GARTEC LTD PLATFORM LIFTS
Unit 6, Midshires Business Park
Buckinghamshire HP19 8HL
Tel: 01296 397100
Fax: 01296 397600
Suppliers of: platform lifts disabled platform lifts DDA platform lifts wheelchair platform lifts, lifting platforms, wheelchair access lifts, disabled access lifts
Gartec Ltd is the UK’s leading supplier and installer of platform lifts.
Our products combine the latest technical innovations with contemporary design and exceptional engineering. Over 25 years’ experience, rigorous safety testing and unrivalled customer care reinforce the quality of our service.
Gartec are the only UK based platform lift manufacturer offering BIM objects - making it easy for you to drag, drop and specify our lifts.
The Aritco 7000 platform lift is designed to fit into any environment, complimenting the design of your project. With 8 different platform sizes available, it is the most versatile Gartec platform lift, adaptable to meet your requirements whatever the application. Ideal in both internal and external environments, the 7000 commercial platform lift offers security and minimal disruption once it is installed.
The Aritco 7000 XT platform lift is the ideal choice for providing a simple, cost effective way to access multiple levels in an external environment, with extra features like weatherproof materials and buttons, and an over-the-door rain cover. Ideal for any commercial environment with multi storey buildings, the 7000XT lift by Gartec provides a secure mobility solution for external installation.
The Aritco 7000 Flexi lift is the ideal choice when there is a requirement for the ability to carry goods and passengers. Extra features include raised curb to prevent damage. The 7000 Flexi model is one of our more popular platform lifts ideal for commercial environments and professional buildings.
The Aritco 9000 Cabin lift is a simple platform lift alternative to a conventional lift, with the same look and feel you would expect from a conventional lift. Features include single touch buttons on the platform, and internal bus-style doors. The 9000 cabin model is an enclosed platform lift ideal for commercial environments and larger professional buildings.
The most versatile home lift on the market today, the 6000 lift allows customers to choose the right glass type and colours, as well as other options, making it the perfect addition to any home. Offering more options, space, usability and comfort, the 6000 is a popular lift within the domestic environment, with minimal disruption on installation in your home.
With the newest technology available in the industry, Gartec only install the best and more modern home lifts. The 4000 model is the smallest lift Gartec offer, carrying a maximum of two people and taking up as little room as a wardrobe.
The Gartec Goods Lift range is customisable to fit all shapes and sizes of goods, including pallets, trolleys and crates. Gartec offer larger goods lifts, trolley lifts, and microlifts (dumb waiter) for a range of commercial environments, with a large selection of sizes, colours and finishes.
The Microlift is ideal for hotels and restaurants, the trolley lift is popular in breweries and retail, and the large goods lift is ideal for warehouses.
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HOW HYDRAULIC LIFTS WORK | HYDRAULIC HOME LIFTS
There are a few different types of drive systems that lifts use. The main 3 are electrical, traction and hydraulic. This blog will answer all your questions about how hydraulic lifts work and hopefully help you decide if it is a system you would like for your home lift!
WHAT IS A LIFT DRIVE SYSTEM?
A lift drive system is the mechanism or parts of the lift that make it move up and down. For example, our electrical lifts use a motor to move a nut and the standing area up and down a large screw. This is the basic drive system and without it you wouldn’t be able to move the lift.
There are of course many parts in a lift! These all link together to create all the gadgets, buttons and style options, but the integral part that makes the lift move is the drive system.
Make sure you know about how the drive system in the lifts you’re considering works to make sure it is what you want.
HOW DO HYDRAULIC LIFTS WORK?
Hydraulic lifts use an oil based system that basically moves the lift car up and down using pressure.
A separate room or small box with an oil reservoir (usually very small for home lifts) has a store of hydraulic oil in it. This is linked to the lift car.
When the “up” button is pressed, oil is pushed through pipes from the oil reservoir using a pump. This pump pushes the oil through the pipes to a piston underneath the lift car. As the oil is pumped through, the pressure pushes the lift car upwards. A valve in the pipes stops the oil from going backwards.
When the “down” button is pressed, the valve in the pipes opens. The gravity and weight of the lift car pushes the oil back through the pipes into the oil reservoir and lowers the car.
Really, although a hydraulic system can be used for the largest lifts, it is much smaller and simpler in a home lift system. For a very large commercial lift, a large pit is required to house all the oil – but in a home lift this is stored in a much smaller space and no deep pits are required.
‘Castle in the Sky’ Refurbishment Features Gartec Lift
Framlingham Castle, an 11th century listed fort nestled in the countryside of Suffolk, has been bustling with contractors working on phase 1 of renovations – including a café, shop and new exhibition.
Joseph James, Project Manager at the English Heritage site, commented:
“As a historic listed building, the renovation of Framlingham Castle had to be carefully planned to ensure any changes were sympathetic to the heritage of the building”
The new exhibition required an access lift, but - across all the works - there were restrictions due to the castle being a listed building:
Minimal damage/building works
Installation working around other contractors
Stylish but considerate additions
Joseph James said:
“Enabling wheelchair users and prams to access the mezzanine level and see the new interpretation was particularly important”
A Gartec 7000 platform lift fit the bill perfectly:
Minimal fixing points
Modular shaft included; no scaffolding required
Larger platform sizes for wheelchairs
Key lock for safety
The installation took just 3 days, and Framlingham Castle then added the frosted coating for privacy and for style, including the logo on the doors.
The lift can easily be demounted when phase 2 begins on the wall walk.
An original mezzanine has been reinstated in the old Workhouse, home to a new exhibition which tells of the castle and residents, including Mary Tudor, proclaimed Queen of England at the castle in 1553.
Joseph James commented:
“Phase 1 of our visitor improvement project saw us add a brand new café to the castle and reinstate an original mezzanine level to house a new exhibition”
Interactive games include ‘Spin the King’; try on ‘Hats Through the Ages’; and have a go at the ‘Who Eats What?’ game, before heading to the new café and shop.
The new café includes Suffolk Grumbly, a regional dish with sausage and mustard and cheese sauce, and Tudor dish Tarte Owte of Lent, made with ingredients not allowed for lent.
The new café, shop and educational exhibition look fantastic, and the lift is a stylish and functional addition that is great for prams and wheelchair users.
Joseph James, Project Manager, said:
“The small size of the Gartec lift and the finishes, including the frosted glass coating we have added, have made it a subtle but modern addition”
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