Imagine a platform lift as a handy device that’s similar to an elevator. It’s designed to provide access to individuals with physical disabilities to reach different floors or height levels. You can see these lifts, like vertical platform lifts and wheelchair lifts, in residential, commercial buildings, public buildings, and even large vehicles. They are installed to make it easier for people to go up and down.
Platform lifts are designed to let the passenger operate it independently. Compared to stairlifts, platform lifts are available for a lower cost. They are designed for accessibility over straight and curved stairs based on the requirements needed.
Incline lift and vertical lift are the two types of platform lifts.
Vertical platform lifts are designed to assist people with limited mobility and with physical disabilities reach different floors. It looks like an elevator but not fully enclosed, it has safeguarding cage around the platform and move straight up and down that can accommodate wheelchairs or scooters. It is cost-effective, durable, has modification flexibility, and easy installation.
Some of the vertical platform lift can accommodate a capacity of up to 750 lbs. Whether you need a residential lift or a commercial lift, this type can serve as both. The design is flexible and can be easily configured and customized to fit a wide range of projects that require a lift solution.
Moreover, VPL can also be used in vehicles such as vans, SUVs, or buses. This type is usually refers to a Dual-Arm Platform (DPA) wheelchair lift with structure resembling a ramp that allows a gentle slope, and smooth inclination and aversion for occupants into and out of the vehicle cabin. It’s fully automatic, remote-operated and hydraulically powered. It includes safety features to prevent accidental movement. Customized designs of platform lift are being manufactured to adapt the specific needs of the property or vehicle.
ADA Compliance (Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design)
Inclined lifts are platform lifts for wheelchair users. It is more versatile and suitable for open and large spaces, easy-to-use, and easy to install. Its machine’s track stretches out that provides wheelchair access over straight or curved stairs as it travels along a modular guide rail system. It has emergency lift features, when there’s a power failure the lift operation will continue with its battery that can be charged at the top and bottom of the stairs.
Additionally, it can be folded up compactly to the wall when not in use. This lift is most often seen in private homes, schools, and other public buildings as it is user-friendly can seamlessly blend with its interior.
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