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Hydraulic Lifts – Man’s First Step Towards Convenience

A Hydraulic Lift is one of the most common types of lifts present in today’s world. The hydraulic mechanism has been used in its most rudimentary form since 1846 and was slowly adapted into modern elevator technology as well.

A hydraulic lift works on Pascal’s principle of fluid mechanics. The key players in this mechanism are two pistons, hydraulic fluid, and the lift car. The pressure generated from the small piston via the hydraulic fluid is transmitted to a larger area thereby generating a larger force. This force is used to lift heavy objects, such as the lift car, placed on the larger piston.

It is a tried and tested technology as it has been in use for the past two centuries and has only gotten better with advancements in technology. Hydraulic lifts are well-known for their load-bearing capacity and space-saving nature.

Increases Property Value

Having a home elevator installed can add significant value to your home, making it a profitable investment. Many prospective homebuyers today gravitate toward homes featuring elevator access.

Fast Installation

The construction and preparation stage can take as little as 2-3 days with minimal disruption and mess for you and your home.

Ease Of Use

Just about everyone has had to use an elevator at least once in their life, and residential elevators are no different from commercial models found in business and office buildings. At the push of a button, you could be moving between floors of your house.

How Does Elite Elevators’ Hydraulic Elevator Offer Unmatched Performance?

Conventional hydraulic elevator companies do not manufacture their hydraulic elevators from scratch. They rely on a chain of vendors with differing levels of quality and expertise for their motor, hydraulic oil and spare parts. As a result, the process ends up being an assembling of different parts to form a mish-mash of a hydraulic elevator. In the long run, when it is time to replace a certain elevator component, these companies purchase cheaper alternatives to make a quick buck. This is the primary reason such hydraulic elevators do not perform well. They end up producing unpleasant noise, jerky landings, fluid leakage, and other such concerns. These hydraulic lifts are not built to last – they are assembled.

However, our hydraulic elevators are entirely manufactured exclusively by us. Our partner’s factory TK Home Solutions Srl in Pisa, Italy manufactures our hydraulic elevators – and all their spare components – in-house. There is no question of cutting corners when it comes to our hydraulic elevators for homes. Since the entirety of our hydraulic elevators are manufactured from top to bottom to a uniform standard, the performance ends up being unparalleled. Smooth, bump-free movement, no oil leakage and a silent ride are hallmarks of our hydraulic elevators.

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What Distinguishes Our Hydraulic Lifts? Our Patented Features!

There are ordinary hydraulic lifts. And then, there are extraordinary hydraulic lifts. Ours belong to the latter category and there’s a magic component in them: patented German technology. Specially developed for our hydraulic lifts for homes, the patented technology and mechanisms afford them a sophisticated performance that cannot be replicated by anyone else.

Enhanced Hydraulic Drive

As briefly mentioned earlier, this drive has been enhanced by the engineers at TK Access Solutions to remove all the inconvenience of a conventional drive. A conventional hydraulic lift produces grease, requires frequent maintenance and offers a jerky landing with a noisy and unpleasant ride. With the TK Access Solutions’ H200 hydraulic lift, however, all these undesirable qualities have been eliminated. The result is a hydraulic lift that offers you the quietest, smoothest, safest and most luxurious ride you will ever find in a hydraulic lift.

Soft Start and Stop Device

The soft start and stop (SSS) technology improve the smoothness and gentleness of our hydraulic elevator. This technology manifests in a device that lends our hydraulic elevator a soft start and stop to provide maximum comfort to the users. Even though TK Access Solutions’ hydraulic drive is superior to conventional hydraulic drives, the engineers still added this patented feature to further improve the performance of the H200. The SSS device is attached to the lift’s motor to afford the hydraulic elevator this premium feature every time.

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Greaseless Rail Technology

The Greaseless Rail (GLR) technology is a patented feature extraordinaire. Conventional hydraulic elevators are notorious for the grease, heat and dust they produce, which ultimately leads to their decline and reduces the smoothness of their performance as these issues, literally, pile up. This leads to an appliance that is rapidly becoming obsolete and is just years away from ending up in the scrapyard. To combat this common issue, the engineers at TK Access Solutions developed the famed Greaseless Rail technology. Here, the need for oiling the rails of the lift car is eliminated, thereby drastically cutting down on maintenance costs and frequency. This masterful stroke of engineering repels the formation of dust and grease and automatically increases the lifespan of our hydraulic elevator.

5 Safety Layers

Ultimately, a hydraulic elevator (or any elevator for that matter) is only as good as its safety features. Even though conventional hydraulic elevators are considered the safest options, the engineers at our partner’s company have added 5 safety layers. These safety layers are present in case you find yourself in unfortunate situations. Each safety layer acts as a backup for the other and is meant to give you the tools to help yourself instead of depending on elevator technicians. The safety layers are:
1. Built-in emergency battery for power backup
2. Secondary battery to support the primary one, in case the latter fails
3. Small button on the power pack. When pressed, the lift gently descends to the desired floor
4. Manual key to open the door, in case the above methods fail
5. Trapdoor on top of the lift cabin for escape

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Owing to over 220+ years of combined experience, Elite Elevators in partnership with TK Access Solutions is honoured to bring to Indian homes international quality residential lifts. Engineered in Germany and designed and manufactured in Italy, our home mobility range complies with over 194 parameters of safety. Bring luxury, safety and authenticity to Indian homes with our residential lifts.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) On Hydraulic Elevators

What are hydraulic lifts?

Hydraulic lifts are lifts that work on the principle of hydraulics. Using Pascal’s principle of fluid mechanics, this system has been in use for lifting objects and eventually people since 1846. Hydraulic lifts are extremely capable of supporting heavy weights and do not take up too much space. The process involves applying pressure on a hydraulic liquid that is present in one of two pistons. The pressure that is generated is used to lift the object or in this case, the lift car, which is attached to the second piston. This is how a hydraulic lift goes up. When the pressure on the first piston is released, the lift comes down due to gravitational force. Hydraulic lifts can be found in homes and public places.

How much are hydraulic lifts

Hydraulic lift price typically starts from Rs. 4 lakhs and can go up to Rs. 45 lakhs or more. Many factors influence the cost of a hydraulic lift. Brand, country of origin, safety certifications, safety layers, number of floors, and customisation usually affect the price of hydraulic lifts in India.

What are the disadvantages of a hydraulic lift?
Jerky, uneven landing, noise, grease, slow speed, and wear and tear are some of the most common disadvantages of hydraulic lifts. In certain cases, the hydraulic fluid can cause an unpleasant odour when the system overheats. These factors cause a reduction in performance and decrease the lifespan of a hydraulic lift.

However, Elite Elevators’ hydraulic lift for homes, the H200 does not have any of the above inconveniences. Operating on an enhanced hydraulic drive, thanks to German engineering, the H200 hydraulic lift is perfectly suitable for homes. With a blend of German technology and patented mechanisms, the H200 offers users a smooth, silent, and gentle ride. It does not produce grease or attract dust, requiring minimal maintenance. For more details on the H200, click here. (this will take them to the H200 product page)

Is a hydraulic lift good for homes?

Yes, a hydraulic lift is perfect for homes. It has great load-bearing capacity and space-saving features. The hydraulic lifts offered by Elite Elevators have been made especially for residential use. Boasting a premium enhanced hydraulic drive with 14 unique patented features, the H200 hydraulic lift from TK Access Solutions offers a smooth, silent, and gentle ride from start to finish. It is one of the safest hydraulic lifts in the world as it comes with 5 emergency features and complies with international safety codes. The total power consumption is approximately 1.45 kW with the hydraulic lift running on a standard single-phase power supply. The H200 does not consume power when descending. Last but not least, the H200 hydraulic lift is suitable for homes as it does not require a pit, headroom, or machine room, saving clients tons of valuable space.

Are hydraulic lifts safe?
Yes, hydraulic lifts are very safe. The reason behind this is that the lift cab is held up by a hydraulic arm and is never suspended in the hoistway. This is not true for other mechanisms as the lift cab is held by cables and is suspended in mid-air. Such systems are susceptible to free fall and are generally considered unsafe for residential use.

Elite Elevators’ H200 hydraulic lift is safer than even conventional hydraulic lifts. This is because it not only comes with 5 safety layers, making it fit for unsupervised use even by children and the elderly but it is also compliant with international home safety codes. Machinery directives 2006/42/EC and European Norm 81-41 are the codes governing the safety of the H200. In addition, these hydraulic lifts are certified by TÜV SÜD and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3, making them the world’s safest home lifts.

How much does a hydraulic lift cost?

Hydraulic lift price can range from Rs. 4 lakhs to Rs. 45 lakhs or maybe even more. These approximate figures are influenced by several factors. The most important factor is its compatibility for residential use. It is important to choose a hydraulic lift that has been designed specifically for residential purposes as the safety requirements for homes differ from commercial spaces. Once you find a genuine hydraulic lift for homes, aspects such as the number of stops, number of access points and customisation options will cause a change in the final figure.

Which is the best lift for a residential building?
The answer to this question depends entirely on an individual’s needs. A person must consider the number of family members, available space, number of floors, budget, and technological preferences to arrive at the answer.

With Elite Elevators, there are two options you can choose from: H200 hydraulic lifts and H300 gearless CogBelt lifts. There is a reason why the H200 hydraulic lift is one of our most popular home lifts. With the H200 hydraulic lift, you are assured of a safe, smooth, and silent ride every time. These lifts are made-to-measure, requiring no pit, machine room, and headroom, and consume about 1.45 kW of electricity. The H200 hydraulic lift is manufactured at our partner’s factory, TK Home Solutions Srl, in Pisa, Italy.

How much does a lift cost for a house?

A home lift’s cost starts from Rs. 15 lakhs and can go up to Rs. 70 lakhs. This price bracket takes into account various factors such as the drive system, number of floors, customisation, and safety features. Hydraulic lift price is usually less expensive when compared to other lift drives.

Which type of lift is best for homes?

A hydraulic lift is best suited for homes as it is safe and user-friendly. Elite Elevators’ hydraulic lifts are the best in class as they use German technology and patented mechanisms. Equipped with 5 safety layers and certified by TÜV SÜD and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3, these hydraulic lifts for homes are the world’s safest. Smooth, silent, and gentle operation are the major benefits of a hydraulic lift from Elite Elevators.

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