One Tonne Capacity Goods Lift Installed at Co-op, Worcester
The Co-operative Group is the UK’s largest mutual business, owned by millions of UK consumers they operate 3,500 outlets and employ 70,000 people.
Penny Hydraulics Goods Lift department were contacted in April 2015 as there was a requirement for a goods lift at their Worcester food store. Roll cages holding groceries needed to be moved between ground level and a secondary mezzanine level which was used as a storage area.
Following a free of charge and no-obligation site survey at the Worcester supermarket, the goods lift team specified a Heavy Duty MezzLift, with maximum working load 1000kg. This would allow two roll cages to be transported between levels at any given time, helping the team to work more productively. The platform to transport the goods was designed enclosed in a self-supporting mesh shaft. The platform was sized at 2000mm x 1000mm and guarded 900mm high on the non-loading edges.
At the entrance to the lift at both levels 2000mm high gates were specified 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 1000mm long fixed ramp was provided to assist loading on to the 75mm deep platform.
A 2.2kw, 415 volt, three-phase and neutral supply was required terminated in an isolator at the lower level. Control were specified via a hold to run, push button control station adjacent to the gates at both levels.
The Heavy Duty Mezz Lift was manufactured at Penny Hydraulics in the UK within a six week lead time. The goods lift was CE marked and Penny Hydraulics own nationwide team of service and installation engineers installed the lift and also carried outstatutory inspections (in accordance with LOLER legislation).