Commercial elevators are designed to transport large number of people (including wheelchair users) and heavy goods to the various levels of a building. When compared to home accessibility devices, these are recognized by its heavier loading capacity and bigger car size and are commonly installed in hospitals, offices and other public buildings.
Elevators for commercial purposes are offered by leading manufacturers in a wide range of sizes, models and features. In addition, they are also available in different designs, finishes and other options that perfectly match commercial setting needs. LULA (Limited Use Limited Application) elevators are a perfect choice for low-rise commercial buildings. These devices are ideal in commercial spaces which have no existing vertical transportation.
A LULA system is a fusion between a wheelchair lift and a full–size commercial elevator. Though it looks like a traditional lift, it takes up very little space. Here are some top LULA elevator models:
- Orion – Orion LULA from Savaria features a hydraulic drive system that ensures a smooth and safe ride. This model comes with a load capacity of 1400 lbs and an ideal choice for educational settings, places of worship and professional offices with up to 3-levels. A submersed pump and motor ensure quiet operation. Safety features include emergency battery back-up for lowering and interior lighting, negative pressure valve, safety brakes, floor specific battery lowering, and emergency manual lowering.
- Journey – Manufactured by Cambridge Elevating, this commercial lift is ideal for use in schools, libraries, multi-story housing or other low-rise commercial buildings. It comes with a state-of-the-art drive system and controls, a load capacity of 1400 lbs, and travels at a rated speed of 30 feet/minute. Other features include automatic key control, emergency lighting, self leveling, stainless steel handrail, illuminated push buttons, emergency lowering/battery back-up system and hands free ADA phone.
- Serenus – Serenus LULA from Federal Elevator is a useful option for small multistoried commercial buildings. The lift features a compactly designed super-hush exclusive hydraulic pump unit for smooth, quiet operation. With a 1:2 cable hydraulic drive system, the device comes with a total load capacity of 1400 lbs and travels at a maximum speed of 30 fpm (0.15 m/s) with 6 stops. Emergency battery lowering and lighting, over speed governor, manual or automatic entrances, auto accordion car door and ADA telephone are some of the major features of this accessibility system.
Always ensure that you choose a reliable dealer for purchasing commercial LULA elevators. An established dealer will provide installation support and maintenance solutions to keep your system working safely and without hitches.