Raleigh, NC, February 08, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Recently, AmeriGlide Inc. introduced the AmeriGlide Incline Platform Lift, which combines the flexibility of a stair lift, with the functionality of wheelchair lift. The AmeriGlide Incline Platform Lift can be installed onto a straight staircase and travels lengthwise along the staircase.
One of the great things about the AmeriGlide Incline Platform Lift is that it can be used by people in wheelchairs, mobility scooters, or other mobility vehicles, yet also offers a fold down bench for seated riders. When this device is not in use, the platform can be folded up, so the staircase can still be used.
The AmeriGlide Incline Platform Lift is designed to be used on staircases that are up to 55 feet long and supports up to 450 pounds. However, the fold down bench, used by seated riders, has only been tested at up to 300 pounds.
This powerful lifting aid offers many safety features and is designed for larger staircases, making it perfect for public areas, such as schools, churches, or office buildings. The platform, which is covered in a non-skid surface, is available in several different sizes, starting at 28" by 35." The size of the platform will determine how large the staircase must be.
Jeff Sheffer, the CEO of AmeriGlide, said "Most wheelchair lifts available today are designed to lift vertically, so while these kinds of lifting aids work great on exterior staircases, they are not always as effective on interior staircases. However, the Incline Platform Lift has the advantage of installing in a manner similar to stair lifts, so it offers a much more versatile lifting solution."
AmeriGlide is the leading online supplier of stair lifts
, wheelchair lifts, bath lifts, and other mobility products. They are based out of Raleigh, North Carolina, but provide service to all areas of the United States.
AmeriGlide has been in business for over six years and has trained stair lift experts standing by to answer questions about any of their products.