Airports are public institutions of high turnout of people, so you have to enjoy easy access for both customers and for loading vehicles with the first move to these facilities. In AstarLifts, a company belonging to Eninter group solutions that ensure the availability provided. Accessibility at all times committed to the environment and welfare of the people and in line with European rules on the matter.
Lifting of AstarLifts
The most accessible device used at airports is the elevator. Often, the name is exchanged with lift elevator. Both serve the same definition: "vertical transport system, designed to move people or objects between different levels of a building or structure" (https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascensor).
And indeed, they share many features of their structure and dynamics. Both are composed of electrical, mechanical and electronic parts, which in full conjunction, help the device work.
AstarLifts is not only supplier, but also manufacturers and provides the two most commonly used types of elevators: hydraulic and electric lifts. Both elevators have been installed at airports in Seville and Madrid-Barajas (now called Adolfo Suarez).
Let's briefly define what these two types of elevators, their main advantages and disadvantages, which will encourage a comparison between the two, to assist in decision making for the airport perfect lift.
Hydraulic lifts or hydraulic
Such elevators have counterweight. It is powered by an engine coupled to an electric type pump. This electric motor injected pressure oil from a reservoir to a cylinder, the piston maintains the so-called cabin, to effect the rise.
In the process of lowering, the opposite operation takes place: the piston is emptied of oil via a valve which leaves lose a load of considerable size, so that the descent is smoothly performed. Thus, energy is consumed primarily in the rise. The energy consumed in the rise doubles the use by electric.
First, installation and maintenance are more economical because they need fewer components for its construction. A result, assembly is simpler and, as noted, only consume energy in the promotion.
Third, they enjoy maximum safety. In case of system failure, passengers are guaranteed speedy evacuation, as the cabin that houses automatically descends to the nearest lower level with a system that includes a 12 volt coil. This is connected to a battery, which is what makes it possible to complete the journey to the nearest floor, from which the fault is detected, and open the doors for passengers. They also have optimum safety for operators thanks to its mounting system: are constructed from the first floor to the last.
Fourth, we emphasize comfort: they are gentle on the starts, stops and its operation (in general).
Fifth, there is the possibility to install without machine room. We can install this in the same elevator shaft or in a closet to use. Similarly, those who do have cabinet machines, it can be installed in any area of the building, so the elevator is released from that burden and take advantage of more space.
Finally, we emphasize the space as its great advantage: unlike electric, the dimensions of your space are significantly reduced
It is typical counterbalanced lift, comprising a cabin rises by an electric motor, while the counterweight descends, through a system of vertical guides. It offers buffer and a security element in the so-called pit (located on the lower elevator shaft) and a speed limiter that will sense that surpassed the maximum enable the parachute speed, another safety feature that stops short the elevator. Its speed used to rub 0.8 meters per second and is used to install in hotels and hospitals as well as in shopping malls, although its use is also diversified into commercial passenger airports.
The electric lifts , the most commonly known, have six main advantages:
First, they are fast, as their rated speed far exceeds that of water (up to 1.6 meters per second). On the other hand, we highlight profitable sualtura: no limit on its route, which are optimal for buildings over six stories high.
Similarly, they can accommodate smaller spaces as there are elevators without machine room, with the consequent use of space.
Energy efficiency is one of its strengths: Although traditionally consume more energy than water, if they are equipped with Gearless machines consume less than any other type of lift. Energy efficiency is due to get underway thanks to the electric motor attached, so that only consume in its ascent, and they descend by gravity bomb.
Finally, emphasizes comfort by controlling the movement of the car offered by an inverter and although are much noisier than water, with applications VVVF have a kind of movement almost as soft as its competitors.
In addition, the fact that they are the most common makes it much easier to purchase spare parts that need for corrective maintenance, since we can find easily in the market. As for maintenance, both preventive and corrective, not pose a considerable extra expense.
Lifts and elevators, two elevators for different purposes
We can say that the main difference between a forklift and a lift is that the former is large and, as its name indicates, is used primarily to transport no people but to move large loads. At an airport, they are ideal for transporting heavy machinery and / or passengers' baggage (usually arranged on transport mechanisms (trucks, stackers, etc.)).
Such as elevators, forklifts can be hydraulically and, within this class, there are two subtypes: those who serve to transport goods and those that allow the movement of people. The latter are comparable to hydraulic lifts and therefore are subject to the provisions of the Standard EN 81.2.
Clearly, the difference lies in its usage rules, although the truck have changed in recent years, both as regards its structure (closed perimeter, in order to provide optimum safety) and their optimized capacity and durability.
Currently, and obeying the rules of use, the truck is only used for the carriage of goods and any use for the transport of persons is prohibited. His offense resulting in liability consequences for both the installer of the machine and for public or private enterprise that exploits.
Montacoches: the solution for the parking of vehicles
The space at airports is perhaps one of the most important problems, combined with accessibility. It is more important to have space to park vehicles allow optimal access to space distributed over several floors without having to devise therefore circuit ramps undoubtedly subtracted space for parking.
Therefore, AstarLifts has devised an ideal equipment such as car lifts, in order to have parking spaces at different levels and vertically, the same cars without having to go through the taxiways to reach them.
AstarLifts puts at our disposal car lifting platform type (with a capacity of up to 2,500 kg, limited speed to 0.1 m / s and a maximum travel of 12 meters) car lifts and car (incorporating an enclosed cab with automatic gates, speed to 0 , 5 m / s maximum capacity of 5000 kg).
Platforms: the main element to shorten walking distances
Perhaps one of the most usual hassles at airports for passengers, as well as walking with luggage in tow, is traveling long distances between terminals or plants within the same terminal.
In this regard, AstarLifts offers airport escalator with an extraordinary ability to adapt to the facilities and comfort for users, in addition to a modern design and have safety devices adapted to current regulations.
Escalators save any distance, horizontal and vertical levels, and provide unparalleled convenience for the user. They are designed to withstand very high traffic of people, typical at airports to commercial flights.
It also provides specific mechanical ramps airports, with no steep slopes of up to 12 and widths up to 14,000 mm, allowing the movement of passengers and their luggage in comfort.