Design for lifts, freight lifts, vehicle lifts and special elevators



Design of elevators and lifting systems


  • Design, lay-out and technical reports for any type of elevator: small residential elevators, large freight elevators, vehicle lifts, special elevators for refurbishment.
  • Design of lifting platforms with and without doors, with and without cabin, according to Machine Directive 2006/42/CE or EN 81-41 regulation.
  • Design of lifts and freight elevators according with Lift Directive 2014/33/UE, EN 81-20/50 regulation, EN 81-21 regulation for installations with reduced pit and reduced headroom.
  • Design of lifts and freight elevators on ships.
  • Design of lifts and freight elevators according to foreign regulations (Australia – Singapore).
  • Design and structural calculation of metal structures for elevators.
  • Design of mechanical components for lifts (slings, counterweights, bed plates for MRL installations or traditional, anchor brackets, safety gears), from studies to the construction drawings.



Elevators for ships

The Montano Engineering experience is not only for urban lifts and urban freight elevators, but also for elevators, freight elevators and lifting platforms on ships.
The main problem of these elevators, in addition to the environmental conditions of humidity and salinity, concerns the calculation of the support structures (sling and metal shaft) and guide rails, for which we have to take into account the movements of the ship in stopped condition on sea, roll around the longitudinal horizontal axis, pitching around the horizontal transverse axis, according to “Code for lifting appliances in a marine environment” of Lloyd’s Register.


Elevator to transport astronauts and cargo inside the movable launch ramp of the Vega launcher in Kourou Space Center in French Guyane.
In the images on side and at this link it can be seen the main problem of this plant: the fact that the launch ramp is movable (note the movement of the launch ramp from the spacecraft before launch), so we had to think of a sling which must travel on rail guides which did not arrive at the bottom of pit, but they were interrupted 15 cm above the walking plane of the lower level.
Here you can see the design of the sling, and here the section of lay-out drawing.