Carriage Gate vs. Light Curtain on an Elevator

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A common inquiry that RAM receives is: “What safety features are included in my residential elevator?”. This is an important question as unlike commercial elevators, residential elevators in most North American jurisdictions are not legally required to meet any specific code and are not required to be inspected upon turn-over to the end user. It is… Read more »

RAM Trus-T-Lift™ Vertical Platform Lift Reviewed for Compliance in California

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Elevating devices, such as Vertical Platform Lifts for people in wheelchairs or with mobility challenges, have significant code and regulation in North America. Although there are many manufacturers of this kind of equipment very few work in the commercial building space as this then requires a designer/ manufacturer to work with a extensive set of… Read more »

Edmonton Journal Article: Built for Freedom

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Although RAM has been offering our elevating products for years it is always great to hear stories where we have been a small part of helping them achieve freedom and independence. A recent article in the Edmonton Journal highlighted a project that a local architect, Ron Wickman, worked on that incorporated one of RAM’s Crystal Home… Read more »

Looking to Grow Your Leads for Home Elevators?

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RAM’s Crystal Home Elevator product often gets specified by designers, architects, and other professionals at home development companies and builders.   There is a website called www.houzz.com that RAM has recently been reviewing. This site has a very interesting combination of inspiration (photos of projects), advice from columnists, directories of professionals, rating systems, and products.  … Read more »

Research on Seniors and Internet Device Usage

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There is an interesting site that focuses on Aging in Place Technology and they provided an interesting summary of some recent Pew Research that is very relevant if you are working in seniors products:   “The device divide is striking.  The needle has barely moved since the last Pew survey when it comes to tablets… Read more »

When is an Upper Landing Gate Used?

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In most cases a residential lift is not inspected, therefore we try to make the installation as cost effective as possible for the client without compromising their safety.   It is important to note the following:   RAM Manufacturing Ltd. recommends every installation have an upper landing gate with interlock supplied by the manufacturer or at… Read more »

Loooking for Funding on a Vertical Lift?

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In many cases, all that stands between a person with mobility challenges having a more active life in their community is funding. There are numerous societies such as Easter Seals, March of Dimes, United Spinal Association, and numerous others that help people in need but there are also many programs that are less known. Programs also… Read more »