Custom Enclosed Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL) offer a versatile solution when aesthetics are a priority.
Handi-Lift, Inc. will assist in the design of the enclosure to complement the design of your building. We provide custom, site specific shop drawings and coordinate the installation details with the other trades. The result is a beautiful, serviceable, and reliable wheelchair lift that is an asset to the space, not an eyesore.
The VPL comes in three basic configurations: Factory Enclosed, Custom Enclosed, and Unenclosed. Each can be customized to match your specific needs and decor, both indoors and outdoors. We can customize the platform or build a unique lift from scratch. Custom enclosure construction styles include simple sheetrock and metal studs, millwork, and architectural metal and glass. The enclosure only has to extend to 42" above the upper landing and end users prefer this open design to the closed-in feeling of a full height solid runway. Custom enclosure wheelchair lifts are often used in commercial applications.
- Power Door Operators. All lift entrances require power door operators, except the two stop, straight through configurations. We use the Tormax in-floor operator with heavy glass doors with no head jamb.
- Interlocks. Electric strikes require communicating hardware, so we prefer deadbolt style interlocks like Folger Adams 401R series. This lock can be installed overhead.
- Hardware. Dorma BTS-75 ADA interior floor model with 3/4" offset pivots on custom entrances work very well.
- ADA Phone. We recommend an integrated, ADA hands-free phone on all vertical lifts, though the codes and standards often only require an alarm.