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Curved Rail Stairlifts

Curved Rail Stairlifts


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Acorn 120 Straight Staircases

A slim, stylish, yet robust design.
Acorn 80
Stairlifts to suit every home

At Acorn Stairlifts we appreciate that staircases, like people, come in many shapes and sizes. This is why our versatile product selection is wide-ranging enough to ensure there is an Acorn model just right for you.

To ensure the right stairlift is specified, a trained Acorn Advisor will visit your home by appointment. The advisor will consult, survey and assess the most appropriate solution to your specific needs and circumstances.

First careful measurements are taken of your stairway, to ensure a perfect customized fitting, all individual features such as stair angle, posts, hand rails and landing areas are noted.

To ensure maximum comfort and ease of use, this truly made to-measure service is completed by the taking of key notes and assessment of the user's needs.
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Acorn 80 Curved Rail Photo Features

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1.    Padded seat and back for even more comfort and support.
2.    The lift gentle touch can be perfectly controlled via a lever that is easy to use.
3.    A seatbelt gives a feeling of safety.
4.    Is a more seat, armrests and footrest the lift very slim and the staircase is not blocked for other people.
5.    The lockable swivel seat makes it easy to get started without having to twist the body. At the end of the staircase is particularly amoberen so a more stable, secure entry, guaranteed.
6.    By the direkteMontage on the steps, no modifications are necessary.
7.    A key switch prevents the uncontrolled use of the stair lift.
8.    A digital status display indicates the current operating status of the lifts.
9.    5 Safety sensors on the base plate and the driving unit gently stop the lift if ner should encounter an obstacle.
10.    Each Acorn stair lift is delivered 2 remotes, with denenman the lift may "call" or "send".
 This technique has been developed to allow an aluminium section to follow the inner path of a spiral stairway (the area not normally used by foot) and not encroach upon the main area of tread.
Acorn Stairlifts Superglide Advanced Technology

Acorn Stairlifts Rack and Pinion and Unique Rail System

The Acorn Superglide Stairlifts Rack and Pinion Drive and Rail Track System use a secure structure to provide a smooth and stable ride up and down the stairs. An Acorn Superglide Stairlift, to assure that you are safe and absolutely secure at all times, utilizes a system of eight rollers, giving a surface contact area at least four times greater holding capability than competing products; coupled with a unique double tube rail profile, Acorn gives the smoothest, quietest and most luxurious ride quality currently available, and a superb feeling of safety and stability when using the stair lift.

For curved stairs Acorn utilizes the “modular” rail concept, built up from straight rail sections and a suite of standard bend sections. This unique process allows the rail portion of the lift to be quickly assembled from stock components, enabling faster delivery and installation than any other curved stairlift on the market.

Dual electronic and mechanical braking systems

Fitted as standard on the stairlift are double safety braking systems mean that the stairlift is unable to descend unexpectedly or at speed. This is an essential safety feature that is imperative to have on your stairlift.

Overspeed governor

Controls the speed of the stairlift to prevent sudden or rapid descent.

Engineering excellence is at the heart of the design and manufacture of Acorn stairlifts. Acorn uses quality components and proven technology, to ensure many years of safe and reliable service and Acorn invests more in stairlift development than any other manufacturer in the world. This enables Acorn to bring state-of-the-art technology to your home to meet your needs.

Acorn Stairlifts Engineering Excellence

In selecting an Acorn stairlift, you have chosen to deal with a company that has experience in designing and manufacturing stairlifts, recognized as a
world-leader in stairilft technology and one of the pioneers of the industry. At Acorn all our staff care about your personal needs and truly believe that our products and services can make a difference in helping make life easier for you. Acorn also recognizes that people require stairlifts for a variety of reasons. Whatever the reason, be proud to join the hundreds of thousands of people all over the world who enjoy independent living at home, thanks to Acorn Stairlifts.
Acorn 80 Installation
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DC (battery) power - This means that the stairlift does not trail an electrical cable behind it, but is self-powered. The battery charges when the stairlift is at rest and a fully charged battery will power 15-20 trips up and down the stairs.

'Paddle' switch control - The up and down motion of the stairlift is operated by a simple paddle switch on both arms of the chair.

Diagnostic digital display - Any (rare) faults with the stairlift are displayed digitally as a number or letter, providing clear and simple information for users and engineers.

Smooth start/stop action - The upward and downward movement begins smoothly and slowly, without jarring or sudden stops.

Lockable isolation switch - The stairlift can be locked with a key so that others (children, for example) cannot use it. The stairlift continues to charge when locked.

Swivel seat with locking catch - The seat of the stairlift turns for ease of access at the top of the stairs, and locks to prevent accidental slipping.

Fold-up seat & footrest - When not in use, the seat and footrest of the stairlift can be folded away to provide easy access to the stairway.

Infra-red remote control - The stairlift can be 'called' or 'sent' up or down the stairs by using a remote control similar to a TV remote control.

Safety cut-out sensors - special sensors in the stairlift tell it where to stop and start, and prevent it from moving if an object obstructs it.

Dual electronic and mechanical braking systems - double safety systems mean that the stairlift is unable to descend unexpectedly or at speed.

Rack and pinion drive - the track uses this secure rail structure to provide smooth and stable movement up and down the stairs.

Overspeed governor - Controls the speed of the stairlift to prevent sudden or rapid descent.

Overhang - If the stairlift overhangs at the top of the stairs there will be an extra piece of track that protrudes onto the landing.

Weight Capacity - This refers to the maximum weight a particular stairlift will carry.

Heavy Duty - Specifically designed individuals who may be of a larger persuasion, our maximum weight capacity on either the outdoor, perch or straight stairlift is 350lbs or 25 stone.

Stand or Perch - Specifically designed for people who have issues bending at the knee. The lift allows the domestic user to perch gently on the higher seat or stand upright.

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