How it Works

Simple, Sustainable, Safe

Vault Parking Systems automated car parks offer technologically advanced car park solutions employing a patented pallet system to enable simple parking operation, parking in safe and secure facilities and provide sustainable use of valuable real estate.

Parking Procedure:

  1. Vehicle approaches car park barrier and is assigned a parking Vault number
  2. Vehicle is driven into entry cabin and parks on the pallet
  3. Driver initiates parking authorisation at console
  4. Entry Cabin doors close and parking process begins
  5. Vehicle is scanned for size and to ensure no occupants remain in Entry Cabin
  6. ETV conveyor takes the pallet with the vehicle and transfers to parking bay
  7. The quick exchange pallet system has already placed a new pallet in the Entry Cabin and the Cabin doors open ready for the next vehicle.
  8. To retrieve the vehicle the driver initiates authorisation on the console (completing payment where appropriate)
  9. The ETV takes the vehicle and delivers it to the Exit Cabin
  10. The doors open and the vehicle exits 

Parking your car in a Vault Parking Systems facility is easier than parking in your own garage, it is much safer and when you collect your car you don’t have to carry out difficult manoeuvres or reversing. When you collect your car from the dedicated exit cabin, it is already pointing in the correct direction so that you simply drive straight out of the parking facility. The difficult parking and retrieval operations are carried out automatically by our technologically advanced Elevator Transport Vehicles or ETV’s.

All Vault Parking System parking facilities are specifically designed by our team of specialist designers to provide the best solution for each individual situation. Vault Parking Systems automated car parks can provide as much as 60% more parking spaces per volume of space than conventional car parks, therefore allowing for more sustainable use of expensive development land.
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Duration of Entry and Exit Procedures

Assuming:    

Unit Capacity:     
Length: A row of 10 vehicles; Height: 6 Levels; Storage Racks: 2

Overhead Conveyor (ETV)      
Transport: m/sec 0 - 2; Lifting: m/sec 0 - 0.3; Shelving: m/sec 0 - 0.8

In this example we will also assume an average horizontal transport distance of 18 meters and an average vertical lift/lowering of 6 meters.

Vehicle Parking and Storage:

Start: Vehicle parked in Entry Unit. Elevator Transport Vehicle (ETV) directly underneath.

Procedure:

1. Entry gates close
3 sec
2. Palette raised 100mm6 sec
3. Crossbars retracted3 sec
4. Palette lowered ca. 3 meters10 sec
5. As the ETV transports the vehicle to the next empty compartment,
the next palette is simultaneously positioned in the entry unit and
 the crossbars secured
25 sec
6. Entry gates re-open3 sec

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Total Duration:                                                                                                     50 sec

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During the above procedure, vehicle storage to the next free compartments continues

Procedure:

7. Horizontal transport to compartment (ca. 18m)20 sec
8. Lifting/lowering of palette with vehicle10 sec
9. Return journey to Entry Unit15 sec
10. Fine Lift adjustment10 sec
11. Transfer empty palette from ETV to telescopic
sliding & lifting mechanism
10 sec

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Total Duration:                                                                                                     65 sec

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After the entry unit gates have reopened (number 6. above) the next vehicle can be driven into the unit. The occupants alight and leave the unit. We allow ca. 30-60 sec for this process.

 

As per the above, we arrive at a total parking time of:

Occupant exit from vehicle and unit (average):                                                       40 sec
Storage time:                                                                                                                50 sec

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Total Time for Storing Vehicle:                                                                      90 sec

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Vehicle Retrieval and Collection:

Start: Vehicle stored in compartment
ETV positioned under entry unit

Procedure:

1. Elevator Transport Vehicle (ETV) travels to compartment; ca. 18 meters
(Simultaneous vertical and horizontal movement)
18 sec
2. Removal of palette with vehicle10 sec
3. ETV travels to exit unit15 sec
4. During 1 to 3 above, the palette positioned in the exit unit is removed and
stored in the unit’s buffer (ca. 25 sec)

5. Fine Lift adjustment10 sec
6. Crossbars deploy 
3 sec
7. Palette lowered 10mm6 sec
8. In parallel, the ETV removes an empty palette from its buffer and
 places in the telescopic sliding & lifting mechanism
 
9. Exit gates open3 sec

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Total Time:                                                                                                                65 sec

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