Technology, convenience and quality in the heart of Norway

Three GEDA Multilift P18 hoists are currently assisting a construction project in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

Just 10 minutes from Oslo city centre is the brand new district of Ensjøbyen – developed for those who appreciate nature. Ensjøbyen is Oslo's new neighbourhood for those who enjoy the pulse of the city, but want more fresh air and green space than the city centre can offer them. This green area is precisely where construction work is currently underway on “Malerhaugveien 20”. This is a high-end project consisting of 106 apartments in three buildings (A, B and C). This project boasts modern, bright and attractive apartments surrounded by green spaces. At the same time, it is conveniently located just a few minutes away from the city centre. The construction is designed as a residential courtyard complex which faces west onto a green space.

Since the construction work began in August 2020, GEDA GmbH, a medium-sized Bavarian company which manufactures industrial elevators and construction hoists, has been supporting the building work with three of its devices. These were rented out via long-standing customer Cramo. The Cramo Group has been one of Europe’s leading rental service providers in the construction sector for decades and is currently operating successfully in 18 countries. As part of Boels Rental, one of the largest rental companies in Europe, both in terms of equipment rental and the rental of specialist machinery, it offers access to the largest and most comprehensive range of modern and top-quality equipment and tools. These are accessible anywhere via an extensive network of local branches or can be delivered on site. The trust-based collaboration between the Cramo Group and GEDA GmbH grows stronger with each new project and will certainly continue in the future. Rewarding, fair and constructive partnerships with customers as well as close, trust-based cooperation with suppliers are really what makes the difference with these companies! The construction company responsible, BundeBygg, one of the leading construction companies in the Oslo region, developed the project together with BundeEiendom and Lund + Slaatto Arkitekter. Until the scheduled completion in late 2022, the GEDA hoists will continue to proficiently do their job on site.

3x efficiency and safety for the Norwegian construction site

The entire Multilift range, consisting of the GEDA Multilift P6, GEDA Multilift P12, GEDA Multilift P18 and GEDA Multilift P22, offers its own unique advantages: For example, the complete, pre-installed base unit, consisting of car, enclosure, cable bin and drive, is delivered as one unit – with perfect dimensions for HGV transport. Long assembly times are therefore a thing of the past, because the device can be set up immediately on site without having to assemble individual components for the car. The Multilift is ideal for the limited space available in Ensjøbyen because, compared to larger personnel and material hoists, only a few square metres of floor space are sufficient for the entire hoist. The hoist therefore requires no additional foundations, which often would have to be poured specifically. There is no easier or faster way to transport heavy materials, people and tools up high. Unique quality and competence “Made in Germany” have been the hallmarks of GEDA's personnel and material hoists for more than nine decades now. Therefore,

it is not without reason that the construction hoists from Bavaria can be found in outstanding building projects across the world. The company not only sees itself as a supplier but also as a consistently reliable partner to its customers. GEDA also offers excellent on-site service at the Norwegian construction site through its global dealer network.

New-generation GEDA Multilift P18

Straight away, you notice: Two of the hoists installed in Oslo are latest-generation products. At first glance, the new personnel and material hoists from GEDA already seem impressive with their completely revised, clean design. The new two-tone colour concept (with large GEDA lettering on platform E) makes the model look even more futuristic. As part of the redesign of the car interior, the control unit of the car switch box and also the assembly guard have been recessed and integrated with no interfering protrusions. Stowing large and bulky goods is therefore not a problem. The redesign of the Multilift P18 has made the car interior even easier to maintain and service. This means that wear parts, speed-dependent safety gear, drives, shaft encoder and lubrication device are all easily accessible from the platform.

Equipped with the Premium package, these devices are impressive not just in terms of their appearance, but also their range of functions. For example, it is possible to query and quickly analyse the hoist status via remote access. The homing function enables the hoist to travel to the ground station automatically at a set wind speed and time. The Premium package also includes simple teaching of the landing level position via a safety control as well as the deletion and insertion of individual landing levels. Moreover, this package option offers even more convenient and intuitive operation thanks to the new LC100 rotary switch. Compared to a numeric keypad, the rotary switch offers several advantages that you wouldn't want to be without, even after using it just once. This type of control is worth its weight in gold for any construction worker, particularly in the harsh everyday conditions on a construction site with changeable weather, as is the case in Norway.

Two different platform lengths – 3.2 m and 3.7 m – make it easy to transport particularly bulky construction materials.

The extension has been placed on the A-side of the car. At the Norwegian construction site, the 3.2 m version of the platform with a load capacity of 2,200 kg is used. The erection height varies at the “Malerhaugveien 20” site and is between 12 m and 28 m depending on the hoisting height. The new, much larger Premium assembly plank makes installation easy. The new assembly plank features easy accessibility, secure stability thanks to the chequer plate base as well as sturdy, safe construction in the quality we have come to expect from GEDA.

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 lubrication pump, which is included as standard, is more powerful than ever 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. Now, only one large car switch box is used at an ergonomic working height, instead of the previous two.

The brand new, cutting-edge control system tops off this innovative device, making it even more convenient to operate.

Between four and nine hot-dip galvanised “Comfort” landing level safety gates are used at the building’s stop positions to ensure safe transfer between the car and the landing levels. Unlike comparable models, these offer the distinct advantage of being able to open to the left or to the right, depending on the site conditions. Alongside increasing efficiencies through time and cost savings, the GEDA personnel and material hoists also score highly due to their health and safety aspects, since the use of a construction hoist as an alternative to the arduous carrying of heavy materials goes a long way to protecting the health of employees. Many Scandinavian building

owners have already learned to appreciate these aspects. In 2008 GEDA had the privilege of delivering the first construction hoist from the Multilift range to Norway, and has supported lots of successful projects since then. These experiences reinforce cooperation with GEDA's partners around the world and will enable us to continue supporting exciting projects in the future.

Image source: Cramo