Freight elevators

No matter the size, capacity or finish we can handle any heavy-duty configuration you have

The qualities you need in your freight elevators are the specifications we use to design and build them. We can handle any factory, warehouse or industrial project in the most economical and efficient manner possible. The controllers used in our freight elevators are the same advanced technology controllers used in our industry-leading passenger elevators.

Class A: General Freight Loading
Ideal when 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 percent of the rated capacity. This enables you to use a forklift to load a car with freight weighing up to the rated capacity.

Class C3: Other forms of Industrial Truck Loading
During the loading and unloading process, the rated capacity must never be exceeded.

The following requirements shall apply to Class C1, C2 and C3:

The capacity of the elevator shall be not less than the load (including any truck) to be carried and shall in no case be less than 50 22 lb/ft (244.10kg/m) of the inside net platform area. The elevator shall be provided with two-way automatic leveling.

For Class C1 and C2, the following additional requirements shall apply:

For elevators with a capacity up to 20,000 lbs (9,072 kg), the car platform shall be designed for a loaded truck of weight equal to the capacity or for the actual weight of the truck to be used, whichever is greater. For elevators with a capacity exceeding 20,000 lbs (9,072 kg), the car platform shall be designed for a loaded truck of that weight or for the actual weight of the loaded truck to be used, whichever is greater.

For buildings with seven or fewer floors, freight hydraulic elevators are the perfect choice. Since 1937 our hydraulic elevator has been the industry standard for quality and reliability. Or, we have holeless applications for smaller buildings with up to four landing.

Our traction elevators combine the latest digital technology with world-renowned manufacturing expertise to safely achieve smooth and quick acceleration, high energy efficiency and competitive pricing.

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