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New European Standards – EN 81-1 EN 81-2

Almost 2 years ago, new European standards for the design, manufacture and testing of lifts were introduced. The standards apply to both passenger lifts and passenger goods lifts and come with the cat...

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Moving Sideways

German engineering and passenger lifts specialists ThyssenKrupp recently announced that it will begin intensively researching technologies using linear mechanisms rather that vertical cable mechanisms...

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From Operator to Self- Drive

The invention of passenger lifts brought with it a new form of employment - the lift operator. Rarely seen beyond the confines of films and period dramas nowadays, these workers would ride in the lift...

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Increasing Disabled Access

Disability lifts are perhaps the most useful pieces of accessibility equipment available. They provide an essential lifeline for people with mobility issues, helping them to take part in ordinary life...

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Installing Platform Lifts Into Period Buildings

Visitors from across the UK, as well as tourists from abroad, all flock to visit beautiful historical buildings such as cathedrals, churches, guild halls and community centres. For some people, howeve...

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The Most Exciting Lifts In The World

When you think of a lift, you probably imagine a simple platform lift that moves passengers or goods from one floor to another. However, they don’t have to be this simple, and there are some fan...

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The Paternoster – The Rotating Platform Lift

There are only two working paternoster lifts left in Britain today, one of which is in the library at the University of Essex and another at the University of Leicester. In Germany, however, they rema...

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Maldives Stipulate Access for All in Buildings Over Five Storeys

An ageing population and increasing awareness of disability issues mean that accessibility has become a key word in planning issues, be it a new park, leisure centre or office block. In the UK, any bu...

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