Ramped Lift for Chicago Planetarium

Ramped Lift for Chicago Planetarium


Handling Specialty custom engineered and designed a ramped system to transport seated visitors into a theatrical show inside a sphere at a major tourist attraction in Chicago. The lift could carry 12 people and was operated by staff using a panel inside the booth.


  • Unique safety requirements:  shock absorbers, manual brake release which allows the carriage to make a slow descent should there be a power outage
  • Alarm sounds while the carriage is in motion


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