In accordance with EN 81, partitions for lift groups or counterbalances are compulsory if the gap between the moving parts is less than 0.5 m.
Rolled wire netting is often used to divide lift groups.
The wire netting is rolled from the top of the shaft along the beams to the left and right down to the base of the shaft and is connected with the U-profile beams.
When modernizing installations, it may be difficult or impossible to install this wire netting because of existing equipment. In such cases, the free space between the cross beams is often the only place to insert a partition.
Because of the different gaps between the beams, it is not really possible to determine standard dimensions for partition walls. In order to cope with the different gaps between the beams, an extraction mechanism is used to modify the height of the partition wall in line with the beam gap. It is then fixed to the beam using a spot weld or bolt connection.
Partition is mounted horizontally
A partition unit, consisting of two partition elements (MW 8 mm perforated plate) that are pushed together and moveable, has a width of around 430 mm or 930 mm and can have a height of between 1.000 mm and a maximum of 3.600 mm.
At the upper and lower ends of the partition unit flat tool steel is welded on to enable a bolt connection to the beams. The space between two partitions cannot exceed 100 mm.
|Item No.||Description||Element width / adj. intervals
|0454301526||Shaft partitions type A||430 / 1.500 – 2.600 mm|
|0454301521||Shaft partitions type B||430 / 1.500 – 2.100 mm|
|0454301016||Shaft partitions type C||430 / 1.000 – 1.600 mm|
|0459302036||Shaft partitions type D||930 / 2.000 – 3.600 mm|
|0459301521||Shaft partitions type F||930 / 1.000 – 1.600 mm|
|0454302036||Shaft partitions type G||430 / 2.000 – 3.600 mm|
|0459302026||Shaft partitions type H||930 / 2.000 – 2.600 mm|
|0454302026||Shaft partitions type I||430 / 2.000 – 2.600 mm|
|0454302031||Shaft partitions type J||430 / 2.000 – 3.100 mm|
|0459302031||Shaft partitions type K||930 / 2.000 – 3.100 mm|
|0459301526||Shaft partitions type L||930 / 1.500 – 2.600 mm|