The increasing adoption of automated car parking systems is a trend that’s here to stay. Across the world, real estate developers and municipal agencies have come to realise that the scarcity of parking space is a substantial problem that requires urgent attention and consideration. The continued adoption of smart car parking systems can help alleviate some of these problems.
The automatic car parking system is one of the most pioneering innovations of our times. Some salient features of this parking system are:
● It is a multi-level car parking system in which cars are parked vertically, thereby using less space on the ground.
● The automated multilevel car parking system typically has horizontal pallets or carts on each level and a vertical lift that carries the cars from the drive level to and from the different floors for parking and retrieving.
● The driver is eliminated from the parking process. The car is driven to an entry point where the driver and passengers exit the car. The vehicle is then automatically transported to its allotted space.
The Parksafe 580 is an automated parking system with one central vertical lift and storage shelves positioned either rightwards or leftwards of the vertical lift. It is available in tower, pit or tower/pit configurations with the transfer area at either the base level, top-level or at one of the intermediate levels. It is possible to arrange between 1-3 parking rows rightwards or leftwards of the vertical lift.
The safety provided by the Parksafe 580 is another major facet of the system. There are no ramps, sharp edges or gaps in the transfer area, which ensures the safety of the users while using the system. The Parksafe 580 automated car parking system comes with a free fall arrestor that acts as a safeguard against the pallet free falling in case some part of the system fails. The Parksafe 580 also features mechanical interlocks during every exchange which ensures that the lift is never suspended during critical exchange operations. This system also comes with software and hardware switches to protect the lift from overtravel. The system comes installed with a dedicated safety PLC and stop monitoring circuit. The Parksafe 580 comes with access monitoring and control to manage the service and fire doors’ operations. Fire and earthquake detectors can also be installed onto this system for protection from calamities. This system includes vehicle detection and dynamic monitoring wherein the system can detect tall cars, open doors or an open trunk if they extend beyond the permissible limits. The E-stop and Open-Door buttons are strategically placed for enhanced safety in case of an emergency. The system can also detect fractures in its driving chain and warn the operator before an accident occurs. The Touchless RFID Chips used to operate the system are coded and tamper-proof to prevent theft, vandalism etc.
Wohr has worked towards making the operation of the Parksafe 580 as convenient as possible. It features an Active Driver Assistance System - with a display and traffic lights - to assist the driver with the parking process. It is also possible to integrate a turntable into this system so that the car always reaches the driver the right way forward. The system also comes with a remote control that allows the driver to initiate parking commands safely and conveniently from the car. The waiting lounge where the driver waits for his car to arrive features a display letting him know the status of the system. The Transfer Area in the Parksafe 580 has an appealing design that helps polish the aesthetics of the rest of the setup. It is also possible to conveniently integrate EV charging points into this system.
Wohr’s focus on the reliability of its systems is also quite commendable. The Parksafe 580 comes with an Auxiliary Drive that allows the user to operate the system manually in case the main motor is not functional. The structure of this parking system is tested and validated taking into account wind, earthquakes, and local standards. This system can be installed quite quickly since Wohr ensures strict quality control at the factory and no welding, drilling or cutting is done on-site. The Parksafe 580 comes with a remote monitoring system that provides email notifications for any errors that may occur. This system has the most advanced motor and drive technology available, along with smart sensors that ensure the smooth operation of the setup.
The Parksafe 580 features special sound barrier to avoid the transmission of noise and vibrations to the building. It comes with an insulated highspeed roller shutter - with safety sensors and see-through panels for monitoring. This system also ensures fast access times with a max lift speed of 0.9 m/sec. This system features an energy-efficient design with Automatic Transfer Area lighting control and a coloured touchscreen user interface with safety verification.
There are a number of ways in which the system can prove to be beneficial for architects and developers. For example, the system comes in flexible configurations that allow it to be installed in a variety of layouts and floor plans. This system can be either freestanding or installed inside the building. It can be configured to be overground, underground or even a hybrid setup. The Parksafe 580 doesn’t require a machine room, which ends up saving even more space for architects and developers.
Contact Wohr to find out more about the Parksafe 580 and their other car parking systems in India. Wohr is the industry leader with the most extensive range of car parking systems, and proven expertise built up over 60+ years and thousands of installations worldwide.
Wohr’sportfolio of multi-level car parking systems includes stacked parking systems, puzzle parking systems, underground parking systems, pit parking systems, automatic tower parking systems and a variety of automatic car parking systems.
Just tell Wohr your requirements (and challenges, if any) and trust them to come up with the optimal solution for your car parking needs.