The computer program Llama allows a designer to obtain a quick but accurate indication of the possible lift configurations that may be suitable for use in commercial buildings. LLAMA can be used with all types of low and high rise buildings that use single deck lifts of all shapes, sizes and speeds. LLAMA is very user friendly and a lift designer with little or no computer or keyboard skills can quickly enter or change data ready for calculations, reruns or multiple runs.
LLAMA considers two basic criteria of a lift service; the “Passenger Handling Capacity” and the “Waiting Peak”. By stipulating the range of these two parameters, the program can calculate the possible lift solutions to fulfill them. The calculations are based on the methods formalised by G. R. Strakosh in “vertical Transportation, Elevators and Escalators”, second edition. Lift data is based on actual times of well adjusted lift equipment and not on statements of performance stated in tender documents or sales information.