21 Aug

We Offer Lift Testing and Commissioning Services

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We have NVQ4 qualified engineers available to undertake lift testing!

Hydratec’s experienced team of lift engineers can perform lift testing and commissioning operations for lift industry customers.

Rigorous and thorough processes must be undertaken to ensure that your lift is meeting the legislative guidelines and the requirements of property owners.

Highly experienced team

Our highly qualified team of engineers always adhere to the highest standards of safety and compliance with EN 81 and The Lift Regulations 1997 and 2010 whenever we undertake lift testing and commissioning services.

Meeting legislative guidelines

Meeting the needs regulatory compliance in the lift industry is essential for all of our customers and Hydratec can help by providing qualified assistance to support lift testing and commissioning.

This ensures that your lift continues to run at the highest levels of Health & Safety.

If you would like to find out more about our lift testing and commissioning service, get in touch with us today.

15 Aug

Rams Full Replacement at Public Building: Hydratec Ecosmart+™


Following on from other successful Hydratec smart™ lift modernisations in the same sector, Hydratec was awarded the contract to undertake a full modernisation of the passenger lift located at one of the Government’s public three-storey buildings in Hull. Hydratec’s contract for this project was agreed with the primary lift service provider and required detailed estimating in advance of the award.

Completed in 1991, the building in question brought together various community services and associated facilities. Like many of the Government’s public buildings, the facility is located close to the city centre shopping areas in order to assist with access and convenience for visitors.

The original hydraulic lift in the building was getting on for 30 years old and, although it had been updated throughout its life, the time had come for a thorough and comprehensive modernisation. Working with the lift service provider, we estimated for a full hydraulic and aesthetic modernisation in order to improve lift performance, lower energy consumption and enhance lift travel for passengers. To improve lift ride quality, we replaced the hydraulic ram and installed an APS (CEDES) Absolute Positioning System in the lift shaft.

To power the lift, a Hydratec ecosmart+™ that utilises a Bucher VF-iValve and a Lester Controls custom-built Almega II control system was chosen.

As with all Hydratec smart™ packages, the system is fully compliant with EN81-20 and also provides an integrated A3 solution with the Bucher iValve.

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