In order to make
our equipment easier to use, more comfortable, safer and able to execute
specialized lifting situations, Horcher has a variety of options and accessories that one can order for their
lift system(s). Whether it be a motorized Patient Positioner, which is able
to position a user into a reclined or upright position while being lifted,
or a specialized type of track configuration, we pride ourselves on
providing the best, most affordable equipment and accessories in the entire
Not only does
Horcher, offer specialized lifts and tracking
systems, they also offer custom made slings in the rare event that our
standard slings are not adequate for the user. We have provided just an
overview of the available accessories. Please consult with us as to
whether or not the particular accessory is needed or suitable for you.
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Completely self contained and
measuring just four inches long, our scale includes the latest gauging
technology. An accessory that can be attached to all of the UniLift
C-Models and most of our floor models, our scales are able to accurately
read how much the user weighs to a repeatable, calibrated accuracy of
Complete with an automatic zeroing button, our scale
is useful in many ways. For example, this scale is a safe, easy and
effective way to weigh somebody who needs to be weighed several times a
day due to their condition. The scale is also a very easy way to weigh
somebody who is not able to stand on a standard scale. Physical
Therapists often use our scale to chart the progression of their
patients who are in ambulatory rehabilitation. Through scale readings,
the Physical Therapists can see how much their patients are able to bear
weight over their rehabilitation period.
"The MAGS Vest
incorporates a patented mesh which acts like a Chinese finger trap to
hold the vest in place during unweighting therapy" according to it's
manufacturer, Maine Antigravity Systems, Inc., in Portland, Maine.
|Sturdy polypropylene mesh reduces wear |
|Lower lumbar support for added comfort |
|Color coded for easy size identification|
The MAGS vest as an option
for use on the Horcher overhead ceiling mounted
lift systems. When an upper body support system is attached to the
UniLift overhead track system a variety of benefits can be realized:
Available in sizes from X small to 5X Large
The Motorized Patient Positioner (MPP)
is an accessory that can be applied to all models of the LexaTM,
TonyaTM and the UniLift Ceiling C-Model families.
The MPP attaches to the lifting apparatus and is designed to position
the user into varying degrees of reclined or upright, seated positions
while being lifted. The MPP enables the user position him or
herself into the most comfortable position with the simple touch of a
button on the remote control.
The Motorized Patient Positioner
allows caregivers to position the patient without straining providing a
safe, dependable and comfortable lift for the patient and caregiver.
The Motorized Patient Positioner
developed for the Pediatric TonyaTM Lift is smaller than the
standard Patient Positioner, which is used for our LexaTM and
UniLift Models. The smaller MPP enables the sling to
better conform to children, ensuring safety and comfort.
Motorized Patient Positioners have
a lifting capacity of 350lbs & use energy from the lift battery.
The "Dolphin" Patient Positioner is the most recent addition to Horcher product family. The "Dolphin" is specifically
concerned with the ergonomic repositioning of patients.
Traditional mechanisms for the attachment of slings to patient lifts
have required exertion on the part of care givers. Repositioning a
patient required some pushing and pulling on the sling or the patient.
Some manufacturers have added handles and by pushing or pulling on the
handle, a care attendant can reposition the patient and hold the patient
in position. However, such pushing, pulling and especially the holding
means that strenuous exertion remains a part of the equation. The
equation could be written as follows:
Push + Pull + Hold = Care Giver Stress = Work Related Injuries
With the recent
emphasis on ergonomics, it has become important to avoid any repetitive
stressful motions which can cause Work Related Injuries.
With the the "Dolphin", patients can be lifted and automatically
repositioned to or from reclining and sitting positions. Patients lifted
from the sitting up position will remain sitting up. If they are being
lowered into bed, as their upper body reclines, the "Dolphin" adjusts
automatically and allows the patient to lay flat.
Can be used on the Diana, UniLift Ceiling
and Lexa lifts
Distributes the patient's body weight,
providing more comfort
Requires little to no strenuous
different charging methods/upgrades that one can purchase for all models
of the UniLift, C-Model family. The default
method for charging your ceiling lift is to "park the lift" at a
particular spot on the track where the charging station is located.
Other methods of charging have been developed by Horcher
to facilitate the charging process for our customers.
Charging plates for the UniLift,
Located inside the track, each charging plate provides a charging
station for a UniLift, C-Model at any spot along the track.
Multiple charging plates provide multiple charging stations along the
track for convenience. A charging plate is an advantage for the
user who does not want to have to park the lift at the normal charging
station, which is located the end of the track. The user also has
the freedom to decide where he or she wants to charge the lift.
Continuous Charging for the
For the customer who does not want to deal with the charging process at
all, continuous copper stripping placed along the inside of the track
provides a constant charge to the lift. Carbon brushes, which are
located on the lift trolley, brush along the copper stripping,
completing the charge from the copper stripping to the lift batteries.
also manufactures padded covers for almost all of the lifts for extra
protection. For example, there is a padded case for the Portable UniLift,
PC-2 model. This case covers the entire lifting unit in the
event the caregiver inadvertently bangs his or her head while
manipulating the lift.
Floor models can have padded or
plastic covers that fit over and around the base legs of the lift. These
covers prevent any nicks or scrapes that may occur to the legs of the
lifts. The padded covers also protect a caregivers feet and ankles
from any accidents that may occur.
Safety is the top priority of
Horcher when designing lifting systems.
Although most lifts come standard with emergency back up features,
optional, secondary, emergency "let down" features are also available.
As an option, a manual "let down" option is offered on the Diana and
Raisa floor model lifts. If a rare power failure occurs to the
lift, one can unscrew an apparatus that is attached to the lifting
actuator, lowering the user safely to the ground.
On all of the Horcher ceiling lift models, there are 2 standard, emergency
features. However, other types of optional, emergency, backup systems
for our UniLift, C-Models are offered. For example,
there is a Spreader Bar with an integrated, emergency let down. In
case of rare electrical failure, the spreader bar has a secondary strap
that one can manually unwind in order to lower one into a wheelchair,
bed or onto the ground.
Our factory trained consultants can discuss your needs and
your desires regarding usage in your home/facility. If you'd
like to read about the lifts that use these slings, click here to go to the
Main Menu. You can also
contact us for more information or to
schedule an evaluation.
Independent Patient Use Warning
Using any lift independently is not recommended if physical
and/or mental condition are subject to change. Independent use should always
be accompanied by back-up systems, such as portable telephones, emergency
call systems and mechanical emergency let down mechanisms.
Note: Specifications are
subject to change without notice. The right to technical alterations
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