What is a VPL?

by | Jan 16, 2024 | Lifts

Since 1987, RAM Elevators + Lifts has been most reliable VPLs for people with mobility issues. But what is a VPL? Below, we explore what it is, what its prominent features are, and tell you a little about Canada’s leading VPL manufacturer. Learn about the VPL below!

What is a VPL?

VPL stands for Vertical Platform Lift. It’s a type of lift made for people with mobility issues and is created with wheelchair users in mind. This is an exclusive RAM Elevators + Lifts product made to support indoor and outdoor mobility around the home. The design of the RAM Vertical Platform Lift allows you to travel up to 14 feet, giving you access to multiple levels of your home. It’s perfect for people who are looking for alternatives to using stairs. If you avoid entering or leaving your home due to the stairs, a Vertical Platform Lift might be precisely what you need.

Features of the RAM VPL

RAM Elevators + Lifts premium VPL mechanics includes weather resistant features to endure Canadian winters and springs. Electronics are encased in a waterproof box, and the non-slip flooring gives the rider grip in the car despite the weather conditions. Should water collect in the car, rest assured that the VPL is designed to withstand flooding. The Zero-Load Start Design is programmed to start your Vertical Platform Lift’s motor before you load, promoting the longevity of your lift. Much like a car, warming the engine before use helps it operate better. With easy installation, our clients get their Vertical Platform Lift running in no time.

It doesn’t start and end at a simple lift—we aim to make all aspects of the experience easy and accessible to all. Inside the car, soft touch paddles make it easy for our clients to operate. A soft start and stop create a better ride for the users, and we have customization options that will help the elevator fit your home seamlessly.

Not sure if the VPL is right for you? Read about how to choose the right home elevator or lift for your situation.

Top VPL Supplier in Canada

RAM Elevators + Lifts is Canada’s top supplier of elevators and Vertical Platform Lifts. Our vision is to engineer accessibility options for residential homes in Canada without compromising on aesthetics. Aging in place and sudden mobility challenges are just two reasons we feel driven to create reliable Vertical Platform Lifts. Our clients deserve an excellent quality of life in their own homes.

Each of our elevators and lifts has features that give us the RAM Advantage: the feature that sets our products above the rest. For each of our Vertical Platform Lifts, we use an all-electric drive system to give our clients a smooth, quiet ride from floor to floor. Should you experience any hiccups with your Vertical Platform Lift, your warranty will ensure that you can get it up and running quickly.

Canadian VPLs for Indoor and Outdoor Use

Canadians need reliable accessibility indoors and outdoors. The RAM Vertical Platform Lift gives you just that. Talk to us today to learn more or to get a quote.


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