Shabbos Platform Lifts

Wheelchair lifts, or Vertical Platform lifts powered by screw drives and hydraulic drives, can make a home accessible to people with limited mobility. Several models are available that travel up and down straight and curved staircases.

Vertical platform wheelchair lifts carry a passenger vertically from one level to the next and come with two common lifting mechanisms, screw drive and hydraulic drive.

Screw drive lifts consist of a motor, screw shaft, and a large nut. The motor spins the screw shaft, raising or lowering the nut, and the platform is attached to the nut.

Hydraulic drive systems consist of a reservoir pump, hydraulic fluid, and a piston. The hydraulic fluid is pumped out of the reservoir and into the base of the piston, making it rise. The fluid is released back into the reservoir to lower the piston.

With both screw drives and hydraulic drives, the lift travels up and down a rail system enclosed in the lift tower. The tower is supported with attachment to an existing wall or through a constructed hoistway. Because the drive system is contained within the lift tower, no additional machine room is required for installation.

Vertical platform lifts operate in enclosures that are covered with plexiglass panels or on open platform lifts that run up and down stairs and can work on straight or curved staircases. The enclosed models travel up to 14 feet, while the open platforms travel five feet. They have weight capacities up to 750 pounds. The platforms are generally 36 inches by 54 inches, but other sizes are available.

Bruno - VPL

Sometimes called a porch lift, a Bruno vertical platform lift gives people in scooters and wheelchairs the ability to easily enter/exit their home. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, Bruno vertical platform lifts also provide access up to 14 feet for decks and basements.

BRUNO VERTICAL PLATFORM LIFTS OFFER:SPACE-EFFICIENT ACCESSAutomatic self-lowering folding rampQuiet, smooth rideWeather-resistant finish and controlsEmergency stop switch on platformSafety sensors in platform bottom stop unit if obstruction sensedAffordable AC power in 4- and 6-ft unitsReliable DC battery power, available in all heights and standard above 10-ft, ensures operation in power outage

Savaria V-1504 VPL

V-1504 Vertical Platform Lift

The Savaria V-1504 lift is built to carry a wheelchair and passenger safely up and down one or more levels. Suitable for installations in public and commercial buildings, as well as private homes, this Savaria lift features an extremely versatile design that can be configured and customized to suit virtually any project requirements and aesthetic needs. From the rugged outdoors, to the most luxurious office tower lobbies, the Savaria V-1504 lift is ready to serve with its reliable performance, ease of use and range of finish options.

Driven by a reliable hydraulic system the lift travels up and down a rail system enclosed in the lift tower so no machine room is needed.

Technical information:Flexible design and feature options: Can be built to suit virtually any home or commercial project from basic to the ultimate in luxury.Quiet and reliable hydraulic drive: Smooth start, stop and overall ride that works dependably.Machine roomless: Enclosed drive system means no machine room is required, making the installation process easier.Other standard features: Large ADA-compliant platform, continuous pressure button operation, modular rail construction for easy construction, handrail, automatic battery recharging system.Standard finishes: Beige powder-coat paint.Safety features: Emergency stop button on car, underpan obstruction sensors, non-skid platform, manual lowering device, 42 1/8" (1070 mm) side panels, keyed car buttons and keyed call stations, safety brake, door locks, platform gate.Warranty: 36 months parts. Applications: Residential, commercial, indoors, outdoorsStandard Capacity: 750 lb (340 kg)Maximum Travel Distance: 23' (7 m), subject to local code, in some areas 12' to 14' (3.65 to 4.26 m)Nominal Speed: 20 ft/min (0.1 m/s)Drive/Motor: 2:1 chain hydraulic, 3 hp, gear-type motor Minimum Pit: 3" (76.2 mm)Power Supply: 110 volts, 20 amp, single phase, 60 Hz

Symmetry - EL (enclosed lift)

As a high level summary, key elements of residential VPLs include the following:

Platform Steel constructed platform with 36” high guard panels and grab rail with non-skid platform surface. Steel comes in standard powder-coated Ivory with a number of optional colors available

Controls & Fixtures Constant pressure up/down control switch on the platform and hall call control stations at each landing. Telephone and emergency lighting optional

Doors & Gates Upper landing gate standard. Low-rise unenclosed applications include a folding hinged ramp and, at times, may be fitted with a platform-mounted lower-landing gate. In taller applications a platform gate is most common

Platform Configuration Given extreme climate changes throughout the year in the Midwest, the outdoor lift typically uses screw drives. The indoor lift may utilize either screw drive or hydraulic.

Drives Given extreme climate changes throughout the year in the Midwest, the outdoor lift typically uses screw drives. The indoor lift may utilize either screw drive or hydraulic.

Rated capacity: 750 lbs.Speed: 10-20 feet per minute (see drive options for details)Lifting height: up to 168″Steel construction with electrostatic, powder-coated finishConstant-pressure up/down control switch installed on the platformConstant-pressure hall call control station provided at each landing
Drive Options Acme Screw Drive: 10 feet per minute, 1 horsepower, 115 VACAccelerated Acme Screw Drive: 20 feet per minute, 1 horsepower, 115 VACChain Hydraulic Drive: 17-20 feet per minute, 2 horsepower/24 VDC, 115 VAC
Optional Features:Low profile carriage: 1 1/2″ pit depthRemote mounted controller*230 VAC power supplyADA phone for both indoor and outdoor modelsEmergency platform lightingKey switch to lock platform and landing controlsStationary rampFull-speed battery backupPower gate/door operatorsPower ventilation system5 ftc LED lights with or without battery backupSingle or double slope roof

Shabbos Mode Installation

We offer Shabbos Controllers compatible with all of these lifts.

Option 1: Wired Shabbos controller (directly wired to main control)

Option 2: Wireless Shabbos remote call send