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TRANSLIFT SYSTEM

Translift System’s (TransliftTower + SILOMAT) design originated from Italy by Elecon s.r.l., the leader in advanced mechanised parking system in Europe whose products are supplied to various parts of the world.

1. TransliftTower

The TransliftTower is a transportation mechanism (for the SILOMAT and the car) that consists of a Lift Mast and a Platform. The Lift Mast moves horizontally along the rail tracks whereas the Platform that is mounted on the Lift Mast raises / lowers vertically along the Lift Mast. Both horizontal and vertical movements are performed simultaneously as the TransliftTower moves from one location to another. This combined movement gives rise to a diagonally travelling motion, which translates into faster parking and retrieving time (increases the overall throughput of the car park).

2. SILOMAT

The SILOMAT is an intelligent car conveyance mechanism that can be configured to slide front and back and / or left and right at the designated location to park and retrieve the car. For the SILOMAT to travel between floors, it relies on the TransliftTower.

The SILOMAT is the 3rd and latest generation of technology of the COMPARK series of car conveyance technology, which were researched and developed by Elecon.

COMPARK is a sophisticated, proven and well-received technology in Europe and SILOMAT is an improved and refined version of COMPARKwhich answers issues that COMPARK has yet to solve.

The key benefits that set SILOMAT apart from other car conveyance mechanism are as follow:

  • The flexibility to configure the SILOMAT to slide in 2 directions (Front-Back and Left-Right)
  • SILOMAT is efficient and silent when in operation
  • Because SILOMAT is compact and thin (approximately 100mm), the design of the parking stall height can be lower (low headroom)
  • SILOMAT is integrated with a Remote Diagnostic & Communication Software programme which allows the Headquarters’ Operation & Maintenance Division (located overseas) to detect any fault or malfunctions. Advice on how to solve the fault can be given by the headquarters immediately

 

Although the turntable device does not form part of the Translift System, it is especially necessary for this Project because of the limited manoeuvring space available for the motorists.

4. Operating Sequence

4.1. Parking of Car (Incoming)

ACTION

STEP

DESCRIPTION

DRIVER

1

  • Car waits outside EES
  • When system is ready for parking, the indicator light turns green and safety barrier is lifted

2

  • Car enters EES
  • Sensor system is activated to ensure car is within acceptable limits and status is indicated

3

  • When checks are “OK”, driver alights the vehicle and exits EES

4

  • Driver collects “car retrieval ticket” outside the EES and safety barrier is lowered
  • Turntable is rotated 180° for car bonnet to face outwards
  • Inner door opens

WITHIN THE SYSTEM

6

  • Silomat slides into the EES (from the TransliftTower) and under the car to lift up the car and conveys the car to the TransliftTower
  • If car is over the specified weight limit, the system will deactivate
  • Inner door closes

7A

  • If car is designated to park on the ground level, TransliftTower moves horizontally to allocated position. Silomat conveys car into the designated parking space, deposits the car and slides back to the TransliftTower

6B

  • If car is designated to park on the upper levels, TransliftTower moves horizontally and / or vertically simultaneously to the allocated location, Silomat conveys car into the designated parking space, deposits the car and slides back to the TransliftTower

4.2. Retrieving of Car (Outgoing)

ACTION

STEP

DESCRIPTION

DRIVER

1

  • Driver activates the system when “car retrieval ticket” is inserted into ticketing machine the which installed outside the EES
  • Safety barrier remains unlifted

WITHIN THE SYSTEM

2A

  • If car is parked on the ground level, TransliftTower moves horizontally to the designated parking space
  • Silomat slides from the TransliftTower and into the parking space to lift up the car and then conveys the car onto the TransliftTower
  • TransliftTower moves horizontally to EES position

2B

  • If car is parked on the upper level, TransliftTower moves horizontally and / or vertically simultaneously to the designated parking space
  • Silomat slides from the TransliftTower and into the parking space to lift up the car and then conveys the car onto TransliftTower
  • TransliftTower moves horizontally and / or vertically simultaneously to EES position

3

  • Inner door opens
  • Silomat conveys car into the EES, deposits the car and then slides back to the TransliftTower
  • Inner door closes
  • Turntable does not activate as car bonnet is already facing outwards
  • Safety barrier is lifted for driver to enter EES
DRIVER

4

  • Driver enters the EES to drive the car off

 

5. Comparison between Silopark-Compark-Silomat (for reference)

SILOPARK

(1st Generation)

COMPARK

(2nd Generation)

SILOMAT

(3rd Generation)

Advantages Speedy operations, low headroom, high space efficiency Able to accommodate any type of car (automatic or manual transmission) with the centralizing device Combination of the benefits of both generations, including speedy operations, low headroom requirement, high space efficiency, able to accommodate any type of car (automatic or manual transmission) with the centralizing device.Further, the thinness of the SILOMAT allows it to slide under cars with low undercarriage to perform parking or retrieval operations
Disadvantages Not suitable for automatic transmission cars (rear-wheel drive) Requires high headroom, slower operation speed, complicated installation and high cost of maintenance
TUV Test No No Yes

6. Below are additional photo references of the Translift System.