The Savaria Omega inclined platform is designed for access over stairs with multiple levels, curves or intermediate landings. This lift carries a passenger with wheelchair up and down stairs by travelling along a rail system mounted alongside the stairs.
An alternative to an elevator or vertical platform lift, the Omega requires minimal construction. The foldaway platform allows full access to the stairs when the lift is not in use. Flexible for many types of installations, including inside and outside curves, spiral stairs and multiple levels, the Savaria Omega is custom built to your specifications. The available ADA-compliant platform includes a fold out seat and audio visual movement alarm to meet public building access requirements.
During travel, the edges of the platform ramp and the carriage of the lift are protected by sensors
which stop the lift if it touches an obstacle.
There are also safety underpan sensors to detect an obstacle underneath the platform and
carriage and stop the lift.
Safety arms and platform ramps
While in motion, the platform is protected by two safety arms. The platform is also protected by
two side access ramps (and an optional front access ramp) which have the dual function of
facilitating access to the lift at the floors (open position) and of retaining the wheelchair while the
lift is in motion (safety position).
Before the lift leaves the floor, the safety arms must be down and the platform ramps must be up.
If the underpan or platform ramps encounter an obstacle as they move into position, a
microswitch is tripped, stopping the lift. You can drive away from the obstacle in the other
direction in order to remove the obstacle.
The upper and lower limit switches allow the lift to stop automatically in the correct landing
position at the upper or lower end of the staircase. If the upper or lower limit switch fails, the
additional final safety limit switch stops the unit.
Emergency stop button
There is a red emergency STOP button located on the platform control panel and on the handheld
pendant which can be pressed in an emergency to stop the lift.
On-board alarm button
The yellow alarm button is located on the platform control panel and can be pressed in an
emergency to sound an audible alarm indicating that assistance is required.
Platform key switch
The key switch is located on the platform control panel and is used to activate/de-activate the
platform pendant controls.
The yellow landing light is mounted in view of each landing and the travel of the lift, either at the
middle landing or in the middle of travel The landing light flashes to indicate that the unit is in use.
Overspeed governor (safety brake)
The overspeed governor is a safety device located at the lower end of the rail. It will activate to
quickly bring the lift to a stop if it is descending down the stairs too quickly.
Manual lowering device
You can use the manual handwheel by inserting it on the motor shaft to bring the lift to the next
landing in the event of an emergency. You can also use an electric drill with the provided adapter
for faster lowering.
Applications: Commercial, residential, indoor, outdoor*
Stair types: Multiple levels of straight stairs, stairs with intermediate landings, stairs with turns
Capacity: 660 lb (550 lb for Canada)
Optional capacity: 660 lb (300 kg) USA only
Nominal speed: 12 ft/min (0.071 m/s)
Minimum travel: 8 in (20 cm)
Maximum travel: 164 ft (50 m)
Motor: 1 hp (0.75 kW), 3 hp (2.2 kW over 30 m)
Gradient: 45° – Public, 55° – Residential
Power supply: 240 VAC (+/-5%), 15 Amps (20 Amps for Omega Max model)