Stairs can present a challenge for many people, especially seniors and those with mobility issues. When elevators cannot be installed due to space constraints, stair chair lifts offer the solution. They allow users to move safely, conveniently and independently over the stairs in a seated, standing or perched position. Popular dealers of accessibility equipment in New Jersey offer different quality models of lifts to suit varying staircase configurations. For staircases that feature a change of direction, curve or spiral, the Savaria Stairfriend stairlift is an ideal option.
Stairfriend – Top Features
This stair lift for curved stairs features a double rail system that provides extra strength and durability. The rail is specifically built to provide an out-of-the-way parking station and the seat and footrest can be folded up compactly to save space. The foldaway seat and footrest design allows the device to be kept out of the way when not in use, not obstructing other stair traffic. The stair lift that features a total capacity of 350 lb (160 kg) travels at a nominal speed of 20 ft/min, (0.1 m/s), 12 ft/min (0.06 m/s) through curves. The on-board controls allow soft start and smooth stop operation.
This Savaria stair lift comes with various premium safety features such as emergency stop button, manual lowering hand wheel (to bring the lift to the next landing in the event of an emergency), retractable seat belt and over speed brake (to stop the lift operation if the normal downward travel speed exceeds). The upper and lower safety limit switches prevents the stairlift operation if the seat is not locked in the riding position. Some of the other features include –