Mezzanine goods lift a rapid, cost-effective solution for DHL Canon

A free-standing Transdek goods lift has provided a cost-effective solution for moving loads between the ground and first floors of the central distribution hub managed by DHL for Canon at Coalville, Leicestershire.

The new lift, which can carry loads of up to 1000kg, allows Canon to access a mezzanine floor, giving them additional storage space for photocopiers and other products.

The lift is a self-contained, floor mounted structure that required no pit or other civil engineering work and took less than two days to fully install.  It is powered by a 240 volt 20 amp electricity supply.  The overall height of the structure is 6700mm and the lift itself is designed to rise 4000mm.

The lift platform measures 2400mm wide x 1750mm deep, and its sides are lined with plywood to stop goods from catching in the steel mesh that forms the sides of the shaft.  The platform also has a pair of inner gates, which are interlocked with the steel outer gates fitted to the shaft at the two storage levels.  Staff can operate the lift from both levels.

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