The lift is mounted in a pit at the foot of the staircase, so when it is not in use it is flush with the surrounding floor.
The obvious advantages are that it does not create an obstruction and can be discreetly blended into the decor of the room.
The user manoeuvres their wheelchair on to the platform and sets the brakes. Using a remote control themselves, or by someone using wall mounted controls, the lift will start.
First, the safety kerb rises to prevent the chair from being able to move off platform during motion.
Then, the platform lift will rise up and over the steps. The safety kerb barrier is a sensitive edge, meaning the lift will stop if anything touches it.
Underneath the platform, a plate lifts up to cover the hole. This will also stop the lift if anything touches it.
Once the platform reaches the top step, the front barrier lowers, allowing the user to egress.
Once off the platform, it can be lowered back into the pit using the same controls again, safely tucked away until the next time it is needed.
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|Travel Distance||Max 1m rise, 1.5m going|
|Rated Load||250kg per square metre of platform|
|Travel Speed||0.1 m/s|
|Control System||Hold to run pushbutton, wall mounted or platform mounted. Optional Remote Control fobs available.|
|Power Supply||Dedicated 10a 230VAC, terminated on a lockable rotary isolator switch.|
Safety Kerb is brushed stainless steel. Platform is covered in any floor material the client selects (weight and thickness limitations apply). Mechanism beneath platform is RAL7016 Grey.
The Platform sizes depend on the overall going of the light. The longer the going, the longer the platform needs to be. As a guide only, standard platform sizes are listed below. All lifts have an internal platform size of 800mm wide, unless specified. The size of the pit is 6mm greater than the width and legnth. Bespoke sizes are available upon request.
|Going of steps||Interal Platform Sizes|
|200-400mm||1250mm long x 800mm wide|
|400-600mm||1300mm long x 800mm wide|
|600-800mm||1400mm long x 800mm wide|
|1000-1200mm||1500mm long x 800mm wide|
|1200-1500mm||1600mm long x 800mm wide|
|Features||Ramp if no pit is available, fold down seat, key switch, school control, heating, shaft vent, radio controlled call & send buttons, automatic opener/closer, single phase, auto-dialler, intercom.|
|Platform||Floor is either standard vinyl or covered in client's choice.|
|Handrails||A central post for the control buttons, or a handrail can be installed onto the platform, as required. Handrails can be either fixed or removable.|
|Noise Levels||Less than 70dB|
|Safety equipment||Safety kerb all around the platform, safety edge beneath the platform, emergency STOP button on the button panels, overload detector.|
|Complies||Complies with Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC|
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