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
|Model||Portable Lift PL||Voyager||Maxi Sky 440||P-440||RisePorto 450
|Product weight||11 lb||12.5 lb||14.3 lb||11 lb||12.8 lb
|Weight capacity||286 lb/440 lb||440 lb||440 lb||440 lb||308 lb/452 lb
|Speed (in/s with 264.5 lb)||2||1.6||1.6||1
|Speed (in/s) with 440 lb||1.8||1.2||1.2||0.7
|Number of lifts with an avg. charge at 198 lb load||80||26||27||35||50
|Lifting clearance||13.5 in||13.5 in||15.8 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:
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.
This Danish company makes commercial patient lifts and offers a portable residential unit.
This worldwide company headquartered in Europe makes stair lifts as well as portable ceiling lifts.
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.