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Power Supply
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Braking Systems

Swivel Seat
Safety Surfaces
Digital Display
Easy to Use - Joystick and Infra remote control operation. The lift can be 'sent' or 'called' to wherever it is needed
Safe to Use - Pressure sensitive safety surfaces that prevent the lift from colliding with any obstruction on the stairway. These are located around the footrest, and on the top and bottom of the carriage.
Easy to Install - Factory prepared for installation, each stair lift is built to a customers specifications. We can even deliver the stair lift direct to your address



A 20 " 502.5mm
B 24 " 610mm
C 14 " 370mm
D 18 " 470mm
E 4 " 110mm
F 1 " 38mm

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ACORN Superglide Stair Lift - technical Specification



motor power 0.25 kW
motor output speed 22 rpm
method of drive rack & pinion
motor output torque 108 Nm
power supply 24 v DC (battery)
maximum capacity 294 lbs (350 lbs available)
track extruded aluminum
main supply 110v, 50Hz charger

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ACORN Superglide Stair Lifts Power Supply

ACORN stair lifts are powered by direct current (DC), supplied by rechargeable batteries, which deliver a smooth, ultra-quiet and safe ride quality. The batteries are maintenance free and charged by a safe 15 volts AC, which is stepped-down from the domestic mains supply by the transformer.

  • The stair lift remains operative, even if the mains supply is interrupted
  • There is no mains voltage to any of the operating parts of the stair lift
  • There are no troublesome trailing mains cables, as with all AC powered lifts
  • Allows rapid and simple installation, without mess or disruption
  • Delivers smooth and near silent operational characteristics
  • 'Soft Start & Stop' means that there is no jolting or lurching as the lift starts or finishes its journey. This adds to the feeling of safety and stability.

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ACORN Superglide Stair Lifts Ride Quality

The peerless ride quality is attributed to our unique rail profile and chassis roller system, in conjunction with the DC Power and rack and pinion drive systems. Typically, other stair lifts feature four, or sometimes six chassis rollers and a box section rail. The ACORN Superglide stair lift has eight rollers, giving a surface contact area at least four times greater than competitor products, which, coupled with our unique double tube rail profile, gives the smoothest, quietest and most luxurious ride quality currently available, and a superb feeling of safety and stability when using the stair lift.

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ACORN Superglide Stair Lifts Safety Features

ACORN Stair Lifts have an impressive array of safety features built in as standard. These include:

Electronic and Mechanical Braking Systems

The stair lift is fitted as standard with these essential safety systems to eliminate any possibility of an uncontrolled descent of the stair lift.

Limit sensors

At the end of either an ascent or descent the stair lift will come to a 'soft stop' due to the limit sensors, these ensure that the stair lift always stops in the correct position

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Choice of Control

ACORN Superglide Stair Lifts are controlled by, either the mechanical 'joystick' fitted to the seat arm, or by way of the infra red remote control handset, two of which are supplied. The mechanical controls over-ride the remote controls. The remote controls are ideal when there are 2 users in the house so that the lift can be 'sent' or 'called' up - and downstairs. The wireless design means that there is no unsightly wall mounted wiring or control stations.

ACORN Superglide Stair Lifts : Infa-Red Remote Control

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Swivel Seat with Locking Catch

ACORN Superglide Stair Lifts :Seat Swivel

The stair lift seat swivels, and locks in position, making mounting and dismounting from the stair lift easy and safe. The stair lift will not operate unless the seat is in the correct riding position.



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Pressure Sensitive Safety Surfaces

There are 5 surfaces / edges that stop the stair lift in event of a collision with any obstruction on the stairway. These are located around the footrest, and on the top and bottom of the carriage.


ACORN Superglide Stair Lifts : Safety Sensors

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Diagnostic Digital Display

ACORN Superglide Stair Lifts : Digital Display

Mounted on the carriage of the stair lift is a digital display, which shows clearly when the lift is in the normal operating position, and also provide invaluable diagnostic information in the unlikely event of a fault with your stair lift.

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