Wheelchair Platform lifts in Minnesota
Wheelchair Lifts for Use in Any Residential or Commercial Application
Wheelchair Lifts, sometimes called Platform Lifts, from Premier Lift Products, Inc. are designed to provide reliable, safe transportation for people with physical disabilities. The versatile, compact design can make a wheelchair lift the perfect solution to accessibility problems in homes as well as in commercial applications. These lifts can overcome architectural barriers both economically and with space efficiency. All wheelchair or platform lifts consist of an open, guarded platform that operates using constant pressure control. Each lift provided by Premier Lift Products, Inc. is custom designed by highly experienced, certified manufactures to fit your application..
As an independent distribution and installation company, Premier Lift Products, Inc. is not locked into one particular supplier – We represent several leading wheelchair lift equipment manufacturers. This gives us the ability to provide the equipment that is best suited for your situation. We have done the research for you … determining which products are the highest quality and most reliable. Call or email us to schedule an appointment today, our team is ready to assist you.
Vertical Wheelchair Lifts
Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lifts or VPL’s are acceptable for use in both residential and commercial applications. They are designed to rise just a few inches up to a maximum lifting height of 14 feet with a max. capacity of 750 pounds. VPL’s consist of a guarded platform, lifting tower and landing doors or gates with safety interlocks. Common drive systems used are “Ball Screw” (generally used for residential low rise applications) or “2:1 cable/chain hydraulic” which can be used for any application, but is most often used in taller commercial applications because it typically faster and quieter than the screw drive.
There are three basic types of Vertical Platform Lift:
- “Enclosure” = includes a prefabricated enclosure system provided by the lift manufacturer.
- “Hoistway” = Construction of the lift hoistway by the general contractor
- “Unenclosed” This application is only suitable for residential applications because there is no protective structure around the lift. This sometimes called a “Residential Porch Lift”.
These lifts consist of a platform, lifting tower and interlocked landing doors and gates integrated into a self-contained smooth runway system provided by the lift manufacturer to “enclose” the lift. The enclosure typically consists of a steel or aluminum frame with steel, aluminum or Plexiglas filler panels. Enclosure VPL’s are permitted to provide access between non-fire-rated separated levels only. With the addition of the proper equipment package, the Enclosure system can be used outdoors as well.
These lifts consist of a guarded 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 both non-fire-separated levels and fire-separated levels. Specific fire separation requirements are generally established by local building officials and most often require a properly fire rated hoistway that is equipped with interlocked 1.5 hour (B-label) fire doors.
Residential Porch Lift
As the name indicates, these lifts are designed only for residential lifting applications in open areas. A typical Porch Lift VPL is used for short rise, opposite entry situations where an enclosure may not be required. They have an automatic folding ramp that acts as a safety barrier on the lower landing side of the platform, safety sensors under the platform and two 42″ high side-guards on the non-exit sides. An interlocked gate on the downward loading side of the platform is also available. The upper landing is guarded by an interlocked landing gate that will only open when the lift is at the top level. Additionally, the lift will only operate if the landing gate is closed and locked. These lifts are perfect for use in attached garages or up to a deck or porch. We have residential VPLs available for lifts of just a few inches up to a maximum rise of 14 feet.
Inclined Platform Wheelchair Lifts
Inclined platform lifts or IPL’S are designed to provide reliable, safe transportation along a stairway for people with physical disabilities. These lifts can be a cost & space efficient solution to accessibility in your home. While some states allow inclined lifts in commercial applications, Minnesota code typically prohibits their use in Public Buildings except in very rare situations when vertical access is not suitable.
Before beginning construction, it is important that you obtain an actual layout drawing for your specific application. Contact the sales staff at Premier Lift Products, Inc. for complete specifications. All wheelchair platform lifts must be manufactured in accordance with stringent performance and safety standards.
The code standard most widely recognized and enforced is ASME A18.1 = Part-2 (commercial) & part-5 (residential). Some state and local codes may vary … so check with local authorities to assure compliance. In Minnesota, MN Rules, Chapter 1307 governs all elevators and related devices. All units must be installed in accordance with all applicable state & local elevator, building, electrical and fire codes in force at the time of the installation for your location. NOTE: Specifications and dimensions are subject to change, without notice, due to product enhancements or evolving codes.
We Are Here to Help You Make the Right Choice
We will be happy to visit your facility to evaluate your specific accessibility needs. The experienced staff at Premier Lift Products, Inc. will help you determine which lift is right for your situation. We will take time to evaluate your needs, explain the code requirements, answer your questions and help you to understand how the lift will function in your facility. Contact the sales staff at Premier Lift Products, Inc. for complete details. We are here to assist you, not pressure you. Our priority is code compliance, safety, long term operation of the equipment and customer satisfaction.