Vertical Wheelchair Lift
Porch lifts / vertical platform lifts move the passenger from one level to another level in a vertical manner. The wheelchair lift makes it possible to travel the shortest way between two levels inside or outside. A wheelchair stair lift is much the same as a stairlift chair, but it has a platform to accommodate a wheelchair or power chair.
These lifts consist of a platform, lifting tower and interlocked landing doors or gates with the addition of a self-contained smooth runway provided by the lift manufacturer to “enclose” the lift. The enclosure typically consists of a steel or aluminum frame with steel or Plexiglas filler panels. Enclosure VPL’s are permitted to provide access between non-fire-separated levels only.
These lifts consist of a platform, lifting tower and interlocked landing doors or gates that are installed into a smooth hoistway provided by others. The hoistway is typically constructed of standard framing and drywall by the general contractor. Hoistway VPL’s are permitted to provide access between non-fire-separated levels or fire-separated levels when properly fire-rated and equipped with interlocked fire doors. An inclined platform lift carries a passenger with a wheelchair up and down a single flight of straight stairs by traveling along a rail system mounted alongside the stairs. Suitable for home or commercial applications, this lift is well suited to environments where an elevator or vertical lift cannot be easily accommodated.
Inclined Wheelchair Lift
The motor is housed on board the unit with no need for a machine room. The folding platform, available in ADA-compliant size, allows easy access to stairs when the lift is not being used, making this a popular choice for schools, churches and other public buildings. This system is battery powered allowing it to operate through a power failure.