The elevators are unique machines that include a large number of components and devices manufactured chain, but also a bespoke suit the needs of its users and characteristics of the spaces in which they are installed. Thus, when deciding the extent of elevator , it must have a number of issues into account.
Cabin and entry should have at least two meters high. Dressing room dimensions are defined by their maximum capacity. For example, a lift of two people admit a maximum load of 180 kilos and its useful surface should reach 0.58 square meters, maximum. In the case of an elevator for four persons or 300 kilos, the usable area of cabin must reach a maximum of 0.9 square meters; and if we talk about elevators that support 1,000 or 2,000 kg, dimensions of the dressing room should be, respectively, 2.4 and 4.2 square meters maximum. There are tables AstarLifts handles and indicate the dimensions of each lift, depending on capacity and features. In cases of hydraulic lifts , the dimensions are larger and thus smaller, those that support 400 kg, must have a maximum floor area of 1.68 meters. Each extra kilo of weight forces have 0.4 square meters.
Integration into society of persons with disabilities forced to resize the elevators . Thus, in cases of public concurrency property or neighboring communities including adapted housing, elevators must have a minimum of 1 meter wide and 1.2 meters deep, to accommodate wheelchairs.
In neighboring communities, it is customary to install lifts that allow travel, inside, three or four people. Although once abounded elevators for three, as usual today is to install elevators for four people and also two steps, to reduce waiting times. The elevators with capacity for one or two people are reserved for private homes and virtually never mounted in neighboring communities.
Buildings and public gathering spaces
For this type of property, higher capacity elevators are reserved. Typically, in these cases, it is to opt for elevators with capacity for six or more people and allow both travel comfortably both people in wheelchairs and individuals with any type of car. In office buildings and hotels, it is usual to opt for elevators with capacity for between four and six people, settling two lifts for stairs; and in supermarkets, car parks, department stores, hospitals, schools or nursing homes they are chosen lifts suitable for six , eight or ten people and allow move shopping carts, handtruck or even stretchers.