Category: Dealers News

CSA B355 – 2015 Code Changes

Posted November 21, 2015

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

Posted November 21, 2015

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

Posted July 1, 2015

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?

Posted May 28, 2014

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

Posted May 22, 2014

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?

Posted May 13, 2014

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

Did you ever wonder about Ettiquette when Interacting with People Who are Disabled?

Posted May 13, 2014

This is a wonderful guideline produced by the United Spinal Association. In our Vertical Platform Lift business many of the clients have mobility challenges and this might help you get a picture of how to interact with out being awkward.   It might also help new staff in your firm if you are already a… read more

Having trouble with Search Engine Optimization for Video?

Posted May 8, 2014

This was an interesting article on what could potentially help you with your website rankings for SEO if you are using video content. Link   Although RAM does not do all of these things we certainly agree that getting relevant content to what people are looking for is the name of the game and it… read more

Youtube Vs. Face Book – How does it Affect You?

Posted May 5, 2014

How does Youtube affect you as a dealer? http://betabeat.com/2014/05/brand-will-flee-to-youtube-facebook-is-a-graveyard-for-organic-reach/

RAM Product Re-Branding/ Naming

Posted April 22, 2014

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

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