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DOT — Public Use Lift
“DOT — Public Use Lift” verifies that this platform lift meets the
“public use lift” requirements of FMVSS No. 403. This lift may be
installed on all vehicles appropriate for the size and weight of the
lift, but must be installed on buses, school buses, and multipurpose passenger vehicles other than motor homes with a gross
vehicle weight rating (GVWR) that exceeds 4,536 kg (10,000 lb).
"Providing Access to the World"
International Corporate Hdqrs: P.O. Box 310 Winamac, IN 46996 USA
1-800-THE LIFT
(574) 946-6153
FAX: (574) 946-4670
30651 Rev. B
October 2006
Patent #5,261,779
Patent #6,065,924
Patent #6,238,169
Patent #6,464,447
Patent #6,599,079
Patent #6,692,217
Patent #6,739,824
Patents Pending
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Read manual
before operating
lift. Failure to do
so may result in
serious bodily
injury and/or
property damage.
Keep manual in
lift storage pouch.
Braun NL Series
Operator's Manual
Public Use Wheelchair Lifts
Operator's Manual
WARNING
Congratulations
We at The Braun Corporation wish to express our fullest appreciation
on your new purchase. With you in mind, our skilled craftsmen have designed
and assembled the finest lift available.
This manual includes safety precautions, lift operating instructions, manual operating instructions, and instructions for maintenance and lubrication
procedures.
Your lift is built for dependability, and will bring you years of pleasure
and independence, as long as maintenance is performed regularly and the lift
is operated by an instructed person.
Sincerely,
THE BRAUN CORPORATION
Ralph W. Braun
Chief Executive Officer
Contents
Warranty/Registration Instructions .................. 2, 3
Outer Barrier Latch ..................................... 20, 21
Lift Terminology
Outer Barrier and Latch Operation ................... 21
Lift Terminology Illustration ........................................ 4
Bridging ............................................................. 21
Introduction ................................................................ 5
Handrails ........................................................... 21
Direction .................................................................... 5
Lift Passengers
Lift Components .................................................... 6, 7
Passenger Orientation (Boarding Direction) ..... 22
Vehicle and Lift Interlocks ......................................... 7
Standees ........................................................... 22
Lift Actions and Functions .......................................... 8
Yellow Boundaries ...................................... 22, 23
Lift Operation Safety
Vehicle (Floor Level) Loading and
Safety Symbols ......................................................... 9
Unloading .................................................... 23, 24
Lift Operation Safety Precautions ...................... 10-13
Wheelchair-Equipped Occupant Seat Belts ........... 25
Operation Notes and Details
Operation Procedure Review ........................... 25, 26
Introduction/Lift Access Doors and Interlocks ......... 14
Preventive Maintenance ......................................... 26
General Safety ......................................................... 15
Lift Operating Instructions ............................. 27-31
Control Switches ..................................................... 15
NHTSA Operations Checklist .............................. 32
Lift Features
Manual Operating Instructions ....................... 33-37
Lift-Tite Latches™ ....................................... 16, 17
Decals and Antiskid ........................................ 38-40
Inner Roll Stop ............................................ 18, 19
Maintenance and Lubrication ......................... 41-49
Outer Barrier ............................................... 19, 20
Page 1
Warranty and Registration Instructions
Immediately upon receiving your
lift, examine the unit for any damage. Notify the carrier at once with
any claims.
Two warranty/registration cards
(shown below) are located in
the pump cover owner's manual
storage pouch. The sales representative must process one of the
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the other card and mail it to The
Braun Corporation. The warranty is
provided on the back cover of this
manual. The warranty cards must
be processed to activate the warranty.
vertical arm. A second I.D. tag is
located on the opposite pump side
tower. Both I.D. tags provide the
SURGXFWLGHQWLÀFDWLRQLQIRUPDWLRQDSpearing on the Warranty/Registration
card. Record the information in the
space provided on the next page.
Two Braun Serial No./Series No.
LGHQWLÀFDWLRQWDJVDUHSRVWHGRQWKH This information must be providlift. One I.D. tag (shown below) is
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posted on the opposite pump side
ordering parts.
The Braun Corporation
Series No.
Pump Code
Model No.
Serial No.
Cylinder Code
1-800-THE LIFT™
BRAUNLIFT.COM™
DOT Public Use Lift MODEL#
NL917IB
Max. Lifting Capacity - 800 lbs.
OWNER'S WARRANTY REGISTRATION
SERIAL NUMBER
NL917IB-04-02730-56-14CG
04-02730
PUMP CODE
PURCHASED FROM
CYLINDER
56
14CG
MFG DATE
OWNER
DATE INSTALLED
5/8/06
NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
TELEPHONE
STATE
ZIP
TO VALIDATE WARRANTY
REGISTRATION CARDS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE BRAUN CORPORATION.
Page 2
Sample
Warranty/Registration
Card
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Serial No./Series No.
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Warranty and Registration Instructions
Model No.
Pump Code
Series No.
Cylinder Code
Serial No.
Date of Manufacture
Note: This information must
be providedZKHQÀOLQJD
warranty claim or ordering
parts. Keep for future use.
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Visual
Threshold
Warning
Lift-Tite™ Latches (2)
Towers (2)
Top Parallel Arms (2)
Main Cylinders (2)
Unfold Assist Compression Springs (2)
Audible
Threshold
Warning
Adjustable Quiet-Ride Stow Blocks (2)
Platform Lights
Opposite Pump Side Vertical Arm
Vertical Arm Covers (4)
Hand-Held
Pendant
Control
Handrails (2)
Threshold
Warning
Plate
Pump
Module
Lift Terminology
Illustration
Base
Plate
Inner Roll Stop
Bottom Parallel
Arms (2)
Inboard
Rotating Pivot
Slide Arms (2)
Platform Pivot Arms (2)
Platform
Left
Right
Outboard
Pump Side Vertical Arm
Outer Barrier Cylinder
(not visible -underside of platform)
Platform Side Plates (2)
Outer Barrier Latch
Page 4
Outer Barrier
(Automatic Outboard Roll Stop)
Lift Terminology
Introduction:
Braun NL Millennium Series
lifts are ADA compliant and
comply fully with National
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The NL is commercial oriented
(intended for operation by an
attendant).
Lift models vary per size (lift
model numbers indicate lift
dimensions). NL Series lift
models can be equipped with
left or right side pump modules
as needed. A left side pumpequipped lift model is depicted
in the Lift Terminology Illustration (NL917IB). Right side
pump lift models are a mirrored
image of rear pump models
(pump module located on opposite end of base plate).
Refer to the Lift Terminology
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lift components.
Lift operation procedures
are identical for all NL Series
lift models. The operating
instructions contained in this
manual and appearing on liftposted operating instructions
decals address the lift control
switches and the corresponding lift functions. Instructions are provided for manual
operation of the lift in event of
power or equipment failure.
Terminology: Become familiar with the terminology that will
be used throughout this manual. Become familiar with the
LGHQWLÀFDWLRQRIOLIWFRPSRQHQWV
and their functions. Contact
your lift sales representative or
call The Braun Corporation at
1-800-THE LIFT® if any of this
information is not fully understood.
Direction: The terms "left,"
"right," "inboard," and "outboard" will be used throughout
this manual to indicate direction (as viewed from outside
the vehicle looking directly at
the lift). Refer to the Lift TermiQRORJ\,OOXVWUDWLRQVIRUFODULÀFDtion of direction terms.
Page 5
Lift Terminology
Lift Components
Refer to the Lift Terminology Illustration on page 4.
Pump Module: The lift-mounted
pump module consists of the hydraulic pump, the manual hand
pump, the electronic control
board and electrical components
that power the lift electric/hydraulic systems.
Hand-held Pendant Control:
The hand-held attendant's
pendant control is connected to
the pump module. The handheld pendant is equipped with
two rocker switches, (UNFOLD,
FOLD, DOWN, and UP). The
momentary switches activate the
automatic lift functions.
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Lift Frame: The lift frame consists of the base plate, threshold
warning plate, towers, parallel
arms, vertical arms, platform
pivot arms and handrails. Two
main hydraulic cylinders are
housed in the parallel arms.
The electrical/hydraulic powered
lift frame components mechanically unfold, lower, raise and fold
the lift platform assembly.
Platform Assembly: The platform assembly consists of the
steel tubing frame with grating
surface upon which the wheelchair is positioned, the outer
barrier, outer barrier latch, the
inner roll stop, and the hydraulic
cylinder assembly that powers
the outer barrier.
Lift-Tite™ Latches: The springloaded latches prevent the
platform from unfolding from the
stowed position in the event of
platform drift. Further details
regarding Lift-Tite™ latches are
provided on pages 16 and 17.
Outer Barrier: The cylinderpowered automatic outer barrier
provides a ramp for wheelchair
loading and unloading at ground
level. Photos and further details
regarding the outer barrier are
provided in the Operation Notes
section (pages 19-21).
Outer Barrier Latch: The springloaded latch locks the outer barrier in the vertical position when
the platform raises above ground
level.
Lift Terminology
Inner Roll Stop: NL Series lift
models are equipped with an
automatic inboard roll stop that
also serves as the bridge plate.
The roll stop bridges the gap
between the lift platform and the
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automatically rotates from the
horizontal position to the vertical position as the lift lowers and
raises. Further details regarding the automatic mechanical
inboard roll stop are provided on
pages 18 and 19.
Vehicle and Lift Interlocks
Braun Corporation NL917IB
Series lifts comply fully with all
NHTSA vehicle and lift interlock
VSHFLÀFDWLRQV9HKLFOHPRYHment is prohibited unless the lift
is fully stowed and the lift will
not function unless the vehicle
is parked and secured.
The NL features a visible and
audible threshold warning
system that will activate if the
threshold area is occupied
when the platform is one inch or
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the outer barrier are occupied.
The lift platform cannot be folded
(stowed) if occupied.
The inner roll stop features a
locking mechanism that prohibits the platform from lowering if
the lock does not engage. The
lift platform cannot be raised
more than 3" above ground
level unless the outer barrier is
in the vertical position and the
outer barrier latch is positively
engaged.
The inner roll stop and outer
barrier sense weight to prohibit
lift operation. The lift will not
function if the inner roll stop or
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Lift Terminology
Lift Actions and Functions
DEPLOY (A-C)
A. UNFOLD (Out) - Platform
Unfold: Unfold is the action
of the platform rotating out and
down from the fully-stowed
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(horizontal) position when the
UNFOLD switch is pressed.
B. DOWN - Platform Lower:
Down is the action of the platform
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to fully-lowered (ground level)
position when the DOWN switch
is pressed.
C. DOWN - Outer Barrier
Unfold (Deploy) - When the
platform reaches the fully-low-
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ered (ground) position and the
DOWN switch is continued to be
pressed, the outer barrier rotates
downward from vertical position
to ramp position.
F. FOLD (In) - Platform Fold:
Fold is the action of the platform
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level (horizontal) position to fullystowed (vertical) position when
the FOLD switch is pressed.
STOW (D-F)
D. UP - Outer Barrier Fold
(Raise): When the lift is fully
lowered and the outer barrier is
in the ramp position, pressing
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outer barrier upward from ramp
position to vertical position.
E. UP - Platform Raise: Up is
the action of the platform raising
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(fully-raised) position when the
UP switch is pressed.
Stowed Position: The lift is
stowed when the lift platform has
been fully raised and folded fully
(vertical position).
Floor Level: Floor level is the
position (height) the platform assembly reaches in order for the
wheelchair passenger to enter
and exit the vehicle (fully raised).
The platform automatically stops
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the stowed position and when
raising from ground level.
Lift Operation Safety
Safety Symbols
SAFETY FIRST!
Know That....
All information contained
in this manual and
supplements (if included), is provided for your safety. Familiarity
with proper operation instructions
as well as proper maintenance
procedures are necessary to ensure safe, troublefree operation.
Safety precautions are provided
to identify potentially hazardous
situations and provide instruction
on how to avoid them.
A
D
B
WARNING
This symbol indicates
important safety
information regarding
a potentially hazardous situation that
could result in serious
bodily injury and/or
property damage.
C
CAUTION
This symbol indicates
important information
regarding how to
avoid a hazardous
situation that could
result in minor personal injury or property damage.
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These symbols will appear throughout this manual as well as on the labels posted on your lift. Recognize
the seriousness of this information.
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Lift Operation Safety
Lift Operation Safety Precautions
WARNING
If the lift operating
instructions, manual
operating instructions
and/or lift operation
safety precautions are
not fully understood,
contact The Braun
Corporation immediately. Failure to do so
may result in serious
bodily injury and/or
property damage.
WARNING
Read manual and supplement(s) before operating lift. Read
and become familiar with all safety precautions, operation
notes and details, operating instructions and manual operating instructions before operating the lift. Note: Wheelchair
passengers and all transit agency personnel (drivers and
wheelchair lift attendants) must read and become familiar
with the contents of this manual and supplement(s) before
operation.
WARNING
Load and unload on level surface only.
WARNING
Engage vehicle parking brake before operating lift.
WARNING
Provide adequate clearance outside the vehicle to accommodate the lift before opening lift door(s) or operating lift.
WARNING Inspect lift before operation. Do not operate lift if you suspect lift damage, wear or any
abnormal condition.
WARNING Keep operator and bystanders clear of area in which the lift operates.
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Lift Operation Safety
WARNING
Whenever a wheelchair passenger (or standee) is on the platform, the:
• Passenger must be positioned fully inside yellow boundaries
• Wheelchair brakes must be locked
• Inner roll stop and outer barrier must be up (vertical)
• Outer barrier latch must be fully engaged
• Passenger should grip both handrails (if able).
WARNING
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WARNING
Do not overload or abuse. The load rating applies to both the raising and lowering functions - continuous lifting capacity is 800 lbs.
WARNING
Discontinue lift use immediately if any lift or vehicle interlock does not operate properly.
WARNING
Do not operate or board the lift if you or your lift operator are intoxicated.
WARNING
Do not raise front wheelchair wheels (pull wheelie) when loading (boarding) the platform.
WARNING
Open lift door(s) fully and secure before operating lift.
WARNING
Position and secure (buckle, engage, fasten, etc.) the wheelchair-equipped occupant
seat belt (torso restraint) before loading onto the wheelchair lift platform.
Page 11
Lift Operation Safety
Lift Operation Safety Precautions (continued)
WARNING
If the lift operating
instructions, manual
operating instructions
and/or lift operation
safety precautions are
not fully understood,
contact The Braun
Corporation immediately. Failure to do so
may result in serious
bodily injury and/or
property damage.
WARNING Lift attendants must ensure that lift occupants keep hands,
arms and all other body parts within the lift occupant area
and clear of moving parts.
WARNING 3ODWIRUPPXVWEHSRVLWLRQHGDWÁRRUOHYHOUROOVWRSKHLJKW
when loading or unloading in and out of vehicle.
WARNING Do not use platform inner roll stop or outer barrier as a
brake. Stop and brake wheelchair when loading onto the
platform (manually stop and brake manual wheelchairs
— stop powered wheelchairs with the wheelchair controls).
WARNING Turn powered (electric) wheelchairs off when on lift platform.
WARNING
Press the DOWN switch until the entire platform rests on
ground level (lowered fully) and the outer barrier is fully
unfolded (ramp position) before loading or unloading a passenger at ground level.
WARNING Outer barrier must be fully unfolded (ramp position) until front and rear wheelchair wheels
cross the barrier when loading or unloading at ground level.
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Lift Operation Safety
WARNING
Accidental activation of control switch(es) may cause unintended operation(s).
WARNING
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WARNING
Replace missing, worn or illegible decals.
WARNING
Keep owner’s (operator's) manual in lift-mounted manual storage pouch at all times.
WARNING
Never modify (alter) a Braun Corporation lift.
WARNING
Do not use accessory devices not authorized by The Braun Corporation.
WARNING
Do not remove any guards or covers.
WARNING
Keep clear of any hydraulic leak.
WARNING
Failure to follow these safety precautions may result in serious bodily injury and/or property damage.
Page 13
Operation Notes and Details
WARNING
Read and become
familiar with all lift
operation safety
precautions, operation notes and details,
operating instructions
and manual operating instructions prior
to operating the lift.
If this information is
not fully understood,
contact The Braun
Corporation immediately. Failure to do so
may result in serious
bodily injury and/or
property damage.
Page 14
NL Series “Public Use” lift models
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operated by an attendant. The Lift
Operating Instructions contained
in this manual and posted on the
lift provide instructions for operation of the lift only. Read and
become familiar with all lift operation safety precautions, operation notes and details, operating
instructions and manual operating
instructions before attempting lift
operation procedures.
Instructions for operation of
vehicle interlocks and door
securement systems are not
addressed in this manual or on
lift-posted operating instructions
decals due to the variety of procedures required for operating them.
Braun Corporation NL Series
lifts comply fully with all NHTSA
YHKLFOHDQGOLIWLQWHUORFNVSHFLÀFDtions (detailed on pages 7 and 32).
Infringement of any lift interlock
will prohibit lift operation.
Lift Access Doors and Interlocks: Attendants must become
familiar with the vehicle lift access
door system and vehicle interlock
system(s). Transit vehicles and
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vary. Door securement devices
(latches, hooks, cables, etc.) and
procedures to operate them vary.
It is the responsibility of the lift
operator (attendant) to properly
open, secure and close the vehicle
lift door(s), to activate the vehicle
interlock(s), to load and unload the
wheelchair passenger (or standee)
on and off the lift platform, and to
properly activate all lift functions.
Operation Notes and Details
General Safety: The lift operator
(attendant) and bystanders must
keep clear of the area in which
the lift operates and clear of all
moving parts. Lift attendants
must ensure that lift occupants
(passengers) keep hands, arms
and all other body parts within
the lift occupant area and clear of
moving parts.
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FOLD
UP
Control Switches
Lift Power ON/OFF Switch:
This switch must be in the ON
position in order to activate the
lift. The green Power Indicator
Light mounted on top of the pump
module illuminates to signal power
to the lift.
Hand-held Pendant Control:
The hand-held attendant's
pendant control is equipped with
two rocker switches, (UNFOLD,
FOLD, DOWN, and UP). The
momentary switches activate the
automatic lift functions.
DOWN
UNFOLD
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Hand-held Pendant
Simply press the switch labeled
for the intended function.
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Operation Notes and Details
Lift Features
Become familiar with all lift
features and the proper operation of the lift components before
attempting lift operation. Refer to
the Lift Terminology Illustrations
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components if not clearly depicted in this section. Contact The
Braun Corporation at 1-800-THE
LIFT® immediately if any of this
information is not understood.
Lift-Tite™ Latches: NL Series
lifts are equipped with Lift-Tite™
Latches. Lift-Tite™ Latches pre-
Latch Engagement
Pin (Roller)
WARNING
Discontinue lift use
immediately if any
lift component does
not operate properly. Failure to do so
may result in serious
bodily injury and/or
property damage.
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Engaged
Lift-Tite™
Latch
Operation Notes and Details
vent the platform from unfolding
from the stowed position in the
event of platform drift. Due to
the “all-hydraulic” operation of
the dual-cylinder NL, hydraulic
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seepage may occur. Any of
these conditions may result in
platform drift (failure to hold the
platform in the folded or raised
position). Platform drift may
occur during lift shipment and/or
between extended periods of
non-lift use.
In the event that the platform
does not unfold when the
UNFOLD switch is pressed,
press the FOLD switch momentarily to disengage the
Lift-Tite™ latches (platform drift
has occurred). Then, press the
UNFOLD switch to unfold the
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operation).
When manually operating a lift
equipped with Lift-Tite™ latches,
insert the pump handle in the
pump and stroke until the platform folds fully (stops). Then,
open the hand pump valve (turn
counterclockwise) to unfold the
platform. Folding the platform fully
ÀUVWZLOOHQVXUHWKDWWKH/LIW7LWH™
latches will disengage properly
when the release valve is opened.
Manual Operating Instructions are
provided on pages 33-37.
Disengaged
Lift-Tite™
Latch
Latch Engagement
Pin (Roller)
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Operation Notes and Details
Lift Features (continued)
Inner Roll Stop: NL Series lift
models are equipped with an
automatic inner roll stop that
also serves as the bridge plate
(inner roll stop photos below).
When the UNFOLD switch is
pressed and the platform unfolds
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this mechanical roll stop is automatically deployed to the bridging
(horizontal) position to provide a
bridge plate between the platform
and the lift base plate (vehicle
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bridge plate rests on the threshold
warning plate (base plate).
Fully-Deployed Fully-Unfolded
(vertical)
(horizontal)
Inner
Inner Roll Stop
Roll Stop
(bridging position)
Inner Roll Stop
The inner roll stop must
overlap the base plate a
minimum 1/2".
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The roll stop automatically folds
(rotates) to the vertical (roll stop)
position when the platform lowers
to the ground (DOWN switch is
pressed).
As the UP switch is pressed and
the platform raises from ground
level, the inner roll stop automatically unfolds (rotates) to the
Operation Notes and Details
WARNING
Discontinue lift use
immediately if any
lift component does
not operate properly. Failure to do so
may result in serious
bodily injury and/or
property damage.
horizontal (bridging) position
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lift base plate a minimum 1/2".
When the FOLD switch is
pressed and the platform folds
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matically travels inboard to the
stowed position.
Interlock Features: The inner
roll stop features a locking
mechanism that prohibits the platform from lowering if the lock is
not engaged. The inner roll stop
also senses weight to prohibit lift
operation. The lift will not function
if inner roll stop is occupied.
Discontinue lift operation immediately if the inner roll stop
does not operate properly.
Outer Barrier: This cylinder-powered barrier provides a ramp for
wheelchair loading and unloading
at ground level (see photos on
following page). When the platform lowers fully to ground level,
the cylinder compression spring
automatically unfolds (rotates)
the barrier to the ramp position
(fully unfolded).
Although the outer barrier is
lift-powered, the activation of
the barrier is controlled by the
lift operator (attendant). Pressing the DOWN switch unfolds
the barrier. The outer barrier is
cylinder-powered to automatically fold (rotate) to the vertical
position as shown when the UP
switch is pressed (barrier raises
before platform raises).
Interlock: The outer barrier
senses weight to prohibit lift operation. The lift will not function
if the outer barrier is occupied.
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Operation Notes and Details
Lift Features (continued)
Discontinue lift operation immediately if the outer barrier
does not operate properly.
Outer Barrier Latch: A springloaded latch engages the outer
barrier when the barrier rotates
upward from ramp position to
the vertical position (UP switch
is pressed to raise the platform
above ground level). Note: The
platform must raise approximately
three inches before the latch
engages fully (see photos on
Fully-Folded
Outer Barrier
(Up-vertical)
Disengaged
Outer Barrier
Latch
Outer Barrier
Latch Foot
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Interlock: Lift platform movement shall be interrupted unless
the outer barrier is raised (vertical position) and the outer barrier
latch is positively engaged.
Fully-Unfolded Barrier (Ramp position)
Fully-Engaged Outboard Barrier Latch
3"
previous page).
Note: Platform must raise
approximately three inches
before latch engages fully.
Operation Notes and Details
The latch disengages the barrier
when the platform lowers fully
(reaches ground level) and the
latch foot contacts the ground
(latch raises above the barrier).
Outer Barrier and Latch Operation: The lift attendant must
press the DOWN switch to lower
the platform fully to the ground.
The attendant must view the
platform as it lowers to be certain the entire platform reaches
and rests safely on the ground.
Stop pressing the DOWN switch
if any portion of the platform is
obstructed while descending
or the entire platform does not
reach ground level for any reason (contact with an obstruction,
mechanical failure, exceeding
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etc.).
After the platform is fully lowered, the attendant should continue to press the DOWN switch
to unfold the outer barrier fully
(ramp position). Note: The
barrier must be fully unfolded
until the entire wheelchair (or
standee) has crossed the barrier
when loading or unloading at
ground level. Discontinue lift
operation immediately if the
outer barrier or latch do not
operate properly.
Bridging: The NL incorporates a bridging feature. This
feature stops the down travel
of the platform if the outboard
end of the platform contacts a
raised surface (such as a curb),
preventing the operator from
lowering the inboard end of the
platform.
Handrails: Dual handrails are
provided for wheelchair passenger (or standee) use. The
handrails unfold automatically
to the deployed (horizontal)
position when the lift unfolds
and automatically fold to the
stowed (vertical) position when
the platform folds.
If able, passengers should
grip both handrails when on
the lift platform. Discontinue
lift operation immediately if
the handrails do not operate
properly.
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Operation Notes and Details
Lift Passengers
If you are an attendant operating
the lift, it is your responsibility to
perform safe loading and unloading procedures. Wheelchair lift
attendants should be instructed
on any special needs and/or procedures required for safe transport of wheelchair passengers.
The lift operator and bystanders
must keep clear of the area in
which the lift operates. Observe
your passenger at all times during lift operation.
Do not attempt to load or unload
a passenger in a wheelchair or
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on the platform area. Do not exceed the 800 pound load capac-
Page 22
ity of the lift. The lift attendant
should not ride on the platform
with the passenger.
Passenger Orientation (Boarding Direction): Braun NL Series
wheelchair lifts accommodate
both inboard and outboard
facing wheelchair passengers
or standees. Inboard facing of
wheelchair lift passengers is not
prohibited, but outboard facing
of passengers is recommended
by The Braun Corporation.
Braun NL Series lifts permit both
inboard and outboard facing of
wheelchair and mobility aid users and accommodate persons
using walkers, crutches, canes
or braces or who otherwise have
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Standees: Lift Operating Instructions apply to wheelchair passengers and standees. Standees
should stand in the center of the
platform (fully inside the yellow
boundaries) and grip both handrails (if able) when on platform.
Yellow Boundaries: The passenger must be positioned in the
center of the platform to prevent side-to-side load imbalance.
The lift attendant (operator)
should not ride on the platform
with the passenger.
Yellow platform loading boundarLHVDUHLGHQWLÀHGLQWKHIROORZLQJ
manner. The yellow powdercoated inner roll stop and outer
barrier identify the inboard and
outboard ends of the platform. A
yellow powder-coated guard is lo-
Operation Notes and Details
cated on the pump-side platform
side plate. A yellow boundary
VWULSGHFDOLVDIÀ[HGWRWKHRSposite platform side plate. Yellow
plastic caps are placed on the
dual handrails.
The threshold warning plate is
powder-coated yellow to identify the platform threshold area.
Interlock: A visible and audible
threshold warning system will activate if the threshold area is occupied when the platform is one
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The attendant must always be
certain the wheelchair passenger
or standee is properly positioned
on the platform (fully inside yellow boundaries) and the wheelchair brakes are locked when a
passenger is on the lift platform.
The lift passenger must keep
hands, arms and all other body
parts within the lift occupant area
and clear of all moving parts.
Vehicle (Floor Level) Loading
and Unloading: The platform
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and the bridge plate must be
properly positioned when loading
or unloading passengers in or out
of the vehicle. It is the responsibility of the lift attendant to
ensure the platform and the
bridge plate are properly posiWLRQHGDWÁRRUOHYHOZKHQORDGing and unloading passengers.
WARNING
Whenever a
passenger is on the
platform, the:
• Passenger must be
positioned fully
inside yellow
boundaries
• Wheelchair brakes
must be locked
• Inner roll stop and
outer barrier must
be UP
Failure to follow these
rules may result in
serious bodily injury
and/or property damage.
Page 23
Operation Notes and Details
Lift Passengers (continued)
The wheelchair brakes must
be locked, the outer barrier
must be in the fully-up (vertical)
position and the outer barrier
latch must be fully engaged
whenever a passenger is on
the platform.
Do not use the outer barrier as
a brake. Stop and brake the
wheelchair when fully loaded
on the platform. Manually stop
and brake manual wheelchairs.
Stop powered wheelchairs with
the wheelchair controls. Turn
powered (electric) wheelchairs
off when on the platform.
If the outer barrier, inner roll
stop, handrails or any other lift
component does not operate as
Page 24
outlined in this manual, discontinue lift use immediately and
contact The Braun Corporation
sales representative in your
area or call The Braun Corporation at 1-800-THE LIFT®. One
of our national Product Support
representatives will direct you
to an authorized service technician who will inspect your lift.
WARNING
Discontinue lift use
immediately if any
lift component does
not operate properly. Failure to do so
may result in serious
bodily injury and/or
property damage.
Operation Notes and Details
Wheelchair-Equipped
Occupant Seat Belts
The Braun Corporation recommends wheelchair passengers
position and buckle their wheel-
WARNING
Position and secure
(buckle, engage,
fasten, etc.) the
wheelchair-equipped
occupant seat belt
before loading onto
the wheelchair lift
platform. Failure to
do so may result in
serious bodily injury
and/or property
damage.
chair-equipped seat belt (torso
restraint) before loading onto a
wheelchair lift.
Different types of disabilities
require different types of wheelchairs and different types of
wheelchair-equipped occupant
restraint belt systems (torso
restraints). It is the responsibility of the wheelchair passenger
to have his or her wheelchair
equipped with an occupant
restraint (seat belt) under the
direction of their health care
professional.
Wheelchair lift attendants
should be instructed on any
special needs and/or procedures
required for safe transport of
wheelchair passengers.
Operation Procedure Review
The Braun Corporation recommends that transit agency
supervisors and wheelchair lift
attendants review the safety
precautions and operation
procedures appearing in this
manual and on lift-posted decals
with your wheelchair lift sales
representative (dealer), before
attempting lift operation.
Any questions or concerns can
be answered by the sales representative at that time. Operate
the lift through all functions with
your sales representative on
hand to ensure the proper use
and operation of the wheelchair
lift is understood.
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Operation Notes and Details
Transit agency supervisors
should train and educate their
lift attendants on the proper use
and operation of the wheelchair
lift if it is not possible for the
attendants to review the safety
precautions and operation procedures with the wheelchair lift
sales representative.
The lift operator's manual must
be stored in the lift-mounted
manual storage pouch at all
times.
Preventive Maintenance:
Maintenance is necessary to ensure safe and troublefree lift operation. General preventive lift
maintenance consisting of careful inspections of the lift system
and cleaning the lift should be
Page 26
a part of your transit agency's
daily lift service program. Simple
inspections can detect potential
lift operational problems.
Regular preventive maintenance
will reduce potential lift operation downtime and increase the
service life of the lift, as well
as possibly detecting potential
hazards.
Exposure to harsh weather elements, environmental conditions,
or heavy usage may require
more frequent maintenance and
lubrication procedures.
Preventive maintenance visual inspections do not take the
SODFHRIWKHSURFHGXUHVVSHFLÀHG
in the Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule provided on pages
41-49 of this manual. Refer to
the Maintenance and Lubrication section for further details.
WARNING
Maintenance and
lubrication procedures
must be performed
by authorized service
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in this manual. Failure
to do so may result in
serious bodily injury
and/or property
damage.
Lift Operating Instructions
WARNING
Read and become
familiar with all lift
operation safety
precautions, operation notes and details,
operating instructions
and manual operating instructions prior
to operating the lift.
If this information is
not fully understood,
contact The Braun
Corporation immediately. Failure to do so
may result in serious
bodily injury and/or
property damage.
WARNING
Whenever a
passenger is on the
platform, the:
• Passenger must be
positioned fully inside yellow boundaries
• Wheelchair brakes
must be locked
• Inner roll stop and
outer barrier must
be UP
Failure to follow these
rules may result in
serious bodily injury
and/or property
damage.
Before lift operation, park the vehicle on a level surface, away from
YHKLFXODUWUDIÀF3ODFHWKHYHKLFOH
transmission in "Park" and engage
the parking brake.
Lift Operating Instructions photos
depict lift model NL917IB. Instructions and procedures are applicable for all NL Series lift models.
Lift-posted Warnings and Lift
Operating Instructions decal 30695
provides lift operating instructions.
Replace any missing, worn or illegible decals.
If your lift does not function as intended or an audible warning signal
is activated, review the NHTSA Operations Checklist on page 32. Follow the Manual Operating Instructions on pages 33-37 in the event
of a power or equipment failure.
Page 27
Lift Operating Instructions
Open Door(s) and Secure
32525
To Unfold Platform:
FOLD
UP
Stand clear and press the UNFOLD switch until the platform
stops (reaches ÁRRUOHYHO- unfolds
fully). Release switch.
DOWN
UNFOLD
32526
Note: In event platform does
not unfold, press FOLD switch to
release Lift-Tite™ latches.
To Unload Passenger:
1. Read Note below! Load passenger onto platform and lock wheelchair brakes.
Note: Passenger must be positioned fully inside yellow boundaries, outer barrier must be UP
and outer barrier latch must be
engaged.
Page 28
Lift Operating Instructions
To Unload Passenger (continued):
A
B
32525
FOLD
UP
DOWN
UNFOLD
2. Press DOWN switch until the entire platform reaches ground level
(see Photo B) and the outer barrier unfolds fully (ramp position).
See Photo C. Release switch.
32526
3. Unlock wheelchair brakes and
unload passenger from platform.
Note: Outer barrier must be fully
unfolded (ramp position) until the
entire wheelchair (or standee) has
crossed the outer barrier. See
Photos E and F on page 30 also.
C
D
Page 29
Lift Operating Instructions
E
To Load Passenger:
F
1. Read Notes below! Load passenger onto platform and lock
wheelchair brakes. See Photo G.
G
Note: Outer barrier must be fully
unfolded (ramp position) until the
entire wheelchair (or standee) has
crossed the outer barrier. See
Photos E and F.
Note: Passenger must be positioned fully inside yellow boundaries.
H
Page 30
Lift Operating Instructions
To Load Passenger (continued):
I
J
32525
FOLD
UP
2. Press UP switch (Photo I) to fold
outer barrier UP fully (vertical
- see Photo H), and raise the platform to ÁRRUOHYHO. See Photo J.
Release switch.
UNFOLD
DOWN
32526
3. Unlock wheelchair brakes and
unload passenger from platform.
To Fold Platform:
K
L
32525
FOLD
UP
Press FOLD switch until platform
stops (fully folded). See Photos
K and L. Release switch.
DOWN
UNFOLD
32526
Close Door(s)
Page 31
NHTSA Operations Checklist
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installation. This operational checklist can be used
at any time to verify the lift is fully functional.
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Vehicle movement is prevented unless the lift door
is closed, ensuring the lift is stowed.
Lift operation shall be prevented unless the vehicle
is stopped and vehicle movement is prevented.
The platform will not fold/stow if occupied.
The inner roll stop will not raise if occupied.
Lowering the platform beyond the inner roll stop locking
position is allowed
only when the inner
roll stop is locked in
position.
Lift platform movement shall be
interrupted unless
the outer barrier
is raised and the
outer barrier latch is
positevely engaged.
WARNING
Discontinue lift use
immediately if any lift
or vehicle interlock
does not operate
properly. Failure to
do so may result in
serious bodily injury
and/or property
damage.
The outer barrier will not raise if occupied.
Verify platform lighting* when lift is deployed and
pendant illumination when it is powered.
An audio warning (and visual warning for public lifts)
will activate if the threshold area is occupied when
WKHSODWIRUPLVDWOHDVWRQHLQFKEHORZÁRRUOHYHO
Page 32
*Public use vehicle manufacturers are responsible
for complying with the lift lighting requirements in
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 404,
Platform Lift Installations in Motor Vehicles (49 CFR
571.404).
Manual Operating Instructions
all steps that differ from standard lift operation procedures.
The Manual Instructions decal
(posted inside pump cover)
provides manual operating
If you experience power or
equipment failure, refer to the
Manual Operating Instructions
to operate the lift. Instructions
and photos are provided for
instructions also. Note: A right
side pump lift model is depicted
in the photos. Left side pump
applications are a mirrored image. Refer to the Lift Operat-
Turn wing 1/4 turn.
Rotate top clip to access handle.
Pump
Cover
Hand
Pump
Handle
Lock
Unlock
Page 33
Manual Operating Instructions
ing Instructions for all normal lift
operation procedures (such as
loading and unloading passengers). Follow all Lift Operation
Safety Precautions!
A
Hand Pump
Remove the pump cover to gain
access to the pump handle and
the hand pump. See photos on
page 33. To remove the pump
cover, turn the wing nut located
Release Valve
on top 1/4 turn and lift the pump
cover off. The pump handle
is inside this cover secured by
two clips. Rotate the top clip to
remove the pump handle.
approximate
1/16" intervals
maximum
30 inch lbs
Valve Tightening
6SHFLÀFDWLRQ
Once valve seats
(stops), tighten 15
to 30 inch pounds
as shown.
minimum
15 inch lbs
Note: Close backup pump release valve
securely before operating electric pump.
Page 34
OSE
CL
OPEN
seats
(stops)
Release Valve
Manual Operating Instructions
Remove pump cover to access
hand pump and pump handle as
outlined on page 33. Refer to
release valve photos and illustration on page 34.
To Unfold Platform (Out):
Using hand pump handle (Photo B):
1. Close hand pump valve (place
slotted end of pump handle onto
backup pump release valve and
turn clockwise).
Down (To Lower):
Place slotted end of pump handle
onto backup pump release valve
and turn counterclockwise (open
1/2 turn only) until the platform
reaches ground level and roll stop
unfolds.
2. Insert handle in pump and stroke
until platform folds fully (stops).
Open
(Down)
Close
(Up/Stop)
3. Open hand pump valve (turn
counterclockwise) until platform
UHDFKHVÁRRUOHYHOOpen 1/2
turn only.
4. Close hand pump valve (turn
clockwise).
Stroking
Hand
Pump
Note: Valve must be tight, but do
not overtighten.
B
C
Page 35
Manual Operating Instructions
Remove pump cover to access
hand pump and pump handle as
outlined on page 33. Refer to
release valve photos and illustration on page 34.
Open
Close
(Down)
(Up/Stop)
Up (To Raise):
Using hand pump handle:
1. Place slotted end of pump handle onto backup pump release
valve and turn clockwise to
close securely. See Photo D.
Note: Close backup pump
release valve securely before
operating electric pump.
Store pump handle and install
pump cover as outlined on page
37.
Note: Valve must be tight, but
do not overtighten.
2. Insert handle into backup
pump and stroke until platform
reaches ÁRRUOHYHO(see Photo
E).
To Fold Platform (In):
Insert handle into backup pump
and stroke until platform stops
(folds fully). See Photo E.
D
Page 36
Stroking
Hand
Pump
E
Manual Operating Instructions
To Store Pump Handle:
1. Insert bottom of handle behind
bottom clip. See page 33.
2. Rotate top clip to secure (lock)
handle.
To Install Pump Cover:
1. Position cover over module
back cover and red warning
light. See Photo F.
2. Align outside cover lip with
bottom cover offset and insert
outside cover. See Photo G.
3. Insert wing stud and rotate 1/4
turn to lock cover. See Photo
H.
Position cover over red light.
Align and insert bottom of cover.
Lock
Unlock
F
G
H
Page 37
Decals and Antiskid
25675
Page 38
29052
®
MANUAL OPERATION
LIFT POWER
ON
Interlocks: Interlocks vary in
type and operation. Interlocks
must be operational as defined
in NHTSA Operations Checklist.
OFF
TO UNFOLD PLATFORM:
TO UNFOLD PLATFORM (OUT):
Stand clear and press
UNFOLD switch until
platform stops (reaches
floor level).
Note: In event platform
does not unfold, press
FOLD switch to release
Lift-Tite™ latches.
TO UNLOAD PASSENGER:
VALVE
1. Load passenger onto
platform and lock wheelchair
brakes.
2. Press DOWN switch until
entire platform reaches
ground level and outer
barrier unfolds fully.
3. Unlock wheelchair brakes
and unload passenger from
platform.
OPEN
CLOSE
1. Close hand pump valve
(turn clockwise).
2. Insert handle in pump and
stroke until platform reaches
floor level.
TO LOAD PASSENGER:
1. Load passenger onto
platform and lock wheelchair
brakes.
2. Press UP switch to fold
outer barrier up and raise
platform to floor level.
3. Unlock wheelchair brakes
and unload passenger from
platform.
TO FOLD PLATFORM (IN):
Insert handle in pump and stroke.
Note: Close valve before
operating electric pump.
TO STORE PUMP HANDLE:
TO FOLD PLATFORM:
1. Insert bottom of handle
behind bottom clip.
2. Rotate clip to lock.
Press
FOLD switch until
platform stops. Release
switch.
CLOSE DOOR(S)
DOT — Public Use Lift
DOT — Public Use Lift
21494
OPEN DOOR(S) AND SECURE
Using hand pump handle:
UP (TO RAISE):
Standees: Standees must
stand at center of platform
(fully inside yellow boundaries),
grip handrails and lower head.
UNLOCK
LOCK
1. Rotate top clip.
Open hand pump valve (turn
counterclockwise). Open
1/2 turn only.
Read warnings and operate
lift as outlined on LIFT
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
decal. Lift operating
instructions apply to wheelchair
passengers and standees.
31045
Whenever a wheelchair
passenger is on the platform,
the:
• Passenger must be
positioned fully inside
yellow boundaries
• Wheelchair brakes must
be locked
• Inner roll stop and outer
barrier must be up
Failure to follow these rules
may result in serious bodily
injury and/or property damage.
LIFT OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
TO REMOVE PUMP HANDLE:
OSE
CL
21494
Lift installation and servicing prohibited by
anyone who has not been certified by The Braun
Corporation Sales and Service School. Certified
service technicians should call 1-800-THE LIFT
to receive applicable installation/service manual.
Failure to follow this policy may result in serious
bodily injury and/or property damage.
31412
DOWN (TO LOWER):
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
29052
1. Close hand pump valve
(turn clockwise).
2. Insert handle in pump and
stroke until platform folds
fully (stops).
3. Open hand pump valve (turn
counterclockwise) until
platform reaches floor level.
Open 1/2 turn only.
4. Close hand pump valve
(turn clockwise).
31045
25675
29823
OPEN
Note: Clean surfaces as
detailed on page 40 before
posting decals.
The lift is only as safe as
the operator. Replace
any missing, worn or
illegible decals! Part
numbers are provided for
decals. Inspect your lift for
missing, worn or illegible
decals. Call 1-800-THE
LIFT® for replacements.
WARNING
• Read manual before operating
lift.
• Load and unload on level
surface only.
• Engage vehicle parking brake
before operating lift.
• Provide adequate clearance
outside of vehicle to
accommodate lift.
• Do not operate lift if you
suspect lift damage, wear or
any abnormal condition.
• Keep operator and bystanders
clear of area in which lift
operates.
29823
Replace missing, worn
or illegible decals.
Failure to do so may
result in serious bodily
injury and/or property
damage.
30695
Decals
WARNING
31412
DOT — Public Use Lift
30695
Decals and Antiskid
Decals
25580
32410
25580
LCD Lift Codes
Listed below are codes that the lift controller
outputs during lift operation. The codes will be
displayed on an LCD screen located on the lift
control board inside the pump module.
Flashing Numbers
Flashing 65 – Unfold button is pressed
Flashing 66 – Fold button is pressed
Flashing 67 – Down button is pressed
Flashing 68 – Up button is pressed
Flashing 69 – Bridge switch is activated
Flashing 70 – Outer barrier latch switch is
activated
Flashing 71 – Ground detect switch is activated
Flashing 72 – Outer barrier up switch is activated
Flashing 73 – Inner rollstop up switch is activated
Flashing 74 – Inner rollstop occupied switch is
activated
Flashing 76 – Outboard barrier occupied switch
is activated
Flashing 78 – Threshold tape switch “A” is
activated
Flashing 79 – Threshold tape switch “B” is
activated
Flashing 80 – Position set button is pressed
Flashing 81 – Single function UP / FOLD /
CLOSE button is pressed
Flashing 82 – Single function OPEN / UNFOLD /
DOWN button is pressed
Flashing 87 – CLOSE button is pressed
Flashing 88 – OPEN button is pressed
Flashing 89 – Door full open switch is activated
(or jumper is installed on control
board)
32410
32845
31132
57 – Outer barrier is not up and latched and
ground detect switch did not deactivate
(Century and Vista only)
58 – Outer barrier is not up and latched and the
platform is 3" above the ground
59 – Outer barrier is not up after pausing
platform travel
60 – The kickout gas springs are worn, replace
before using
75 – Low voltage detected; must turn off power
switch to reset LCD
77 – Vehicle secure interlock has not been
activated
90 – Position will be set if you keep holding the
button until it beeps
91 – Position is out of a predetermined
acceptable range of floor position
92 – Bridge switch is not made, needs adjusting
93 – Inner rollstop occupied switch is not made,
position needs to be moved or switch
should be adjusted
94 – Outer barrier is not made, fix and try again
95 – Outer barrier latch is not made (check for
jumper on Century and Vista lifts, check
latch on Millennium lifts)
99 – Controller program is not valid; replace
controller
31132
WARNING
CAUTION
27154
30787
CAUTION
PLATFORM FOLD
RELIEF VALVE
ADJUSTMENT
32201
WARNING
Improper hydraulic
pressure switch
adjustment may result
in serious bodily injury
and/or property damage.
32201
Platform Fold
Relief Valve:
See service
manual for
adjustment
procedure.
Rotate to floor before
operating lift.
32845
Non-Flashing Numbers
01 – Platform stowed
02 – Platform unfolding
03 – Platform unfolding paused
04 – Platform at floor level
05 – Platform beginning to lower
06 – Platform lowering (threshold cannot be
occupied from this point down)
07 – Outer barrier moving to horizontal
position
08 – Platform at ground level
09 – Outer barrier moving to vertical position
10 – Platform raising
11 – Platform raising paused at floor
12 – Platform folding (limited pressure)
13 – Platform folding (full pressure)
14 – Timed fold (cinching lift tite) or (anti-rattle
state)
15 – Platform folding stopped
16 – Paused fold
17 – Platform between ground and 3" above
ground
18 – Platform above 3"
19 – Outer barrier moving to horizontal
postion
20 – The doors are not fully opened (only
applicable when door operators are
installed)
21 – The doors are opening (only applicable
when door operators are installed)
22 – The doors are closing (only applicable
when door operators are installed)
28 – Illegal function/not defined
29 – Interlock fault not recognized (or has
been cleared but a motion button is still
pressed)
30 – Platform location unknown
31 – Platform location transition state;
attempting to locate position
35 – Two or more motion buttons are being
pressed
36 – The retention belt cannot be buckled
while trying to fold or unfold
37 – Motion button being pressed is not a
valid motion
50 – Outer barrier is not up above inboard
barrier locked position
51 – Threshold is occupied when platform is
1" or more below floor level
52 – Inner rollstop is not up and locked below
inner rollstop locked position
53 – Inner rollstop occupied sensor is not
activated between floor and inner rollstop
up position
54 – Outer barrier is occupied before it is up
55 – Outer barrier is not latched when above
the inner rollstop locked position
(Millennium only)
56 – Outer barrier is not up and latched and
bridge switch did not deactivate
HYDRAULIC
PRESSURE SWITCH
ADJUSTMENT
Improper handling
and/or servicing
procedures may
result in
electrostatic
discharge (ESD)!
ESD may result in
electronic module
damage.
30787
Adjust switch as specified
in installation/service
manual.
27154
Page 39
Decals and Antiskid
Decals
22249
WARNING
25652
29051
Contact The Braun
Corporation before
adjusting hydraulic
pressure relief
valve. Failure to
do so may result
in serious bodily
injury and/or
property damage.
22249
WARNING
Replace missing or
worn antiskid.
Failure to do so may
result in serious
bodily injury and/or
property damage.
Page 40
1" Wide Yellow Boundary Tape
30236R
(order by the inch as needed)
MANUAL
OPERATION
Turn wing
1/4 turn for
hand pump
access.
Lock
MADE IN
AMERICA
Quality inspected
Unlock
By:
29051
25652
18229
Available Antiskid
Size
Color
Part No.
2" x 12"
2" x 12"
Black
Yellow
#24172-BK
#24172-YL
3" x 8"
3" x 12"
3" x 12"
6" x 12"
Black
Black
Yellow
Black
#24173-BK
#24173-YL
#24174-BK
6" x 12"
Yellow
#24174-YL
#31188-BK
18229
Inspect your lift for any missing or worn antiskid. Order
as needed. Note: Clean
surfaces with isopropyl alcohol before decal or antiskid
application. Use a clean
cloth or paper towels. Do
not use oily shop rags. Wipe
surface free of residue with
dry portion of cleaning cloth.
Maintenance and Lubrication
Proper maintenance is necessary to ensure
safe, troublefree operation. Inspecting the lift for
any wear, damage or other abnormal conditions
should be a part of all transit agencies's daily
service program. Simple inspections can detect
potential problems.
The maintenance and lubrication procedures
VSHFLÀHGLQWKHIROORZLQJVFKHGXOHmust be performed by a Braun authorized service representative at the scheduled intervals according to the
number of cycles.
NL Series lifts are equipped with hardened pins
and self-lubricating bushings to decrease wear,
provide smooth operation and extend the service life of the lift.
When servicing the lift at the recommended
intervals, inspection and lubrication procedures
VSHFLÀHGLQWKHSUHYLRXVVHFWLRQVVKRXOGEH
repeated. Clean the components and the surrounding area before applying lubricants.
LPS2 General
Purpose Penetrating
Oil is recommended
where Light Oil is
called out. Use of improper lubricants can
attract dirt or other
contaminants which
could result in wear or
damage to the components. Platform
components exposed
to contaminants when
lowered to the ground
may require extra
attention.
WARNING
Maintenance and
lubrication procedures must be perIRUPHGDVVSHFLÀHG
by an authorized
service technician.
Failure to do so may
result in serious
bodily injury and/or
property damage.
Lift components requiring grease are lubricated
during assembly procedures. When these components are replaced, grease must be applied during
LQVWDOODWLRQSURFHGXUHV6SHFLÀHGOXEULFDQWVDUH
available from The Braun Corporation (part numbers provided on page 42).
Page 41
Maintenance and Lubrication
All listed inspection, lubrication and maintenance
procedures should be repeated at “750 cycle”
intervals following the scheduled “4500 Cycles”
maintenance. These intervals are a general
guideline for scheduling maintenance procedures
and will vary according to lift use and conditions.
Lifts exposed to severe conditions (weather,
environment, contamination, heavy usage, etc.)
may require inspection and maintenance proceGXUHVWREHSHUIRUPHGPRUHRIWHQWKDQVSHFLÀHG
Maintenance Indicator: The Lift Ready green
LED mounted on top of the pump cover will begin
to blink after every 750 cycles. The blinking LED
will not affect the functions of the lift, but is a
reminder to complete necessary maintenance and
lubrication. Once the lift has been serviced, fully
stow the lift. Once stowed, press the UP button
on the hand pendant and the Floor Level Set button on the back side of the pump cover until the
Lift Ready green LED stops blinking.
Discontinue lift use immediately if maintenance
and lubrication procedures are not properly performed, or if there is any sign of wear, damage or
improper operation. Contact your sales representative or call The Braun Corporation at 1-800-THE
LIFT®. One of our national Product Support representatives will direct you to an authorized service
technician who will inspect your lift.
See the Maintenance/Lubrication Schedule for recommended applications per number of cycles.
Lubricant
LO - Light Oil
Type
Light Penetrating Oil
(30 weight or equivalent)
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Amount
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Part No.
LPS2, General Purpose
Penetrating Oil
11 oz.
Aerosol Can
15807
DE - Door-Ease
Stainless Stick
Style (tube)
Door-Ease
Stick (tube)
1.68 oz.
15806
LG - Light Grease
Light Grease
(Multipurpose)
Lubriplate
14 oz.
Can
15805
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UP
Lift-Tite Latches
(Tower Pivot Points - 2) LO
Parallel Arm
Pivot Pins (8)
LO
Lift-Tite Latch Dampening Spring
(2 springs - 4 Points) LO
OLD
UNF
FOLD
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Lubrication
Diagram
Parallel Arm Pivot Pins (8)
LO
Handrail Pivot Pins (2)
LO
Inner Roll Stop (IB)
Pivot Points
LO
Rotating Pivot Slide
Arm UHMW Slide (4)
DE
Rotating Pivot
Slide Arm Pivot Pins
LO
Outer Barrier Hinge
Pivot Points (2)
LO
Platform Fold Axles (2)
LO
Platform Pivot Pin (2 Points)
LO
Lift-Tite Latch Roller Assemblies (2)
LO
Outer Barrier Latch LO
Outer Barrier Latch Lever
LO
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Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule
750
Cycles
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Outer barrier hinge pivot points (2)
Apply Light Oil - See Lubrication Diagram
Outer barrier latch (pivot/slide points)
Apply Light Oil - See Lubrication Diagram
Outer barrier latch lever pivot points
Apply Light Oil - See Lubrication Diagram
Lift-Tite™ latches (tower pivot points - 2)
Apply Light Oil - See Lubrication Diagram
Lift-Tite™ latch gas (dampening) spring pivot
points (2 springs - 4 points)
Apply Light Oil - See Lubrication Diagram
Inspect Lift-Tite™ latches and gas springs for wear
or damage (bent, deformed or misaligned), positive securement (external snap rings) and proper
operation
Resecure, replace defective parts or otherwise
correct as needed. Note: Apply Light Grease to
Lift-Tite™ latch tower pivot point if replacing latch.
Inspect outer barrier for proper operation
Correct or replace defective parts.
Inspect outer barrier latch for proper operation,
positive securement, and detached or missing
spring
Correct or replace defective parts and/or relubricate. See Lubrication Diagram
Inspect lift for wear, damage or any abnormal
condition
Correct as needed.
Inspect lift for rattles
Correct as needed.
Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule
Perform all procedures listed in previous section also
1500
Cycles
continued
Platform pivot pin bearings (2)
Apply Light Oil - See Lubrication Diagram
Platform fold axles (2)
Apply Light Oil - See Lubrication Diagram
Inner roll stop lever bearings (2)
Apply Light Oil - See Lubrication Diagram
Inner roll stop lever slot (2)
Apply Light Oil - See Lubrication Diagram
Rotating pivot slide arm pivot pins (2)
Apply Light Oil - See Lubrication Diagram
Parallel arm pivot bearings (16)
Apply Light Oil - See Lubrication Diagram
Handrail pivot pin bearings (4)
Apply Light Oil - See Lubrication Diagram
Hydraulic cylinder bushings (8)
Apply Light Oil - See Lubrication Diagram
Inspect Lift-Tite™ latch rollers for wear or damage,
positive securement and proper operation (2)
Correct, replace defective parts and/or relubricate.
Inspect inner roll stop for:
• Wear or damage
• Proper operation. Roll stop should just rest on
top surface of the base plate.
• Positive securement (both ends)
Resecure, replace or correct as needed. See
Platform Angle Instructions and Microswitch
Adjustment Instructions.
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Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule
continued
1500
Cycles
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Perform all procedures listed in previous section also
Inspect handrail components for wear or damage,
and for proper operation
Replace defective parts.
Inspect microswitches for securement and proper
adjustment.
Resecure, replace or adjust as needed. See
Microswitch Adjustment Instructions.
Make sure lift operates smoothly
Realign towers and vertical arms. Lubricate or
correct as needed.
Inspect external snap rings:
• Handrail pivot pins (2 per pin)
• Platform slide/rotate pivot pins (2 per pin)
• Platform fold axles (1 per axle)
• Inner roll stop lever bracket pins
(1 per pin)
• Lift-Tite™ latch gas (dampening) spring (2 per
spring)
Resecure or replace if needed.
Inspect platform fold axles and bearings for wear
or damage and positive securement
Replace defective parts and resecure as needed.
Apply Light Oil.
Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule
1500
Cycles
Remove pump module cover and inspect:
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wear or leaks
• Harness cables, wires, terminals and connections for securement or damage
• Control board, circuit breaker, power switch and
lights for securement or damage
Resecure, replace or correct as needed.
Perform all procedures listed in previous sections also
4500
Cycles
continued
Inspect cotter pins on platform pivot pin (2)
Resecure, replace or correct as needed
Hydraulic Fluid (Pump) - Check level. Note: Fluid
should be changed if there is visible contamination.
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lowered fully and roll stop unfolded fully. Fill
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(neck).
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for wear, damage or leaks
Tighten, repair or replace if needed.
Inspect outer barrier cylinder hose assembly (hose,
fasteners, connections, etc.) for wear, damage or
leakage (if equipped)
Tighten, repair or replace if needed.
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Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule
continued
4500
Cycles
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Perform all procedures listed in previous section also
Inspect parallel arms, bushings and pivot pins for
visible wear or damage
Replace if needed.
Inspect parallel arm pivot pin mounting bolts (8)
Tighten or replace if needed.
Inspect platform pivot pin, bushings and vertical
arms for wear, damage and positive securement
Replace defective parts and resecure as needed.
Apply Light Grease during reassembly procedures.
Inspect upper/lower fold arms, rotating pivot slide
arms, slide support arms and associated pivot pins,
bushings, and bearings for visible wear or damage
Replace if needed.
Inspect gas springs (cylinders) for wear or damage,
proper operation and positive securement
Tighten, replace or correct as needed
Inspect rotating pivot slide arm UHMW slide bearings (buttons)
Apply Door-Ease or replace if needed. See Lubrication Diagram.
Inspect vertical arm plastic covers
Resecure or replace if needed.
Inspect power cable
Resecure, repair or replace if needed.
Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule
4500
Cycles
Mounting
Check to see that the lift is securely anchored to
the vehicle and there are no loose bolts, broken
welds, or stress fractures.
Decals and Antiskid
Replace decals if worn, missing or illegible. Replace antiskid if worn or missing. See Decals and
Antiskid section on pages 38-40.
Consecutive Repeat all previously listed inspection, lubrica750 Cycle tion and maintenance procedures at 750 cycle
intervals.
Intervals
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Over 300 Braun
Dealers Worldwide
All illustrations, descriptions and specifications in this manual are based on the latest product information available
at the time of publication. The Braun Corporation reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.
30651 Rev. B October 2006
© The Braun Corporation
Operator's Manual
Operator's Manual
Braun NL Series
The Braun Corporation of Winamac, Indiana, warrants its wheelchair lift against defects
in material and workmanship for up to five years*, providing the lift is installed, operated and
maintained properly and in conformity with this manual. This warranty is limited to the original
purchaser and does not cover defects in the motor vehicle on which it is installed, or defects in the
lift caused by a defect in any part of the motor vehicle.
This warranty commences on the date the lift is put into service, providing the warranty
registration card is completed and received by The Braun Corporation within twenty days of
purchase. If no warranty card is received, the warranty will expire three years from the date of
manufacture as identified on the lift serial number tag.
This warranty also covers the cost of labor for the repair or replacement of parts for
three years when performed by an approved Braun Dealer. (A labor schedule determines cost
allowance for repairs, which can be provided upon request by an approved Braun Dealer).
This warranty does not cover normal maintenance, service, or periodic adjustments
necessitated by use or wear. The Braun Corporation will not, under any circumstances, pay for
loss of use, incidental or consequential damages related to the lift, or vehicle in which it is installed.
This warranty will become null and void if the lift has been damaged through accident,
misuse, or neglect, or if the lift has been altered in any respect.
* The five-year portion of this warranty covers the following lift’s power train parts:
• Chain • Cylinder • Flow Control • Gear Box • Motor • Pump • Hydraulic Hose & Fittings
• Solid State Controller
All remaining lift components are covered by a three-year warranty.
Public Use Wheelchair Lifts
Millennium Series Lift
Braun “Worry-Free”
Five-Year Limited Warranty
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