High Rise Co Ltd is a Maltese company dedicated to supply and install high quality lifts and services for the local market that suit everyone's needs and budget. The company is also dedicated to the design and manufacturing of lift shafts, metal structures and other lift components.MORE ABOUT US
High Rise Co Ltd offers a wide range of high quality lifts that will suit your needs. Visit our products page for more details about the types of lifts we offer. We are proud to be working with Metron to provide you with the highest quality lifts.
Hydraulic elevators are elevators which are powered by a piston that travels inside a cylinder. An electric motor, pumps hydraulic oil into the cylinder to move the piston. The piston smoothly lifts the elevator cabin. Electronic intelligent valves control the oil flow for a gentle descent and smooth operation.
Hydraulic elevators are used extensively in buildings up to five or six stories high. Sometimes, but rarely, up to 8 stories high. These elevators, which can operate at speeds up to 0.6 metres per second, do not use the large overhead hoisting machinery the way geared and gearless traction systems do. The machine room can be placed anywhere in the building preferably near the lift shaft.
Hydraulic Advantages and Disadvantages
Hydraulic Lifts are usually cheaper to install than the traction variety. They also occupy less space in a building, as the lift shaft requires about 10 per cent less area. These lifts are also more effective when high loads need to be moved, as the hydraulics provide a greater lifting force than traction models.
One of the main disadvantages of a hydraulic elevator is its slow speed. It usually cannot travel at speeds higher than 0.6 metres per second. The performance of the oil as a hydraulic fluid varies with temperature, so an efficient machine-room control system is necessary. This type of elevator is a high-heat producing system.
A Platform lift, also known as a home lift, or vertical platform lift is a fully powered device designed to raise its occupant in order to overcome a step or similar vertical barrier.
Platform lifts can be installed in homes or businesses and are often added to both private and public places in order to meet accessibility requirements for disable persons. These mobility devices are often installed in homes and can reach a speed of not more than 0.15 metres per second.
Freight elevators are generally required to display a written notice in the car that the use by passengers is prohibited, though certain freight elevators allow dual use through the use of an inconspicuous riser.
Freight elevators are typically larger and capable of carrying heavier loads than a passenger elevator. Freight elevators may have manually operated doors, and often have rugged interior finishes cab to prevent damage while loading and unloading. These elevators are specially constructed to withstand the rigors of heavy loads.
Car lifts are used solely to carry fork trucks or passenger automobiles up to the rated capacity of the elevator.
Lift Modernisation is the process of upgrading the critical parts of the elevator in order for it to be able to handle new technology, have better performance, improve safety, and even give the aesthetics an up-to-date appeal.
Typically, a modernization will affect the controller equipment (the part of the elevator that controls the movement of the elevator through the floors), the hoist machines and motors (the part of the elevator that does the heavy lifting), electrical wiring and buttons of the cab (controlling the lights, destination floors, etc.,) even the tracks of the doors are sometimes modified and changed, all to keep the elevator up-to-date, and to the aesthetics conscious, panelling, electronics, and additional style changes can also be done in the interior of the cabs.
When space is limited and you have no existing lift shaft, we have the solution! We design and manufacture shaft metal structures to accommodate your lift even in the tightest places such as Internal Yards or in the middle of your staircase. We are very proud of this product as it is designed and manufactured locally by our own people to complete the product in style. We also finish the structures with various materials, from gypsum boards to laminated glass.
Choosing the right lift can be a difficult process, at High Rise Co Ltd, we aim to help ease this process by utilising our vast experience and knowledge from initial design through to after sales and maintenance. Visit our galley page to see photos of our previous installations. We understand that each project is unique, so please give us a call to discuss your requirements.