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What are Lifting Columns?

Instead of placing lift guides (a mast) to one side of the lift, some Steplifts / Open Style Lifts have their guides at one end of the lift in order to optimise available floor space. The user actually passes between these columns when entering / exiting the lift at the upper level served and these guides / columns can perform the secondary function of acting as gate posts. A tail lift on the back of lorry operates on much the same principle. This fixing method relies heavily on having building material of a solid construction which is capable of accepting the loads imposed.

Author: Nick Dade. Sales Director (Level Access Lifts Ltd).
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed within this Education Centre are solely those of the original author/s. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of any given lift manufacturer or lift industry association.
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