Mezz Light 250kg Capacity Goods Lift for David Mellor Design Ltd
David Mellor Design was set up by David Mellor, Royal Designer for Industry. Mellor is a key figure in British design with an international reputation as designer, manufacturer and shopkeeper. Born in Sheffield, he has always specialised in metalwork and he is particularly famous for his cutlery design.
David Mellor cutlery is manufactured in a purpose-designed modern factory in the Peak District National Park. The Round Building, designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, has won numerous architectural awards.
Mr James Nicholls a representative from David Mellor Design Ltd contacted Penny Hydraulics in November 2013 with the requirement for a goods lift and gave the following brief…
Location: In a stone built warehouse building. The equipment would not be exposed to the weather
Use: For transporting goods only (no personnel) from ground floor to first floor. Goods are generally kitchen and home ware related.
Height: FFL of ground floor to FFL of first floor will be approximately 3.42 meters
Building construction: Concrete slab ground floor and cavity breeze block/stone wall to fix to
Platform size: Ideally to take a standard UK pallet and hand pump truck (approximate footprint of 1200mm wide x 1400mm deep)
The ideal situation would be that we could wheel the pallet in on the pump truck, leave the pump truck in the lift and send up with the goods, then wheel out on the upper level
Door location: Ground floor and first floor door mounted on the same side. This would also aid the removal of the pump truck mentioned above
Following a free of charge and no-obligation site survey, Goods Lift Area Sales Manager, Martin Oke took the necessary site measurements and this was passed onto the design engineers back at Penny Hydraulics HQ who specified a Penny Hydraulics Mezz Light mezzanine floor goods lift as the best tool for the job.
The Mezz Light has a maximum working load of 250kg and is enclosed in a self-supporting mesh shaft. The platform was sized at 1300mm x 1100mm and guarded 900mm high on the non-loading edges. At the entrance to the lift at both levels there were 2000mm high gates, fitted with electrical interlocks to prevent the gates being opened unless the platform is docked at the appropriate level and prevent the lift being operated unless all gates are closed. At the lower level a 500mm long fixed ramp was provided to assist loading on to the 50mm deep platform.
A 20 amp, 240 volt, single-phase supply was required terminated in a double pole switch at the lower level. Control was via a hold to run, push button control station adjacent to the gates at both levels.
Penny Hydraulics Limited is a UK based quality assured company and the leading manufacturer of small, bespoke lifts in the UK with all products being CE marked. Our own nationwide team of service and installation engineers who are also able to carry out statutory inspections and on-site training.
The first year’s statutory inspections, tests and maintenance were included in the quotation.
Following the 4 week manufacture period at Penny Hydraulics in the UK, the goods lift was installed in October 2014 and has been helping Mr Nicholls and the team work more productively and safely. We hope to be of service to them again in the future.