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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 5 Ceiling Lifts Comparison Chart

 Savaria Monarch | Sillver Cross Ceiling LiftsArjoHuntleigh Voyager | Silver Cross Ceiling LiftsMaxi Sky 440 Ceiling Lift Arjohuntleigh Silver CrossPrism P-440 Silver Cross Ceiling LiftsHandicare RisePorto 450 | Silver Cross Ceiling Lifts
Manufacturer
Savaria

ArjoHuntleigh
ArjoHuntleigh

Prism

Handicare
Model
Monarch
VoyagerMaxi Sky 440P-440
RisePorto 450
Product weight

11 lb12.5 lb14.3 lb11 lb
12.8 lb
Weight capacity

286 lb/440 lb440 lb440 lb440 lb
308 lb/452 lb
Speed (in/s with 264.5 lb)

21.61.61
Speed (in/s) with 440 lb

1.81.21.20.7
Travel (in)

90.586.686.678.7
66.9
Soft start/stopYes
YesYes
Yes
No
Hand control
electricalelectricalelectrical
pneumatic
electrical
Number of lifts with an avg. charge at 198 lb load

802627
35
50
Lifting clearance

13.5 in13.5 in15.8 in
18 in
18 in
Notable

currently the only ceiling lift using Lithium-ion battery. Battery is significantly lighter, lasts longer, recharges faster and has many more lifts per charge
features a unique "quick release" strap system
possible for room to room transfers to be made without modifying doorways with Tarzan hook feature - patient and lift unit can "swing" transfer from one track to another
"integral full-width carry bar with unique contoured
shape for optimal client comfort"
may be used on all rail systems, settings, types of rooms and freestanding lift stands

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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