The National Lift Tower, Northampton, England
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National Lift Tower
Northampton
NN5 5FH
England

tel : +44(0)1604 587745
email : click here

 

 

 
  • High speed
    shaft
  • Medium
    speed shaft
  • Engineers
    shaft
  • Training
    shaft 2
  • Training
    shaft 1
  • Hydraulic
    shaft
  • Drop test
    shaft

Lift speed

4.0m/s. Theoretically capable of 10m/s

Rated load

1300kg

Travel

100m

Floors

1,4,5,6,8,11,13,14,15,16,17. Auto doors on 1,16,17. Swing doors on the remaining levels

Control system

Lester Controls Almega 2
Magnetek Quattro Cube

Motor

SAD gearless asynchronous motor (38.9Kw, 64.5A, 480V, 15.6Hz, 225rpm)

Safety equipment

Otis overspeed govenor and safety gear, OLEO buffers

Car

16 person


     

 

Lift speed

4.15m/s

Rated load

1250kg

Travel

40m

Floors

Autodoors on floors 12 and 15. Swing doors on floors 13 and 14

Control system

Lester Controls Almega with Magnetek HPV900S2

Motor

Hollister Whitney AC PM Gearless (33.8HP, 201V 300.6RPM 79.8A 28Poles)


     

 

Lift speed

2.5m/s

Rated load

8 person, 630kg

Travel

115m

Floors

All floors (0-18)

Control system

ILE control panel with Skycom CAN X+ controller and Fuji drive unit and regen unit

Motor

LOHER SVM gearless machine

Safety equipment

Express overspeed governor and safety gear. OLEO buffers

Car

Express lift car and door operator


 

 

Lift speed

1.60m/s

Rated load

8 persons, 630kg

Floors

7,8,9

Control system

SMS control panel with Gefran drive unit

Motor

Express motor and gearbox

Safety equipment

Express over speed governor, OLEO buffers

Car

Express lift car and linear door operator


       

This shaft is currently out of service with no control system, ropes, car or guides. It is suitable for a company wishing to take on the whole shaft and install an entire lift system.

Floors

0,1,2

Travel

7.3m

Motor

Express Type

 

The "Hydraulic shaft" is historically named as such and is the most suitable for installing a hydraulic lift given that it has specific access from the drop test shaft for installaing rams. However, it is also suitable for installaing a standard traction lift and does in fact have a traction motor currently installed.

This shaft is currently out of service with no control system, ropes and or car. It is suitable for a company wishing to take on the whole shaft and install an entire lift system.

Floors

4,5 (autodoors)

Travel

Approx 18m

Motor

Express Type D

 

This extensive facility offers testing and type testing opportunities for safety components. The shaft is 30m tall with a ten tonne hoist and an electric cradle for installation and inspection of the components being tested.

The drop test shaft has dedicated access via roller shutters on the ground floor to allow for easy installation of equipment.

     

 


6th July 2016. Some fascinating pictures of the
tower being constructed have been added
here.

12th May 2016. New brochure available.

 

13th July 2015. Drone flight up the full height of the tower.

 

Superfast broadband in Northampton - we have recently partnered with a local company to provide superfast broadband into areas of Northampton that currently do not have coverage. The name of the company is Barton Broadband and the website is here. Please get in touch if you would like to find out if coverage is available in your area.

For information on booking abseils at the tower, please follow this link to an external website. http://www.nationalabseilcentre.co.uk.