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Acorn Stairlifts, the World's Leading Manufacturer





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  Battery Power

  Digital Display
  Dual Braking System

  Fold-up Design
  Heavy Duty
  Isolation Switch
  Overspeed Governor
  Paddle Switch
  Rack and Pinion
  Remote Control
  Safety Sensors
  Start / Stop Action
  Stand Option
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  Swivel Seat
  Weight Capacity

Stairlift Glossary

DC (battery) power

Acorn Stairlifts pioneered DC Battery technology in the stairlift industry. This was chosen due to the inherent advantages of safety, smooth power delivery and the ability to operate normally during a mains power outage failure.

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Diagnostic digital display

The Acorn 80 Curved Stairlift and the Acorn 120 Straight Stairlift are fitted with a digital diagnostic display which states the current status of the stairlift.

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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.

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Fold-up seat & footrest

All Acorn Stairlifts have a fold-up seat, arm rests & footrest. When not in use, the seat, arms and footrest of the stairlift can be folded away to provide easy access to the stairway.

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Heavy duty Stairlift

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

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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.

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Lockable isolation switch

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

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Overspeed governor

Acorn lifts have a safety internal overspeed governor (OSG) feature as standard equipment. This system controls the speed of the stair lift to prevent sudden or rapid uncontrolled descent.

Learn More ... Overspeed Governor 

Paddle switch control

'Paddle' switch control. The up and down motion of the Acorn Stairlift is operated by a simple paddle switch on the arm(s) of the chair. The paddle switch controls come as standard with our straight stairlift and curved stairlifts.

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Rack and pinion drive
The Acorn Stair lifts track uses a secure rail structure with Rack and Pinion Drive to provide a smooth and stable movement up and down the stairs.
Learn More ... Rack and Pinion
Safety cut-out sensors

Special safety sensors in the stair lifts carriage and footrest prevent it from moving if an object is obstructing the path of the stairlift.

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Smooth start / stop action

The stairlift's upward and downward movement begins smoothly and slowly, without jarring or sudden stops. This enables you to have a smooth ride up and down your stairs.


Some stairlifts offer smoother rides than others. Acorn Stairlifts give a gentle ride every time.

Learn More ... Start / Stop Action

Stand option

With a Sit and Stand Frame, choose the seated position or stand on the footrest. The special folding steady security bar is for stability and is ideal for anybody who may have problems bending their knees.

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Perch option

Acorn Perch / Stand Option Stairlift enables users, who have problems with sitting down, to experience a comfortable journey gliding effortlessly up and down the stairs.

Learn More ... Perch Option

Swivel seat
Acorn Stairlifts have a Swivel Seat with a safety locking catch for easy dismount at the top of the stairs. You can swivel the chair when you reach the top of the stairs, so that you are safely facing away from the staircase when you get off. The Acorn Swivel Seat allows easy and safe dismount without the need to twist the body or legs.
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Weight capacity

This refers to the maximum weight a particular stair lift will carry.


The Acorn Model 120 Straight Rail Stairlift maximum weight capacity specification is 280lbs.


The Heavy Duty Acorn Model 120 Option maximum weight capacity on either the straight rail, outdoor, perch or stand option is 350lbs.


The Acorn Model 180 Curved Rail Stairlift maximum weight capacity specification is 265lbs.

Learn More ... Weight Capacity

Acorn Stairlifts is officially the first stairlift
company to earn the prestigious
Ease-of-Use Commendation from the
Arthritis Foundation.
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