Vertical Platform Lifts – In the residential market these are commonly referred to as porch lifts because they are typically used to gain access to porches and decks. The vertical platform lifts are becoming increasingly popular in the commercial and church markets as a means of providing ADA access without the significant cost of a commercial elevator.
Vertical platform lifts are available:
- with or without enclosures;
- can be installed in customer provided hoistways;
- can be installed without a 3″ pit;are available with non-rated or fire-rated entrance doors
- can be equipped with screw drive or roped-hydraulic drive;
- are available for travel heights of 3 feet to 12 feet; and
- can be equipped for outdoor use.
Inclined Platform Lifts – Inclined lifts are designed to transport wheelchair or scooter users up and down existing stairways. The platform folds up to the wall when not being used to allow foot traffic on the stairs. This style of lift requires significant structural support to carry the intended loads and will require careful planning and early design consideration in order to incorporate this lift into most applications.
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