Magic Carpet® Lifts buys from can provide additional sup-port
“The training really is the responsibility of the owner,” said
Kelly. “That being said, we give operations and maintenance
manuals out where we try to outline all the pertinent parts of
the B77 Standard related to operation of the unit.”
The B77 is the American National Standards Institute
standard for the design, construction, operation and mainte-nance
of ropeways, tramways, lifts and conveyors. If any up-dates
to that standard are made, Magic Carpet® Lifts makes
them available to its clients through email or its website.
While all Magic Carpet® Lifts are up to national standard, it
is the high safety standards that keep ski resort and amuse-ment
clients coming back. RMCE/Magic Carpet® Lifts makes
clear that all pedestrians of their lifts cannot go to the end of
the lift and must step to the side when disembarking. They
also make speed recommendations for safe operation. The
electronic drives have also been changed to more sophisti-cated
drives with higher levels of safety.
“Safety is a No. 1 concern for the ski industry and remains
our top priority,” said Kelly. “To that end, all of our covers and
hatches are locked or should be locked if the customer adds
their own hatch. Our control panels are a performance level
safety system, which is the highest-level safety system you
can build into a control panel.” In addition, there are safety
responsibilities for owners that RMCE/Magic Carpet® Lifts
goes to great lengths to teach, holding safety seminars at
tradeshows to all lift operations and maintenance personnel.
“Frankly, we built that first one
and for the next two years, we
forgot about the product.”
– Dave Kelly,
Rocky Mountain Conveyor and Equipment, Inc.
As for the future, many of the innovations Magic Carpet®
Lifts will see come as a direct response to customer feed-back.
For example, over the past year, operators in Canada
have been able to bring the lifts down to a very slow speed
for easier cleaning and maintenance because they asked for
it and Kelly is open to the possibility of that feature being im-plemented
for all the lifts in coming years.
“Our future is bright,” said Kelly. “We’re proud of our prod-uct
and we’re proud of the people who use it. The industries
we serve are dynamic, for the enjoyment of people, and we’re
just glad to be part of them. Personally, what makes me
proudest of all over these past 30 years is the ‘psychic income’
of just knowing what we’re building and knowing how well
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