What is a Material Lift?

Material Lift to transport freight
If you have not heard the term ‘Material Lift’, don’t fret because you are not alone. Many clients are surprised when we offer them a device that is as safe and reliable as a Freight Elevator, but at a fraction of the cost!
The Material Lift is a permitted elevating device under the ASME A17.1/CSA B 44 Elevator codes of North America that allows for the vertical transport of freight and authorized handler(s) between fixed levels when the travel height does not exceed 5,000mm (7,600mm in ON & AB). This type of lift boasts several features to enhance safety and performance. These features include a maximum travel speed of 30 feet per minute, continuous pressure control operation, and True Electro Mechanical Interlocks (EMI).
When should I buy a Material Lift?
When travel requirements are met, the Material Lift is a great alternative to a Freight Elevator because it offers huge price savings without sacrificing safety or quality. The Material Lift is the right choice over a VRC (Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor) which is a product sold mainly in the USA and complies with the B20.1 standards. These standards have not been adopted by the Canadian Elevator code CSA B44, thus does not comply with the safety requirements for elevating devices.
Why should I buy a Bramalea Elevator Material Lift?
At Bramaelea Elevator, our Material Lift sets the industry standard. Our lifts are capable of weight capacities ranging from 500 lbs to over 20,000 lbs. Fire rated UL/ULC labeled doors are available to satisfy building code fire requirements. We provide an in-car mounted operating panel as well as control panels at each landing (so the elevator can be controlled from outside the cab). We can customize the size of the platform to suit the needs of the project. We have special design criteria when pit depth is not an option or overhead space is severely limited. Our hydraulic coupled design offers a smooth and quiet ride.  Furthermore, civil construction can be eliminated all together if a Bramalea Elevator Free Standing Material Lift unit is used (click here for more information).  Installation is provided by professional, licensed elevator mechanics.  Our Material lifts, as  with all our products, exceed the national code standards and the price is the most competitive on the market today.

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