Wheelchair Lifts

Wheelchair Lifts/Platform Lifts

A platform lift or also called a wheelchair lift is a motorized platform to carry a person in a wheelchair or materials over a barrier such as stairs. Wheelchair lifts are made for installation indoors or outdoors as well as residential and commercial settings.

There are two basic types of wheelchair platform lifts: Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL) and Incline Platform Lifts (IPL).

They can be installed outside in order to travel from ground level to elevated areas such as a deck or entry door or they can also be installed inside to move from one level to another.

Our Access and Mobility Consultants are ready to help you determine which make and model platform lift is best suited for your specific needs.

Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL)

The first of two types of PLATFORM LIFTS is a Vertical Platform Lift.

These are for wheelchairs which are self-contained, motorized, elevator-like platforms that provide access to and from raised areas such as a deck, patio, or entryway for residential and commercial applications. This mobility solution provides vertical transportation to the elevated area where access is needed. They’re available for Indoor or Outdoor use.

They provide an alternative to ramps when space is limited or vertical distance is greater than a few feet. Vertical platform lifts offer a convenient accessibility solution that enables a person in a scooter or wheelchair to safely overcome a vertical barrier.

Bruno Vertical Platform Lift

Maximum Access, Minimum Space

Bruno offers only one type of VPL.  A space-efficient, smooth Bruno VPL is like a mini-elevator with multiple height options up to 10 feet and a weight capacity of 750 pounds (340 kg). This sturdy, easy-to-use vertical platform lift provides reliable accommodation for your wheelchair or powerchair.

  • Model heights: 4’, 6’, and 10’
  • Weight capacity: 750 lbs (340 kg)
  • Speed: 10 ft/min
  • Automatic self-lowering folding ramp for simple entry and exit and automatic fold up to create a safety barrier when VPL is in use
  • Safety sensors for obstruction detection
  • Weather-resistant unit coating and controls for durability and protection
  • Emergency stop switch on platform wall for ensured safety
  • Continuous pressure rocker switch on platform wall for easy operation
  • Champagne-colored finish for sleek design
  • Made in the USA
  • Manufacturer Warranty - Call Access & Mobility; Maintenance Plans  Available thru Access & Mobility  click here
  • Platform/gate wall height: 36” standard
  • VPL-3100 series:

 VPL-3153
  • AC-powered
  • Minimum lift height: 11” (279 mm)
  • Maximum lift height: 53” (1346 mm)

VPL-3153B
    • DC-powered with back-up battery for extended use during a power outage
    • Minimum lift height: 11” (279 mm)
    • Maximum lift height: 53” (1346 mm)

VPL-3175
      • AC-powered
      • Minimum lift height: 32” (813 mm)
      • Maximum lift height: 75” (1905 mm)

VPL-3175B
      • DC-powered with back-up battery for extended use during a power outage
      • Minimum lift height: 32” (813 mm)
      • Maximum lift height: 75” (1905 mm)
      • VPL-3200 series:

VPL-3210B
      • DC-powered with back-up battery for extended use during a power outage
      • Maximum lift height:123” (3124 mm)
  • Options for both the VPL-3100 and VPL-3200 series: 

    • Multiple platform sizes and configurations
    • Unenclosed platform options:
      • Straight platform
        • Pit
        • No pit
      • 90-degree adjacent platform
        • Pit
        • No pit
      • Platform gate – Encloses lift for controlled access onto the platform at lower landing. Mechanical interlock releases gate at the lower landing and electronic sensors prevent the platform from operating unless the gate is closed.
      • DC battery powered – Equipped with a back-up battery for extended use during a power outage. This is a standard feature for platforms that lift 10-feet or higher.
      • Landing call/send station – Call/send station at the landing of choice with a keyed on/off switch
      • Paddle controls – Ergonomic paddle controls on the platform for easy, comfortable lift operation
      • Cold-weather package – Improves lift performance when operating in temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-7 degrees Celsius)
      • Top landing gate – Encloses lift for controlled access onto the platform at the top landing. Mechanical interlock releases gate at the upper landing and electronic sensors prevent the platform from operating unless the gate is closed. An option also includes call/send switches (either push-button or paddle control) and a keyed on/off switch mounted into the gate frame. Gate height available in 36” and 42”
      • Manual Lowering device - Emergency lowering feature option for added peace of mind.

Bruno Vertical Platform Lift

Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL)

Multilift VPL

Savaria Multilift Vertical Platform Lift

Multiple Models to Meet Your Needs

The Savaria Multilift is the first of four Vertical Platform Lifts  represented.

The Multilift is designed for low-rise travel, inside or outside your home or in certain public spaces that comes in both unenclosed and enclosed configurations. 

  • Durable wheelchair lift for commercial* or residential access, available in multiple entry/exit configurations and platform sizes
  • Reliable, easily installed ACME screw drive lift carries a wheelchair and passenger between 2 stops, up to 72" (for more stops and higher travel, see V-1504 VPL)
  • Nominal speed of 8 ft/min; operated by constant pressure controls
  • Gate available with aluminum, acrylic or glass inserts, and with automatic opener
  • Drive system housed in tower, so no machine room required; 750 lb capacity
  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
  • Same-side, straight-through and 90° entry/exit configurations available; choose from 3 platform sizes
  • Automatic access ramp for easy on/off (16" residential, 24" commercial)

 

Durable construction: Ideal for indoor use or outdoors; includes weather-resistant lock.

Reliable operation:From the ACME screw drive with its precision movement and strength for day-to-day use. 

Easy to install:The self-enclosed drive tower makes the unit fast and easy to install.

Other standard features: Continuous pressure operation, keyed access on car, non-skid zinc-coated platform in three standard sizes, automatic access ramp.

Standard finish: Beige powder-coat paint.

Safety features: Emergency stop button on car, underpan obstruction sensors, non-skid platform, manual lowering crank, 42 1/8" (1070 mm) side panels, keyed cab buttons and keyed call stations, automatic access ramps, backup nut and backup nut safety switch.

Warranty: Backed by the manufacturer’s three-year parts warranty; Maintenance Plans  Available thru Access & Mobility  click here

Platform configurations: Type 2, 3 and 4

  • Platform sizes: There are numerous platform size options available to support all configurations of both the enclosed and unenclosed Multilift offerings.
    • Custom color finishes available
    • Low profile aluminum doors, steel ULC fire-rated ProDoor, wooden door
    • Power gate and door operators
    • Enclosure can be configured with aluminum, acrylic or glass inserts and a domed, ventilated roof
    • GAL or Savaria WR-500 weather resistant lock
    • Emergency light on car; fixed access ramp
    • Commercial package (audible alarm on car, grab rail)
    • Telephone or ADA hands free phone
    • Joystick
    • 60 mm buttons
    • Wired hand pendant
    • Keyless operation if desired

Savaria V-1504 Vertical Platform Lift

The Savaria V-1504 lift is the second of four Vertical Platform Lifts represented.

It’s built to carry a wheelchair and passenger safely up and down one or more levels in both inside and outside applications in residential and commercial settings.  This Savaria lift features an extremely versatile design that can be configured and customized to suit virtually any project requirements and aesthetic needs.  

  • Flexible design and feature options: Highly customizable: can be built to suit virtually any home or commercial project
  • Swift 20 ft/min hydraulic lift to carry a wheelchair and passenger up to 48” with 2 stops. Product options allow more stops and further distance.
  • Often configured for use in a shaftway, but offers a self-contained tower that can be free-standing
  • Large platform: ADA-compliant 36”x54” standard platform;
  • Multiple configurations: Same-side, straight-through or 90º entry and exit
  • Machine roomless: No machine room is required due to the enclosed drive system,  making the installation process easier;  
  • For residential or commercial access; 750 lb capacity
  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
  • Quiet and reliable hydraulic drive:  Smooth start, stop and overall ride that works dependably. 
  • Other standard features: 36" x 54" standard platform, continuous pressure button operation, modular rail construction for easy construction, and handrail. 
  • Standard finish: Beige powder-coat paint.
  • Emergency Back-up: A DC battery powered lowering capability with automatic recharging system can be used in the event of a power failure
  • Safety features: Emergency stop button on car, non-skid platform, manual lowering device, 42 1/8" (1070 mm) side panels, keyed car buttons and keyed call stations, safety brake, door locks.
  • Warranty: Backed by the manufacturer’s three-year parts warranty; Maintenance Plans  Available thru Access & Mobility  click here
  • Available with enclosure and luxury glass models
  • Array of optional paint colors; gates available with aluminum, acrylic or glass inserts, and with automatic opener
  • Swift 20 ft/min hydraulic lift to carry a wheelchair and passenger up to 4 stops over 23' of travel (code permitting)
  • Custom platform sizes
  • A battery back-up operating system can be added to allow full functionality of the lift for emergencies; emergency light and alarm; telephone, ADA hands-free phone; underpan obstruction sensors
  • Optional call/send stations can be added with or without key access. An optional joystick, 60 mm buttons, or additional operating panel add even more flexibility to meet user needs.
  • While no machine room is required to house the V1504 drive component, it can be located in a remote machine room for ultra-quiet operation
  • Outdoor package; commercial package including alarm
  • Platform gate, top landing gate; power gate
  • Upper/lower landing door, motorized door, automatic swing door operator, wooden doors or doors with glass or acrylic inserts
  • Folding seat
  • Auto fold-up ramp

Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL)

V-1504 VPL

Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL)

Prolift VPL

Savaria Prolift Vertical Platform Lift

The Savaria Prolift is the third of four Vertical Platform Lifts represented.

It’s a smooth, quiet and efficient operation ADA-compliant lift that can be installed in an existing or new commercial structures.  The ProLift is an affordable alternative that is a hybrid between a standard platform lift and an elevator.

  • Ideal for public spaces including places of worship and schools
  • Quality finished and durably built for frequent use; enclosed cab interior makes it feel like a traditional elevator
  • Fully enclosed interior features ceiling lighting, handrail, and operating panel with emergency battery back-up for lighting and lowering
  • Hall call stations are keyless and finished in stainless steel
  • Hinges, automatic door operator and door lock are concealed in the frame for a sleek look
  • Magnetic floor selection/releveling
  • Quiet and reliable hydraulic drive: Smooth start, stop and overall ride that works dependably

 

Weight Capacity: Up to 750 lb standard capacity with 1400 lb capacity option and many customization options

Machine Room: Swift 30 ft/min hydraulic lift to carry a wheelchair and passenger up to 14’ with 6 stops; requires machine room and must be installed within a hoistway

Large platform: ADA-compliant 36”x 54” standard platform;

Multiple configurations: Same-side, straight-through or 90º entry and exit, cab size, and number of stops

Standard finish: Choice of color for melamine walls or plywood interior, four recessed lights with egg crate style white ceiling, stainless steel handrail and cab operating panel with metal buttons and emergency light, plywood floor.

Other standard features: 36" x 54" standard platform, continuous pressure button operation

Safety features: Emergency alarm and stop buttons, emergency battery back-up for cab lighting, alarm and lowering, multiple emergency stop controls

Warranty: Backed by the manufacturer’s three-year parts warranty;Maintenance Plans  Available thru Access & Mobility - Click here

  • Cab available in a wide selection of finishes, and in multiple sizes and entry/exit configurations; casket lift option
  • Rubber mat flooring option
  • Add fire-rated Pro doors with Prolock, power door operators
  • Hands-free telephone option
  • Hall call stations can be keyed for added security and finished in stainless steel
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 1400 lbs.

Savaria M2lift Vertical Platform Lift

The Savaria V-1504 is the forth and last Vertical Platform Lift represented.

It’s is built to carry a wheelchair and passenger safely up and down one or more levels in both inside and outside applications in residential and commercial settings. 

This Savaria lift features an extremely versatile design that can be configured and customized to suit virtually any project requirements and aesthetic needs. 

Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL)

M2lift VPL

Residential and Commercial

Incline Platform Lifts (IPL)

The second type of two types of PLATFORM LIFTS is an Incline Platform Lifts (IPL)

They carry a wheelchair user over an existing straight or curved staircase on a level platform—a little like a flying carpet. The platform folds up when the inclined lift is not in use, so the stairs are open and passable.  Access & Mobility offers products for both residential and commercial applications.

Savaria Delta Straight IPL

An Incline Platform Lift Made to Traverse Straight Staircases

 

The Savaria Delta Incline Platform Lift is the first of two represented.

It provides wheelchair access over straight stairs as it travels along a modular guide rail system. When not in use, the unit folds compactly to the wall, leaving access to the stairs.

The Delta lift is a popular choice for churches, schools and homes with minimal construction needed for installation.

  • Applications: Residential, commercial, indoor
  • Stair types: Straight, single flight with constant gradient
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 660 lbs.
  • Folds up compactly (18"/45.7 cm) from the wall when not in use allowing easy access to the stairs
  • Durable construction and reliable components to stand up to day-to-day use even in commercial settings
  • Easy installation, often without major construction requirements
  • Configure for straight through access or 90˚ entry/exit with a variety of standard platform sizes available
  • Pendant control with constant pressure operation, keyed for security
  • Safety features include edge and underpan obstruction sensors, overspeed safety brake, safety arms, platform ramps, emergency stop button, limit switches, manual operation (using handwheel), lockable master power switch
  • Warranty: Backed by the manufacturer’s three-year parts warranty;  Maintenance Plans  Available thru Access & Mobility  click here
  • Travel distance 8" (20 cm) to 40' (12 m) residential; 8" (20 cm) to 80' (24 m) commercial
  • Commercial Finish Color Light gray
  • Nominal speed 20 ft/min (0.10 m/s)
  • Motor 0.66 hp (0.5 kW)
  • Power 24V DC (battery system), 120V AC for charger

 

Optional features: automatic folding/unfolding for platform and arms, public building package, folding seat

Incline Platform Lifts (IPL)

Omega IPL

Omega IPL

Perfect for multiple levels of straight stairs, stairs with intermediate landings, and stairs with turns.

The Savaria Omega IPL is the second and last of the Incline Platform Lifts represented.

It’s designed for stairs with landings, directional changes, multiple levels, or most curved staircases. Installed along the side of the stairs with its own rail system and stanchions, the modular design can be installed for any number of levels. Flexible for installation on either inside or outside curves, the Savaria Omega can be installed in many different settings including installations with a very tight turning radius. Because this lift handles turns, it can also be built with hideaway parking when not in use.

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