Vertical Platform Lifts

Vertical Platform Lifts

Vertical Platform Lift Highlander II

Highlander II

Innovation is at the heart of this next generation Vertical Platform Lift. The Highlander II is an outstanding choice for vertical lifting solutions in the home or in light commercial settings where an elevator is impractical or unnecessary. is a safe, smooth and economical solution to the barriers porches, staircases, decks and other elevation changes can create in and around a home. The Highlander II represents a new generation and evolution in VPL’s. New technologies introduced in the Highlander II make this VPL series more reliable, easier to use, easier to service, easier to troubleshoot, and the premiere market choice for platform lift solutions.

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FAQs About Vertical Platform Lifts

A Vertical Platform Lift (VPL) is a mechanical device designed to vertically transport individuals with mobility challenges, along with their wheelchairs or scooters, between different levels of a building or structure. Also known as wheelchair lifts or porch lifts, VPLs are commonly used in residential and commercial settings to provide accessibility for people with disabilities.

1. Entrance or Front Porch: Installing a VPL at the entrance or front porch of a home ensures that individuals with mobility impairments can easily access the main entrance.

2. Garage: If a garage is used as an entry point to the home, a VPL can be installed to provide accessibility between the garage and the main living areas.

3. Interior Stairs: VPLs can be installed indoors to provide access between different levels of the home, especially when there are interior stairs.

4. Backyard or Deck: Outdoor VPLs are designed to provide accessibility to elevated areas in the backyard, such as decks, patios, or gardens.

5. Basement: If a home has a basement, a VPL can be installed to allow individuals with mobility challenges to access this space easily.

6. Bedroom: In multi-story homes, a VPL can be installed to provide access to bedrooms on upper floors, ensuring that all residents can use the full range of living spaces.

7. Bathroom: Ensuring accessibility to bathrooms on different levels is crucial, and VPLs can be installed to provide access to bathrooms located on floors other than the main level.

8. Home Office: If there is a home office located on a different level, a VPL can make it accessible to individuals with mobility impairments.

9. Outdoor Spaces: Besides decks and porches, VPLs can be installed to provide access to other outdoor spaces, such as balconies or terraces.

10. Accessible Home Modifications: Some homes may undergo accessible modifications to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities, and VPLs can be a key component of these modifications.

It's essential to consider the specific needs and preferences of the individuals living in the home when deciding where to install a vertical platform lift. The goal is to create a barrier-free environment that allows everyone to move freely and independently between different areas of the home. Additionally, compliance with local building codes and regulations should be considered during the installation process. 

The Highlander II has a weight capacity of 750lbs.

Vertical Platform Lifts have many safety features, including safety sensors, emergency stop button, emergency lowering system, interlocked gates or doors, non-skid platform, handrails, automatic folding ramp, platform safety edges, keyed access control, battery backup, diagnostic system, audible Alarms and Visual Indicators, alerts such as alarms or flashing lights to notify users and bystanders of potential issues or when the lift is in operation.

It's crucial to consult the specific product documentation and specifications for the vertical platform lift you are considering, as safety features can vary among different models and manufacturers. Regular maintenance and adherence to safety guidelines are also essential to ensure the continued safe operation of vertical platform lifts.

Yes, like any mechanical or electrical device, vertical platform lifts require regular maintenance to ensure their continued safe and reliable operation. Regular maintenance helps identify and address potential issues before they become major problems, extends the lifespan of the lift, and ensures compliance with safety regulations. Here are some general maintenance considerations for vertical platform lifts:

1. Scheduled Inspections:

   - Establish a regular schedule for professional inspections by qualified technicians. This may involve quarterly, semi-annual, or annual inspections, depending on the lift type and usage.

2. Lubrication:

   - Regularly lubricate moving parts, such as hinges, rollers, and guide rails, to minimize friction and prevent wear.

3. Check Safety Features:

   - Test and verify the proper functioning of safety features, including sensors, emergency stop buttons, and safety edges.

4. Battery Maintenance:

   - If the lift has a battery backup system, check and replace batteries as needed to ensure they are fully functional during power outages.

5. Inspect Wiring and Connections:

   - Examine electrical wiring and connections to identify any signs of wear, damage, or loose connections.

6. Verify Platform Stability:

   - Ensure that the platform is stable and secure, and that there are no loose or damaged components.

7. Inspect Hydraulic Systems (if applicable):

   - If the lift operates using a hydraulic system, check for leaks, and verify the condition of hydraulic components.

8. Check Drive System:

   - Examine the drive system (whether it's hydraulic, screw-driven, or another type) for proper operation and any signs of wear.

9. Clean and Maintain Accessibility Components:

   - Keep the lift and its components clean, including the platform, doors, and controls. This can help prevent debris buildup and ensure smooth operation.

10. Review User Manual:

    - Follow the manufacturer's guidelines and recommendations outlined in the user manual for specific maintenance tasks and intervals.

11. Training for Operators:

    - If applicable, provide training for operators and users on proper usage and basic troubleshooting.

12. Document Maintenance Records:

    - Keep detailed records of all maintenance activities, inspections, and repairs performed on the lift.

It's important to note that maintenance requirements can vary depending on the type and model of the vertical platform lift, as well as the environmental conditions and frequency of use. Always refer to the manufacturer's guidelines and recommendations for the specific lift you have, and consider consulting with a qualified professional for maintenance services.

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