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Old Sep 1, 20, 4:42 pm
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Something cruise ships need

With social distancing requirements and elevators that were slow and inadequate in number to begin with, I wonder if cruise sips should be retrofitted with these:


It'll be a lot faster than long waits for slow rides. I guess another reason why I liked cruising on Ponant's Le Soleal - only 5 levels between bottom (restaurant) and top (aft bar) so the two elevators for pax wasn't necessary (only one staircase for pax towards the aft was a bit annoying though). .

The first (and actually, only) time I've seen one in action was at a valet parking garage in Reno. Surprised it got past OSHA but they've apparently been in use for a century and a quarter.
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Old Sep 2, 20, 1:35 pm
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It looks dangerous and only belongs at construction sites. If a person can't use the stairs because of mobility problem, I don't think he/she should step on to this thing...
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Old Sep 2, 20, 5:42 pm
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It looks dangerous and only belongs at construction sites.
That's why I mentioned I was surprised that thing got past OSHA. The belt manlift I saw in Reno was working a lot faster than the videos shown.

Here's the uses a current manufacturer lists:

Common Uses for a Manlift:

  • Alternative energy windmills
  • Automobile parking garages
  • Bakeries
  • Breweries
  • Can and carton plants
  • Cement, gravel, rock and sand processing
  • Chemical plants
  • Dairy processing plants
  • Dehydrating plants
  • Distilleries
  • Ethanol plants
  • Factories
  • Feed mills
  • Flour mills
  • Glass manufacturing plants
  • Grain elevators
  • Hydrocarbon processing plants
  • Malting plants
  • Meat packing plants
  • Mines and quarries
  • Oil refineries
  • Paper and pulp mills
  • Power plants
  • Rice mills
  • Salt processing plants
  • Seed handling and processing plants
  • Ships and shipyards
  • Soap products plants
  • Soybean mills
  • Sugar refineries
  • Warehouses
  • Waste incineration facilities
If a person can't use the stairs because of mobility problem, I don't think he/she should step on to this thing...
Undoubtedly but it'll make it easier/faster for the rest of us.
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Old Sep 3, 20, 12:46 am
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Similar to Paternoster lifts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paternoster_lift which don't have the best modern safety record. I can barely navigate the hallway when there are rough seas...
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Old Sep 3, 20, 8:12 am
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Similar to Paternoster lifts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paternoster_lift which don't have the best modern safety record. I can barely navigate the hallway when there are rough seas...
Oh wow, I have no idea there is something like that. Just looking at the picture makes me think of Wile E Coyote walking off the cliff!
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Old Sep 3, 20, 9:24 am
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Similar to Paternoster lifts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paternoster_lift which don't have the best modern safety record. I can barely navigate the hallway when there are rough seas...
Thanks Never knew this existed. Some mongrel of an elevator, escalator, conveyor belt and gondola lift while the belt manlift is a mongrel of a conveyor belt, escalator and perhaps chair lift.
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