Handicare’s curved stairlift goes up a gear thanks to new two-way powered swivel seat option
A new two-way powered swivel seat option on Handicare’s flagship curved stairlift system, the Freecurve, is helping to make a life-changing home adaptation even more accessible to customers.
Dealers already trained and experienced in fitting the Freecurve, will immediately benefit from the launch of the two-way powered swivel feature as it requires no additional training and is easy to install.
Prospective customers with narrow staircases and tricky layouts in halls and landings will now be able to ride in comfort with the Freecurve in a swivelled position and benefit from the enhanced safety of a 90 degree swivel at the top of the stairs, with no rail overrun required.
Handicare UK Sales & Marketing Director Paul Stockdill said: “The introduction of a two-way powered swivel on our single rail curved stairlift makes our portfolio one of the most comprehensive currently in the market.
“From our next generation slimline straight, the Handicare 1100, to our flagship Freecurve system, we can supply a quality solution quickly for our partners whatever their needs.
“Feedback from both engineers and end-users during the initial field trials around the world has been overwhelmingly positive.”
Handicare continues to invest in the development of its straight and curved stairlift models with the new Freecurve two-way powered swivel seat option the latest in a number of planned upgrades.
Suitable for staircases with curves or landings as narrow as 690mm, the Freecurve two-way powered swivel seat allows the end-user to travel in an offset position, in order to avoid their knees clashing with fixed obstacles during the ride.
The angle can be easily adjusted on-site from the default 65 degree setting to 45, 85 or 90 degrees as required. Once at the top of the staircase, the seat then swivels 90 or 85 degrees in the opposite direction to allow the user to dismount safely and securely.
There’s also the possibility of zero intrusion at the top of the staircase to avoid any obstruction of doorways on the landing.
To further safeguard end-users travelling in the offset position a safety belt with an interlock switch is available.
New and improved technology also means the non-handed option is more reliable thanks to a motor-gearbox, operates at a reduced noise level and also enables users to dismount safely on multiple landings if required.
Paul added: “We’re excited about the impact this will have on our partners’ ability to offer a Handicare solution whatever the staircase they are presented with when carrying out a home assessment.
“The option will be available in our easy-to-use photo survey measurement system PS4D, and partners can select the two-way powered swivel without any need to specify the offset angle as this is easily adjusted during installation.”
The Freecurve two-way powered swivel option is available on the Elegance, Alliance and Classic seats and continues to be available with one-way powered and manual swivel options.
The two-way powered swivel replaces the Freecurve Turn and Go and can be retrofitted on lifts already installed. Spare parts for the Turn and Go will continue to be available for three-five years.
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