SILVER CROSS is not a ceiling lift manufacturer. This free service compares ceiling lift track system suppliers and finds recycled and low priced new ceiling lifts. A ceiling lift is a track is mounted to ceiling with lift device to transfer clients and move them along track. Numerous ceiling lift applications are superior to floor lifts in versatility. Ceiling lifts are easy to use, safe, less cumbersome than floor lift etc. The only type of lift to provide "Zero Lifting" is a ceiling lift. To learn more, click ceiling lift tips.
Key Ceiling Lifts Questions
Weight and height of client? Is more than one track required? What is ceiling made of and is it dropped? Length of track required? Does user want to operate ceiling lift independently? Are there space limitations where the ceiling lift track system is to be used? Does end user need to be positioned carefully to achieve comfort?
Key Ceiling Lifts Points
- Positioning much easier with ceiling lift than floor mounted lift.
- Floor mounted lifts have troubles with carpets and fitting under a bed frame.
- Ceiling lifts do not have these two major concerns.
- If you are planning to use a portable ceiling lift then the weight of the lifting unit will be a key point in selecting the correct lift.
- Manual ceiling lifts are used where a care giver slides client along rail.
- Motorized ceiling lifts allows independent transfers by end user.
- Ceiling lifts can be used with walking sling.
- Track can go through doorway by suspending track below header or by cutting into door header to accomodate track.
Portable Ceiling Lift- This type allows for lift device to be moved from one track in one room to another track in another room by simply unhooking the lift device and reattaching it onto the other track.
Portable Ceiling Lift
|BHM Voyager Portable|| |
|BHM Wall Lift LEAST COSTLY||Barrier Free Lift Unilift PC-2|
|Weight Cap.||440 lbs||550 lbs||350 lbs.||350 lbs|
|Emerg. Brake (In case of free fall)||Yes||Yes||Not necessary||No|
|Battery Warning||Audible indicator||Audible and visual||Yes||Audible and visual|
|Motor / Battery||24 Volt Battery||24 Volt Battery||12 Volt Battery||24 Volt Battery|
|Unit Wgt Inc. Batteries||12 lbs||14 lbs||wall mounted||18.5 lbs|
|Strap Length||88"||88"||Not Applicable||90"|
|Key Feature||Lightest lift on the market.||Wide set sling hooks More options available.||Least costly of all lifts. Can mount extra bracket in another room to move lift.||2, 4, 6 or 8 functions controlled via hand switch|
Waverley Glen P-425
Moving Solutions Handi-Move
|Waverley Glen Sequoia||DH 1000 Guldmann|
|Weight Cap.||425 lbs||350 lbs||400 lbs||440 lbs|
|Emerg. Brake (In case of free fall)||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Motor / Battery||Electrical||N/A||24 Volt Battery||24 Volt Battery|
|Unit Wgt Inc. Batteries||14.5 lbs||15 lbs||90 lbs||25 lbs|
|Key Feature||Ergonomic handle.||The motor also has a separate emergency "down" control.||Free standing track system.||Transportable lifting unit with 2 functions (up/down) and built-in lifting hanger.|
Permanent Ceiling Lifts- Lift motor is attached to track and is not portable. This type of ceiling lift allows for the option to have the client automatically be pulled along the track by an additional motor in the lift device.
Permanent Ceiling Lifts
Horcher Unilift PC-2
BHM Wall Mounted Lift
|Weight Cap.||420 lbs.||400-600 lbs||350 lbs.||440 lbs|
|Soft Stop/ Start||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Luminous Battery Indicator||Yes||Yes||No||N/A|
|Auto Return to Charge||Yes||N/A||Not necessary||N/A|
|Key Feature||Automatically returns to its integrated charger.||Can move the patient in a lying or sitting position.||Can be moved from room to room with an extra wall bracket.||Wide range of lifting units, rail components.|
|Model/Manufacturer||THE Medical Cirus||BHM 550||BHM V4||BHM V10|
|Weight Cap.||400-600 lbs||550 lbs.||600 lbs||1000 lbs|
|Soft Stop/ Start||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Luminous Battery Indicator||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Auto Return to Charge||Optional||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Key Feature||6-point spreader bar for commercial applications.||Automatically returns to its integrated charger.||Handset can program lateral speeds.||Free standing semi-permanent rack option.|
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