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Lifts Directive Compliant Passenger Lifts

Shorts

All conventional Passenger carrying lifts installed in the UK and Europe must meet the essential health and safety requirements of the EU Lifts Directive. This is generally achieved by design and manufacturing to EC Standards EN81-20 and EN81-50. These standards define dimensional constraints on the lift shaft, particularly referring to the areas of the lift shaft that present a crushing hazard, above and underneath the lift car.

In existing buildings, where a lift shaft already exists, it may not be possible to achieve these dimensional constraints. In these instances where there is a reduced headroom or pit clearances, additional solutions defined in EC Standard EN81-21:2009 can be incorporated in the lift design to supplement the main standards.

Shorts offer three distinct passenger lift ranges that are designed to comply with EN81-21 which allow their application to existing sites with shallow pits or low headrooms.

Important:  Lifts manufactured under EN81-21 can be used in existing buildings with reduced pit and headroom dimensions but do require derogation by prior approval from the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). If in doubt consult your Lift Regulations Notified Body for advice.

ML-LD Range

The Shorts ML-LD Range is a family of hydraulic Passenger and Goods-Passenger Lifts which are suitable for existing buildings with lift shafts that have reduced free spaces.

Using components from some of Europe’s leading manufacturers together with a unique sling design, the ML-LD range provides UK and Irish Lift companies with a high quality solution to an increasingly common regulatory problem.

The ML-LD Range consists of 8 lifts ranging in capacity from 220kg to 1600kg that can be installed in shafts with pits as shallow as 150mm and headrooms as low as 2500mm and are designed to comply with the Lift Directive (Standard EN81-21), for application in existing buildings.

Standard Specifications


Capacity
220kg, 320kg, 480kg, 630kg, 825kg, 1000kg, 1250kg and 1600kg
Speed
1.0 m/s
Headroom
2500mm (min)
Pit
150mm (min)
Maximum Travel
21m
Configuration
Single or Through entry
Power
415V Three-phase
Landing Doors
Automatic side or centre opening. EN81-58 option available
Car Doors
Automatic side or centre opening VVVF

MH-LD Range

The Shorts MH-LD range is a family of hydraulic MRL passenger lifts which are designed to comply with the Lifts Directive (Standard EN81-21), for application in existing buildings.

The MH-LD consists of 6 lifts ranging in capacity from 180kg to 630kg that can be installed in shafts with pits as shallow as 300mm and headroom as low as 2475mm.

Standard Specifications


Load
180kg, 225kg, 320kg, 375kg, 480kg and 630kg
Speed
0.63 m/s
Headroom
2475mm
Pit
300mm
Maximum Travel
Up to 6 stop or 23m
Configuration
Single, through entry or adjacent
Power
415V three-phase or 220V single-phase
Landing Doors
Automatic 2 panel side-opening. EN81-58 option available
Car Doors
Automatic 2 panel side-opening panel (VVVF)

MT-LD Range

The Shorts MT-LD range is a family of 7 gearless traction MRL passenger lifts designed to comply with the Lifts Directive (Standard EN81:21), for application in existing buildings.

Capacity range from 180kg to 630kg which can all be installed in shafts with pits as shallow as 310mm and headroom as low as 2850mm.

Standard Specification


Load
180kg, 225kg, 300kg, 375kg, 480kg, 525kg and 630kg
Speed
1.0 m/s
Headroom
2850mm
Pit
310mm
Maximum Travel
45m
Configuration
Single, through entry or adjacent
Power
415V three-phase or 220V single-phase
Landing Doors
Automatic 2 panel side-opening semi-automatic hinged. EN81-58 option available
Car Doors
Automatic 2 panel side-opening (VVVF) or busmatic style folding