SIDCUP, ENGLAND August 31, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- At Apex Lifts, safety is a top priority. That's why it's pleased to announce it is now offering gate lock valves for all hydraulic lifts.
There are many advantages to hydraulic lifts - faster, greener, safer - and they have a great reputation for reliability. There have, however, been some cases where technical faults have occurred and lifts have descended with the doors open, putting lives at risk. Building managers are now able to prevent that from happening, and safeguard themselves from prosecution, with gate lock valves from Apex Lifts.
"Hydraulic lifts are extremely reliable. However, in the unlikely event a valve fails or develops a significant leak, there is a risk the electrical re-levelling may be unable to cope, and this can cause the lift to move with the doors open.
Gate lock valves - available for any make or model hydraulic lift - will make sure this cannot happen by preventing the lift car from moving downwards," says Warren Jenchner, Managing Director of Apex Lifts.
The solenoid operated gate lock valve will de-energise and close when the lift arrives at floor level, ensuring as passengers disembark and enter the lift car it stays put, no matter what.
"The gate lock valve provides that extra level of back up. It works like an electronic ball valve, but only energises and opens when instructed to do so by the lift controller," explains Jenchner. "This means, you can be sure your lifts are safe, even if there is a failure elsewhere!"
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About Apex Lifts
Apex Lifts is London's largest independent lift manufacturing and elevator servicing company. With over four decades of trading excellence, Apex maintains, repairs, refurbishes, installs and manufactures quality bespoke lifts throughout London and Southern England.
Apex Lift's philosophy has remained unchanged for 43 years: Our commitment to excellence will always be demonstrated in the service we provide. The first company within the UK lift industry to be awarded all three major quality management accreditations, over the years Apex has secured some of the most prestigious lift contracts, including for the Royal Households.
Delivered from our in-house facilities Apex provides flexible out of hours amenities and lift services, and whilst no installation or service contract is ever the same, every one conforms to stringent European and British Standards. Apex Lifts is dedicated to providing a standard of product and service that will not just meet your needs, but exceed your expectations.
At Apex, we understand how important employees are, and pride ourselves on our training and continued development of apprentices and staff. We have an unrivalled team of highly skilled personnel who have dedicated many years of hard work to serving our business and our customers. Every Apex Lift's staff member must display at pre-appointment stage obvious communication and people skills, in addition to understanding the importance of a flexible 'can do' approach.
Apex Lifts is an EAL approved assessment centre and the Apex Training Academy provides support not only for our own staff, but for our clients too, so you can get a real insight in to operating and maintaining your own lifts and elevators.
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