Vertical platform lifts for wheelchairs and power chairs provide access to raised porches, decks, and other elevated areas for residential and commercial applications.
These elevator-like mobility solutions provide seamless transportation vertically to raised surfaces, such as decks and elevated porches. They offer an excellent alternative to ramps when space is limited or vertical distance is greater than a few feet.
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Residential Vertical Platform lifts are elevator-like mobility solutions which can transport a wheelchair, power chair, power scooter, or other mobility device vertically between levels. They are available in a range of lifting heights, from a few inches to 14 feet.
101 Mobility offers vertical platform lifts (VPLs) for indoor or outdoor applications. Depending on the application, you may choose different features for your VPL to ensure compatibility and longevity in the desired area.
Outdoor porch lifts are typically installed outside a home to enable users access to a raised deck or porch when there is not sufficient space for a ramp.
VPLs require a level, sturdy surface to support the units’ weight. VPLs may be installed on a driveway or porch, or may require our installation team to pour a concrete pad in the desired area.
Vertical platform lifts are available with a range of features and options. Depending on the layout of the area where the lift will be used, you may need a platform lift with a single entrance/exit, two openings at a 90 degree angle, or straight pass-through doorways.
During your free consultation, 101 Mobility’s Mobility Consultant will assess the configuration as well as the size of any users’ mobility devices to determine the best platform size. Some mobility devices have larger turning radii than others, and may also impact the size and layout of your vertical platform lift.
Different makes and models of vertical platform lifts have different weight capacities, typically ranging from about 600 lbs to 1,400 lbs. It is important to consider how you will be using your platform lift when selecting a unit. For instance, even if the combined weight of the primary user and his wheelchair is only 550 pounds, if the user will typically be carrying heavy groceries or luggage, a platform lift with a higher lifting capacity would be ideal.
VPLs have a multitude of standard safety features to ensure safety for users as well as pets and family members.
VPLs have standard backup batteries to ensure that they continue to run for a period of time in the event of a power failure. They also have auto-stop sensors beneath the platforms, which stop the unit from running if an obstruction is detected beneath the platform. Once the obstruction is removed, the unit will resume normal function. Other important safety features include emergency shut-off buttons, load-balance sensors, and weight detection.
Contact us today to speak with an expert and find out how a vertical platform lift can help you!