Our flexible and cost-effective solutions help you to meet ADA requirements in a variety of public, commercial, and institutional applications.
With a large selection of ADA lifts and skilled technicians to ensure safety, Arrow Lift can transform previously hard-to-reach areas into accessible spaces. Thanks to our over 35 years of experience, we are accustomed to installing in spaces where conventional elevators don’t fit or are impractical.
Commercial lifts make it possible for people with mobility challenges to access all floors and improve the safety of any building by reducing the barriers and dangers of stair use and minimizing trip hazards. Many commercial lifts, like LULAs and vertical platform lifts, are ADA accessible.
Commercial lifts are designed for public spaces and are durable enough to stand up to regular use. They are a safe and practical solution to provide easy and reliable access to public spaces with multiple floors.
Lifts designed for commercial use have a broad array of safety and aesthetic customization options. They can be installed in a wide variety of locations to accommodate specific needs.
Vertical Platform Lifts (VPLs) are ideal solutions where conditions make on-grade or ramped access impractical. VPLs can help provide accessible routes for stages, sporting venues, courtrooms, and other applications where traffic and occupancy are limited.
A Vertical Platform Lift can provide up to 14'0" of travel in commercial and public spaces and is designed for use by people with disabilities. Thanks to its open platform design and compact drive systems, a Vertical Platform Lift takes up minimal space. These versatile ADA lifts work in indoor and outdoor spaces.
A Vertical Platform Lift is also an excellent solution in voluntary accessibility scenarios, such as places of worship and commercial buildings, where additional accessibility is desired but not required.
Limited Use/Limited Application Elevators (LULAs) provide another ADA lift option. LULA Elevators offer safe and compliant accessibility in existing buildings and in tight and low-rise spaces where full-sized Passenger Elevators are impractical.
LULA Elevators require less overhead, shallower pits, smaller elevator shafts, and draw less electrical power than larger Passenger Elevators. They are limited in speed and in travel and are designed specifically to provide accessibility within commercial and public buildings as well as places of worship. With a capacity of 1400 pounds, LULA Elevators are designed for a single rider or several people at a time. Arrow Lift can install LULAs that meet ADA requirements and the needs of your organization.
We recognize that builders and architects have specific needs in a challenging marketplace.
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Churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship are important locations for connection and prayer. But mobility challenges can cause barriers for those who attend.
Fortunately, you can improve the situation. Church wheelchair lifts and LULA elevators increase accessibility so that all feel welcome at your place of worship.
Commercial stair lifts offer a convenient and practical accessibility solution for many public and commercial spaces where wheelchair access is not required.
They can be installed in a wide range of locations, including places of worship, small office buildings, fraternal lodges and more. Commercial stair lifts require no construction and can typically be installed very quickly, providing a safe mobility solution.
The Arrow Lift Difference
At Arrow Lift, we stand out among our peers due to our experience, expertise, and attention to detail. Our team includes veteran sales consultants, trained and licensed engineers, members of local and national safety code committees, and construction and manufacturing experts.
If you’re searching for an ADA lift for your building, our team can help ensure that your design will meet codes and accessibility guidelines. In addition, Arrow Lift is committed to providing you with terrific long-term value.
Our project management team will work with you every step of the way to ensure that our work is efficient and well-coordinated.
Following your project's completion, our Service Team is ready to help protect your investment, keep your equipment running, and minimize your long-term cost of ownership. Contact us now and let us show you how easy it is to welcome everyone into and around your building.
Commercial Accessibility FAQs
What's the difference between a LULA and other Commercial Elevators?
LULA elevators are more compact than full-size commercial elevators and require a shallower pit but are limited in speed and vertical travel distance. They are designed to add accessibility in locations where a full size elevator would be impractical.
What type of lift is ADA Compliant?
In general, LULA elevators and VPLs are both considered ADA compliant. Both lift systems are large enough to transport riders in wheelchairs or scooters between floors. On the other hand, commercial stair lifts require any users in wheelchairs or scooters to transfer onto a chair before traveling between floors and are therefore not considered ADA compliant.
How much space does an ADA lift require?
The amount of space needed to install a LULA lift or VPL varies based on several factors. Typically, a LULA lift requires at least 5.5 feet by 6 feet of space for the shaft footprint, though often more. Commercial VPLs take up as little as 4.5 feet by 4.5 feet, and as much as 5 feet by 6 feet. These accessibility lift footprint dimensions are approximate and can vary based on type of lift, number of entrances and exits, car or platform size, and local code requirements.