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How Do I Choose A Good Elevator?

May. 23, 2022

So you've decided that your project needs a personnelmobility elevator. But which type do you need? To help you choose the right elevator specification, we've come up with some questions to consider.

Flow analysis is essential. Following this, the actual building requirements and the profile of the elevator users should be considered. To help you determine the type of vertical passenger elevator required for your elevator specification, here are a few questions to address.

A. Passenger flow analysis and users of the elevator

When considering elevators, a traffic analysis should always be performed, as requirements may vary. For example, in an office, there may be traffic at the beginning of the day, at lunchtime, and at the end of the workday, and a retail clothing store that houses children's clothing upstairs. As part of the traffic analysis, you will also need to consider the following.

1. the number of people?

All decisions about the number of elevators you need (e.g. single, double, or triple-decker), where you need them, all the way down to the actual size and type of elevator will be governed by your traffic analysis. The number of passengers that can be carried varies greatly from product to product. For example, a platform lift can accommodate 1 to 5 people (or a wheelchair user and an attendant). In contrast,passenger elevators can range from low to high travel, small elevators for 4 or 6 people, or large elevators for transporting people, shopping carts, etc.

Depending on the traffic flow and size of the building, you may also need to consider whether you need an escalator or a moving walkway.

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2. Who will be using your elevator?

The type of people who will use the building and the type of use the elevator will have is relevant to product selection. The features it may have and the options you need to include in the specification can be determined by it. Therefore, it is necessary to determine who will be using the elevator and how it will be used. For example, suppose you place a platform lift in a nursing home or in a place where elderly people will use the lift independently. In this case, an automatic button (instead of constant pressure or "hold to run") would make the elevator operation easier.

- What types of people will use it?

- Can they use the elevator independently?

- Will they be carrying luggage or cargo?

Inclined walkways or escalators are often a complement to elevators because they are not suitable for wheelchair users due to the incline. Most escalators can accommodate an accompanied wheelchair user, but it is worth specifying this as a requirement.

3. Requirements for lifts

In addition to considering size, speed, and lifting capacity, consider the safety features and regulations they need to comply with and finally how you want them to look. All these factors will influence the available options and the possible costs.

4. Aesthetics?

The ceilings, walls, and floors of elevator cabs can be completely customized for passengers and platform elevators. The finish of the elevator comes down to the look and feel you are trying to create, whether you want the elevator to be in keeping with the aesthetics of the building, and of course how much you want to spend!

For more information about any of the FUJI elevators for sale, welcome to contact us today or request a quote.


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