FREIGHT ELEVATORS ARE DESIGNED TO MOVE MATERIALS WITHIN A BUILDING
Freight elevators usually travel at lower speeds than passenger elevators, but they are built to carry heavier loads and to withstand tougher working conditions. We recommend and offer different freight elevator styles based on your desired application and specific requirements. As always, our Team can customize standard designs to fit any application.
Typical factors to consider when choosing a freight elevator
- Size and type of load
- Vertical travel distance
- Method of loading (see Freight Classifications)
Class A: General Freight Loading.
Where the load is distributed, the weight of any single piece is not more than 1/4 the capacity of the elevator and the load is handled on and off the car platform manually or by means of hand trucks.
Class B: Motor Vehicle Loading.
The freight elevator is used solely to carry automobile trucks or passenger automobiles up to the rated capacity of the elevator.
Class C1: Industrial Truck Loading.
A four-wheeled vehicle may be used to load and unload the elevator. The combined weight of the vehicle and the load cannot exceed the rated capacity and may be rolled onto the platform as a single unit.
Class C2: Industrial Truck Loading.
During loading and unloading, max load on the platform may be up to 150% of the rated capacity. This enables the use of a forklift to load a car with freight weighing up to the rated capacity.
OUR FREIGHT ELEVATOR FEATURES
- Rider permitted and designed to carry heavy freight and other material between multiple levels
- Rugged, reliable, safe and designed to last the lifetime of the building
- Various cab size, capacity, speed, and travel heights available
- Environmentally friendly non-buried hydraulic cylinder drive system
- Exceeds elevator safety standard ASME A17.1 & CSA B-44.