Mechanical parking systems can park more vehicles in less real estate than conventional garages.
Mechanical parking solutions have been around for a long time, they are in continual use today, and they are the parking solution of the future.
From the simple valet parking systems to fully automated self-park mechanical garages, cars are parked more efficiently because they can be stored closer together without the risk of damage. You can park vehicles in less space or you can park more vehicles in the same space. Mechanical parking systems park vehicles three dimensionally - not just on a flat plane like conventional systems. Parking can be decentralized. The systems can be installed in places that are impossible to reach by conventional methods. A mechanical parking system moves vehicles by a machine. Vehicles are parked consistently in a secure volume of space. This reduces the nicks and scratches normally received from conventional parking. The vehicle engines do not run after they enter the parking facility, which significantly reduces pollution. There is also increased safety as there is no need for anyone to go into a dark garage.
Valet parking systems still remain the simplest parking solution. These systems are the least expensive and can be deployed quickly with little or no site preparation.
The modern computer operated self-park mechanical garages of today are extremely reliable, cost-effective, safe and environmentally friendly. Think of a garage that, once a vehicle has entered, the engine is switched off and not restarted until the vehicle is positioned to exit. Noise and pollution is reduced to a minimum. This space required to park vehicles is reduced to 1/2 or 1/3 of that required for conventional garages. The typical mechanical garage is a freestanding steel structure that can be covered the same way as any building. It can be designed into existing buildings. They have been designed into landmark structures leaving all outside walls original. They can be built above or below street level shops so that this valuable retail space is not wasted for parking. Mechanical garages can be built for extremely fast access and extremely high densities. A properly designed mechanical garage will park and un-park cars as fast as any concrete garage.
There are many different types of mechanical parking systems. Getting the proper system for a particular application and a specific location requires a thorough understanding of each systems capability. In order to receive the best advice and solution we highly recommend retaining Stokes Industries as your mechanical parking consultant.