Product

Dumbwaiter Lifts

BKG

BKG Dumbwaiters from Shorts are the high quality, well-engineered products that you would expect from a major German based manufacturer that has been refining these lifts for over 50 years. They are manufactured to comply with European Standard EN81-3 and range in carrying capacity from 5kg to 250kg . Specially designed for moving food, drinks or documents these lifts are ideal for cafes, restaurants, pubs, commercial kitchens, offices and even private homes.

Most of our BKG dumbwaiters operate with bi-parting doors and are fitted with simple call and send push buttons on each floor. They are available constructed in a range of materials – zintec, galvanized steel, stainless steel – and our bespoke range are available to suit a wide range of car, entrance, footprint and travel dimensions.

Shorts hold standard dumbwaiters in stock in our UK warehouse whilst our bespoke products are all designed and built specifically to order.

Shorts’ full range of Trade Support Services are available on these products, including site surveys, installation and testing.

Stock Dumbwaiter Lifts

Developed to meet the requirements of the very short lead time market, the BKG 50kg and 100kg capacity Advantage Dumbwaiters are available ex-stock from Shorts’ warehouse in the UK.

These service level lifts are available as two or three stop, single or through entry machines and come complete with vertical bi-parting landing doors and their own galvanised steel structure. The maximum travel of 4m (two stop) or 7.3m (three stop) can be easily adjusted on site. All Advantage Dumbwaiters can be supplied with either single or 3-phase drives and all car and landing finishes across the range are stainless steel, with landings having 2 hour fire ratings as standard.

There is also a choice of brushed aluminium roller shutter or stainless steel vertical bi-parting door for car entrance protection.
Capacity: 50kg or 100kg
Floors: 2 or 3 stop
Speed: 0.45m/s
Drive System: High efficiency traction drive
Power requirement: 240v (single) or 400v (3-phase)
Travel: 2 floor up to 4.0m (adjustable on site) or 3 floor up to 7.3m (adjustable on site)
Arrangements: Single or Through (adjustable on site), 2 floors up to 4 entrances or 3 floors up to 6 entrances
Structure: Galvanised steel structure
Car: Finished in stainless steel and removable mid-shelf
Landing Doors: Vertical bi-parting (Stainless Steel), 2 hour fire-rated & safety locks fitted
Control System: Microprocessor controller and automatic push button landing stations

General

Full set of warning notices
User Manual
Comprehensive installer instructions
Comprehensive UK style layout drawings and wiring diagrams
Compliance with EC Machinery Regulations 2006/42/EC and EN81-3:2000
Carries the CE Mark

Electrical


Additional auxiliary main contactor
Phase failure relay
Landing push stations complete with car positioning , lift in use indicators and door open signal
Lift arrival buzzer
Anti-quick-reversal
Overtravel timer
Hand Lamp
Light and socket within machine compartment
Wiring in loom form

Optional Features


Lockable machine access door finished in Stainless Steel with 2 hour fire rating
Travel extension pack to increase travel from 4m to 6m (2 floor lift only)
Heated car floor
Additional landing entrance assemblies with 2 hour fire rating
Machine room access ladder
Additional shelves
Stainless Steel bi-parting shutter for car entrance fitted with electrical contact
Brushed aluminium roller shutter for car entrance fitted with electrical contact

Bespoke Dumbwaiter Lifts

Wherever food, drinks or other small goods need to be transported between floors, the BKG range of bespoke dumbwaiters offers the ideal answer. Each BKG Bespoke Dumbwaiter is tailored to meet the most exacting of requirements and each lift is built specifically to match customers’ needs.

All BKG Bespoke Dumbwaiters come with vertical bi-parting landing doors and their own galvanized steel structure. Conventional models come complete with a machine access door. Capacity, travel, speed, number of stops, car dimensions, loading, entrance type, finishes etc can all be varied to customize the lift to match the site requirements.

To satisfy hygiene demands, stainless steel shelves and floors are supplied as standard. Other stainless steel surface finishes are available as an option. A special seamless hygienic car is available for more rigorous requirements. Automatic “hands free” doors are also available to speed up the loading and unloading process. Optional car protection and heated compartments are especially useful in food transporting applications.

Special Chain Drive models are available for 3-sided access and in applications where low headroom is a problem, a bottom drive variant is available.

Standard Specification


Three phase drive unit
Serve up to 6 floors or 15m travel
Complete with galvanised steel structure and machine access door
Zintec or galvanised steel car with stainless steel base and removable shelf
Zintec or galvanised steel vertical bi-parting landing doors & frames
Microprocessor controller

General

Full set of warning notices
User manual
Comprehensive installer instructions
Comprehensive UK style layout drawings and wiring diagrams
Compliance with EC Machinery Regulations 2006/42/EC and EN81-3:2000
Carries the "CE" mark

Optional Features


Single phase drive unit
Car, doors and frames in primed steel, stainless steel or special stainless steels
Fire-rated landing doors and machine access
Vertical bi-parting or roller shutter door car entrance protection
Load guard baffles
Shaft cladding available in primed steel, zintec, galvanised steel, stainless steel or plastic coated steel panels
Governor operated safety gear for applications where there is accessible space below the lift
Chain driven models for 3-sided access
Special requirements can be catered for such as Lloyd's Register of Shipping Designs, explosion proof, automatic doors and fully automated loading and unloading

Electrical

Additional auxiliary main contactor
Phase failure reversal relay
Landing push stations complete with car position indicator, lift in use indicator and door open signal
Lift arrival buzzer
Anti-quick-reversal
Overtravel timer
Hand lamp
Light and socket within machine room
Wiring in loom form

Specification Variables


Loading
One side
Opposite sides
Adjacent sides
Machine Location
Above the structure
Below the structure
Side of the structure
Capacity
50kg
100kg
250kg
Speed
0.20 m/s
0.25 m/s
0.30 m/s
0.45 m/s
Car Dimensions:
Width 300mm (min) / 1000mm (max)
Depth 320mm (min) / 1000mm (max)
Height 600mm (min) / 1200mm (max)

Dumbwaiter Lifts for Low Headroom Situations

This lift has been designed for buildings where the headroom at upper floor is insufficient to accommodate a conventional top drive lift. The double chain drive lift has the winding unit placed at the bottom of the lift shaft under car within a separate machine area. The access door is normally located under the serving sill. The lift occupies the same shaft plan size as a conventional top drive lift, with the only stipulation that the sill height at the bottom floor serviced has to be a minimum of 900mm.

Standard specification and specification variables are the equivalent (or the same) as the conventional bespoke dumbwaiters. Like all other BKG Service lifts from Shorts, this 100.45/41 model complies with the European Standard EN81-3: 2000.

Standard Specification


Rated Load
100kg
Speed
0.45 m/s
Car Dimensions
Width 500mm (min) / 800mm (max)
Depth 500mm (min) / 1000mm (max)
Height 700 (min) / 1200mm (max)
Loading
Single entry or Through entry
Shaft Dimensions
Width 320mm (+ Car Width)
Depth 180mm (+ Car Depth)
Headroom
250mm (+ Serving Height + 1.5 times Car Height)
Pit
No pit required

Electrical


Pit stop switch
Additional auxiliary main contactor
Phase failure reversal relay
Landing push stations complete with car position indicator, lift in use indicator and door open signal
Lift arrival buzzers
Anti-quick-reversal
Overtravel timer
Hand lamp
Light and socket within machine compartment
Wiring in loom form

Optional Features


Single phase drive unit
Other non-standard car sizes
Stainless Steel finishes to car, landings and machine access door
Fire rating to landings and machine access door
Diagonal drop bar for car entrance protection complete with electrical contact
Load guard baffles
Shaft cladding in choice of primed steel, zintec, galvanised steel, stainless steel or plastic coated steel panels

Under-bar Dumbwaiter


This specialised 100kg 2-stop low headroom lift is ideal for bars, pubs and restaurants. It is effectively a serving height lift at the bottom floor (often the cellar), with a bi-parting door arrangement, but turns into a hinged door floor loading lift at its top floor. The use of a low level winding unit arrangement means that the top floor entrance will fit unobtrusively under any counter or bar
Capacity
100kg
Floors
2 or 3 stops with variable travel (additional stops on request)
Speed
0.45 m/s
Drive System
High efficiency chain and sprocket drive unit at the base of the lift
Power Requirement
400V 3 Phase or 240V Single Phase
Arrangements
Single or Through Entry
Structure
Galvanised steel structure with polyurethane buffers
Lockable machine access door
Car Dimensions
Width 600mm
Depth 500mm
Height 700mm
Car
Zintec finish with floor and mid-shelf in Stainless Steel
Landing Doors
Vertical bi-parting door bottom/mid-landing
Hinged door at top landing
Zintec finish
Safety locks fitted
Control System
Microprocessor controller with lockable cubicle position outside of lift shaft at lowest level
Automatic push landing stations

General


Full set of warning notices
User manual
Comprehensive installer instructions
Comprehensive UK style layout drawings and wiring diagrams
Compliance with EC Machinery Regulations 2006/42/EC and EN81-3:2000
Carries the "CE Mark"

Document Lifts

Where there is a requirement to move paperwork between floors, there is no need to install a fully-fledged dumbwaiter that can handle upwards of 50kg. BKG offer two small capacity service level dumbwaiters specially designed for documents and other very light and non-bulky items.

Although rated at 5kg and 20kg with the drive at the bottom of the shaft, BKG Document Lifts are in every other respect just like their big brothers. They come complete with their own galvanized steel structure and have easy to use small hinged landing doors and just like the larger models are produced to comply with the European Standard EN81-3:2000

Standard Specification


Rated Load
5kg
20kg
Speed
0.35 m/s
Car Dimensions
Width 250mm (min) / 350mm (max)
Depth 310mm (5kg) / 500mm (20kg)
Height 500mm (5kg) / 500mm (20kg)
Minimum Sill Height at First Floor
860mm
Loading
Single entry or Through entry
Shaft Dimensions
Width 290mm (+ Car Width)
Depth 420mm (5kg) / 610mm (20kg)
Headroom
670mm (+ Sill Height at Top Floor)
Pit
No pit required

Combination Lifts

Shorts BKG service lift range includes a special “Two Tier” Combination lift, which is effectively two lifts in one so that different types of goods can be moved in the same unit. The upper part of the lift is a serving level dumbwaiter with a vertical bi-parting door arrangement while the lower half is a floor level loading small goods lift with a hinged door arrangement.

Standard Specification


Rated Load
100kg or 250kg
Speed
0.30 m/s
Car Dimensions
Width 550mm (min) / 600mm (max)
Depth 700mm
Height 17000mm
Loading
Single entry or Through entry
Shaft Dimensions
400mm (+ Car Width)
Depth 180mm (+ Car Depth)
Headroom
1200mm (100kg) / 1400mm (250kg) (+ Car/Door Height)
Pit
260mm