CSA B355 – 2015 Code Changes

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There has been a new code update released in relation to Vertical Platform Lifts in Canada. A summary of the changes that impact RAM product offerings are: Historically the code for residential was B613 and commercial was B355. B355 has now supersede3d B613 and includes residential comments. 4.2.1 – Travel. It is a little vague on whether… Read more »

ASME A18.1 2014 Code Changes

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The primary code that governs vertical platform lifts in the USA is ASME A18.1. This code had an update enacted in 2014. Many regions/ jurisdictions have not adopted this code update yet but RAM has undergone a review of the code to assess any impacts to the products we offering to our dealers and their… Read more »

RAM Offers New Patent Pending Side Access Manual Crank

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RAM has been designing and building vertical platform lifts to help people with mobility challenges for over 25 years and we are constantly innovating and improving our products. We continue this tradition with the launch of this new, patent pending, side access manual crank option that makes it easier than ever to manual crank your Trus-T-Lift 750. Check… 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 »

RAM Product Re-Branding/ Naming

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To: All Dealer Partners,   We have decided to re-brand part of our product line up to help make it easier for our customers to understand our offerings.   The “Crystal B355 Lift” will now be known as “RAM’s Commercial Traction Lift” or “CT-Lift”. The CT-Lift product will comply with both B355 and ASME A18.1… Read more »