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July 14, 2023
7 min read

Symmetry Pitless Elevators: A Breakthrough Product from Mobility123

The Symmetry Pitless Elevator by Mobility123 is a breakthrough residential mobility solution, specifically designed for homes unable to accommodate a traditional hoistway pit. Offering a unique set of features, it is designed for Inline Gear Drive and Winding Drum Drive applications. With a travel capacity of up to 50 feet, and a speed of 40 feet per minute, this pitless elevator is equipped with state-of-the-art controls and numerous safety features. It also offers a range of customizable options and reliable warranty coverage.

July 13, 2023
5 min read

Savaria V-1504 Platform Lift: A Detailed Planning Guide

This comprehensive technical planning guide offers a complete reference for architects, engineers, contractors and lift professionals to properly install a Savaria V1504 vertical platform lift. It provides detailed specifications including 750 lb weight capacity, 23 ft maximum travel, fpm nominal speed, and operating temperatures from -20°F to 122°F. The guide covers critical site construction details like floor loading (3,200 lbs), wall pull-out force (472 lb per bolt), and outdoor reinforced concrete slab requirements. Hoistway requirements per ASME code and clearances are also addressed. Electrical specifications cover 120VAC, 20A power with lighting, GFCI outlet and additional circuits for doors and ventilation. Entrance configuration notes smooth solid 42″ high gates above top landing and fascia panel installation. With full-scale drawings, equipment measurements, code references, and technical specifications, this guide serves as an indispensable resource for compliant V1504 planning and installation. Always reference Savaria for the latest documentation and drawings before starting any lift project. Following the recommendations in this guide helps ensure safe, long-lasting V1504 access for mobility-impaired users.

June 19, 2023
8 min read

Wheelchair Lift Drive Systems: Hydraulic Drive vs. ACME Screw Drive

This article delves into the two most commonly used drive systems in wheelchair lifts: the ACME Screw and Hydraulic Drive systems. After explaining their operational mechanisms and listing out three pros and cons for each system, it becomes clear that the Hydraulic Drive System offers a superior experience in terms of speed, smooth operation, and less frequent maintenance. Despite the potential for higher initial costs and energy consumption, the Hydraulic Drive System’s performance and efficiency make it a recommended choice for wheelchair lift users.

June 19, 2023
9 min read

Home Elevators vs. Homelifts vs. Wheelchair Lifts vs. Stairlifts: A Comprehensive Comparison

Finding the right home elevator or lift can be a challenge. Our latest article provides a comprehensive comparison between Home Elevators, Homelifts, Wheelchair Lifts, and Stairlifts, along with key factors to consider in your decision-making process. Make your home more accessible and safe for everyone.

June 16, 2023
8 min read

The Evolution of Residential Elevators: From Luxury Additions to Essential Components

This article examines the evolution of residential elevators from luxury additions to essential components of modern homes. It discusses the role of these elevators in promoting home mobility, enhancing accessibility, and increasing home value. It also highlights the influence of innovative design and technology in their development, as well as their increasing affordability, thanks to advancements in technology and manufacturing processes. The piece further emphasizes the offerings of Mobility123 in providing state-of-the-art home elevators designed to enhance quality of life and home living experience.