• for many applications
  • ideal for retrofit installations
  • Suitable for internal and external installations
  • Load bearing capacity generally up to 400 kg

Product description of vertical wheelchair lifts from HIRO LIFT

The vertical wheelchair lift, often referred to as a homelift, serves for transporting wheelchair users and an accompanying person if necessary. Because they are comfortably equipped and simple to install they are used equally in public buildings, in offices and also in the private homes.

Our vertical lift for the disabled is available with a closed cab or with an open platform. The self-supporting shaft can be arranged in different configurations. In fact, it can be designed smaller than conventional lifts with the same size of passenger compartment. Its compact dimensions allow a larger floor area to remain available in the building. Of course, the complete system can also be installed in a customer-provided walled shaft.

Ideal for retrofit installations

Barrier-free access enables installation without extensive and costly structural modifications, regardless of whether inside or outside the building. The lift can be integrated into existing buildings simply and easily. For ground level access, a shaft pit of just min. 10 cm is required and the shaft head is so low that it can be easily integrated into a room with normal ceiling height. If there is no shaft pit present, access can also be effected via a ramp as an alternative.

Attractive appearance

The modern design of the vertical lift for the disabled allows it to be harmoniously integrated into its environment with the help of the different design variants. The shaft scaffold can be painted in all RAL colours to your specifications. In the case of lifts with cabins, you can create your desired style through the combination of carefully selected components. The cabin is a modular concept so that you can assemble your individual design from a large selection of ceiling types, wall claddings and floorings.

Variable doors

With platform systems, access to the passenger compartment is via shaft-sealing doors. These are designed as swing doors and can be opened manually or automatically depending on the design variant selected. With the design of the cabin you also have the opportunity to use a telescopic sliding door as an alternative. The associated cabin sealing doors are available as folding doors or telescopic sliding doors.

The doors can be attached at any desired point, other than on the drive side. In general, one door per level is sufficient, but two or three doors are also possible. The access points can easily be arranged opposite one another, adjacent to one another or on three sides. This enables the lift to be ideally adapted to any structural situation.

Weather-tight, stepless access from outside

Outdoor vertical lifts for the disabled are wind and weather proof. Fastening to the exterior wall of the building provides the safety and stability. Components made from stainless steel, galvanised steel or anodised aluminium likewise provide comprehensive corrosion protection along with weather-resistant painting. An awning can be attached as an option above the doors for access from the outside. The lift shaft itself is protected from rain and snow by a roof. In standard form this is a steel framework with acrylic glass. Custom versions can of course also be implemented.

Custom versions

The HIRO LIFT vertical lift for the disabled is very flexible and can therefore be adapted to suit a great variety of situations. We can also offer variants with a higher load-bearing capacity or adapted base area, on request. For example, if there is not enough space available for the standard version, the lift can also be designed with smaller dimensions. In standard form, the lift can be equipped with up to 10 stopping stations but more stopping stations are also possible on request.

Cost-effective and space-saving

The HIRO lifts for the disabled have everything that is nowadays considered necessary and useful. Everything that is not useful has been consistently dispensed with.

You need...

...no shaft pit

...no separate machine room

...no additional lift shaft

...no extensive structural modifications

Sometimes, less is more!

example vertical platform lift
example vertical platform lift
example vertical platform lift
example vertical platform lift

Equipment options

detail vertical platform lift

Our vertical lifts for the disabled allow a whole range of individual adaptations to suit your personal needs. In the context of an improved, user-friendly operation and higher level of comfort - it has plenty to offer.

Depending on the type of lift, various equipment options are possible, for example:

  • Automatic door opener on the top door frame: As soon as the lift reaches a stopping station, the door opens automatically without the user having to do anything.
  • Emergency telephone: Various telephone options, such as an intercom system, standard manual telephone or a telephone with automatic dialling system (GSM mobile telephone system or landline connection).
  • Elbow call button, attached in the vicinity of the lift. Useful if the lift user would like to call the lift as they approach it. This ensures that they are not in the swinging radius of an automatically opening door.
  • Stopping station display LED: Indicates the current position of the lift to the persons who are waiting on it.
  • Stopping station signal tone: Informs those waiting on the lift that is has arrived by means of an acoustic tone.
  • Speech signal upon reaching the stopping stations: A statement informs the passenger as soon as the lift reaches a stopping station.
  • Shaft covering for indoor systems; optionally also with shaft lighting or timer-controlled, energy-saving LED spotlights.
  • Shaft scaffold (steel) available in RAL colours
  • Glazing on 4 sides of the shaft
  • 4-channel radio remote control: The lift can be controlled by remote control. The receivers are located on the doors and on the platform.
  • Folding seat
  • A fire protection door with integrated door closing mechanism provides additional safety in the event of a fire.
  • Door closing system with automatic timer: Doors close automatically after a factory-set time and can only be opened again with a key (useful for installations in schools, senior citizens' homes, etc.).
  • Thermally insulated doors are available for outdoor lifts.

Setting for the HIRO LIFT vertical lifts for the disabled

Load bearing capacity:

Generally 400 kg, more on request

Transport height:

max. 15 m


0.15 m/s
Number of stopping stations:

2 to 10

Via control panels on the platform and on the stations
Power supply:

Optimal operation of systems with cabins with 400 V. A 230 Volt variant is also possible under certain conditions. Fuse/breaker: 20 A. Adaptable to usual local mains voltage.


Deadman controls, self-preservation control (on systems with cabs)
Shaft cladding:

Forex, laminated safety glass
Shaft head:

2200-2700 mm, depending on design
Shaft pit:

10 – 16 cm possible insofar as a shaft pit is planned

for versions without shaft pit; aluminium; dimensions depending on platform size


Swing doors as shaft sealing doors, depending on system type folding doors as cabin sealing doors, telescopic sliding doors

Quality controls:

EC type approval per machinery directive 2006/42/EC, EN 81-40

Safety equipment

Various safety devices are included in the standard versions or are available as options, depending on the type of lift:

  • To ensure that you are always able to exit the lift safely even in the event of a power failure, it is equipped with a rechargeable battery powered emergency descent system.
  • Systems with platforms are equipped with a contact strip all round the platform that will stop the system if touched.
  • Platform systems are equipped with a deadman control system. That means: They drive only whilst there is an active command present. Our cabin lifts on the other hand are equipped with a self-stopping control system as is familiar from conventional everyday lifts.
  • Emergency stop button
  • Locking: The system is put into service via a key switch on the control panel and/or on the doors
  • Emergency call signal tone
    Emergency light: In the event of a power failure, a rechargeable battery powered LED underneath the controls illuminates the platform floor.
example vertical platform lift