Ceiling Lifts Overview
family of ceiling lifts provide a range of solutions for patient transfer in
homes and facilities. With a Horcher ceiling lift,
the patient can be lifted from the tub, floor, or bed, and lowered into a
sitting or lying down position.
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Advantages of a
A ceiling lift is
the most seamless patient transfer solution available.
|Furniture does not have to be
moved to perform a lift. |
|It lift rolls smoothly easily
along the ceiling mounted track. |
|User can be raised from and
lowered to a sitting or fully reclined position. |
|Users with enough upper body
strength can operate the lift independently. |
|The lift is never in the way
because it is on the ceiling.
Ceiling lifts provide for the overhead lifting of the patient without
turning in tight locations or maneuvering over carpet.
floor model vs. ceiling lift page for more thoughts on the
general benefits of ceiling lifts.||
of a Horcher
has designed a variety of ceiling lift engines, tracks, track mounting &
connecting accessories, track switches/carousels/transversals/roundhouses,
patient slings and other accessories to allow maximum customization of the
ceiling lift system to fit your needs and your environment.
Horcher offer a variety of
lift system slings and other accessories (scales, etc.) -- no matter
what your need. We have separate pages describing slings and
The central component of any lifting
system is its lift engine. All of the Horcher
lift engine models have motorized patient lifting and lowering.
has two main ceiling lift engine types:
These lifts are mounted to the track and sit unobtrusively near the ceiling
when not in use. Standard models can lift up to 400 pounds and
heavy duty lifts up to 530 pounds.
Three C-Model Lift models are available:
C-2 UniLift - Provides the
motorized patient lifting and lowering. Caregiver manually moves the
patient along the track with only 1 pound of pressure per hundred pounds of
C-4 UniLift - Same as the C-2 PLUS
motorized left/right movement along the track.
C-6 UniLift - Same as the C-4 PLUS
motorized operation of a variety of special track layout accessories such as
track switches, carousels, transversals and roundhouses.
Portable PC-2 lifts|
Weighing only 18.5lb, the Portable PC-2 is designed to be carried from
one track to another. Thus, small sections of track can be
installed wherever a lift and transfer is needed. This
design not only renders several rooms or even multiple homes/buildings accessible, it
is cost effective because renovations do not need to be performed to
accommodate one long, continuous track. The PC-2 offers
operating controls located in two different places. The
lifting/lowering buttons are located on the lift itself as well as on
the wired hand control.
UniLift Ceiling Lift Features
|Pneumatic Hand Controls for wet
environment transfers and use. |
|Customized tracking systems to meet
the caregivers and/or users needs as well as to accommodate varying
ceiling heights and designs, such as vaulted or cathedral ceilings which
may require suspended track installations. |
|Track Curve of varying degrees
available to meet specific |
|Electric Carousels, Track Switches
& Manual or Battery Powered Transversal applications for access in
multiple directions in small or constricted areas. Also can be utilized as
a room-covering system.|
UniLift Ceiling Lift Safety
|Battery Power, which
eliminates the chance of electrical shock and keeps lift available in case
of power outage. |
|Charging Systems which
automatically shut off. |
charging mechanisms making the charging process easier and sometimes
making it unnecessary to take the lift out of service. |
Lowering Systems |
by trained personnel|
What is the power
source for this lift? And how do I charge it?
The dependable 24 volt system keeps the
UniLift ceiling lifts operating even in the event of an
electrical power outage. To keep your battery charged, your lift can
either be positioned along the track in a charging location called a
"charging station" or installed with continuous charge. On a
full charge, the C-model lifts can complete 350 lifting cycles, 12" up and
12" down, using a 350 lb. load.....out performing any other lift in the
Usage and other Special Track Layouts
No matter what
your need -- we have a Horcher Lift solution!
We can customize
the track to get you where you need to go with straight track of varying
lengths and curved track of varying angles.
If you need to go
anywhere in a room space, we can install a room-covering Transversal system.
If you need to
access multiple directions or small/constricted areas, we have Carousels and
We're able to
suspend the track when there are vaulted or cathedral ceilings.
If you need
room-to-room usage and do not want to alter your doorway, we have a
room-to-room system, that allows a track transfer at the doorway.
We'll also help you look at alternatives such as bath/toilet chairs, if the
bathroom is the second room you need to access.
Temporary Use of
a Ceiling Lift
lift systems can be temporarily installed.
Note, that even
when a track is installed in your home/facility, it can be
easily removed when you no longer need your lift. After its removal,
the small holes caused by the mounting screws can be filled in with putty
and painted over.
Should you need a
truly temporary solution, the ceiling lift can be
installed on two-post or four-post temporary systems. We use
these systems when we demonstrate the ceiling lifts at shows or in your
home/facility. Frequently, hospitals will use these systems
temporarily for patients and families can get familiar with transferring
their loved one.
ceiling lift/Scheduling a
There are many options for the installation of a ceiling
Our track can be installed in a variety
of ceilings including standard wood joist, concrete and steel ceilings.
We can also handle vaulted and cathedral ceilings. Our factory trained consultants will come
to your home or facility to discuss your needs and your desires regarding
usage in your home/facility. Contact
us for more information or to schedule an evaluation.
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
are subject to change without notice. The right to technical
alterations is reserved.
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