It is designed, built and tested to handle different types of loads on various flat surfaces and on fixed stairs, for commercial, civil and industrial use. The main quality of the electric stairs trolley is that this product is the only electric cart for stair climbing that has under 30 kilograms (hence why it is called a “light” device) and that allows the operator to work both safely and fast, due to its vacuum descent system. The system has led to greater handling and an easy use, thanks to its ability to recognize steps that does not automatically lock the wheels.
Some of the product’s unique features, which make it safe to use, practical and easy to operate, and its accessories, are the following ones:
- Button for the rudder’s movement, which acts like an up or down button
- Button for the machine’s body movement, which can be activated when the rudder is bent and it activates the movement during the ascent phase
- Battery charger
- Removable lithium battery, that weights 2 kg
- Levers used for lifting, they operate electrically and have the function of allowing the ascent and descent movements of the machine
- Dashboard, with multiple functions: descent selector, key for ignition, potentiometer and battery level indicator
- Load belt, in order to secure the transported goods
- Customizable platform, to comply with the various dimensions that various goods might have
- Resealable platform, to adjust the comfort of the items, if they are not packed in a box and there exists the risk of falling and affecting their quality
- Rudder, adjustable in different positions, which has the important role of increasing the handling and safety of the Eurobox’s stair hop system, according to each type of load that is being manipulated
The Stair hop system provided by Eurobox can handle weights of up to 130 kg, and it can travel on the following types of stairs:
The only type of stairs that the electric stair climber cannot operate on is the open stairs, which make it difficult for the machine to climb due to the large distance between the steps.
In order to better understand the necessity of this item, the following processes are described to help possible clients decide if the stair hop electric cart is suited for their needs
Pushing the load on flat surfaces
An operator, which is firmly holding the machine’s handles and keeping the device in an inclined position towards him and with the loading platform completely lifted from the ground, has to push the device on the flat surface. While the handling of the machine on flat flooring is in process, the rudder can be adjusted in order to facilitate the most comfortable conditions for the operator.
An operator first has to bring the device near the stairs. The following steps are to switch on the machine and set the desired speed, according to the weight, volume, type of stairs and other factors that might influence the performance of the device. The next step is to select the climb mode (from the up or down selection, on the dashboard).
After the rudder is moved according to the driving position on the staircase, the movement wheels need to be placed into contact with the first stair that it will be lifted on.
To start the climbing process, the operator has to tilt the device and push the movement button for the machine’s body, located on the handles or the rudder. Then, the operator has to wait for the lifting system to complete the cycle and, while preparing for the next lifting cycle, to position the device on the next step by only holding the movement button. The device is automatically blocking the rotation movement after each cycle ends. Afterwards, the operator only has to repeat the steps described previously until reaching the end of the stairs.
Upon arrival, when the ramp is completed, the device has to be returned to the stationary position and maintain a sufficient distance so that the loading base can be fully positioned on the flat ground.
In order to start the process of stair descenting, the rudder has to be moved to one of the driving positions on the staircase. After switching on the device and selecting the descent mode and the desired speed, the operator has to press the movement button and allow the machine to prepare itself for the first descent step. This implies that the lifting wheels need to be positioned in a safe way so that it will not risk overturning when it is supported at only one end on the first step.
The handles have to be firmly hold and the device needs to be closely brought to the first step so that it will be automatically locked in the descending position. The movement wheels are now cantilevered from the first step and the lifting wheels are supporting the machine and avoiding accidental overturning.
Afterwards, the descent movement has to start. The operator should wait for the lifting system to complete its cycle by positioning the machine on the next step of the staircase and while holding the movement button. The machine will block rotation automatically after each cycle ends.
To continue the descenting process, the operator has to pull the stair hop cart to the next step and repeat the operations which were mentioned above until reaching the end of the staircase. After the completion of the ramp, the device will be returned to its initial position.
As a safety measure, while operating the electric cart, during the climb or descent phases, the operator needs to be positioned at a minimum distance of 80 cm (approximately two steps) from the device’s movement wheels and at least 30° inclination towards the top of the staircase from the device’s stationary position.
Optionally, the Eurobox’s electric stair trolley’s loading base can be detached and interchanged with another metallic loading base, if the handled products have various dimensions and additional safety conditions need to be provided according to them.