LECS (UK) offers technical advice for most aspects of people and materials movement including lifts, escalators, moving walks, cable cars and general lifting equipment. Our engineers are all highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields of expertise.
Lifts in buildings became commonplace after Elisha Graves Otis demonstrated the safety gear to prevent a lift dropping in 1853. Technology has advanced considerably since then and LECS (UK) are able to provide independent advice for all types of lifts including passenger lifts, goods lifts, fire fighting lifts and evacuation lifts.
Escalators move hundreds of thousands of people every day. Their design has advanced dramatically since Nathan Ames lodged his first patent in 1859. LECS (UK) are able to provide independent advice for all types of escalators including public service and store types.
Moving Walks are used in environments where large numbers of people need moving over long distances and are often found in transport environments such as airports or railway stations. In recent years they have seen use in retail environments especially where prime land considerations have seen under croft parking being used under supermarkets.
Lifting equipment can range from anything such as a simple lifting sling to a chain block. LECS (UK) have extensive experience across the board of general lifting equipment.
Inclined lifts were mainly found in the heritage sector until recent years were there has been an increased use in new installations especially in environments where accessibility can only be achieved by such designs.
Cableways are often associated with ski resorts and include tows and chairs.
Lifting platforms are often found in environments where access is required for mobility impaired persons but they can also be found in use for larger materials movement situations.
Automated people movers can often be found in urban transportation environments such as airports but also in high intensity urban environments.
Stairlifts are generally found in domestic environments but can also be found where traditional options cannot be used due to the design of a building. In exceptional cases they can be found in external environments as well.
Cranes come in many types including tower cranes, mobile cranes, overhead travelling cranes, pillar cranes etc.
Cable cars are traditionally associated with ski resorts however they are increasingly being used in urban environments where there is a need to move volumes of people in built up areas.
Bespoke lifting equipment is often required for more complex building designs where a site specific solution is required.
Façade access equipment or BMU's can be found on buildings where access to the façade for maintenance purposes including replacement and/or cleaning is required