Robust Sustainable Lifts

We offer robust long-lasting lifts of high quality that provides good real estate economy and little environmental impact. This applies to both modernisation and installation of new lifts.

“By means of life cycle analysis for lifts”, we can see that changing to a new MRL traction lift instead of modernising the old hydraulic will often double the impact on the environment.

Furthermore, our drive- and control system HydroElite Vidi consumes 70 % less energy than a conventional hydraulic system. The power demand can be reduced to one third.

Lift from Hydroware installed in Kalmar Castle, Sweden.

Modernisation of Lifts 

By modernisation you reuse car, guide rails, car sling and often also doors and cylinder. These parts will in the majority of cases remain durable for many generations and it is a total waste of resources to discard these components.

The parts you normally change are the complete drive- and control system and the wear and tear parts. To modernise a lift instead of doing a full replacement has big economic advantages and has a lesser impact on the environment. 

The life span of a modernised lift is at least as long as after a full replacement with a new MRL traction lift. Furthermore, you will get lower maintenance costs thanks to the robust construction, compared to a complete new lift. 

Within our range of services we have solutions which includes all components you may need for a complete modernisation.

Modernized lift in the restaurant Burger & Lobster in Stockholm with the drive and control system HydroElite .

An open protocol gives you lower cost

The HydroElite has an open protocol which isn’t locked to any
special provider on the market. This means that all lift companies
can do the maintenance on the lift. It gives you as landlord
free options, lower costs and more confidence.

Complete Lifts

We also offer complete lifts. In most cases it is a lower burden on the environment to select a hydraulic lift instead of a traction lift for new installations. 

Hydraulic lifts are always more suitable for residential buildings up to 6–7 floors and shopping centres up to 3 floors and operating 250.000 trips a year. 

Together with Hydroware you can give the building a more sustainable profile, whether it concerns modernisation or installation of new lifts.

The chart shows when it is most optimal to choose a hydraulic lift instead of a lift with counterweight. It depends on the number of floors and travel.

Increased Lift Capacity

The HydroElite means direct approach to the floor without creeping which leads to shorter travel time and increased traffic capacity.

The reaction time from a call to start is also very short since the HydroElite drive- and control system is perfectly synchronised, which also helps to increase the traffic capacity and the ride comfort of the lift.

Thanks to the unique features of the valve more trips per hour can be made without problems with overheated oil. With a HydroElite Vidi you don’t need an oil cooler anymore.

Unique Technology

The heart of the HydroElite drive- and control system is the unique valve. It is equipped with a servo valve which allows the lift to travel directly into the floor, without creeping. This reduces the travel time and the energy consumption dramatically compared to traditional electronic valves.

The valve also runs without bypass at full speed upwards. It is entirely self-learning and self-adjusting.

The commissioning is made easy through two learn trips, one for the hydraulics and one for the floor setting. No manual adjustments are required, and the stopping accuracy increases with each trip.

The unique and patented valve in HydroElite which, among other things, makes the lift self-adjusting and that it goes directly to plan without creep.

Life cycle Assessment

A life cycle assessment shows the environmental footprint durin the whole life cycle of a product.
From procuring the raw material the entire production, the usage phase until the disposal
of waste with sorting and recycling.

Life cycle assessment for lifts clearly shows that for low rise residential buildings
the environmental footprint is double for a lift with counter weight
in comparison with a hydraulic lift.

>>>  See diagram at “Sustainable lifts”

Successful Modernisation

“After a thorough investigation we decided to modernise the existing lifts rather than to change them completely since it was the most economical and had least impact on the environment.

We kept the guide rails, car slings and cabins but changed the drive- and control system. We also replaced the old swing doors with automatic doors”, says Gösta Fridh, vice president of the housing association Ruuth 50 in Helsingborg, Sweden.

“Now we save approximately £ 3 500 per year in running costs for our four lifts”, commented Inger Tunström, president of Ruuth 50.

Inger Tunström, Chairman, and Gösta Fridh, deputy chairman of the housing cooperative Ruuth 50 in Helsingborg, Sweden.


A hydraulic power- and control system for modernisation and new installation of lifts

The system is completely integrated and is pretested from the fabric which means that the installation time can be halved in comparison with a conventional system.

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Complete Lifts

We are also delivering complete lifts

In most cases there are less environmental impact to choose a hydraulic lift instead of a lift with counterweight by new installation. This applies for example for residential buildings with up to 6-7 storeys.

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