Completely quiet premium wheelchair lifts.
Almost all lifts on the market today follow a common industry standard set by BraunAbility close to 40 years ago. Over that time our lifts have earned the reputation of being reliable workhorses. However inboard lifts also ride inside the cabin and honestly, sometimes they’re not the best passengers. They can rattle. They can look ugly in nice vans. They can even shift and sway under load while in use.
Having a lift that goes up and down is one thing. We set out to reinvent the wheelchair lift to match the premium experience of modern vehicles. By combining our four decades of experience with human-centered design processes we now proudly present our new BraunAbility Q-Series inboard lifts. The new lifts combine the reliability and robustness synonymous with BraunAbility together with a smart design that excels above all others in three dimensions: quiet ride, structural rigidity and aesthetic design.
It’s a well-known fact that a stowed wheelchair lift in the back of the van can clank, rattle and clonk. By enlisting Professor Mark French, acoustics expert at the prestigious Purdue University in Indiana, we set out to silence the lift once and for all. The Q-Series lifts are oh so quiet, in fact the noise is indistinguishable from the noise of an empty van.
The rigidity of the platform is a major factor in the user experience. Nothing is as scary as riding on a floppy platform. These lifts are so rigid, we dare say they’re the only lifts designed to have an attendant riding in the outer corner of the platform together with the wheelchair user. In plain numbers that’s about 300 percent more rigid than any lift we’ve seen.
Most people tend to think of design as a way to make something look good, but design is so much more than that. It’s about interaction with the user, the service and maintenance technician and just anyone in the vicinity of the product.
Together with Professor Steve Visser at Purdue University in Indiana, we gave the Q-Series lifts a distinct curved design with a modern look as well as a number of clever features that just makes life simpler.
Platform width: 860 mm
Platform length: 1320 mm
Overall height: 1410 mm
Overall width: 1225 mm
Overall depth: 540 mm
Floor to ground: 800 mm
Weight capacity: 400 kg
Unit weight: 156 kg