The stair lift controls
Due to the number of styles of Sesame lifts there are many variations as to how they are controlled:
- Sesame lifts with a wheelstop such as the Knightsbridge Stair Lift are required to be switched off when not in use. This is due to the toe guard which surrounds the lift stopping wheelchairs from rolling off the lift platform, not preventing standing users from falling from the lift platform. The switching off of the lift is occurs automatically after the lift is left idol for more than 5 minutes. In addition, after the lift completes a cycle (stairs forward, barrier down) it automatically switches off. This means that the user must have a key to switch the lift on. Regular users can be issued with their own key, and other users can either be issued with a key upon arrival or else can use the optional "Call For Assistance" bell.
- Sesame lifts fitted with 1100mm barriers, as seen in the Westminster Equality Act Lift in Ireland 1122 movie, allow users to stand while travelling on the lift. As a results these Sesame lift may be left on at all time (on lift controls should be housed in one of the 1100mm high barriers).
- The standard set of controls at the upper landing would include the following buttons and key switches "On/Off", "Call Lift", "Lift Down", "Stairs Forward" (for lifts with stairs), "Emergency Stop", "Emergency Barrier Lower" (for lifts with upper barriers), "Call For Assistance" (for lifts that are switched off when not in use).
- The standard set of controls at the lower landing would include the following buttons and key switches "On/Off", "Call Lift", "Lift Up", "Stairs Forward" (for lifts with stairs), "Emergency Stop", "Emergency Lift Lower", "Call For Assistance" (for lifts that are switched off when not in use), "Emergency On Lift Barrier open" (for lifts with on lift gates or barriers).
- The upper and lower button stations can either be face mounted to the surrounding walls or fixed to a free standing button post at that level.
- The Standard set of controls on the lift would include "Lift Up", "Lift Down", "Emergency Stop", "Call For Assistance"
- The standard method to switch the Sesame lift "ON" is using a key however a swipe card system can be added to the button station.
- The "call for assistance" receiver location is specified by the client.
- When the lift is controlled by a member of staff from a mainframe button station, the control panel can be hidden behind a hinged door.
- Private residential lifts can be fitted with remote controls units to wirelessly control the lift, lifts have even be fitted with voice control units to controlit.
- For an example set of button station drawings please Contact us.