The underside of the wheelchair lift
When the wheelchair lift rises we protect the mechanism below from view in one of the following ways:
- A set of bellows that extend and compress as the wheelchair lift rises and lowers respectively. The edge of the lift is then protected with a safety sensor that stops the lift from lowering when it meets an obstruction. In case of any obstruction, the wheelchair lift must be raised for the obstruction to be removed before lowering again. The minimum pit depth option for the bellows can be found by clicking this pit depth link. Please click on the following Knightsbridge Stair Lift link to view a Sesame lift with the bellows and safety edge.
- A solid stainless steel skirt. This option allows the lift table to be slightly smaller as the bellows and safety edges take up more space however this option requires more pit depth. Please click on the following Kensington Stairlift link to view an example of a Sesame lift with a solid stainless steel skirt concealing the underside of the lift.
- A solid bespoke clad skirt. Sometimes our wheelchair lifts are to remain in the raised position to act as part of the upper landing level. With this option the underside is then clad in whatever material the surrounding riser wall is made of. Please click on the following Windsor Lift link to view a Sesame wheelchair lift which has marble concealing the underside of the lift.