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Wheelchair Lifts

Also known as a vertical platform lift, is a fully powered device to raise a wheelchair and its occupant to overcome a vertical barrier. To meet accessibility requirements laid out by disability acts, the lifts are often installed in homes as an alternative to a conventional seated stairlift, which only transport a passenger and not his/her wheelchair or mobility scooter.

Can be installed in homes or businesses and are often added to both private
and public vehicles

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RB150 Wheelchair LiftModern clean lines with a travel height of up to 2m

DDA compliant lifts
RB150 Wheelchair Lift

Rated load
Up to 400 kg

Capacity
1 Wheelchair User + Carer

Drive system
VVVF Drive

Power supply
230V/15A

Travel height
Up to 2m

Landings
Two

Door Opening
950 w x 1100 h

Door Configurations
Right or left swing – Self Closing or Automatic

Ascensa Platform LiftSolution allowing users to travel between two floors

DDA compliant lifts
Acensa platform wheelchair lift

Rated load
340kg or 500kg HD

Capacity
1 Wheelchair User + Carer

Drive system
Direct Mounted Hydraulic

Power supply
230v/15A

Travel height
Up to 1.5m

Landings
Two

Door clearance
900 w x 1100 h

Door configurations
Auto Ramp, Self Closing Swing, Automatic Swing

Ascendor StairStylish, flexible and secure, ideally suited to fit all staircases
(Indoor & Outdoor Available)

DDA compliant lifts
Ascendor stairlift for wheelchair

Rated load
225kg (300kg also available)

Capacity
1 Wheelchair user

Drive system
Electric/Geared Pinion

Power supply
1x 230v/10A power point

Travel height
Up to 30m (Further available by request)

Landings
Up to 5

Door clearance
Allow for 1550mm clearance in front of loading ramp

Door configurations
Can enter/exit from up to three sides

EasyLiftA cost-effective way to navigate staircases

EasyLift Wheelchair Lift Australia

We are the official supplier of Easylift platform wheelchair lift in Australia

Rated load
180kg / 300kg

Capacity
1 Wheelchair user

Drive system
Electric Actuator

Power supply
230v/10A

Travel height
595mm / 970mm

Landings
Two

Door clearance
NA

Door configurations
Either Manual or Powered Ramp

Ascendor V (PLV9)Elegance and functionality in a platform wheelchair lift

Ascendor Vertical Wheelchair Lift

Rated load

225kg or 300kg

Capacity
1 Person

Drive system
Electric/Geared Pinion

Power supply
1x 230v/10A power point

Travel height
Up to 1.4m

Landings
2

Door Clearance
Allow for 1550mm clearance in front of loading ramp

Entry configurations
Can enter/exit from up to three sides

 

Dolphin Pool LiftRegain autonomous access to your pool

Dolphin Pool lifts for disable and wheelchair users

Rated load
Up to 120kg

Capacity
1 person

Drive system
Water Pressure

Power supply
No power required

Travel height
Up to 1220mm

Max Lifting Capacity
120kg

In Pool Depth
1050mm

Necessary Water Pressure
3.8 bar

Blu Pool Liftenables pool access to people with reduced mobility

Blu Pool lift for disable and wheelchair users

Total weight
120kg

Capacity
1 person

Time of lowering:
23sec

Power supply
Battery charger

Travel height
Up to 1550mm

Max Lifting Capacity
140kg

Depth of seat in water
600mm

Power
24v

Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL), or Wheelchair Lifts, transport their passengers straight up and down on a platform large enough to safely accommodate a wheelchair. A good example of our very own (VPL) ranges are RB150 Wheelchair Lift, Ascensa Platform Lift, and Ascendor PLV9.

VPLs are available in both permanent and portable configurations, making them an ideal choice for schools, venues, churches or office buildings, as well as any other facility which may have need to transport persons over stairs, walls or other architectural barriers.

On the other hand, an Inclined Platform Lift (IPL) travels on a railing installed parallel to a barrier.

The weight capacity for IPLs is sometimes more restrictive than that of VPLs due to the surrounding structure supporting the railing. A good example of those in our product lists are Ascendor Stair PLG7 & Ascendor PLK8

Wheelchair lifts specifically assist persons with disabilities. Wheelchair lifts are smaller than elevators and can be portable or permanent, making them ideal for assisting a diverse community with varying accessibility needs. Comparatively, elevators frequently transport all individuals and cargo within a building or structure. As opposed to the compact construction of wheelchair lifts, elevators require far more space to install and operate.

The components used in the operation of platform lifts can be bulky and often require an installation pit to accommodate the lifting mechanism. When necessary, an installation pit is dug out of the floor or ground, typically 3”-6” deep. Otherwise, the lift may sit 3”-6” above the floor, thus requiring an entry ramp. However, there are wheelchair lifts which feature floor level access and effectively do away with the need for both an installation pit as well as an entry ramp.

By law, a public space must be physically accessible to all individuals under their own ability. If stairs or other architectural obstacles hinder access to any part of your facility, it may be in your best interest to consider installing a wheelchair lift. Likewise, for residential use, if you have difficulty negotiating aspects of your home, such as stairs or porches, a wheelchair lift may be able to help.

If you have trouble negotiating stairs, ramps, etc. for any reason, you may still find a wheelchair lift useful.

Weight capacity varies depending on the manufacturer and model of any lift. In general, a lift’s maximum load ranges between 200-300kgs, though a few are capable of 350kgs or more. Check with our Technical staff directly to find a lift that fits your needs best.

If you are the owner or operator of a facility such as a school, convention center, concert hall or other public space, look at your patron demographic. How do visitors get around any steps, ramps, stages, or other platforms? For residential applications, do you have difficulty using stairs or getting onto a porch? What type of space restrictions do you have? These are some questions you can ask yourself to decide if you need a wheelchair lift.

Portable lifts tend to be most used at event-driven venues, such as concert halls or stages. In some jurisdictions, portable models may be used in place of permanent models. Your local building codes dictate where a lift is used, as well as what type of lift (permanent or portable) and any additional requirements placed on the lift.

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    A closer look at a few of our platform lifts.

    our platform wheelchair lifts range will integrate seamlessly with almost any residential space, without extensive requirements. check out some of our exclusive installations and get inspired!.