Key factors in the
choice of passenger lifts

Key factors in the
choice of passenger lifts

Key factors in the choice of passenger lifts

The type of passenger lift needed in a busy shopping centre is very different from the one required to handle the vertical traffic in a residential tower block. Even if the dimensions and load capacities are exactly the same, the particular combination of features, machinery and equipment depends on the specific requirements of each project and results in very distinct solutions.

Any professional taking on a project which involves the installation of one or more passenger lifts has to start by analysing various factors which are key to achieving a successful result:

  • What type of building are we dealing with? A block of flats requiring a fast, quiet and efficient lift system? A public building which needs more hardwearing lifts to deal with heavier passenger traffic and the consequent wear and tear? A factory which needs to be equipped with a goods passenger lift?
  • How many lifts are required to deal with the particular building’s traffic flow?
  • What lift speed and load capacity are required to handle the building’s vertical traffic effectively?
  • What specific technology will best suit the particular project’s requirements?

Taking advantage of the knowledge and experience of the company which actually designs and builds the lift systems is the best way to guarantee receiving good and accurate advice regarding the design of the lifts which will ultimately be manufactured and installed on the job. Our engineering department’s project studies include detailed assessment of the following factors:

  • The specific requirements of the project
  • The number of stops
  • The distance between floors
  • The estimated passenger traffic
  • The lift car passenger capacity required
  • The number of residents
  • Estimated lift waiting and travel times.

The final choice of passenger lift system best suited to the building will result from determining the particular type of lift the building requires and the number of lifts needed to efficiently transport the overall number of building users, while minimising passenger waiting times and ensuring that the system is equipped with all the features necessary to best resolve the specific vertical transport requirements of the building in question.

At IMEM Lifts we take great care to ensure that our customers and their consultants stay within their budgets, finish the job on schedule and maintain the highest possible quality standards. So it makes perfect sense for us to be closely involved at the lift planning stage in order to deliver together the best fit-for-purpose solution to the finished project.