Wessex Lifts Through Floor Home Lifts

Wessex Lifts through floor home lift in down position.
Wessex Lifts Through-Floor Home Lift.
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Wheelchair Lifts: Wessex Lifts VM Through Floor Vertical Lift Range

Wessex Lifts through floor home lifts are designed for safety, flexibility and independence. The advanced design of the Wessex Lifts Through Floor Lift includes multiple carefully considered and valued benefits to users, plus helps provide greater dignity and quality of life.

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Wessex Lifts through floor home lifts are carefully designed for safety, flexibility, and to help users enjoy better independent living. Superb benefits include:

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Through Floor Lift Design

  • Illuminated, ergonomically designed internal lift controls for ease of use. Powered door option for greater independence.

Lift Location Installation Flexibility

  • Your through floor lift can be free-standing; a load bearing wall is not required.
  • The door open and internal controls can be situated on either left or right. If you move to another location and require different configuration, the controls can be changed to match your new location.

Through Floor Lift Safety Considerations

  • Wessex Lifts through-floor home lifts VM range, are EC Type tested by a notified body and comply with Schedule 4 of "The Supply of Machinery Safety Regulations 1992".
  • In addition, all mobility lifts manufactured by Wessex Lifts are CE marked in compliance with European Regulations, and comply with BS 5900.

Installation, Instructions, and After Sales Care

  • Your Dolphin Lifts Kent sales contact will advise you about any necessary building work that may be required before your Wessex Lifts through floor lift can be installed.
  • Wessex Lifts trained personnel will install your through floor lift and then show you how to fully operate your lift, plus provide advice on service and maintenance.
  • For future reference, you can also of course refer to your through floor operating manual.

Wessex Lifts Through Floor Home Lift Range Of Models Available

  • VM30 - Seated lift, lifting up to 3m.
  • VM31 - Standard wheelchair lift, lifting up to 3m.
  • VM36 - Large wheelchair lift, lifting up to 3m.
  • VM38 - Extra large wheelchair lift, lifting up to 3m.
  • VM50 - Seated lift, lifting up to 3.5m.
  • VM51 - Standard wheelchair lift, lifting up to 3.5m.
  • VM56 - Large wheelchair lift, lifting up to 3.5m.
  • VM58 - Extra large wheelchair lift, lifting up to 3.5m.
Wheelchair lift cross-section illustration

Wessex Lifts Through Floor Lift Features And Benefits

  • Free-standing lift tracks so no load-bearing wall is required, providing a a wider choice of lift locations.
  • For reliable, easy transport into your home, your lift arrives flat packed. Your lift is then assembled by Wessex Lifts trained engineers.
  • Fixed internal ramp allows easy access for wheelchairs.
  • Your lift "footprint" requires less room, ideal when a 'tighter' fit is needed. Also allows for more space outside the lift for manoeuvring a wheelchair.
  • Door and lift controls can be set for right- or left-handed users.
  • Internal push button controls are illuminated enhancing ease of use still further.
  • Audible two-tone alarm with battery back-up is fitted as standard for use in an emergency.
  • When the lift is going up, if the lift path becomes obstructed, or lift is touched, the lift safety edges automatically stop the home lift.
  • When the lift is going down, if the path is obstructed, smart sensors built in to the floating platform halt the lift.
  • Timer-controlled lights Illuminate the lift car during operation and switch off after a pre-set time.
  • Built in fire seal.
  • If the electrical power fails, emergency back-up systems operate the door, light and alarm, and lower the lift to the ground.
  • Comes in an attractive pearl grey exterior and a lavender interior finish.
  • Universal telephone socket is fitted as standard.
  • Safe Working Load (SWL) for the Wessex Lifts Through Floor lifts is up to 250kg.

Further Customisation Options And Choices

  • A remote control for added convenience.
  • Telephone can be supplied as optional extra.
  • Key control system can be installed into the call stations to prevent unauthorised use.
  • Auto Homing Facility.
  • Grab handles are fitted as standard to the front of the lift car in VM30 and VM50 models. Available as optional extra on all other models.
  • The Wessex Lifts seat is available as an option in all the models.
  • Power door is available on the following through floor lift models: VM31, VM36, VM38, VM51, VM56, VM58.
  • False wall panels.
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British and EU Construction Standards

  • Wessex Lifts has a policy of continuous product development and improvement. The company therefore reserves the right to alter product or component specifications without notice.
  • The new British Standard BS5900:2012 was published with effect from 30th April 2012. The previous standard BS5900:1999 will remain current until the 30th April 2013.
  • Wessex Lifts Co Ltd as the market leader in through floor lifts meets all current standards and as with all our products fully meets the essential health and safety requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
  • The Wessex Lifts range of Through Floor Lifts has been type tested by TUV Rheinland certificate number 01/205/0120/11A.

Technical Specifications in Detail​

Comparison Table 1 of 2 Vertical Lift Technical Specifications by Wessex Lifts Model Numbers VM30, VM31, VM36, VM38
Technical SpecificationVM30VM31VM36VM38
3m Maximum TravelYesYesYesYes
Internal Width (A)590740790900
Internal Length - Manual Door (B)790118012301400
Internal Length - Powered Door (B) 115012001370
Total External Length With Door Open To Wall (C)1655219022902570
Total External Width Including Floating Platform (D)7228729221032
Total External Length Including Floating Platform To Wall (E)1090147515251695
Minimum Shaft Width84699610461156
Minimum Shaft Length1120150515551725
Minimum First Flow Ceiling Height2055205520552055
Mid-Floor DimensionsFrom 165mm to 385 mmFrom 165mm to 385 mmFrom 165mm to 385 mmFrom 165mm to 385 mm
Safe Working Load250 Kg250 Kg250 Kg250 Kg
Lift Speed60 mm per second60 mm per second60 mm per second60 mm per second
Ramp Gradient1:81:81:81:8
Door AdjustmentUp to 95 degreesUp to 95 degreesUp to 95 degreesUp to 95 degrees
Car Control Illumination5-minute duration5-minute duration5-minute duration5-minute duration
Comparison Table 2 of 2 Vertical Lift Technical Specifications by Wessex Lifts Model Numbers VM50, VM51, VM56, VM58
Technical SpecificationVM50VM51VM56VM58
3.5m Maximum TravelYesYesYesYes
Internal Width (A)590740790900
Internal Length - Manual Door (B)790118012301400
Internal Length - Powered Door (B) 115012001370
Total External Length With Door Open To Wall (C)1655219022902570
Total External Width Including Floating Platform (D)7228729221032
Total External Length Including Floating Platform To Wall (E)1090147515251695
Minimum Shaft Width84699610461156
Minimum Shaft Length1120150515551725
Minimum First Flow Ceiling Height2295229522952295
Mid-Floor DimensionsFrom 165mm to 385 mmFrom 165mm to 385 mmFrom 165mm to 385 mmFrom 165mm to 385 mm
Safe Working Load250 Kg250 Kg250 Kg250 Kg
Lift Speed60 mm per second60 mm per second60 mm per second60 mm per second
Ramp Gradient1:81:81:81:8
Door AdjustmentUp to 95 degreesUp to 95 degreesUp to 95 degreesUp to 95 degrees
Car Control Illumination5-minute duration5-minute duration5-minute duration5-minute duration

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Where to Go From Here

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