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Lift rises to challenge

14 April 2015

A Gebhardt goods lift has been installed in an environmental research station 2650m above sea level on the Zugspitze mountain in Germany.


The lift has five exits and can carry up to 1500kg, enabling staff at the Schneefernerhaus to move materials and equipment easily between the three levels in the building.  The various elements had to be transported for several miles on a narrow-gauge railway line, partly in a tunnel, from the nearest village. The equipment was installed in five days.


ConVer lifts are fully free-standing and involve no civil engineering work or welding. The 146 and 147 models are available in goods-only and personnel versions with load capacities from 500 to 2000kg in a wide range of sizes.  Maximum operating height is 20m, and there can be up to six stopping places and 12 access points.  Optional features such as interior lights and safety light curtains are available.

For buildings and other structures where space is very limited Gebhardt has developed the ConVer 149 range, which have footprints as small as 550 x 550mm and operating heights to 12m. Maximum load capacities range from 50 to 350kg and car dimensions from 500mm wide x 500mm deep x 800mm high to 1000mm wide x 1000mm deep x 1200mm high.  Up to nine locations can be served.