Savaria Omega Owner`s manual

OMEGA
Curved Inclined Platform Lift
OWNER’S MANUAL
(To Be Retained by Owner After Installation by Authorized Savaria Dealer)
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IMPORTANT
Ensure that only an authorized Savaria Dealer installs and services the OMEGA
Curved Incline Platform Lift. Under no circumstances is anyone other than a
Dealer with Savaria training and authorization to install, adjust, service or
modify any mechanical or electrical device on this equipment. Failure to follow
this warning can result in safety system compromises or defeat; this can result
in serious injury or death. Savaria Corporation accepts no liability for property
damage, warranty claims or personal injury, including death, in this
circumstance.
Passenger safety is the result of countless details in the equipment design,
manufacture, and installation. After installation, reliable operation and
continual safe operation requires regular inspection and maintenance as
outlined in this manual, or more frequently where usage, environment, or local
jurisdiction requires. As the Owner, you are responsible for ensuring that
regular inspections and maintenance occur in a timely manner.
Refer to this manual for unit description, setup, operating instructions, and a
maintenance schedule for the OMEGA Curved Incline Platform Lift.
Upon completion of installation, the Dealer must provide you with the
following information and ensure it is recorded in this manual. In addition,
either the Dealer or yourself must keep any service and/or maintenance records
in the Maintenance Record section of this manual.
WARRANTY
Ensure your Savaria Dealer provides you with a copy of the manufacturer’s
limited parts warranty and documentation relating to any Dealer labour
warranty.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FOR OWNER’S RECORDS
Customer Name: _______________________________________
Installing Dealer: _______________________________________
Dealer’s Telephone Number: _____________________________
Date Installed: _________________________________________
Serial/Job Number: _____________________________________
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Table of Contents
TO ENSURE SAFE OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
1. DESCRIPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Lift Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Guide Rails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Safety Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2. SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
3. PROPER AND IMPROPER USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Proper Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Improper Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
4. OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Manual Operation in an Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
5. TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
6. MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Maintenance Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
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TO ENSURE SAFE OPERATION
To ensure safe operation of this unit, pay careful attention to the important
notes below.
WARNING
This symbol accompanies essential safety instructions.
Follow these instructions and any additional safety
regulations.
IMPORTANT
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Read this manual carefully before using the platform lift.
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To prevent accidents, adhere strictly to the instructions and keep clear
of moving parts at all times.
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Never exceed the maximum load capacity as indicated on the side of
the carriage.
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Passengers must remain in the wheelchair or seated while the lift is
operating.
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Follow instructions on all equipment labels at all times. Replace any
damaged labels immediately.
•
Ensure that only qualified personnel perform maintenance and service
on the unit.
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This unit is intended for use by an adult that understands its proper
operation as set out in this manual.
WARNING
Wheelchair users on the platform must ALWAYS ride
facing in the direction of travel.
Users without a wheelchair must ride sitting down on the
seat and wearing the safety belt.
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1. DESCRIPTION
Lift Unit
The lift unit is comprised of the components shown in Figure 1 below.
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Platform control panel which has a key switch, an emergency STOP
button, an alarm button and a running light (see Figure 4 on page 7) to
indicate that the unit is in use
Drive unit
Safety arms
Pendant control
Carriage (behind cover)
Platform access ramps
Manual folding seat (not shown below)
Main power switch (located on external control box)
Figure 1
Key switch
Alarm button
Emergency STOP button
Drive unit
Safety arms
Pendant
control
Carriage
(behind cover)
Platform access
ramps
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The drive unit contains the components shows in Figure 2 below.
Figure 2
Gear box
Motor
Brake release lever
Handwheel (removable)
The pendant control (shown in Figure 3 below) has UP and DOWN buttons to
move the lift up and down the stairway and a red emergency STOP button to
stop the lift in an emergency. When not in use, hang the pendant control on the
safety arm using the hook at the back of the control.
Figure 3
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Control Buttons
The control buttons on the pendant and at the landing call stations are
constant-pressure type. This means you must press and hold the button to
operate it. Release the button to stop the function. The emergency STOP
button is push/pull.
Note that you need a key to activate the controls on the platform control panel
and at the landing call station (if the call station is equipped with a key switch).
WARNING
Never use the lift if the control buttons do not work in
constant-pressure mode.
The landing call/send stations are hard-wired with up, down, fold and unfold
control buttons.
Emergency STOP Button
When you press the red
emergency STOP button on
the platform control panel
(shown in Figure 4), the lift
will stop immediately. To
release the emergency
STOP button, press and
turn it slightly clockwise.
Figure 4
Alarm button
Running light
Running Light
The red running light
flashes to indicate that the
unit is in use.
WARNING
Check the emergency STOP button operation weekly. If
the lift does not stop when the button is pressed, DO NOT
use the lift. Contact your authorized dealer.
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Guide Rails
The platform lift travels up and down the stairway along two guide rails – an
upper rail and a lower rail. If the gradient is less than 20 degrees, a third rail
(horizontal rail) is required to stabilize the platform. Horizontal rail sections may
be required at half-landings or stop positions. A sample installation layout is
shown below.
Figure 5
Landing
call station
Upper landing
stop position
Landing
call station
Intermediate landing
stop position
Carriage
Drive
Horizontal
rail
Upper rail
Landing
call station
Lower rail
Lower landing
stop position
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Safety Features
The lift has the following safety features:
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Safety arms
Platform ramps
Obstruction sensors
Drive with self-locking gear and safety brake
Overspeed governor
Limit switches
Audio visual alarm (running buzzer and light)
Safety Arms and Platform Ramps
While in motion, the platform is protected by two safety arms. The platform is
also protected by two ramps which have the dual function of facilitating access
to the lift at the landings and of retaining the wheelchair while the lift is in
motion.
Before the lift leaves the floor, the safety arms must be down and the platform
access ramps must be up.
If the safety arms or platform ramps encounter an obstacle as they move into
position, a microswitch is tripped, preventing operation of the lift until the
obstacle is removed.
Obstruction Sensors
During travel, the edges of the platform ramps and the carriage are protected
by sensors which stop the lift if it touches any obstacle. There are also safety
underpan sensors to detect any obstacle underneath the platform and carriage
and stop the lift.
Safety Brake (Overspeed)
The lift is equipped with a mechanical safety brake. It engages if a drive
component fails or if the normal downward travel speed is exceeded by a
preset amount. Application of the brake slows the lift to a stop.
WARNING
When the safety brake engages, the lift remains locked
out of use. Contact your authorized dealer to release the
brake and return the lift to normal operation.
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Limit Switches
The upper and lower limit switches allow the lift to stop automatically in the
correct position at the upper or lower end of the staircase. If the upper or lower
limit switch fails, the final safety limit switch stops the unit.
WARNING
If the lift is unable to move after it stops, contact your
authorized dealer to return the lift to normal operation.
Audio Visual Alarm
There is an audio visual alarm to indicate that the unit is running. This includes
a buzzer and a red running light on the platform control panel that flashes
when the unit is in use. See Figure 4 on page 7.
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2. SPECIFICATIONS
Performance
Travel direction
Forward/backward
Travel length
Up to 164 feet (50 metres)
Speed (up/down)
14 feet/minute (0.07 metres/second)
Capacity
1 person in a wheelchair or sitting on the manual
folding seat; seat capacity is 330 lb (150 kg)
Maximum load
550 lb (250 kg)
Gradient
Variable up to 55°
Environmental Conditions
Temperature
-31°F to +113°F (-35°C to +45 °C)
Noise
Less than 70 db
Power supply
240V (+/-5%), single-phase, 60 Hz
Motor
1 hp (0.75 kW), 2.2 kW over 30 m
Controls
Pendant control buttons
Two drive buttons used to move the lift up or down
the stairway and one emergency STOP button
Call station controls
Used to call/send the lift, fold/unfold the platform
(for automatic platform); has an optional key switch
to enable controls
Platform control panel
Emergency STOP button to bring the lift to an
immediate stop
Key switch to enable controls
Alarm button to signal for help
Running light that flashes to indicate the unit is in use
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3. PROPER AND IMPROPER USE
Proper Use
The OMEGA lift is an accessibility device used to provide access over
straight-run stairs with a constant gradient. The lift will transport a passenger
either sitting in a wheelchair or on the manual folding seat. The lift is designed
for use by a self-sufficient person with knowledge of the unit’s operation and
general maintenance instructions.
NOTE
If the person using the lift is not self-sufficient, it must be
operated by an attendant.
Always remain still while the lift is in motion.
Do not use the lift when someone else is using the stairway.
WARNING
Wheelchair users on the platform must ALWAYS ride
facing in the direction of travel.
Users without a wheelchair must ride sitting down on the
seat and wearing the safety belt.
Improper Use
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Do not transport objects on the platform.
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Do not transport more than one person at a time.
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Do not stand on the platform.
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Do not overload the lift.
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Do not spray any liquids onto the lift or rails.
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Do not make any modifications to the lift.
WARNING
For your safety, use the lift only as intended.
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4. OPERATION
WARNING
For your safety, read this manual before using
the lift and always use the lift only as intended.
Warnings
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Ensure there is unrestricted access to the platform and the
main power switch in the external control box.
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Never overload the platform.
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While on board the lift, always remain seated with the
wheelchair brakes on. If the wheelchair is electric, turn it off as
long as the lift is moving. Keep your feet on the wheelchair
footrest.
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Note that in some installations where there is low overhead,
you may have to reposition yourself on the platform to avoid
contacting the ceiling
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If using the manual folding seat, make sure the seat belt is
securely fastened. Be sure to fold up the seat after use.
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While on board the lift, always look in the direction of travel
and stop the lift immediately if there is anyone on the travel
route.
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During operation of the lift, the landings and travel route
must always be illuminated.
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Keep the platform key in a safe storage place for access by
authorized personnel only. Be sure to remove the key after
each use.
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Never leave the lift halfway up the staircase.
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Never use the lift unless a trained person is available to
operate it in manual mode in an emergency situation.
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Never place your hands or any objects close to the rails or the
platform while the lift is in motion.
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Operation
1 Make sure the pendant control is
plugged into the jack located on the
side wall of the carriage body (see
Figure 6). If not, unscrew the cap and
plug it in.
Figure 6
PENDANT JACK
2 Turn on the main power switch on the
external control box. Note that when
the main power switch is turned off, you
cannot run the lift using any of the
controls.
3 If the lift is not at the desired landing, you
can call the lift using the call station
controls (Figure 7 shows a call station for
an automatic platform). Note that the call
station controls will only control the lift
when the platform is folded up.
Figure 7
UP
DOWN
4 To call the lift, first insert the key into the
call station key switch (if equipped) and
turn it on.
FOLD
5 Press and hold either the UP or DOWN
button to move the lift towards you.
UNFOLD
NOTE: Make sure you can see the lift at
all times when it is moving; stop it
immediately if there is an obstacle in the
way.
KEY SWITCH
(OPTIONAL)
6 The lift will stop automatically at the
desired landing.
In the event that the lift does not stop after releasing the control button, you
can turn off the call station key switch (if equipped) to stop travel.
7 Press and hold the UNFOLD button on the call station to lower the platform
and raise the safety arm. The access ramp will lower automatically. Be
careful of the moving parts.
8 If using the manual folding seat, fold down the seat.
9 Turn off and remove the key from the call station key switch (if equipped).
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10 Drive the wheelchair onto the platform and park it so that no part of the
passenger’s body or the wheelchair projects from the platform. Engage the
wheelchair brakes. If the wheelchair is electric, turn it off.
If using the manual folding seat, be sure to fasten the seat belt.
11 Lower the safety arm and the access ramp will lift up automatically.
12 Insert the key into the platform key switch and turn it on to activate the
platform controls.
13 To travel up or down the stairs:
Figure 8
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Press either the UP or DOWN drive
button on the pendant control (shown in
Figure 8) to drive the lift to the desired
landing. Note that the safety arms remain
down and the access ramps remain up in
the locked position as long as the lift is in
motion.
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The lift will stop automatically at all
landings. If you keep the drive button
pressed at an intermediate stop, the lift
will stop briefly and then continue
travelling towards the next landing.
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If you need to stop the lift along the
travel route for any reason, release the
drive button. If this does not work, press
the red emergency STOP button on the
platform control panel or the handheld pendant.
14 When the lift reaches the desired landing, it stops automatically.
15 Keep the drive button pressed until the safety arm is raised and the exit
ramp is lowered.
NOTE: If there is an acoustic signal 5 seconds after releasing the drive
button, then the lift is probably not in the exact recharging position.
Reactivate the drive button to bring the lift to the exact position.
16 Turn off and remove the key from the platform key switch.
17 Disengage the wheelchair brakes and drive off the platform.
If the manual folding seat was used, release the seat belt.
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18 Press the FOLD button on the call station
to fold down the safety arms and fold up
the platform (see Figure 9). Fold up the
seat by hand.
Figure 9
NOTE: When you fold up the platform,
the call station controls are reactivated
so you can send the lift to the desired
parking station if needed.
19 When the lift is not in use, be sure to
switch if off with the platform key and
keep the key in a safe place to avoid
unauthorized use.
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Manual Operation in an Emergency
You can use manual operation to bring the lift to the next landing in the event
of a power failure or equipment breakdown.
WARNING
Before proceeding with manual operation, you MUST
switch off the main power switch on the external control
box.
Moving the Lift in an Emergency
1 Switch off the main power switch on the external control box.
2 Push back the small lever protruding from the handwheel access hole in the
bottom of the drive unit cover. Install the handwheel on the motor shaft
(see Figure 10 below). NOTE that you can also use an electric drill with the
provided adapter for faster lowering.
3 Push down and hold the brake release lever. Turn the handwheel in the
desired direction until the closest landing has been reached. Note that this
process is very slow.
4 Release the brake lever and remove the handwheel. Store the handwheel in
an easily accessible place.
Figure 10
Brake release lever
Handwheel
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5 Lift up the safety arm and assist the passenger off the platform.
NOTE: If you are unable to drive the lift to the next landing, you will need to
release the safety arms as described in the procedure below.
6 Lock the platform with the padlock on the carriage.
7 Contact your authorized dealer if repair to the lift is required.
8 To operate the lift again, turn on the main power switch on the external
control box.
Releasing the Safety Arms in an Emergency
1 To release a safety arm, press and hold the upper landing arm release lever
located at the back of the carriage (see Figure 11 on the next page).
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To release the left safety arm (as viewed from the front of the unit),
press the upper lever.
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To release the right safety arm (as viewed from the front of the unit),
press the lower lever.
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Note that this is the same for a left- or a right-hand unit.
WARNING
Be very careful not to release the downside safety arm
and put the passenger in danger.
2 While pressing and holding the appropriate lever, release the safety arm by
pulling abruptly.
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Figure 11
SIDE VIEW
Arm release
levers at back
of platform
TOP VIEW
EXPLODED VIEW
Upper lever for left arm
Lower lever for right arm
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5. TROUBLESHOOTING
For safety reasons, the lift is equipped with several electrical and mechanical
locking devices. The lift will not work if any of these devices is tripped or if the
order of events is incorrect. 
WARNING
Only qualified technicians are authorized to perform
repairs and 6-month maintenance. DO NOT manipulate,
modify or remove any safety feature of the lift. Contact
your authorized dealer as necessary.
Follow through the items below to determine a possible reason for the problem
before contacting your authorized dealer.
1 If you’re having a problem with a call station, note the following:
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When the controls at one call station are activated, all other call
stations are automatically deactivated. The lift can only be controlled
by one control at a time.
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The platform must be folded up for the call station controls to function.
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Check that the key switch (if equipped) on the call station is turned on.
2 If the lift will not move, check the following:
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Check that the main power switch on the external control box is
turned on. Turn on the platform key switch and make sure the green
lamp on the platform turns on.
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Check that there are no blown fuses in the building power distribution
box.
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Check that all emergency STOP buttons are released.
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Check for obstacles underneath the access ramps and platform.
If the problem persists, contact your authorized dealer for assistance.
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6. MAINTENANCE
Periodic checks and maintenance are necessary to ensure your safety and
proper operation of the lift. Refer to the table below for a list of checks and
maintenance items.
WARNING
To ensure your safety and proper operation of the lift, be
sure to check the items below that are identified as
WEEKLY. Contact your authorized dealer to perform
6-month maintenance and repairs.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
ITEM TO BE CHECKED
FREQUENCY
BY OPERATOR
Check that the lift does not start moving until the safety
arms are down and the access ramps are up in the safety
position.
Monthly
Check that the safety arms and ramps remain closed while
travelling.
Monthly
Verify that the safety arms cannot be lifted up when you
are travelling between two landings.
Monthly
Verify that the lift stops immediately when the emergency
STOP button is pressed.
Monthly
Verify that the lift stops at every landing.
Monthly
Verify that the lift stops when the directional drive button
is released.
Monthly
Verify that the lift stops immediately if the ramp runs into
an obstacle.
Monthly
Verify that the lift stops immediately if an obstacle is
detected underneath the platform.
Monthly
Use a dry clean cloth to clean the outside of the rail tubes.
As required
Ensure clear access to the drive and main power switch in
the external control box.
As required
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BY AUTHORIZED DEALER
Verify proper operation of all limit switches.
Every 6 months
Check the tension in the drive cable and adjust if required.
Every 6 months
Check that the drive sprocket teeth and the nylon rollers on
which the lift runs are not worn or damaged. There must be
no scoring or flattening of the rollers.
Every 6 months
Verify proper operation of the safety brake (overspeed
governor).
Every 6 months
Check that all fixing screws on the rails and carriage are
present and securely fastened.
Every 6 months
Check all moving parts, covers, signs, and labels.
Every 6 months
Clean the rail thoroughly.
Every 6 months
Verify proper operation of the pendant control buttons.
Every 6 months
Verify proper operation of the call station control buttons.
Every 6 months
Check that all electrical components, contactors and
microswitches are operating correctly.
Check the condition of all cables.
Check the grounding.
Every 6 months
NOTE
Units installed in adverse environments will require additional
maintenance on a monthly basis.
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Maintenance Record
Date and time
Reason for call (other comments)
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Dealer
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Curved Inclined Platform Lift
OWNER’S MANUAL
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Savaria Corporation
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