You may be hesitant about installing a lift system in your new construction and do not be very clear if you are more interested in a lift or forklift. The two facilitate the vertical transport, but they do not serve, exactly, for the same thing. There are differences in their characteristics because, basically, they are designed for different activities.
At AstarLifts, we are professionals in the vertical transport sector. With more than twenty years in the manufacture and installation of lifting systems, we can advise you so that the device you choose is the most suitable to your needs.
But, although pronouncing your case specifically would require a more personalized study, we can give you some details with which you can get a fairly precise idea about whether the optimal decision is an elevator or hoist.
Forklifts: for the volumes
In the first place, we must focus on the obvious: the forklift is to mount loads. Indeed, these lifts are designed to load and transport vertically volumes, packages, trucks or industrial material.
In short, any type of heavy or heavy load, with or without a person accompanying it. They are lifts of large size and capacity and, if you are thinking of an elevator of this type, it will be because you need to transport large quantities of utensils, packages or materials along several floors (something very common in public facilities, workshops, large hotels , Hospitals or factories).
You may need a forklift, but you want the transported volumes to go with you. In that case, you are probably interested in a forklift with passenger, which is a type of elevator specially enabled to ensure the safety of people who go with the load. For example, the personnel that moves the wheelbarrow or hospital stretchers.
But, if your priority goal is to transport people, you're probably looking for a conventional lift. Get to know these elevators: they are smaller than the forklifts and are equipped for the safety and comfort of the people who use them.
If this is the case, what remains to be determined are the characteristics of the elevator that your property needs. There are many models and features available, depending on the installation and the degree of comfort desired. The transport solutions are very diverse and cater for all possible facets of the lifting system: machinery, performance, situation and finishes. Hydraulic, electrical, of greater or smaller size, for one type of building or another or for a specific type of user.
It is not the same a panoramic elevator to show off in a luxurious building or a big shopping center that a discreet elevator for a house and adapted for wheelchairs.
At Astarlifts , we have the right transportation solution for you. Contact us.