Enclosed Lifts

The Optimum 400 platform lift is a self-supporting and highly reliable hydraulic enclosed lift, especially made for external use with a complete glazed or solid panel structure. These units are compliant with building regulations. We are also pleased to offer adjacent entry if required.

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Standard Features

  • Three standard platform sizes
  • Single piece self-closing doors
  • Half-Height gates at upper level up to 3m travel
  • Full-height doors at upper level above 3m travel
  • 24v DC controls
  • Arrival Chimes
  • Platform/Carriage Lighting
  • Emergency battery lowering
  • 7000mm travel
  • 0.08m/sec travel speed
  • 400kg SWL
  • Fully panelled shaft walls
  • In car overload
  • Platform rated load 400kg
  • Travel distance up to 7 metres
  • Travel speed 0.08 metres/second
  • Power supply 240v, single phase, 50Hz

What’s a platform lift?

  • A platform lift is a horizontal platform that raises or lowers a wheelchair, in order to help increase accessibility by overcoming the barrier of height.
  • Platform lifts can be installed internally, to help increase mobility between floors or externally to provide access to the inside of a building – whether it be a first or second floor.
  • Lifts with a self-supporting glazed structure are specifically designed for wheelchair users to move upwards and downwards across a greater height distance.

Why choose the Optimum 400 Hydraulic Platform Lift?

  • Choose your size – Our platform lift comes in a three different sizes; small: 1250x900mm, medium: 1400x900mm and large: 1400x1100mm) to suit a wide range of building requirements and spaces.
  • 7 Metre travel distance – With an overall travel distance of up to seven metres, this lift provides access for those with low mobility to other floors.
  • Emergency battery lowering
  • Warranty
  • Colour choice – Choose from a range of colours to suit the appearance of your building.
  • Specifically designed for external use but can be installed internally.
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Optimum 400 hydraulic platform lift


  • Platform sizes
  • 1400mm x 1100mm
  • 1400mm x 900mm
  • 1250mm x 900mm
  • Footprint sizes
  • 1550mm x 1320mm
  • 1550mm x 1120mm
  • 1400mm x 1120mm
  • Pit Depth 85mm or ramp can be specified
  • Headroom 2300mm minimum headroom required


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Our Service

Here at Ability Lifts, we don’t only aim to supply our customers with high-quality lifts that are tailored to their particular building, but we pride ourselves in offering the best service alongside this product. This service includes; delivery, installation, engineering, servicing, and around the clock advice.

Delivery – We will deliver on time to suit the agreed program. Our delivery vehicles are equipped with all of the necessary equipment, so as not to involve you with additional labour.

Installation – All of our installation teams are certified to the required safety standards. They work alongside other trades, are fully qualified, and carry the necessary certification cards.

Engineering – We have trained engineers who understand the problems experienced by the developer, and work with them to ensure our product will meet their requirements. The specification is a joint effort to achieve the optimum installation with the least disruption possible.

Servicing – Once the unit is installed, it needs looking after. We have nationwide service available and welcome the opportunity of looking after your platform lift.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, if this is not quite what you’re looking for – use our lift finder tool here.

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    At Ability Lifts we have lift servicing contracts available. We have a basic service contract for those who may not need an in depth service. For those who require more care for their lifts we have a fully comprehensive service contract.

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    Lift Installation

    The installation process is modified based on the size, building, what kind of lift it is and more. Therefore having an experienced and skilled team in charge is crucial. We are customer focused from the moment you contact us to your installation to maintenance visits after delivery.

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