FlexStep: Staircase Wheelchair Lift
This is the FlexStep stairlift, a staircase that transforms into a wheelchair lift in a matter of seconds. Developed and manufactured by a Denmark-based company, Liftup A/S, this innovative mechanism retracts and turns into a wheelchair lift with just a push of a button. It can be custom-built to its surroundings and easily integrated into any space without the need for costly construction. This is due to its state-of-the-art design that allows for many configurations and installation options. In addition the finish material and color, etc. can also be customized.
FlexStep can be installed both indoors or outdoors, with travel height from 240mm to 1250mm and width from 700m to 1000mm. It has a 400kg lifting capacity. This pioneering 2-in-1 solution is also a huge space-saver in comparison to installing both a flight of stairs and a separate lift. FlexStep is easy and safe to use with sensors that detect objects under the lift and between the steps. FlexStep is equipped with four intelligent, synchronized motors, one at each corner, which collectively ensures smooth and safe movement between levels.
Regardless of the specification and configuration of the FlexStep you choose, each one comes with each and every safety feature needed built-in. This may include a vertical safety barrier or a safety door. When the lifting height is above 500 mm, the barrier is used at the top landing. This prevents users from falling down when the platform is away from the upper level. The vertical safety barrier will always be closed, when the lift is not at the upper level. The ramp is raised, when the lift is not at the lower level.
The safety door is made of the same material as the rest of the lift. It’s fitted with either a clear or smoke polycarbonate plate and is hinged on the right or left-hand side of the lifting platform. In the event of a power outage, the wheelchair user or pedestrian will still be able to access the FlexStep. Overall, FlexStep is an empowering solution for wheelchair users or those who have difficulty walking upstairs to gain their independence.
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