Service Lifts from Axess 2
Our dumb waiters, service lifts and goods lifts are designed to offer simple quick and efficient solutions where lifting problems may occur.
Service lifts and dumb waiters
Service lifts and dumb waiters can conform to a number of different patterns, but a uniform property they all possess is that they are not intended for human use. Because of this notable difference, service lifts and dumb waiters are exempt from many regulations that more ‘ordinary’ lifts need to consider, so they can be extremely flexible. Predominantly driven by electric traction and equipped with a reduced weight capacity, service and dumb waiter lifts definitely have their place, and a variety of these small elevators are available alongside their larger brethren at Axess2.
Dumb Waiter Lifts
Dumb waiter lifts are sometimes known as micro-lifts, food lifts or kitchen lifts, and indeed they are ideal for transporting food or drink between floors. Commonly used within restaurants, bars and pubs, or within the homes of people who suffer from limited mobility, dumb waiters are also of use within retail, office and medical environments, as the ability to transport small burdens between the floors of a building is always a welcome one. Our own mild or stainless steel dumb waiter lifts can carry between 50-100kg in terms of weight, and can move at 0.35 metres per second to serve up to six separate floors.
Additionally, our dumb waiter lifts can be adjusted to suit premises that have a restricted headroom, problematic maintenance access and limited space, and we even supply a ‘double-decker’ lift where twin cars are housed in the same lift shaft. Similarly, a range of additions like hinged doors, rise and fall shutters, interlocked entrances and reinforced power buttons are on offer to meet any requirement. Non-standard sizes are readily available, and installation takes just 1-2 days for even more convenience, with a full 12 month guarantee in operation following this installation process.
Trolley lifts are useful in circumstances where larger loads need to be transported, as they can usually be relied upon to move as much as 300kg with ease. Perhaps most commonly called upon to transport trolleys and crates in retail, hotel or commercial premises, mild steel trolley lifts from Axess2 can be purchased in 250kg or 300kg variants, and neither of these designs requires a motor room or ‘load-bearing’ shaft to be in place. Like dumb waiters, trolley lifts can serve up to six floors (using three entrances per floor), but are slightly slower, moving at only 0.17 metres per second. However, they are just as easy to install and benefit from the exact same quality guarantee.
In terms of options, all of our trolley lift doors are securely fitted to the structure in question, but they can be obtained in both single-hinged, leaf gate and locked variants to meet diverse specifications. Further protection for trolley loads during travel can be provided using collapsible picket gates too. Should your ability to provide the necessary pit and headroom be limited, then our 250kg trolley lift can be amended accordingly, but the 300kg pattern is unable to be adjusted in this manner. As our trolley lifts are available from stock, they can be in full working order within just a few days, so they are a viable solution to a mobility concern in an incredibly short time.
If you’d like to know more about the capabilities and specifications of our service lifts and dumb waiters, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll only be too happy to help. You can call us on 01200 405 005 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll always respond to your query directly.