Alimak Hek Rack and Pinion Lifts for the Power Industry

Alimak Hek rack and pinion industrial lifts / elevators maintains overhaul, maintenance and inspection services for power plants all over the world. The lifts are designed to operate in demanding industrial environments, outdoors or indoors and need no expensive shafts or lift rooms. They can easily be fitted on new as well as existing structures.

Improving access to your plant with Alimak Hek rack and pinion lifts increases labour efficiency, reducing the labour required to complete planned outages and routine maintenance. It also gets the plant back online faster, so utilities can start generating additional power – and revenue – sooner. An Alimak Hek lift is a powerful investment that pays off quickly.

Industrial lifts / elevators for power plants

Every power plant is striving towards:

  • Increasing plant output
  • Improving efficiency
  • Increasing availability
  • Reducing operating costs to a minimum

It is of paramount importance to identify potential sources of failure to provide preventive maintenance and – should an unplanned production stop occur – being able to quickly respond to the failure.

To install a lift is often the least expensive way to decrease downtime. Alimak Hek industrial lifts are reliable, efficient, durable and offer a low cost of ownership.

Safe rack and pinion lifts for boilers, chimneys and reactors

Regardless of the source of energy, whether coal-fired, gas-fired, combined cycle, refuse-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric or wind, Alimak Hek lifts provide safe and easy access where required.

Alimak Hek lifts are found on:

  • Absorbers
  • Accumulator tanks
  • Boilers
  • Chimneys
  • Coal handling facilities
  • Cooling towers
  • Crushers
  • Heat recovery steam generators
  • Nuclear reactors
  • Precipitators
  • Selective catalytic reduction systems
  • Scrubbers
  • Silos
  • Solar towers
  • Water dam shafts
  • Wind turbines

Alimak Hek rack and pinion drive system

The Alimak Hek rack and pinion drive system offers a number of advantages over wire rope and hydraulic lifts that can be translated into substantial economic benefits. They are designed for demanding industrial environments. No expensive machine room is required as the lift carries its own machinery and no load bearing lift shaft is required. Installations can be inside or outside buildings and also on curved or inclined surfaces.

The lifts can easily be retrofitted to existing structures and have a very narrow and streamlined profile, which is invaluable where space is at a premium. A simple drive principle means easier maintenance and lower service costs and there is practically no restriction in lifting height. The car can be brought down by gravity at controlled speed in the event of a power failure.

Alimak Hek lifts – product range

ALIMAK SE – The Modular Access and Goods/Passenger Lift Range. Is mainly intended for transportation of men and materials at service and inspection work. Technical Data:

  • Payload capacity: 300kg – 2,400kg
  • Speed: up to 1.0m/s
  • Lifting height: up to 250m with standard accessories

ALIMAK SPECIAL – Lifts that can be customised for the most varying purposes e.g. inclined, explosion protected, etc. Technical Data:

  • Payload capacity: customised (24,000kg has been built)
  • Speed: up to 1.0m/s
  • Lifting height: practically unlimited (645m has been built)

Alimak Hek AB is part of the world wide Alimak Hek Group, specialists in rack and pinion driven systems for vertical transportation. The Alimak product line comprises permanent industrial lifts and construction hoists. Alimak equipment is available through a worldwide network of Alimak Hek sales companies, regional offices and distributors. This means that spare parts and skilled service personnel are at hand all over the world.

Alimak Hek AB obtained ISO 9001 quality certification in 1993 and ISO 14001 environmental certification in 2009 and the products meet or exceed the most stringent code requirements.

Learn more about vertical access solutions from Alimak Hek. Contact us today.

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Alimak Hek AB

P.O. Box 720

SE-931 27 Skellefteå



+46 910 87000 +46 910 56690

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7 September 2015

Alimak Group (Alimak), the vertical access solution company, has received a SEK 9 million order in Canada regarding construction hoists to be delivered during the third and fourth quarter of 2015.

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10 August 2015

Alimak Group (Alimak), the vertical access solution company, has received an order from Garam Industrial Co. LTD in Korea with an order value of Skr10m regarding 16 construction elevators to be delivered during the third and fourth quarter of 2015.

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13 November 2014

Alimak Hek is introducing two new construction hoist models at Bauma China, a trade fair in Shanghai, China.

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6 October 2014

Alimak has provided three construction hoists for the construction of three 140m (450in) solar receivers / boiler towers at the Ivanpah Solar Generating Facility in the Mohave Desert.

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19 December 2013

Two Alimak rack and pinion elevators were installed on transmission towers along the Amazon River. With each tower as tall as the Eiffel tower, the Alimak elevators provide access for critical servicing and maintenance.

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28 November 2012

27-30 November 2012 - that's when Bauma China takes place in Shanghai. Over 2,600 exhibitors from 40 countries are lining up for the exhibit. Luckily, Alimak Hek will occupy booth B-13, 207m³ of exhibition space, putting on a spectacular presence at the exhibition.

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10 March 2011

Specially adapted Alimak hoists are playing a vital role in one of Europe's foremost engineering feats, the construction of the Shard in central London. When completed in late 2012, the skyscraper structure with office space at its base and restaurants, a five-star hotel, luxury residences and a

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14 November 2005

Even the Eiffel Tower is dwarfed by a pair of new suspension towers near Shanghai. The 346.5 m-high structures are the tallest of their kind in the world: their sole purpose is to carry power lines over the Yangtze Kiang River. Access for service and maintenance posed unique challenges and the so

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13 October 2004

When one of Europe’s largest residential towers, the 190 m high Turning Torso, advanced above its 15th-storey in Malmo, Sweden, the contractor changed the configuration of its twin Alimak hoists to high speed – the first in Sweden – to keep up with the pace of construction; reducing travel times by

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Alimak Hek AB

P.O. Box 720

SE-931 27 Skellefteå



+46 910 87000 +46 910 56690

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