Carrying packages, including groceries, manually up and down a flight of stairs is a cumbersome job. Furthermore, it can result in muscle aches, backaches, and may even cause accidents. The invention of package stair lifts has not only made the transportation of goods easier, but also reduced health risks. Package lifts are mechanical devices which are used to transport packages, boxes, containers, cartons, totes or cases up and down the stairs.
In package stair lifts, trays are used instead of seats to transport goods from one level to another. They can be used for commercial and residential applications. They provide access to decks, elevated surfaces, stages, and porches. Package lifts can be installed either on the left side or the right side of the staircase. These lifts can be set up on almost all straight stairways and allow an inclination of about 30 to 50 degrees. Normally, these lifts can travel long distances and most of them have the capacity to bear heavy weights. The platforms of these lifts are made large enough to accommodate bulky packages. When not in use, these can be folded within 9" of wall or rails. The lift controls can be operated using a key and these lifts can be used indoors and outdoors. They are available in a wide variety of colors.
The installation process of package lifts is simple and easy. The rails of the lifts can be cut to size either on site or inside the industrial unit. Metal brackets are typically used to attach the rails to the steps. The brackets aid goods lifts to mount the stairs with ease. The platform is inserted into place after installing the cable and lift motor. As a steadfast drive system is used to power the lift, smooth operation and high performance is achieved in most cases.
Most of the package stair lifts have built-in security systems to ensure safety. Some of the companies incorporate loose-cable-disconnect and instantaneous out-of-order cable safety equipment so as to immobilize the lift in case of a cable break. Considering their reliability, longevity and cost-effectiveness, the advantages of package lifts are vast.
Anthony Robbins is working as a design consultant at Day Elevator & Lift , a premier provider of stair lifts, package lifts, elevators and wheelchair lifts for residential and commercial applications throughout the tri-state area, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut.