Ceiling lifts are motorized devices that lift and transfer patients from one point to another along a track. Ceiling lifts can be fixed or portable.
A portable ceiling lift uses a free-standing or self standing track. The comparison chart below showcases five popular portable ceiling lifts that offer different features and options.
Portable Lift PL
Maxi Sky 440
|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|
|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|
A fixed ceiling lift operates on a track that is mounted to the ceiling. The comparison chart below showcases six popular fixed ceiling lifts that offer different features and options.
FIXED LIFT FL
MAXI SKY 2
|Lifting speed with max load (in/sec)||1.6||1.2||1.6||1.2||1.2||1.3|
|Max recharge time||2 hours||8 hours||2 hours||8 hours||8 hours||8 hours|
|Number of lifts with 200 lb||80||60||55||100||55||100|
|Number of lifts with 600 lb||30||20||21||35||25||35|
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