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How does a platform lift work?

The secret is a safe and reliable screw-and-nut drive system

Well-proven and reliable

There are several different ways a platform lift can work. Aritco has chosen a well-proven and reliable screw-and-nut drive system for driving the lift up and down use. The main components of screw and nut drive lifts are:
– motor
– threaded steel bar (“screw”)
– large drive nut (“nut”)
– electrical supply

This system allows Aritco lifts to be easily installed without a pit or a machine room so they can fit into house or building plans without disrupting the design or requiring major alterations to the structure. It also makes them safe and reliable.

Mechanism is simplicity itself

Screw and nut drive lifts are incredibly simple. In Aritco’s screw-and-nut drive system, a screw pole runs the length of the shaft, while a motor on the platform drives a nut attached to the screw.

The motor and the nut are attached to the platform wall. When the lift is operated, the motor drives the nut to rotate around the screw. When the motor turns the drive nut one way, the lift car goes up. When the motor turns the nut the other way, it goes down.

Easy to maintain and service

The simplicity of the mechanism means it is easy to maintain and service. Usually screw and nut drive lifts are relatively low cost initially and over the lifetime. Automatic lubrication ensures a smooth ride with minimal wear. This reduces the need for maintenance and allows Aritco to offer a 10-year guarantee.

Incredibly safe operation

Screw and nut drive lifts are incredibly safe. If the motor stops, the lift basically sits on the thread so cannot fall or do the classic ‘dead drop’ situation associated with lifts in films. The drive system also makes the lift move quietly and smoothly with a soft start and stop.

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ARITCO CHINA, SHANGHAI

02-b A102-b Wending Living Style Plaza
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Xuhui District, Shanghai
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No.88 Chunyang Rd. Qingdao
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Aritco Deutschland GmbH
Stuttgarter Str.19
725 55 Metzingen
Germany

Phone: +49 7123 9597272
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ARITCO SWEDEN

Aritco Lift AB
Elektronikhöjden 14
175 43 Järfälla
Sweden

Phone: +46 8 120 401 00
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ARITCO UK

Prince’s Cottage
8 Cheyne Walk
Northampton
NN1 5PT, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1604 808809
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467/2 Mahatun Plaza Rama 3, 5th Floor,
Rama3 Charoenrat Road, Bang Klo,
Bang Kho Leam, Bangkok 10120
Thailand

Phone: +662 291 3245
Email: info.thailand@aritco.com

ARITCO SOUTH EAST ASIA

35/5-7 Comet office building
Krung Thonburi road, Khlong Ton Sai
Khlong San, Bangkok 10600
Thailand

Phone: +662 291 3245
Email: info.thailand@aritco.com