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Wheelchair Lifts Wessex Vertical Lift Series

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Wheelchair Lifts: Wessex VM Vertical Lift Range: the Through Floor Vertical Lift Range

Designed for safety, flexibility and independence. The advanced design of the Wessex Through the Floor Vertical Lift affords greater benefits to the user. Go straight to the gallery below

Wessex through-floor lift wheelchair lift

Designed for Independence

Illuminated, ergonomically designed internal controls for ease of use. Powered door option for greater independence. Large-buttoned remote control now available.

Flexibility of Installation Locations

Free-standing design does not require load bearing wall. Door opening and internal controls may be either left or right and can be changed from side to side, enabling relocation of lift.

Choice of Models

Available in six models to suit a wider range of applications:

  • Model VM30 - Seated car, lifting up to 3 m.
  • Model VM31 - Standard wheelchair car, lifting up to 3 m.
  • Model VM36 - Large wheelchair car, lifting up to 3 m.
  • Model VM50 - Seated car, lifting up to 3.5 m.
  • Model VM51 - Standard wheelchair car, lifting up to 3.5 m.
  • Model VM56 - Large wheelchair car, lifting up to 3.5 m.

Attention to Safety - Compliance to British Safety Standards and European Regulations

Wessex Vertical Lifts, VM range, are EC Type tested by a notified body and comply with Schedule 4 of "The supply of machinery safety regulations 1992". All Wessex lifts are CE marked in compliance with European regulations, and comply with BS 5900 1999. (Special safety features are detailed below).

Wheelchair lift cross-section illustration

Installation, Instruction and After Sales Care

Our Area Sales Manager will advise on necessary building work required prior to installation. The lift will be installed by Wessex trained personnel, who will also give comprehensive training on lift operation and advice on service and maintenance. An operations manual is given to the user for future reference.

    Free-Standing Tracks

    Eliminates the need of a load-bearing wall, thus giving a wider choice of lift location.

    Arrives Flat Packed

    For ease of transport and entry into the home, where the lift is assembled by Wessex trained engineers.

    Fixed Internal Ramp

    Gentle incline for easy access. Car takes less room for 'tighter' fits increasing space outside the lift for manoeuvring a wheelchair.

    Multi-handled Doors and Controls

    Doors and internal controls may be fitted to the right or left. Clever design makes it possible for Wessex trained engineers to change both door and controls from one side to the other if required.

    Remote Control (optional extra)

    For greater independence.

    Illuminated Internal Controls

    Push button controls fitted at hand height are ergonomically designed for ease of use. A key switch (optional extra) may be fitted in the lift, enabling internal controls to be turned off.

    Universal Telephone Socket

    Fitted as standard. Telephone may be supplied as optional extra.

    Audible Alarm

    Two-tone alarm with battery back-up is fitted as standard for use in an emergency.

    Safety Edges

    If touched or obstructed will automatically stop the lift in ascent.

    Sensors in Floating Platform

    Located under the lift. These stop the lift if descent is obstructed.

    Timer-Controlled Lights

    Illuminate the lift car. They are activated automatically by the operation of the lift and switch off after a pre-set time.

    Call Stations

    The lift may be operated from call stations located in convenient positions at both levels. A key control system (optional extra) may be incorporated into the call stations to prevent unauthorized use.

    Integral Fire Seal

    Effective when lift is parked at upper floor.

    Auto Homing Facility (optional extra)

    Allows the lift to automatically park within fire seal at upper floor.

    Grab Handles

    Fitted as standard to front of car in VM30 and VM50 models. Available as optional extra on all other models.

    Wessex Seats

    The Wessex multipurpose seat, designed to be used in a variety of positions to suit the user, is available as an optional extra in all wheelchair models. The seated models are fitted with the Wessex multi-purpose seat as standard. A sliding seat may be ordered as an optional extra (VM30 and VM50 only).

    Wessex domestic wheelchair lift installation

    Emergency Backup Systems

    In the event of power failure emergency back-up systems operate the door, light and alarm, and lower the lift to the ground.

    Lift Finish

    The internal panels have been designed in a smooth, pleasant lightweight material making the lift aesthetically pleasing. The lift is creamy-white, chosen to blend easily with most internal decors.

    The internal panels have been designed in a smooth, pleasant lightweight material making the lift aesthetically pleasing. The lift is creamy-white, chosen to blend easily with most internal decors.

    Technical Specifications in Detail

    Comparison Table of Vertical Lift Technical Specifications by Wessex Model Number
    Technical Specification
    VM30
    VM31
    VM36
    VM50
    VM51
    VM56
    Internal width (A) - see illustration above right
    590 740 790 590 740 790
    Internal length (B) - see illustration above right 790 1150 1200 790 1150 1200
    Total external length with door open to wall (C) - see illustration above right 1655 2190 2290 1655 2190 2290
    Total external width including floating platform (D) - see illustration above right 722 872 922 722 872 922
    Total external length including floating platform to wall (E) - see illustration above right 1090 1475 1525 1090 1475 1525
    Minimum shaft width 846 996 1046 846 996 1046
    Minimum shaft length 1120 1505 1555 1120 1505 1555
    Maximum travel 3 m 3.5 m
    Minimum first-floor ceiling height 2040 2280
    Mid-floor dimensions From 165 mm to 300 mm From 165 mm to 300 mm
    Safe working load 225 kg 225 kg
    Lift speed 60 mm per second 60 mm per second
    Ramp gradient 1:8 1:8
    Door adjustment Up to 95 degrees Up to 95 degrees
    Car control illumination 4 to 20 minute duration 4 to 20 minute duration

    For a Closer Look at the Wessex Through-Floor Vertical Lift Range, Why Not Check Out the Gallery Below?

    Click the image you want to view, then move your mouse to the left or right of the displayed image to move back or forward through the gallery. Click the Close button to return to this page.

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    Where to Go From Here

    For more information or to ask any questions about Wessex vertical wheelchair lifts, please call freephone 0800 085 4143 for free no obligation advice.

     

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    Mobile: 07921 503 244
    Email: Contact
    Address:
    25 Estuary Drive,
    Felixstowe,
    Suffolk. IP11 9TL.

    Company Details

    Company number: registered in England Number: 5296200.
    VAT number: 849392970.
    Prices exclude VAT.

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