29 Jul

Modernisation of a 2-Stop, 500kg Bullion Lift

Hydratec has just modernised a 2-stop, 500kg bullion lift for a well-known bank at one of its premium branch locations in London. Done as part of the bank’s strategic refurbishment of a number of its UK branches, the modernisation of bullion lifts is essential for safety when moving weighty coins or bars between floors.

Due to the typical location of these lifts, the confined spaces, and their reduced shaft sizes, the equipment manoeuvrability can often be challenging. On completion, we undertook full safety testing and handed over the new bullion lift to the Bank’s staff.
With the overall project continuing, our next task is to modernise another of the Bank’s hydraulic bullion lifts, this time it’s a 1000kg lift.

14 Jul

Large Goods Lift Full Modernisation in Sewage Treatment Plant

Working on behalf of a long-standing client, Hydratec will begin a major goods lift modernisation project at one of the largest sewage treatment plants in the UK.

Located in East London and covering an area of 55 hectares, the plant’s existing 2-tonne, 5-storey goods lift was in need of a full modernisation. Hydratec will be supplying and installing all the new equipment including a Saturn Alpha Bucher power unit, a Lester Controls ALMEGA II controller system, completely new car, car doors, landing pushes and indicators.

The 12-week project will be a challenging one for the Hydratec team to undertake. The engineers will be required to adhere to the very stringent Health and Safety protocols on site and undertake additional training prior to starting the works.