Conventionally, steps and multiple floors are integral to homes and commercial buildings. While such design facets are standard and economical, they leave wheelchair and motor scooter users restricted to a handful of areas or, worse, obstruct an entrance.
Wheelchair lifts, also known as platform lifts, provide an efficient and economical mobility solution, elevating a passenger from one floor to another or over steep front steps to the entryway. Apex Wheelchair Lifts, from Nationwide Lifts, offers homeowners and business or building managers an all-encompassing variety of inclined and vertical mobility devices.
True to its name, vertical wheelchair lifts move via a screw or hydraulic drive system from one level to another. The former system, part of the Apex Green lift, is composed of a motor, screw shaft, and a large nut, on which the platform is attached. To raise the platform, the motor spins the shaft. Hydraulic, on the other hand, consists of a reservoir, pump, fluid, and piston. As the fluid is pumped out of the reservoir and into the piston, the lift rises; to lower, the fluid flows back into the reservoir.