Successful premiere up north

A person and material hoist of the latest Multilift generation is in use for the first time at a construction site in Hamar/Norway

The construction and industrial elevator specialist GEDA-Dechentreiter GmbH & Co. KG introduced the new generation of the GEDA Multilift P18 at the bauma 2019. The Norwegian company MB Stillas is the first to send “the new guy” from GEDA to an actual construction site. In Hamar, about an hour from the Norwegian capital Oslo, extensive renovation work is currently under way on the Triangelgården.

The building was designed by the architect Arne J. Opsahl and was completed on 1 July 1967 after an extended construction period. Renovation work was carried out on several occasions, most recently in the 1980s.
The complex was intended as the city hall in the original city planning from 1925. Today, it houses numerous shops on the ground floor and offices in the stories above. Tenants also include the Special Unit for Police Affairs.
Renovation work on the 500 m² office floors is currently under way. The contracted construction company uses the GEDA Multilift P18 for transporting all (construction) materials as well as furniture.
Despite the relatively low building height with only five stories, MB Stillas CEO Kristian Borud explains that it is important to have a large hoist with a large capacity.

About MB Stillas

MB Stillas is a young company specialising in scaffolding, with its headquarters in Ingeberg/Norway and further branches in Lillehammer and Skedsmo. From rentals and shipping to assembly and disassembly, MB Stillas offers all-inclusive scaffolding packages for private and commercial customers.
Reliable planning for customers, fair prices and professional project management are at the core of the philosophy of the company, which was founded in 2015.
Through Materialhuset AS, a GEDA partner for many years, MB Stillas already has the transport platform solutions GEDA 500 Z/ZP and GEDA 1500 Z/ZP in its range. MB Stillas also obtained the second generation GEDA Multilift P18 hoist to support the renovation work on Triangelgården from Materialhuset AS.

MB Stillas CEO Kristian Borud is convinced: “As an enclosed person and material hoist with a higher lifting speed and greater load capacities, the new GEDA Multilift P18 ideally complements the transport platform solutions that we already offer to our customers for hire. Based on the higher lifting speed, load capacity and lifting height, we are expecting high demand for these hoists, particularly in the Oslo area.”

GEDA Multilift P18 convinces at first use

At first glance, the new GEDA person and material hoist already impresses with it completely revised, clean design. Two platform lengths – 3.2 m and 3.7 m – allow easy transport, in particular for bulky construction materials. The extensions are made on the A-side of the car. The 3.7 m version of the platform with a load capacity of 2,000 kg is used at the Triangelgården.
As part of the redesign of the car interior, the control unit of the car switch box and the assembly guard were recessed and integrated without interfering protrusions.
To keep wear on the gear rack and pinion as low as possible, the GEDA Multilift P18 is equipped with an automatic lubrication device. The new lubrication pump is included as standard and is compatible with the entire GEDA Power Grease Line.
Depending on the construction site conditions or customer requirements, power consumption can be influenced by reducing the load and/or speed so that a 32 A connection will be sufficient instead of the standard 63 A connection. This opens up a significantly broader range of applications for the hoist.
Great emphasis was also placed on ease of use: Instead of previously two car switch boxes, only one large box is now used, while a completely revised innovative control system ensures even greater ease of operation. In addition to this, the new, much wider assembly plank ensures better accessibility during assembly. Easy maintenance was also a focal point of the redesign. All wear parts are quickly and easily accessible on the new version of the GEDA Multilift P18.
The lifting speed is 40 m/min, and the GEDA UNI-X-MAST is used as the mast system. It was also presented at bauma 2019 for the first time and replaces the previous GEDA UNI-MAST system.
The remote service option completes the overall concept of the new GEDA Multilift P18.

Continued success

With the work on the Triangelgården, the new GEDA Multilift P18 has successfully passed its first real-life test. On the Norwegian market, the GEDA Multilift P18 material hoist has been a very popular hoist solution for efficient and safe transport of persons and materials on construction sites. MB Stillas is now the first company in Europe to take delivery of two GEDA Multilift P18 hoists of the latest generation.
Florian Draxler, GEDA Regional Sales Manager for Scandinavia, also provides a positive summary: “The feedback from our customers shows that the second generation of the GEDA Multilift P18 meets the demands of the market, allowing us to create customised solutions for our partners worldwide. Always in touch with the market, we can convince even the most demanding customers and expand our partnerships.”