Having to climb up and down the stairs is one of the common challenges older adults and people with mobility issues face. Assistive devices can greatly help in such situations and stair chair lifts are an ideal option. These accessibility devices allow the user to travel comfortably over the stairs in a seated or other convenient position. Leading dealers offer various models of stair lifts from popular manufacturers. There are models for winding staircases, curved staircases, straight stairs and those with multiple landings, round corners or steep angles. These devices are equipped with advanced features and technical specifications. To understand their features, lets look at a premium quality stair lift in the market – the SL600 Pinnacle from Harmar.
SL600 Pinnacle Light Weight Stairlift
Designed for optimal comfort and convenience, this straight stairlift features a wide and comfortable seat that swivels at the top landing, which ensures safe entry and exit. The device comes with fully automatic ‘patented folding rail option’ (the first in the industry) that eliminates obstruction at the base of the stairs. Helical worm gear drive ensures smooth, safe and convenient ride.
Featuring a space-saving design, this model folds to take just 11′ of staircase width and can be easily installed on either side of the staircase. It is one of the most light-weight and slimmest units available, weighing only 180 lbs when installed (including 16 of track).
This stair lift features a total weight capacity of 350 lbs (160kg) and travels at a maximum speed of 17-21 ft/minute. The device is integrated with a wide range of safety devices such as centrifugal over speed brake, cut-off switch, bi-directional footrest obstruction, swivel seat, final limits and seat belt. Safety sensors integrated in this device stop the lift operation in case of obstructions. Some of the other prominent features include
Track (rail) type – Extruded aluminum
Requires no greases or lubricants
Powerful enough to travel up to a 52-degree incline
Power requirements – 115 VAC
Operation power- 24V DC Battery
Operable in a power outage up to 40 trips
Incline limits – 27 52 degrees
Easy to vacuum and keep clean
Easy operating controls and indicator lights
Drive system – Polymer worm/worm-rack
DC drive even runs during power interruptions
Comfortable seat with height adjustment
Average return trips per charge – 20 40 (varies with load, length)
Travel distance- 16 ft is standard; lengths available up to 75 ft
Try Out the Lift Before Purchase
Purchase the SL600 Pinnacle from a reliable dealer of mobility devices. Established suppliers have showrooms with working models of the devices they supply. So you can try out this Harmer stair lift and check out whether it meets your needs before you buy it. Most dealers ensure hassle-free installation too.