What is a platform lift?

A platform lift, or vertical platform lift, is a system that moves a platform from one level to another in a safe and efficient manner. A Cibes platform lift is equipped with a shaft, but can also be installed inside an existing or site-built masonry shaft. The platform moves along the guides and screw and is driven by an electric motor. Lifts of this type can service up to 6 floors and travel up to 20 metres. Our platform lifts have a load capacity from 300 kg up to 1000 kg and come in a wide range of sizes to fit your building.

Platform lifts fall under the European Machine Directive 2006/42/EC and must therefore meet a number of requirements. For example, this kind of lift has a maximum speed of 0.15 m/s. The controls inside lifts with an open platform are also required to be operated by hold-to-run on the European markets (you need to maintain constant pressure on the lift button), while the controls outside the lift are operated by automatic drive (you only need to press the lift button once).

Platform lifts are very popular for several reasons. Some of the main advantages over hydraulic lifts is that no machine room, lift pit nor top machinery is required. As a result, the installation of a platform lift requires minimal structural modifications, saving considerable costs. Our lift solutions are widely applicable and can be installed in homes, warehouses, shops, and duplex flats and are just as suitable for new as for existing buildings.

Cibes Lift Group is one of the world’s most innovative manufacturers of space-saving lifts designed for fast and easy installation, and platform lifts are one of the specialties of our company group. Sales, installation, and maintenance services are provided by a global network of subsidiaries and partners. Find out more about our wide range of lift solutions here.

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