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Savaria V-1504 Platform Lift: A Detailed Planning Guide

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Intended Audience: This comprehensive V-1504 Vertical Platform Lift technical planning guide is intended to provide architects, engineers, contractors, builders, and lift installation professionals with all necessary specifications, construction details, code references, and technical data required to properly plan and execute the installation of a Savaria V1504 lift. The guide serves as an essential reference with detailed drawings, measurements, site preparation instructions, and compliance information to ensure the lift is designed, built, and commissioned to the highest standards. By following the recommendations outlined in this guide, project teams can be confident the V1504 will meet all safety codes and provide reliable, long-term wheelchair access. Please consult with Mobility123 regarding any project-specific questions not covered in this guide.

The Savaria V1504 Vertical Platform Lift is designed to provide wheelchair access between floors in residential and public buildings. Proper planning is essential to ensure the lift is installed correctly and up to code. This guide provides key details and considerations when planning a V1504 installation.

Structural Considerations

Proper structural support is critical. The floor beneath the V1504 must support 3,200 lbs. Walls should have two columns of three 2×4 studs or be made of concrete/brick. Outdoor installations require a reinforced 4” thick concrete slab capable of supporting 3,200 lbs.

The lift brackets must attach to a wall that can support a minimum of 472 lbs of pull-out force per bolt. Brackets come with proper lag screws or anchor screws for mounting. Check required loads at each lift position against the wall’s load capacity.

Electrical Requirements

The V1504 needs a dedicated 120VAC, 20A circuit with a fused disconnect. Lighting of at least 100 lux is required at platforms and landings, with a switch and GFCI outlet in the pit. Additional circuits may be needed for doors and ventilation. Consult all applicable electrical codes.

Entrance Configuration

Upper landing gates, fascia panels, and proper clearances are critical for safe access. Gates should be smooth, solid, and at least 42” high. Return walls must be built after entrance assembly installation.

Outdoor Installations

Outdoor lifts require weather-proofing like plexiglass inserts and ventilation. A 4” thick reinforced concrete slab is recommended, with insulation and drainage as needed.

Adhering to Codes and Safety Standards

All designs must comply with ASME A17.1/A18.1 standards and state/local codes. Work with local officials early in the process to ensure proper permitting and inspection.

Consult the V1504 planning guide for full specifications and construction details. Proper planning and preparation ensures your V1504 vertical platform lift provides safe, reliable access for years to come. Let me know if you need any other information as you start planning your lift installation project!

Savaria V-1504 Technical Specifications:

  • Load capacity: 750 lbs
  • Maximum travel: 23 ft
  • Nominal speed: 20 fpm
  • Operating temperature: -20°F to 122°F
  • Noise level: 72.9 dBA (up) 50.0 dBA (down)
  • Daily cycles: Normal 30, Heavy 75, Excessive 100
  • Maximum starts per hour: 12
  • Cab sizes: 36×48, 36×54, 36×60, 42×48, 42×54, 42×60
  • Cab height: Standard 42-1/8", Optional 80"
  • Cab access: Same side, front/rear, 90 degree
  • Power supply: 120VAC, 20A, 60Hz, single phase
  • Motor: 2:1 chain hydraulic, 3HP, 24VDC gear motor
  • Control system: Electronic relay logic
  • Distance between landings: 7" minimum
  • Tower: Modular rail assemblies and roller guides
  • Pit depth: 3" minimum
  • Finish: Beige powder coated paint, vacuum formed plastics
  • Standards: ASME A18.1

Site Construction Details

  • Floor must support 3,200 lb stationary load
  • Wall must support 472 lb pull-out force per bracket bolt
  • Recommended wall support: Double 2×4 studs or concrete/brick
  • Outdoor requires 4" thick 3,200 psi reinforced concrete slab

Hoistway Requirements

  • Must meet all applicable codes and regulations
  • Plumb, level, and square with proper dimensions
  • Minimum overhead clearance per governing codes
  • Contractor to provide masonry, carpentry, drywall work
  • Securely anchor mast to structural support wall
  • Suitable lintels above doors to support loads

Electrical Requirements

  • Per NEC 620 (USA)
  • 120VAC, 20A, 60Hz circuit with fused disconnect
  • Lighting of 100 lux minimum at platforms and landings
  • GFCI outlet and switch in pit
  • Additional circuits may be needed for doors and ventilation

Entrance Configuration

  • Smooth solid gates 42" high above top landing
  • Fascia panel below top entrance if required
  • Align doors/gates with platform equipment
  • Return walls installed after entrance assembly

Adhere to all applicable ASME, local codes. Consult the Savaria V1504 Planning Guide for full details on specifications, drawings, site preparation, and installation.

Downloads (PDF):

  1. Savaria V-1504 Brochure
  2. Savaria V-1504 Planning Guide

The specifications, drawings, and recommendations in this V1504 Vertical Platform Lift technical planning guide are subject to change without notice due to evolving codes, product enhancements, and applications. To ensure all information is current and applicable to your particular installation, please consult with Mobility123 to obtain the most recent V1504 planning guide, technical drawings, and supplementary documents before starting any work. Referencing outdated documentation during project execution could result in non-compliant lift installations.

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