification outside EN81-20 firstly, Derogation from BEIS is required, but we will assist with this, making the application process very simple. You will need to demonstrate the reason you cannot accommodate the requirements of the standard EN 81-20. This might include existing drains or services, Underground tunnels, low roofs in listed buildings, planning restrictions, occupies space above or below and various other reasons.
All conventional Passenger carrying lifts installed in the UK must meet the essential health and safety requirements of the Lift Directive. This is generally achieved by design and manufacturing to the Standard EN81-20/50. These standards define dimensional constraints on the lift shaft, mainly referring to the areas of the lift shaft that present a crushing hazard above and underneath the lift car. Problems exist when shallow pit and low-headroom issues mean these dimensional constraints cannot be met.CONTACT US
Explore our range of low pit and low headroom lift brochures. If you need some advice on choosing which lift will meet your requirements, discuss a project, request a quotation or find out more about Acute Elevators, please contact a member of our team.
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