We are pleased to have added new domestic lift products to our range, which address the needs of bariatric users. The TSL 1100 Step Lift, a product originally developed for the Australian market, is now available in the UK and other countries that we export to.
The launch of our new Libretto range of fully enclosed ‘through floor’ lifts took place at the Occupational Therapy Show in November. This new range of lifts offers a higher load capacity than the current range of Harmony and Lifestyle Home Lifts.
Growing bariatrics market
According to Public Health England, 61.7% of adults are overweight or obese (data from a study conducted in 2014). The prevalence of obesity among adults in England rose from 14.9% to 25.6% between 1993 and 2014.
Terry Lifts have recognised there to be an increasing need for lifts with a load capacity of 300 kg or more, which is now being referred to as “the new standard”. By adding new products to our range and by continuing to develop our existing products, we can cater to the needs of the fast-growing bariatric market.
New lift solutions with high load capacity
The TSL 1100 Step Lift has a load capacity of 385 kg and features a 1100 mm extra wide platform, making it ideal for bariatric users and for use with heavy wheelchairs. It is a low rise step lift for domestic use with a maximum travel height of 1000 mm.
The Libretto fully enclosed ‘through floor’ lift models have a high load capacity of 325 kg. The Standard (S) and Longer Wider (LW) models can accommodate a wheelchair, whereas the LW model can accommodate a wheelchair user and an attendant. This feature is not available with traditional unenclosed ‘through floor’ lifts.
We are looking forward to meeting the increasing demand for bariatric solutions with the new products. Our Libretto range will be available to distributors during the first half of 2017.