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Compare Ceiling Lifts

Ceiling lifts are motorized devices that lift and transfer patients from one point to another along a track. The comparison chart below showcases six popular ceiling lifts that offer different features and options.

Top 6 Ceiling Lifts Comparison Chart

 P440 Ceiling Lift Prism Medical Silver CrossP300 Ceiling Lift Prism Medical Silver CrossMaxi Sky 440 Ceiling Lift Arjohuntleigh Silver CrossVoyager Ceiling Lift Arjohuntleig Silver CrossRise Porto 450 Ceiling Lift Handicare Silver CrossGH1 Q Ceiling Lift Guldmann Silver Cross
Manufacturer
Prism
Prism
ArjoHuntleigh
ArjoHuntleigh
Handicare
Guldmann
Model
P-440
P-300
Maxi Sky 440
Voyager
RisePorto 450
GH1-Q
Lifting speed without load
1.5"/sec
1.8"/sec
1.7"/sec
1.6"/sec
1.2"/sec
1.6"/sec
Dimensions (L x H x W)
18.83" x 6.38" x 7.25"
15.9" x 4.9" x 6.3"
22.25" x 10.25" x 7"
15.9" x 11.25" x 5.5"
11.3" x 6" x 6"
13.78" x 7.36" x 7.63"
Max # of lifts/battery charge
10
25
30
30
50
36

Emergency lowering
electrical
electrical
electrical and manual
manual
electrical and manual
electrical
Lift case
flame retardant ABS
flame retardant ABS
flame retardant ABS
fire retardant plastic
non flammable ABS plastic
impact resistant UL 94 V-O flame retardant recyclable plastic

Hand control
Pneumatic - piston displacement
digital
electrical
electrical
electrical, 4 buttons
electrical

Weight of unit
10.5 lb
6.7 lb
14 lb
12 lb
12.8 lb
17 lb
Lifting capacity
440 lb
300 lb
440 lb
440 lb
450 lb450 lb

Warranty
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
2 years
1 year

Lift range
up to 80"
up to 78"
up to 88"
up to 88"
up to 66.9"
up to 98"
Notable
80" length for low-bed transfers, battery is charged using standard plug and socket
lightest portable lift
room to room track transfers can be performed without modifying doorways, can lift patient from the floor
may use with Easytrack track system that does not require permanent installation, features a unique "quick release" strap system
can be used on all rail systems, settings, types of rooms and freestanding lift stands

quick release system makes it easy to move the lift module from one room to another

Home Ceiling Lift Manufacturers

There are several manufacturers of ceiling lifts offering products in North America, and these are some of the largest companies:

Arjo Huntleigh
With its headquarters in Sweden, this worldwide company has been in business since 1957. They make products for both institutional and home use.

Prism Medical (Waverly Glen)
One of the largest companies in the industry, Prism supplies both institutional and residential clients. Waverly Glen is one of their brand names and they have manufacturing facilities in the U.S.

Guldmann
This Danish company makes commercial patient lifts and offers a portable residential unit.

Handicare
This worldwide company headquartered in Europe makes stair lifts as well as portable ceiling lifts.

SureHands
SureHands is a U.S. company that distributes patient lifts from Handimove International, headquartered in Belgium. They make a variety of lifts for both independent use and caregiver assisted use.

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