The last decade, BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS has been successfully researching, designing, manufacturing and implementing customized complete hydraulic elevator solutions for cargo or vehicles, in compact and scissor mode, and one of the most common questions that our clients apply to us is “why don’t you produce standard series of that products?”
We believe that having standardized products may be a convenient solution for many manufacturing industries, but being able to produce any custom-made application is a factor that sets BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS apart from the other global competition of the industry.
The challenge to build some robust project that will fit 100% the client’s needs is something that we always find alluring and stimulating. That has been our trade mark from the establishment of the company 42 years ago: to provide reliable hydraulic solutions where others cannot, in the shortest delivery time and in moderate cost.
The following hydraulic scissor platform for example, is designed and manufactured for heavy cargo lifting. It can load cargos up to 3 tons of net weight and can travel 4,6 meters in height. The dimensions of the platform are 5,5m length and 2,5m width. The whole machine has been implemented by BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS, from the hydraulic parts (cylinders and the power unit), to the metal parts (platform and metal construction), for an important international customer that trusts us throughout the years for all the special projects that he installs.
So to conclude, we can with any doubt manufacture standardized hydraulic products for lifting applications, as other companies do, but we are one of the few industries in global scale, that can undertake completely customized hydraulic projects for any specifications and without any limitations.
The contemporary architecture of the buildings in urban centers and the various spatial restrictions that occur because of it, create several complicated challenges that the vertical movement industry has to face, not only in theory, but in practice, meaning the actual implementation of such projects.
BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS has the scientific and technical knowledge, the know-how and the experience of 42 years of executing such projects. Οur technical department considers it a challenge when we receive an inquiry for a project that is set apart from the standardized series and requires specialized planning. So, we are proud to present our latest customized special hydraulic car parking project, which operates only by hydraulic movement in both axis, vertically and horizontally and it is studied, calculated, designed and manufactured exclusively by BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS.
In this occasion, the challenge given by our customer, was to create a hydraulic vehicle parking platform that would move not only vertically, but would execute horizontal offset to the car loaded. Meaning, it would load and move the vehicle from position 0 to -1 and place it in position -2 with the use of hydraulics. And as a matter of fact, in this customized project, the horizontal movement was longer than the vertical.
Maybe it is not easy for the average user to understand the significance of constructing a vertical lifting project that operates only by the use of hydraulic movement, when most of the manufacturers will have chosen to implement such a project with mechanical assistance. But during the installation and the year-old operation of machinery, this is a factor that makes the difference. It also increases the safety factor of the whole installation, thus making it more secure for the car and its driver-user.
The first part of the project is something that we are implementing very often in vehicle parking systems applications. The motion is set by the use of two opposed hydraulic cylinders positioned in the frame of the construction that make the vertical movement. In this kind of applications the suspension is usually indirect, due to the small travel of the platform, but since BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS specializes in the manufacturing of exceptional quality telescopic cylinders, we are able to produce even 3-staged synchronized telescopic cylinders that travel over 10m so as to achieve the required height.
For the second part of the movement, in the horizontal axis, most companies would use electrical motors and other mechanical parts in order to achieve the horizontal offset, but for BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS this was not a choice. We manufactured a double acting hydraulic cylinder that is normally used for other kind of industrial applications and customized its specifications to fit the needs of this specific project.
The result was a seamless hydraulic project that uses 2 twin hydraulic cylinders, 1 double-acting cylinder and 2 power units that were placed in a customized platform. This combination operates perfectly as a joint hydraulic lifting system, which is regulated by an automated customized control panel that sets everything into motion.
The production of such projects is the main cause that we truly enjoy our field of expertise, since it makes us challenge our experience in finding ways to successfully implement these kind of constructions, using only quality customized hydraulic products that we design and manufacture. It is not a coincidence that when such inquiries occur in a market around the globe, many different companies from the same market apply to BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS seeking for trustable solutions.
So, we have every reason to claim that we DO hydraulics with actual evidence!
Below in the embaged video you can view the testing of the platform:
Here in BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS, our export department has a precise view both of the countries and the customers that our products are exported, but usually we do not know which is their final use, where they are installed and what need they serve.
It is well known that BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS’ strongest asset is the ability to customize any hydraulic application. We can examine, calculate, design, produce and implement any project, no matter how unique its specifications might be.
But having in our clientele more than 1000 active customers and exporting in 33 different countries worldwide, we cannot keep track of the final applications that the products are meant for.
Fortunately some of our closest customers are sharing with us some of their special projects where BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS products are used and we are pleased to share them with you. So, below we are honored to present some of the most recent applications that we feel are worth mentioning:
In this project our client wanted a twin system of hydraulic cargo elevators to be used in the major pharmaceutical warehouse “LIRI MED”. BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS undertook the whole production of those twin hydraulic cargo elevators, meaning the hydraulic cylinder, the power unit, the car frame, the steel construction, as well as the installation of the elevators.
Selexyz Van Piere Bookstore in Eindhoven
This project was a pleasant surprise for us! The Selexyz Bookstores is a well-known brand for Netherland’s booklovers. This project includes a customized hydraulics passenger elevator, located inside the store that takes the visitors to one of Eindhoven’s best coffee shops that is hidden downstairs! This installation has been made by our main cooperator in the area, LIPRO ENGINEERING b.v. and it is a 2:1 suspension hydraulic lift, operating with electronic valve power unit.
Supermarket Chain in Romania
In this case we have undertaken a project in one of Europe’s most competitive markets and have already produced several hydraulic scissor platforms for a well-known supermarket chain in Europe. Those hydraulic scissor platforms for cargo loading had to be designed individual for each installation under very strict regulations and our Romanian cooperator is installing them with ease, due to the ergonomic construction of our products.
Automated Cargo Lift in Ireland
This application might seem like a simple hydraulic compact cargo platform, but there is more than meets the eye. It is used for the transport of freight containers via conveyor automatically. The elevator control system is specially designed so that the automation process communicates with the elevator controls. Via Modbus / TCP this elevator receives commands such as to reach a desired stopping point. Moreover, the process receives continuous feedback on the position of the elevator and its status so that the lift can be displayed and controlled through its software program. This version has a capacity of 2800 kg and the course of the BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS 3-stage telescopic cylinder is over seven meters. The BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS power unit operates with an EV4 Blain block of valves and this specific cargo platform is being used for the transport of containers. Another customized project that was undertaken by our client LIPRO ENGINEERING b.v.
Fire-station in Netherlands
Yet another special project that was implemented in Netherlands is this one located in Sittard’s state fire station. As the pit of this elevator was only 15cm in height and a sleek glass shaft was to be installed, a meticulous attention to the esthetics of the whole project had to be considered. Also, this hydraulic passenger lift features a very quiet and energy-efficient hydraulic drive with frequency control. Moreover, this control provides continuous monitoring over the internet, which is significantly more efficient when the maintenance inspection is performed. It is a 2:1 suspension hydraulic lift, a special project that was also undertaken by our client LIPRO ENGINEERING b.v. in Netherlands.
Customized Car Frames in Albania
Besides the top quality hydraulic cylinders and the power units that BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS produces, our customized car frames are beyond comparison. And that is the reason that one of our numerous customers in Albania, LIFTECH Sh.P.K., has installed many throughout this territory. These car frames were custom made and specially designed for each installation by BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS, according to the specifications of the each project.
Car Stacker Systems in India
One of the numerous hydraulic application that is in high demand at the moment in India is implemented by the use of BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS cylinders and power units. These kind of projects require specialized cylinders that can handle such loads and operate in precision with the whole construction. One of our greatest cooperator in the Eastern market, ESKAY ELEVATORS has been constructing such systems and has been showcasing them in the IEE EXPO 2014 MUMBAI fair.
BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS brand name may be linked with the manufacture of high quality hydraulic cylinders, that can operate in any hydraulic lift applications, but it is not the only product that stands out in its commodities. The BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS power units are one of those. The company has been producing high efficiency power units for more than 20 years. Having gained the valuable knowhow and expertise through this course of years has had a huge impact in company’s production line.
There is a misbelieve that power units are all similar and that they perform the exact same way, but this is far from truth. There are some key points that make BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS’ power units surpass the competitors products and these are:
- Their block of valves are from the prominent German company BLAIN, that has decades of experience in the production of top quality valves.
- All the other power unit’s accessories, such as the ball-valves, the hand pumps and the lock-valves are original BLAIN components and not imitation or no-name products.
- Thermostats for low and high temperature are included.
- They have exceptional product robustness with thick metal sheet.
- They comprise oil heaters.
- Reduced noise level.
- Ergonomic design that offers ease during maintenance.
- Compliance with the EN81-2+A3.
Having a power unit that is complete with original components from globally known brands, is a factor that not many companies in the world can boast about and if the economical aspect is also taken into account there is no room for comparison. BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS believes that the power units are essential to any hydraulic lift project and thus, insures that they are fully equipped to operate with ultimate safety and consequence.
All the above points are not just stated, they are fulfilled in every product that we manufacture and we challenge you to discover it.
As we were wandering from time to time, where else could the custom-made cylinders and power units of BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS been used, a long-lasting cooperator of us send us the below photos, where a new hydraulic application of our qualitative products is introduced.
BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS cylinders and power units are being included in the construction of a completely mobile concrete mixer system, manufactured by the global known brand “NISBAU GMBH” in Germany. Their model EUROMIX 60 is ideally suited for frequent changes of location, providing a perfect entry-level option with an output of 60 M3/H.
The hydraulic cylinders and power units that BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS produces are ideal for this kind of constructions, due to their robustness, their zero-leakage tolerance and their unique technical and mechanical characteristics.
As a company that produces custom-made construction applications for more than 40 year, we feel obligated to support by any way possible the construction industry and their novelty projects with products that can cope in such heavy load implements. That is one of the reasons that one can find BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS products in every step of the construction process.
BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS is always fascinated by new and demanding projects that require careful planning and intensive design, thus this recent request that we have undertake.
Our goal this time was to manufacture a hydraulic cylinder of 10 meters length in one piece specifically made for a public inclined tramway installation here in Greece, required in a canyon located in Crete.
This was a project that required meticulous planning from the first step. Having in stock raw material in suitable diameters and in 10m lengths, is an issue that only a couple of industries in the field can have. BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS indeed possesses an inventory that can cope in such high demands. Also processing such a cylinder is something that needs proper industrial machinery and flawless technical planning, something that we are known for, throughout the years.
Last but not least, the personnel that handles those projects is required to be familiar with such challenging constructions, in order to achieve top quality products.
It took us just one week from receiving the order to having the hydraulic cylinder ready for collection. This reflects the commitment that BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS has to its customers and the determination of its personnel to high quality products in demanding projects.
BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS’ first and foremost commitment is the production of high quality products which comply even with the strictest global derivatives. That is the reason why every product, before leaving our establishments to be exported in one of the 28 countries that BIOFIAL is present, is being submitted to thorough functionality and quality testing.
Wanting to share this experience with you, we are presenting a testing procedure of one of the BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS lift scissor platform, that can uphold with security cargo up to 2 tons weight.
The 1st Fully Restored Roman Fortress Opened its Doors in Bulgaria
The first fully restored Roman fortress in Bulgaria in the village of Belchin near the mountain town of Samokov has opened its doors for visitors.
The ribbon was cut by Regional Development Minister, Desislava Terzieva. The Mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, who in her youth has been a teacher in Belchin, also attended the ceremony. Culture Minister, Petar Stoyanovich, and the Mayors of Belchin and Samokov were present as well.
The construction of the fortress has started during the rule of Emperor Valentinian I in the 4th century AC. The location has been selected because it is strategic and allows monitoring of the entire valley and protection of its western side. The settlement itself is also related to the mineral springs, the deposits of magnetite sand and the strategic junction of two ancient roads.
Until recently, the fortress has never been used by the Bulgarian State. Several years ago, archaeological excavations revealed that it was huge and covered an area of over 14 decades.
The EU funded the restoration project with BGN 5.5 M. The Tsari Mali Grad Fortress Tsari Mali Grad was chosen as Bulgaria’s most significant archeological discovery in the new millennium in Standart’s Wonders of Bulgaria referendum finale.
The project included the rebuilding of the fortress walls, and the construction of a museum and a church. In one of the fortresses towers an elevator with BIOFIAL HYDRAULICS products was installed for the convenience of the visitors.
A specials thanks to “LEONLIFT Ltd” company and personally to Mr. Milen Hazday, one of our dozen customers in Bulgaria, who has successfully undertaken this specific project and provided us all the information.
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