Low investment costs with high productive results
Many field studies and research reports have shown that the installation and usage of Alimak rack and pinion lifts are extremely profitable. The Alimak lift is also proven to be highly efficient at very low lifting heights; particularly when environmental factors are taken into account.
Other reasons to choose an Alimak lift:
- Automation means that less people are working in the process and that production and output become more sensitive to disturbances.
- Loss of production time at unplanned stops in the process, as well as during planned maintenance stops, is becoming more and more expensive.
- Does not require a lift shaft and is economical to install at plants without lifts.
- Economical at very low lifting heights.
- Flexible and easy to install in challenging areas where access service is needed most.
- Improves upon increased labour and engineering time costs.
- Addresses increased environmental demands.
- Meets increased health safety and security demands.
Complete Iife-cycle support
Owners of Alimak rack and pinion lifts have learned that they can keep uptime maximised and critical operations running efficiently even in the most demanding applica-tions. Quite commonly lifts have been in service for very long periods (15 plus years) even in excessively harsh and unfriendly environments, when they have been properly supported and maintained. Alimak Hek offers a variety of products and services designed to improve the efficiency and extend the lifetime of our machines through the Alimak Hek companies and the global distributor network. We provide customer support programs, regular maintenance inspections, globe-spanning spare parts operations, and comprehensive commercial, technical, and application engineering training for everyone using and assembling our products.
Alimak lifts vs. stairs
- Example of a project where the comparison between the usage of an Alimak lift to a staircase only
- Cost savings of more then 40% by investing and using an Alimak lift
Alimak lifts vs. hydraulic/traction lifts
- Example of a project where the comparison between the usage of an Alimak lift and a conventional lift solution
- Cost savings of more then 30% by investing and using the Alimak lift and system instead of a conventional lift solution
For many years Alimak Hek company has been able to provide vertical access for purposes of construction, renovation and maintenance of best known monuments and constructions in the world. Below we present a list of the most amazing and sometimes most complicated projects, in which the company took part.
The biggest elevator: The Royal Opera House, London, list capacity 24 tons.
The smallest elevator: flag pole, the Parliament in Canberra, Australia, 100 kg.
The highest elevator: television tower, Poland, lift height 645 meters.
The lowest elevator: pallet crane, Boras, Sweden, 2,7 meters.
The longest elevator: platform hoist, Norway, 1050 meters.
The deepest elevator: revision channel, Grasberg mine, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, depth 640 meters.
The deepest marine elevator: oil extraction platform Troll A , the North Sea, depth 323 meters.
The coldest elevator: polar station Halley, Antarctica.
The hottest elevator: ironworks Mufulira, Zambia.
The most secret elevator: USA embassy, Moscow, Russia.
The best known elevator: The statue of Liberty, New York, USA.
The most bent elevator: pylons of the bridge in Meiko Chuo, Japan.
The most inclined elevator: 30 grades, pumping station, Halawa, Hawaii.
The most elegant elevator: Panorama elevator in Torre Collserola, Barcelona, Spain.
The fastest elevator: Alimak Scando 650 FC-S, 100 meters per minute.
The slowest elevator: for coating cylinders at paper mill, Stowe Woodward, USA, 50 mm/min.
The least visible elevator: Karola XII Pumping station , Kungstrźidgarden, Stockholm.
The most sacred elevator: Alimak Scando used by the Pope in Venezuela in 1996 r., and Brazil in 1997
The deepest situated elevator: neutrino observatory Sudbury, Canada, 2070 meters below the surface of the earth.
The highest situated elevator: Grasberg mine, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, 4200 meters above the sea level.
Elevator with the shortest use: an elevator jammed under a railroad bridge at a distance of 100 meters from the factory.
Elevator with the longest use: we are still expecting the record holder. Elevators based on rack and pinion mechanism from the 70s still work fine.