Construction lifts play an irreplaceable role in moving materials and are one of the strong arms of construction workers in construction.
At first glance, you do not have a complex structure, but when you work with it, you will realize for yourself how much it helps to facilitate the movement of materials.
It does not matter if you are building a two-story building or a ten-story building, you need a building lift to run your business.
With this in mind, it is important that as one of the construction activists, under any heading wherever you are, you are familiar enough with this practical tool.
In this note, we try to first get an overview of this practical device and then examine the factors that cause damage to the device and in practice cause damage.
So join us to finally get the right answer to the question of what are the main causes of building lift failure. So to begin with, we will go to the construction lift or the same material lift.
How does a building lift work?
The main components of an lift are the metal frame or the chassis and the engine. The construction chassis must ensure the stability of the device and the engine is responsible for providing the driving forces.
Of course, in general, the details of a building lift are more; For example, wire ropes or switches and switches are also involved, but the above two components are the most important components of a building lift.
In a construction hoist, we use an electric motor to convert the electricity entering the device into kinetic force, by which we move a weight at a lower height to a higher height.
Moving materials between floors without this key device will be a nightmare because it requires a lot of energy.
The driving force of the engine replaces the labor force of the workers, and in a certain period of time, the materials will be transferred from the lower floors (for example, the ground floor) to the upper floors.
The metal chassis also has an obvious application.
This device transmits the force of weight applied to the whole set to the surface to which it is attached and appears in the role of support.
The chassis is the support of the device and the engine is its driving force. But the question may be asked, how will the driving force of the engine, which is rotational, be converted into a force to lift the rope?
The answer is simple; the rotational force of the motor is applied to a metal cylinder, and by rotating this cylinder, the rope or wire carrying the material will be retracted or opened.
So far we have come to the part where we talk about the middle ground. Having this vision is key to understanding the root causes of lifting problems.
Types of problems that may arise for a building lift
In a general classification, it can be said that the problems that will be created for a construction lift are not out of several cases. We will examine these different scenarios below.
Engine technical defects: Perhaps the most common problem is a technical defect in a construction hoist motor. This part of the device, because it bears most of the material handling load, may be defective.
But we will examine the root of this defect or failure in the following.
Collapse or breakage in the chassis: Do not forget that the building chassis is the main support of the device.
The chassis is secured in various ways, such as screwing on the edge of the roof of the upper floors, but sometimes, contrary to our predictions, the chassis will suffer injuries such as broken arms or even dislocated.
Damage to a building's chassis usually occurs at the same time as the material is being carried, and can be frightening. That is why its constant health is very important.
Defective construction gearbox: As mentioned above, the engine and chassis are the main components of the work, but this does not mean that other key components do not play a role in the performance of the construction lift; Gearbox is another important and key component.
The gearbox is located between the output of the electric motor and the carrying ropes and is responsible for facilitating the movement of the motor output.
Without gearboxes, the movement of a building lift is jagged and uneven. Damage to the gearbox is also a problem that is likely to occur during operation and carries serious risks.
Rope rupture: This is also a common problem that you should be aware of. Continuous monitoring of the health of the rope or carrying wire prevents such problems.
The main task of the material lift is to deliver the material to the upper floors.
What are the roots of these breakdowns in building lifts?
The roots of failure in building lifts are divided into two categories. In the following, we will introduce these two categories at your service, dear friends.
Problems in manufacturing and quality of parts: Sometimes the device purchased from the root is not of good quality. This means that over time, your device will suffer from side effects that are beyond your control.
You may be able to delay the breakdown period by operating less and avoiding heavy loads, but weaknesses in components such as the gearbox or rails and the chassis of the construction lift will affect your device.
Problems in using the device: Sometimes the device is basically of good quality, but how to use it will cause problems. For example, you have a building lift that is ultimately quality, but you do not pay attention to its power limit, and you move more than the declared capacity.
Of course, these failures are not limited to overload, and sometimes the operator suffers due to lack of experience and sufficient knowledge.
Sudden disconnection and switching of switches during loading or continuity of motor activity are causes that can bring even the highest quality products to their knees.
Taking a look at the generalities of the topic
In general, what is certain is that in any case, whether you buy a quality device or a low-quality product, in any case, how it is used affects the life of the device.
No one can deny this, but if you want to significantly reduce the chances of failure in the material lift, it is better to choose quality types, even if you are involved with higher costs.
Do not forget that the nature of this device and its use is such that the occurrence of an accident in its operation, can cause irreparable financial and human damage.