Countdown to A3

According to the European Commission Enterprise and Industry web site, the “Date of cessation of presumption of conformity of superseded standard” for EN81-1:1998 is 31st December 2011. This means that EN81-1:1998+A3:2009 becomes mandatory from 1st January 2012, and all new lift installations must comply with the revised regulations. Most, if not all of the A3

Elevation magazine

A3 features heavily in Issue 69 of Elevation magazine, and there are articles written by Dr. David Cameron (designer of the VG safety gears) and Russell Walker (Atwell M.D.). The new edition is out now, and is sure to be a comprehensive guide to the A3 amendment. You can find out more about Elevation magazine

Interlift 2011

Atwell International will again be at the Interlift Exhibition! Interlift 2011 takes place in Augsburg, Germany between 18th & 21st October.  There were 477 exhibitors and over 18,000 visitors to Interlift in 2009! With the recent changes to the EN81 standard, this is the perfect opportunity to come and see our new VG Overspeed Governor

New VG Tension Weight

We are testing a brand new VG Tension Weight! Similarly to the VG OSG, the VG Tension Weight (VG TW) has been designed to compliment the VG family of safety products, but will also work perfectly with any other safety equipment. The VG TW has a 15kg weight as standard, which is easily changeable up

VG Overspeed Governor Update

We are currently testing our new VG Bi-Directional Overspeed Drop Jaw Governor (VG OSG). 10 production models have been assembled, and we have built a test rig here at Atwell International to demonstrate the VG OSG along with the VG Rope Brake, VG Tension Weight and VG Safety Gears to British Standards. We will be

New VG Overspeed Governor

We are working hard to have a prototype of our new VG Overspeed Governor at the Liftex Exhibition! As a primary component in the safety of the lift, the existing overspeed governor should comply with the current standards in operation and accuracy, and if there is any doubt then they should be replaced. The new

New RB2A control box

We have developed a new RB2A control box for use with single application VG rope brakes. This new RB2A control box incorporates a minimum 3 hour battery back up system and direct connection to the lift safety circuit. It is operated by 1 N/C contact on the overspeed governor and offers simple connection and installation

The Bloodhound Project

Atwell International are proud to be involved with The Bloodhound Project. The Bloodhound Project is Britain’s latest attempt on the World Land Speed Record by building a 1000mph car. The primary objective of the Project is to inspire the next generation to pursue careers in science, engineering, technology and maths – by demonstrating how they

Atwell International Newsletter

Our first newsletter was sent out at the end of February! The newsletter is the first of what will hopefully be many regular updates of news from both Atwell International and the Lift Industry as a whole. We will also be including details of special offers, latest products and exclusive competitions in future newsletters, so please

PRA3 Document Published

EN81-1:1998+A3:2009 is now ratified and published standard. This is an update to the Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts – Part 1: Electric Lifts.  The document was published in France in December 2009, and as a result, is considered live.  This amendment will become legally binding throughout Europe in 2011. Atwell International