People with knee osteoarthritis often experience serious mobility issues causing difficulty in climbing stairs, walking which in turn may significantly impact their ability to perform their routine tasks. Accessibility devices like stairlifts are specially designed to help address the mobility challenges posed by indoor and outdoor staircases. One of the popular models in the market, SL600 Pinnacle from Harmar is an ideal accessibility solution for people with osteoarthritis and other debilitating conditions.
Osteoarthritis is considered one of the main causes of musculoskeletal pain and disability in the knee joint. This condition (commonly known as wear-and-tear arthritis) occurs when the natural cushioning between joints or cartilage wears away, resulting in chronic joint pain, stiffness and mobility issues. Reports from the Arthritis Foundation suggest that more than 27 million people in the United States have osteoarthritis with severe pain in the knees, hip and neck. They also find it difficult to navigate staircases. The SL600 Pinnacle offers peace of mind as it allows users get up and down stairs without any help.
Featuring a space-saving design, this model can be easily installed on either side of the stairways. It folds to take just 11 of the staircase width and is one of the slimmest and most light-weight stair lifts available in the market.
SL600 Pinnacle Advanced Features
This lift features a swivel seat at upper landing for easy entry and exit. It comes with a patented helical worm gear drive system to ensure an extremely smooth ride. This unique drive system requires less energy to operate and can make up to 40 trips even during a power outage. The folding rail option saves space and lessens trip hazards at the bottom of the staircase.
Safety sensors prevent the lift from running if the seat is not in the proper position or if the lift meets an obstruction in the stairway or track. The device features a total weight capacity of 350 lbs (160kg) and travels at a speed of 17-21 ft/minute. Some of the other prominent features include –
Easy operating controls and indicator lights
Track (rail) type – Extruded aluminum
Requires no greases or lubricants
Powerful enough to travel up to a 52-degree incline
Operation power – 24V DC Battery
Lightest unit entire system weighs only 180 lbs installed (including 16 of track)
Easy, 1 person installation
Easy to vacuum and keep clean
Travel distance – 16 ft is standard; lengths available up to 75 ft
Safety devices – Centrifugal over speed brake, Cut-off switch, Bidirectional footrest obstruction, Swivel seat, Final limits and Seat belt
DC drive even runs during power interruptions
Comfortable seat with height adjustment
Find a Reliable Elevator and Lift Company
Purchase your Harmar SL600 Pinnacle premium stair lift from a reliable supplier. With an established supplier, you would be ensured of superior post-purchase support, including easy installation, and timely inspection, repairs and maintenance services.