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New transport platforms from Alimak Hek

Alimak Hek UK is now offering the latest transport platforms from the Hek range. The two models are in the light range of vertical access equipment - the HEK TPL 500 & 300, with load capacity of 500 kg and 300 kg respectively.

The new models build on experience with previous models and are of a simpler design and, as such, can be more easily used fixed direct to buildings or the scaffolding for transport of material. Although light and easy to erect, they are still designed to provide long term durability and reliability.

The three phase 500 kg machine has a travelling speed of 12 m/min in transport platform configuration (with personnel on board) and 24 m/min in the material only hoist configuration.

The single phase 300 kg machine is slower with a travelling speed is 10 m/min. A simple key switch, positioned on the electrical control panel converts the units from a transport platform to a material hoist, activating all appropriate safety features at the same time.

For maximum flexibility, the load ramp position on both models is fully interchangeable and it can be installed on left, right or facing out. It can be replaced by a bi-foldable gate, to permit easier loading with a fork-lift, or, for when it is to be used as a transport platform, for ease of personnel access.

Similarly, the exit ramp is also interchangeable and can be installed facing the most convenient direction. The landing gate can has the option of a control bar system with vertical or horizontal bar opening. The third side of the machine is provided with a fixed railing or, alternatively, with a ramp or bi-foldable gate.

Platforms and gates on the latest Hek hoists can be to front or either side for convenient loading and unloading. The new mast design allows tie distances up to 7.5 m to be achieved, giving the ability to easily span 3 floors of a building or scaffold. The tie pipes are fixed on the mast sections via a double frame arrangement for greater rigidity.

Platforms and gates on the latest Hek hoists can be to front or either side for convenient loading and unloading.

The safety systems are housed in the control panel, and conform with the latest available safety standards.

The internal panel layout has been improved to be more compact while providing ease of use for installers and service engineers.

The mast sections are connected by four eyebolts, permanently attached to the mast section itself. Not only does this make assembly faster but, more importantly, eliminates the risk of bolts being installed incorrectly or the wrong bolts being used.

Both models are fitted with an overspeed safety device that comes into operation if the platform exceeds the rated speed, bringing the hoist to a controlled stop. The hoist is also fitted with an overloading sensing device which prevents the use of the machine if too much load is carried.

Adrian Bolton, Alimak Hek UK, told Contractors World that the smaller model, being single-phase power supply will be attractive to builders for townhouse and low-rise apartment builders in new-build of renovation. The larger 3-phase model will be of interest to turnkey developers where the transport platform can be used during scaffolding erection and then by the various trades during the building works. Adrian also thinks that there may be an opportunity through some hire depots for these.





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