Case Study: Supporting the Irish Navy with a Microlift 50kg combination service lift solution
A Stannah Microlift 50kg combination through-car dumbwaiter was the service lift of choice for the safe movement of food and tableware aboard the latest addition to the Irish Navy – the LÉ Samuel Beckett, an offshore patrol vessel dedicated to fishery and maritime protection duties, including search and rescue and vessel boardings.
Servicing the captain and his crew of 45, plus up to 10 trainees, the Stannah Microlift 50kg combination food lift operates over a distance of 2820mm, between the main galley and the ward room and waste disposal room on the upper level. The through-car feature maximises the dumbwaiter’s function at the upper level, bringing dual access to the two separate areas.
To accommodate the space constraints of this singular environment, Stannah manufactured the food lift 50kg to the site specific dimensions of 715mmW x 775mmD.
Built by Babcock Marine Appledore in Devon, the LÉ Samuel Beckett was fitted out by leading specialist turnkey marine outfitters, Moss Marine Construction.
Senior Contracts Manager, Steve Bason, comments:
“Stannah was able to supply the Microlift 50kg to specific dimensions; and its through-car capability maximised its function – critical considerations in a singular environment where space was at a premium.”
Supplied in a structure-supported framework, installation took just two days, with the minimum of builder’s work. Driven by a quiet, high-power motor, and finished in brushed stainless steel for hygienic durability, the service lift 50kg features rise-and-fall shutters with interlocked entrances for extra safety during transit.
Installing, owning and operating a Stannah Microlift 50kg combination dumbwaiter helps owners to meet Manual Handling Regulations and improves the venue’s logistics – all with the reassurance of continued product service and maintenance by the local branch of Stannah Lift Services (3 visits per year), part of a nationwide network providing 24 hour, 365 days a year support.