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Vector Vertical Platformlift

User manual 2005.09.19

A ThyssenKrupp
Elevator company ThyssenKrupp Accessibility

ThyssenKrupp
Vector Vertical Platformlift - User manual

READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS THROUGH CAREFULLY BEFORE USING


THE VECTOR VERTICAL PLATFORMLIFT

PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE CHAPTERS SAFETY


INSTRUCTIONS AND OPERATION

STORE THESE INSTRUCTIONS SO YOU ALWAYS HAVE NECESSARY


INFORMATION AT HAND

We undertake a policy of continual review, and research, which may lead to changes in the products,
or technical information, illustrated in this manual.

2005 ThyssenKrupp Accessibility

All rights reserved.


No part of this document may be copied and/or published by means of printing, photocopies, microfilms or any other
method without the prior written permission of ThyssenKrupp Accessibility.
2005.09.19 Vector - Vertical Platformlift User manual

Table of contents

Preface 2
Vertical platform and the environment 3

1. Safety Instructions 4

2. Operation 5
2.1 To call the lift 5
2.2 Operating the lift from the platform console 5

3. Options 6
3.1 Key Switching 6
3.2 Key Locking 6
3.3 Automatic Entrances 6
3.4 Stay open facility for door closer/opener  6

4. Fault Finding 7
4.1. Emergency Procedures 7
4.1.1 Instruction for emergency lowering/raising of the platform 7
4.1.2 Instruction for emergency opening of door 8

5. Maintenance 9

6. Service 10

A ThyssenKrupp
Elevator company ThyssenKrupp Accessibility

ThyssenKrupp
User manual Vector - Vertical Platformlift 2005.09.19

Preface

Congratulations!
You have chosen a Vector vertical platformlift from ThyssenKrupp Accessibility. A modern, user-
friendly and safe product that will give you years of service. We will do everything in our power to
justify the confidence you have placed in us. To make the best possible use of the vertical platformlift,
it is important that you read these instructions carefully before first using the lift.

These instructions
These instructions are meant for you as the user of Vector vertical platformlift. The instructions
contain all necessary information for the correct and safe use of the lift. All chapters and paragraphs
are numbered. The page numbering can be found at the bottom of each page.

Service and technical support


To be sure that your Vector works well and safely, it is important that the lift is inspected and serviced
regularly. We recommend that you establish a service contract for this so that you are always assured
of a lift in optimal condition. Contact your supplier for more details.

For information about settings, maintenance or other matters that are not addressed in these
instructions, you can contact the troubleshooting service of your supplier. Further information can
be found in chapter 6.


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Vertical platform and the environment


Batteries
The Vector vertical platformlift includes two main batteries for the supply of the
emergency lowering system, 12 V. These batteries may only be replaced by authorised/
trained ThyssenKrupp Accessibility BV service mechanics.

Do not deposit old batteries with household waste, but return them when you buy new
batteries. If this is not possible, ask the sanitation service of your municipality where you
should dispose the old batteries.

Disposing of the home lift


Home lifts that are no longer in use are often taken back by your supplier after consultation.
If this is not possible, enquire at your municipality for possibilities of returning them,
recycling them or environmentally friendly ways of processing the materials.

Symbols
In this service manual the following symbols occur:

TIP
Tips and advice to be able to carry out the relevant actions more easily.

ATTENTION
Actions that could result in damage to the chair lift, the surroundings or the
environment if they are not carried out cautiously.


User manual Vector - Vertical Platformlift 2005.09.19

1. Safety Instructions

This Vector platformlift incorporates many safety features including:


- Pressure sensitive safety edges on the platform edges and the top of the platform control
panel. These will stop the platform should an obstruction be encountered. When the lift
has stopped you can either remove the obstructing item yourself or call for assistance from
someone outside the lift.
- Constant pressure controls that stop the lift when pressure is not maintained. If pressure on
a button is released away from the landing level but within 100mm (4 inches) of this then a
safety mechanism will prevent the lift from continuing in the same direction once pressure
is re-applied. In this case the lift should be returned to the previous level and the journey
recommenced.
- On-board alarm call which can be linked (optional) to a remote audio/visual unit or operate a
hands free telephone auto-dialler system.
- Emergency stop button on platform control console.

Please note the following:


- Its important that someone is available external to the lift to carry out any emergency procedure
should this become necessary. This assistance can best be summoned using the on-board
alarm call.
- Other building users should be made aware of the need to leave the landing areas clear to
enable the doors to open without obstruction and the wheelchair user to manoeuvre easily when
entering and leaving the lift. A turning circle of 1500mm minimum diameter is recommended
at each level for this.
- The lift is designed to carry one wheelchair user and attendant up to the load stated on the
lift. It may also be used for standing passengers provided the maximum overall weight does
not exceed this limit.
- Do not allow anyone to play on the lift.

ATTENTION
NEVER use the lift in the event of a fire (unless so directed by the emergency
services).


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2. Operation

2.1 To call the lift


If key switches (optional) are fitted, first refer to the appropriate section in chapter 3. If the lift platform
is already at the required level, skip the first two steps described below.
- Press and hold the call button adjacent to the entrance at the floor level to call the lift.
- Release the call button only once the lift has stopped automatically at the landing.
- Whilst the platform is at a landing level, the entrance catch is disengaged allowing access to
the platform. If an automatic entrance (optional) is fitted then this will open once the platform
arrives at the landing or once a call button is pressed at a landing where the platform is
stationary.

2.2 Operating the lift from the platform console


The platform console controls consist of the floor
designation buttons (image 2.1), the alarm call button
(image 2.2a) and the emergency stop button (image
2.2b).

The control panel is illuminated by a neon light. This light


along with the alarm has an emergency battery backup.
The user should access the platform, then the entrance
should be pulled closed. If an automatic entrance (optional)
is fitted then it will close following a time delay or once a Image 2.1
button requesting a different floor has been pressed.

Constant pressure should be applied to the chosen floor


designation button (image 2.1) on the console until the lift
platform stops automatically at that level.
a b
Once the platform reaches the chosen floor level, the
entrance catch is disengaged allowing egress from the
platform. If an automatic entrance (optional) is fitted then
it will open once the platform arrives at that floor level. Image 2.2

To summon assistance the alarm call button should be pressed (image 2.2.a). The alarm is reset
using the push button marked Alarm Reset within the control cabinet. The control cabinet is
accessible through the locked door adjacent to the upper entrance.

Should the lift not stop when pressure is removed from all control buttons, the emergency stop
button should be pressed (image 2.2.b). This will lock down and stop the lift. To reset this button turn
it clockwise until the head returns to the upper position. The lift should now be checked by service
personnel of ThyssenKrupp Accessibility- details are given in chapter 6.


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3. Options

Any optional features fitted to your unit will be indicated by a tick.

3.1 Key Switching


If this option is chosen, a key switch is located adjacent to each landing call button. The switch at the
required floor level must be turned to the on position before the call button can be used to call the
lift. The key must be turned to the off position for removal.

Key switching restricts operation of the platform but does not always prevent access to the platform
as the entrance catch is automatically disengaged when the platform reaches the floor level.

3.2 Key Locking


If an automatic entrance is used the call button at that landing level can be replaced by a key switch
to call the lift. The entrance catch automatically engages after a short delay when the platform
remains stationary at a floor level. This allows access to the platform, not just its operation, to be
restricted. The catch is disengaged by turning the key switch provided that lift is stationary at a floor
level. Operation of a floor designation button on the platform console also releases the catch. Key
switches can be fitted in place of any floor designation button to restrict access to certain levels.

3.3 Automatic Entrances


Automatic operation increases independent accessibility and can be provided for gates or doors.
When the platform is stationary at a floor level and the local call button is pressed, the entrance will
automatically open. When the platform arrives at a floor level the entrance will also automatically
open.

The entrance will remain open for a preset time period (service adjustable) and then close. If the
opening or closing door encounters any obstruction a clutch mechanism ensures that its motion
does not continue until the obstruction is removed. Automatic door operation can be switched off, if
required, using the switches on the top of the door mounted units at individual entrances.

3.4 Stay open facility for door closer/opener


By operating a catch on the opener/closer the door can be held open.


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4. Fault Finding

Should the platform not work correctly, please check the following:
- Emergency stop buttons on the control panel on the platform should not be pushed in (turn
the buttons clockwise to deactivate).
- The doors are closed and the door contacts are undamaged and clean.
- Mains isolator is switched on.
- The hand winding device is not connected.
- The safety edge around the platform floor and above the control console is not depressed
Has pressure on a control button been released when the platform is positioned away from
a landing level but within 100mm (4 inches) of it. If so, a safety mechanism will prevent the
platform from continuing in the same direction once pressure is re-applied. In this case the lift
should be returned to the previous level and the journey recommenced.

If the lift fails to work after you have completed these checks, please call the ThyssenKrupp
Accessibility service desk. Servicing and call-out details are provided in chapter 6 of this manual.

4.1. Emergency Procedures

ATTENTION
It is important to read this chapter carefulley before taking emergency action.

- The mains isolator MUST always be switched off before attempting to open any access panels,
even during a power failure, to avoid injury to personnel.
- There is a risk of falling when a landing door is opened (using the manual release) without the
platform being at that level. Always keep the doors closed and check the function of the lock
so nobody can fall into the shaft.

4.1.1 Instruction for emergency lowering/raising of the platform


- Ensure that the power is switched off at the mains isolator.
- Unlock and remove (by lifting out and upwards) the cover to the electrical cabinet allowing
access to the hand-winding device.
- Switch off mains power supply using the switch marked Lift Machinery.
- The hand-winding device is located on the inside of the cabinet cover.
- Push the hand-winding device into the socket, until it is engaged, and turn anticlockwise to
lower the platform (clockwise to raise the unit). Inserting the crank also lifts a metal lever to
isolate power to the platform motor.


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- Continue to turn the hand-winding device until the platform has reached the nearest landing
that allows safe evacuation.
- Once the platform is at the landing level then the door catch will release automatically. It
should now be possible to open the landing door.
- If the platform has been lowered too far at the lowest landing, the limit switch may have been
activated and it will be necessary to slightly raise the platform again.
- Remove the crank and hang it back inside the cabinet cover.
- Once the platform is empty, reset any alarm using the push button marked Alarm Reset.
- Replace and lock the cabinet cover.
- Contact service personnel - details are given in chapter 6.

4.1.2 Instruction for emergency opening of door


- Ensure that the power is switched off at the mains isolator.
- Unlock and remove (by lifting out and upwards) the cover to the electrical cabinet.
- Switch of the mains power in the electrical cabinet using the switch marked Lift Machinery.
- Use the special key which is hanging on the inside of the cabinet cover to loosen the screw
which covers the hole in the door panel at the lock.
- Use a screwdriver or similar tool in the hole and push up the locking cylinder (see diagram).

ATTENTION
For 1100mm high gate and fire rated door the locking cylinder should be pushed
to the side not up.

- Whilst the locking cylinder is pushed up and held the door catch is disengaged allowing the
door to be opened.
- Once the platform is empty, close the door and replace the screw.
- Reset any alarm using the switch located in the
electrical cabinet and marked Alarm Reset.
- Replace and lock the cabinet cover.
- Contact service personnel - details are given in
chapter 6.

Image 4.1: Door catch release system.


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5. Maintenance

Your lift should be serviced within 6 months of installation and twice a year thereafter (in case of high
usage four times a year).

Thats why - if you have not already done so - we recommend you to take a ThyssenKrupp Accessibility
servicing plan today.

Besides keeping the lift in first class condition - ensuring that it continues to comply with the latest
regulations - your ThyssenKrupp Accessibility engineer can identify parts which may soon need
replacing. Thus adding to the users quality of life by helping to prevent breakdowns and giving you
valuable peace of mind.
- The ThyssenKrupp Accessibility Regular Servicing Plan provides comprehensive inspection,
testing and adjustment at recommended intervals.
- ThyssenKrupp Accessibility Comprehensive Cover goes one step further; also covering you
against the cost of genuine replacement parts, as and when required.

For further information, write to your dealer, or:

ThyssenKrupp Accessibility
Van Utrechtweg 99
2921 LN Krimpen aan den IJssel
The Netherlands

Or telephone: +31 180 530 988 during normal office hours.

Routine care of your Vector vertical platformlift involves little more than just keeping it clean. In
order to keep the lift in optimal condition switch off at the mains supply and carry out the following
actions:
- Wipe away dirt using a mild detergent solution and a just-damp cloth.
- Use an automotive paint cleaner to remove any stubborn streak marks on the paint work,
then apply an automotive hard silicone wax to give a protective finish. Ensure handrails, door
handles, ramps and other such parts are not waxed.

Of course, you should always ensure that:


- The entrances are kept free of any obstruction.
- No-one overloads or otherwise misuses the lift, and any damaged or missing notices are
replaced immediately.


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6. Service

In the unlikely event that your lift needs attention between service visits, you can report the fault by
telephoning your dealer. We will ask for details of the problem - plus some standard information.

Please give us the following information whenever you phone:

Owners name:
Installation address:

Phone No.
Lift Type. Vector
Lift serial No.
Date of installation:

ATTENTION
If a breakdown results from failure to use the Simple Fault Finding procedures on
page 5, ThyssenKrupp Accessibility reserve the right to charge a call-out fee - even
if the lift is still under guarantee.

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