The E-Series is the next generation workhorse from a brand that is synonymous with high-quality wheelchair lifts. Trusted for over 40 years, BraunAbility has reinvented the bare bones wheelchair lift. A modern take on simple, effective and reliable. But there’s one thing about the E-Series that is more than meets the eye. It shares the element of design that gives the premium Q-Series its superior platform stability.
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With the Q-Series wheelchair lifts, we revolutionised the rigidity of the platform making it 300 percent better. The design element that enables this increase in rigidity, the closed box, in the parallel arms is also present in the E-Series.
On a standard wheelchair lift with dual parallel arms, the platform will deflect under uneven loads causing it to sway and skew. This can make anyone on the platform uneasy or even scared. Needless to say, it’s not going to be a very pleasant ride.
So what do we mean when we say 300 percent better? We measure rigidity in millimetres of deflection. I.e. how much the platform moves from its original position during load. In a controlled environment, a standard wheelchair lift platform under load will deflect about XXX to XXXX millimetres. Whereas the E-Series and Q-Series platform will deflect only about XX millimetres.
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The other benefit over aluminium is fatigue cracking. This has proven to be a serious issue with the use of aluminium in wheelchair lifts. Especially in applications where these lifts see heavy use.
All current models of the E-Series weigh less than 140 kg and can safely lift 400 kg... again and again and again.
The stretch metal of the platform provides a non-slip grip for shoes and tires. Another benefit of the stretch metal is the holes letting dirt, snow and mud fall through to the ground before entering the vehicle.
The highly visible yellow handrails is a sturdy point to hold on to for both wheelchair users and anyone standing on the platform. The hook shape allows the handrails to be held onto in a number of different grips that provides a sense of comfort and stability.
Designed to take a beating the robust hand control features two rocker switches that let you control all the functions of the lift: fold, unfold, up and down.
These lifts are built to be a simple and reliable. To function every time they are used, regardless if it’s multiple times a day or once a year. Whether hot or cold, rain or snow, the E-Series lifts will provide accessibility in vehicles to people all over the world.
The E-Series wheelchair lifts have been treated with an anti-rust coating. This ensures that the lift stays functional and looking new for a long time, even in areas with high humidity.
A roll-stop is an important safety feature. It prevents any wheelchair on the platform from accidentally rolling too far and off the platform. The roll-stop on the on the E-Series is mechanical and goes up as soon as the platform leaves the ground.
The normal service life of a wheelchair lift is usually less than 10,000 cycles. For decades all BraunAbility inboard lifts have been tested to meet our internal requirement of 32,000 cycles, and the Q-Series is no exception. In addition to this we have also tried to closely simulate real-world conditions. We've stressed the base plate welds to a maximum by performing cycle testing on both rigid and flexible floors.
Cycle test approved
Climate test approved
EMC test approved
Crash test approved