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optimum 500 platform lift

Home Platform Lift - Optimum 500 Homelift from Ability Lifts

The Optimum 500 is the ultimate space saving platform lift for your home. It has been specifically designed for the home market with a very small space requirement to optimise the space in your building!

It comes complete with it own self supporting enclosure and will enhance the value of any residence. Installation costs are kept to a minimum ensuring excellent value with a low ownership cost. The 0.55kw energy efficient motor uses 75% less energy than other models of platform lifts and has the following features as standard:

  • Platform Size – 1020mm x 870mm
  • Space Required – 1180mm x 980mm
  • Clear Door Opening 800mm x 2000mm
  • Load Capacity – 400kg
  • Travel – Up to 13m
  • Floors served – Up to 4
  • Floor Recess – 60mm
  • Enclosure – Modular self supporting
  • Drive System – Guided Chain
  • Speed - 0.15m/s
  • Testing - Fully load tested and CE Marked
  • Code Compliance – MD2006/42/EC
  • Colour – White Powder Coat RAL 9010
  • Warranty - 2 years on major parts
  • Power supply 240V (1 Phase 16 Amp)
  • Telephone included


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Case Study

We installed an Optimum 500 for Nationwide Retail Systems

The homelift unit has available the following options:

  • Door Styles – In glass or steel including fire compliance and colour choices
  • Door Operation – Fully automated
  • Managed Use – A full range of key locking systems
  • Glazing – To all four sides as required
  • Colour Choices – Any standard RAL
  • Voice Annunciation
  • Platform Finish upgrades - On request
  • Communication Devices – Autodialer
  • Fire Alarm Interface
  • Ramp – 60mm high in place of the standard pit
  • Electrical Emergency Lowering

Available Sizes

Platform Size Vertical Hole
1020x870 (standard size) 1180x980
1120x870 1280x980
1220x870 1380x980

Installation of the Optimum 500 Homelift

The Optimum 500 requires little in the way of building works with a 60mm deep pit, a 1180mm x 980mm vertical hole through the building and a 16 amp power supply to the top floor being the only necessities for most installations to be carried out.


More about the Homelift

Accessing the upper levels of our homes is taken for granted by most of us but with an aging population and a desire to remain in our family home simple and unobtrusive solutions are required. Homelifts provide such a solution and can be designed to blend with existing décor or even be made a distinctive feature of the property. Homelifts are generally one of two styles, having either a basic cabin on wall guides or the more sophisticate enclosed type that can be glazed to create a pleasing scenic experience for all members of the family.