What Makes Ascension Vertical Wheelchair Lifts Different?
Ascension Virtuoso and Protégé vertical portable and permanently-installed wheelchair lifts offer a unique combination of quality, performance, durability, safety, and ADA compliance, unmatched by any other lift.
- Ascension wheelchair lifts are the only ADA compliant wheelchair lifts in the world that do not require a ramp or machine tower.
- All Ascension lifts do not have a machine tower as part of their construction. Other lifts use a machine tower to house the drive mechanism; such towers typically exceed
72" in height and obstruct the line of sight to stage activities.
- Ascension wheelchair lifts employ multiple safety devices. These include a safety skirting (on the Virtuoso Model Series) that completely encloses the underside of the
lift, gate interlock, a GFCI to shut off power in the event of a partial or complete short circuit or current overload, and a setup system that will only allow the lift to operate if
the wheels are in their proper storage position (on the Virtuoso Model Series).
- Customers can rest assured knowing that Ascension wheelchair lifts are covered by a standard 20-year drive train warranty, an unparalleled industry standard. This is
a strong indicator of the lifts' expected durability and performance.
- Ascension wheelchair lifts use an electro-hydraulic mechanism to raise the passenger platform; this mechanism evenly supports the platform on both sides of the lift
for maximum stability.
- Ascension Virtuoso and Protégé lifts are also extremely quiet. They will not interrupt a performance or draw unnecessary attention to the passenger.
- Ascension wheelchair lifts appeal to the comfort and dignity of the passenger by providing transparent sidewalls and gates on the platform. It is unobtrusive to an
audience and gives the passenger a clear view of the surroundings. Children will also find Ascension lifts non-threatening and easy to use.
- Ascension Virtuoso and Protégé lifts have an automatic dock plate to accommodate the passengers' transition between the car and surface of the stage. This plate
also enables the Ascension lift to be used in front of stages with protrusions (e.g. architectural decorations), uneven surfaces, or stages with a curved fascia.
- Ascension portable lifts feature on-site compression if relocation through a 36" doorway is required.
Simply put, Ascension wheelchair lifts are the safest, quietest, most attractive, most durable, and easiest-to-use lifts you can buy.