When it comes to wheelchair lifts, no one has more experience, greater expertise, or a broader product selection than Area Access. We install both vertical lifts, which bypass the stairs completely, and inclined platform lifts, which travel over stairs. We do both residential installations and commercial jobs, with portable and temporary units available for special events. In 2009, we were responsible for one such temporary installation at the U.S. Presidential Inauguration, when we installed the wheelchair lift used by Vice President Cheney.
Symmetry Vertical Platform Lifts
Symmetry Elevating Solutions is the new standard in both elevators and wheelchair lifts. All Symmetry equipment designs are based on decades of experience and feedback by engineers, installers, and end users. Symmetry wheelchair lifts are ADA-compliant and made right here in America.
- 750-lb. capacity
- Speed: 10 FPM with a 1 HP, 115-volt motor
- Lifting Height: up to 168 inches
- Steel constructed with electrostatic, powder-coated finish
- On-board diagnostics
- Constant pressure up/down control switch installed on the platform
- Constant pressure, elevator-style, hall call control stations provided at each landing
- 230-volt motor
- Remote mounted controller
- ADA phone for both indoor and outdoor models
- Emergency lights
- Key switch to lock platform
- Nonskid platform surface
- Obstruction safety panel under platform (when not installed with a runway enclosure)
- Alarm and emergency stop switch
- Grab rail
- Landing interlocks keep door locked when the lift is on another floor
- Upper final limit
The basic Symmetry wheelchair lift model handles heights up to 60 inches. This lift is unenclosed, and can be used either inside a building or in an outdoor context. Mounts directly to the floor surface or in a shallow pit.
VPC-EL Self-Contained Enclosed
As the name suggests, this unit is completely self-contained and requires no pre-existing shaft or hoistway. The enclosure can be ordered with an "open" look, featuring a 42 inch barrier around the top landing, or fully enclosed with regular doors, roof, and ventilation system. The latter configuration is most suitable for outdoor installations. The VPC-EL comes with doors and/or gates built into its walls.
The VPC-SL is designed to be enclosed in a pre-existing hoistway or shaft. The drive tower and lift platform are installed inside this shaft. Each landing is equipped with a gate or door, integral to operation of the unit. At the top landing, the shaft can go up all the way to the ceiling, or may be truncated at as little as 42 inches. This shorter design can be used to create an installation that feels more "open" at the top landing.
National Wheelovator Wheelchair Lifts
National Wheelovator, now a part of ThyssenKrupp Access, has long been a respected name in the accessibility industry. Their popular line of wheelchair lifts lives on under the TK name. With each model, an "H" at the beginning of the model number indicates the availability of hydraulic drive as well as the standard screw drive system.
The CDE is a solid choice for any enclosed wheelchair lift application. It is self-contained, requiring no separate enclosure to be built, and can easily be enhanced with an extended ramp or even a roof. All the materials are resistant to corrosion, so the CDE can be installed both inside and outside safely. The unit handles up to 3 stops and 750 pounds with its standard 115 volt motor.
The PCDE and HPCDE are simply plexiglass-enclosed versions of the CDE and HCDE lift models, respectively. The transparent Plexiglass enclosure maintains safety while allowing riders to enjoy the view. This is also handy for making people feel comfortable who may have an aversion to tight spaces.
The unenclosed BC/HBC is a great choice for basic needs. It is particularly suitable for situations with architectural barriers where minimal intrusion is desirable. When code allows for an unenclosed wheelchair lift of less than 5 feet, the BC/HBC is particularly handy. The unit handles 750 pounds of load and up to three stops with a standard 115 volt motor.
ThyssenKrupp Access Wheelchair Lifts
One of the best-known names in accessibility, TK Access markets a wide array of wheelchair lifts for every application - all of which can be installed and serviced by Area Access. The selection below shows a few of the most popular choices, all made in America.
This model forms the solid core of a wheelchair lifting system, to which a hoistway can be added to meet your specific needs. Custom designed for each application, the hoistway can be configured to blend in with indoor or outdoor surroundings, completely concealing the lift if desired. Powered ballscrew drive lifts 750 pounds up to 171 inches with a 115 volt motor.
Supra - Curved
Curved stairs are the ultimate challenge for an incline platform lift, but this is a challenge ThyssenKrupp's Supra model meets easily. A seventh-generation platform lift design, the Supra offers the latest safety features and long proven reliability. It is visually aesthetic and easy to use, with an ergonomic design and auto-folding ramp. The Supra can carry a 660 pound load up to 131' with its 230 volt motor.
PL-TG With Toeguard
A free-standing, self-contained unit, the PL-TG wheelchair lift provides easy access with minimal construction. It can be used without a hoistway and still remain ADA-compliant. Fixed lower-landing walls and a built-in gate guard the underside of the unit. The PL-TG can lift 750 pounds up to 52 inches with powered ballscrew drive and a 115 volt motor. Hydraulic drive is also available.
Journey - Straight
ThyssenKrupp's Journey incline platform lift sports a sleek, European-inspired design to add a huge aesthetic element to any environment. The Journey can be installed on straight staircases both indoors and outdoors, and folds away to take up minimal space while not actually in use. It includes all the modern platform lift safety features such as key-lock controls and anti-crush sensors. The unit carries 660 pounds up to 131', and can accommodate two stops.
Savaria Wheelchair Lifts
In business for over 30 years, Savaria designs and builds accessibility equipment in multiple categories, including their powerful and flexible line of wheelchair lifts.
Savaria's V-1504 vertical platform lift is great for both commercial buildings and residential installations where a robust solution is needed. With an integrated lift tower containing all its machinery - and eliminating the need for a separate machine room - the V-1504 is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. The unit is powered by a smooth hydraulic system and includes important safety features like obstruction sensors, an on-car emergency stop button, and a manual lowering device. Lifts 750 pounds at 20 FPM up to 14'. 36 month warranty.
For straight staircases where space and budget are major concerns, the Savaria ES-125 platform lift is a great choice. The unit comes in two versions: the Standard, which uses a machine room to hide the drive system out of sight; and the Plus model, which houses the drive system in a tower at the top of the staircase. When not being used, the lift folds to within just 14 inches of the wall, maximizing space available for normal use of the stairs. The ES-125 lifts 450 pounds up to 23' (15' on Plus model) using a 1/2 horsepower motor.
The Savaria Delta is ideal for providing wheelchair access to a single flight of interior stairs. The unit installs with minimal intrusion or modifications to construction. Its motor is housed within the unit, so there is no need for a machine room. The platform, available in ADA-compliant size, folds compactly away while the lift is not in use. The system is powered by batteries and thus capable of operating during a building power outage. It has a lifting capacity of 550 pounds.
For the ultimate in complex incline lift applications, Savaria's Omega platform lift answers the call. It is ideal for wheelchair access over stairs with several levels, complex curves, or landings in the middle. The platform folds away to open up more usable space on the stairs when not in operation. The available ADA-compliant platform includes a fold-out seat and audio-visual motion alarm. This lift has a capacity of 550 pounds, with a 1 horsepower motor driven from 240 volts.
Bruno Residential VPL-3100/3200
This residential model is perfect for providing access to a raised porch or deck, or even floor to floor access inside the home. It features 750 pound lifting capacity, up to 14' lifting height (VPL-3200B series), and an automatic folding ramp. Safety features include top, bottom, and upper final limit safety switches, constant pressure controls on the platform, and an emergency stop switch.
ThyssenKrupp Access RA-750
The ThyssenKrupp RA-750 residential platform lift was designed as an entry-level, affordable alternative to traditional accessibility measures such as unsightly and space-consuming ramps. A self-contained unit, the RA-750 provides basic and reliable operation with a nice assortment of custom options to make it fit your needs and decor. The unit has a capacity of 750 pounds, with up to two stops.
For low-rise residential and light commercial installations, Savaria's Multilift platform is a good choice. It can be used indoors or outdoors, even in demanding climates with great weather extremes. Safety features include an emergency stop button, obstruction sensors, a manual lowering device, and a slack cable switch. 36 month warranty.
We are a parts and service dealer for Garaventa, capable of repairing and maintaining all Garaventa brand wheelchair lifts.