Hampshire County Council Choose Penny Hydraulics Goods Lift
Alec Dirks, a representative at Hampshire County Council contacted Penny Hydraulics in June 2011 regarding a new goods lift project coming up in their own warehouse.
Mr Dirks had a requirement for a goods lift to move special trolleys 800mm x 600mm in size which were to be carrying paper boxes to a maximum weight of 200kg. The trolleys needed to be moved between the ground level in the warehouse and a mezzanine floor which they had installed within the warehousing premises to maximise the available space for storage. The mezzanine floor therefore acted as a very useful storage area at the facility. Due to the nature of the goods and them being transported on trolleys, it would unsafe to manually handle these up and down stairs especially given as they were to weigh up to 200kg.
Goods Lift Area Sales Manager Rob Thomson visited the warehouse to carry out a free of charge site assessment. The ground to mezzanine floor height was large at just under 4 metres.
The Goods Lift was specified back at Penny Hydraulics HQ in Chesterfield as a 250kg working capacity Mezz-Lift with extra height (up to 3.8m) and a bespoke platform of 1000mm x 800mm to suit the trolleys carrying the paper boxes. The lift mechanism was surrounded by a mesh guard frame and 2000mm clear height double gates allowed the trolleys to be safely rolled on and off the platform for transportation. An electrical interlock system provided an extra level of safety to the procedure. Like most Penny Hydraulics mezzanine floor goods lifts, the lift design was taken from one of the standard brochure designs and then modified to suit the specific requirement of Hampshire County Council.
Dual push button controls were supplied at both levels; ground and mezzanine floor for ease of use for the operator and Penny Hydraulics specialist goods lift installation and service engineers, not only installed the mezzanine floor goods lift, but also provided a 12 month planned maintenance programme to ensure the necessary Statutory Examinations were carried out during the initial 12 month period in accordance with LOLER legislation