2019-05-27 13:02:56 - Canada, Ontario, Toronto - (PR Distribution™)

For Immediate Release


TORONTO and VANCOUVER, May 27, 2019 – Handicare has announced today the commercial launch of its AP-450 Portable Ceiling Lift in North America. The AP-450’s intuitive design puts control functions and data collection, as well as the convenience of portability, in the hands of the caregiver or clinician while providing additional new features. 

Built on an industry-leading reputation for reliability proven over the past decade, Handicare’s new AP-450 portable ceiling lift raises patient handling technology to the next level—wherever you need it. Reducing injuries for patients and caregivers alike, the AP-450 portable ceiling lift is quiet, smooth and simplifies patient transfers.

Key Features and Benefits of the Handicare AP-450 Portable Ceiling Lift:

Light weight and portable, this 12.2 lb (5.5 kg) unit with flame retardant case, allows the lift to easily be removed from one track and installed in another

Titling design up to 20° degrees saves time and frustration during patient transfers, this feature also increases life of the lift by putting less strain on the motor

Accessibility controls - integrated control panel on the front of the lift allows for easy accessibility

Unique antimicrobial strap for reduced infection risk with wear indicator marks and reinforced edges that protect against fraying

Waterproof, ergonomic hand control has an integrated digital display screen with real- time feedback and usage data

2 operating modes – control and data collection

Hassle free charging by plugging the hand control into the charging adapter

Easy to maintain and service, the top cover of the lift can be easily removed for routine maintenance and service

Safety features include emergency stop, emergency lowering and low battery indicator

Optional Self Lock Reacher Arm accessory makes it easy to attach to the trolley

Weight limit: 450 lb (204 kg) 

Service life of 10 years or 22,500 cycles

“It was with portability and versatility in mind that we designed the AP-450 ceiling lift while providing enhanced features and benefits,” said Thomas Vorpahl, president of Handicare North America. “Our new portable option enables caregivers an easier way to safely transfer patients in any room.”

Handicare Ceiling Lifts reduce physical stress and injury to caregivers, clinicians and patients by providing lifting and positioning support for safe transfers throughout care homes and hospitals. The AP-450 Portable Ceiling Lift is manufactured in the U.S. along with other Handicare Ceiling Lift products. With over 275,000 ceiling lifts installed across North America, Handicare is a global leader in safe patient handling.

For more information on the AP-450 Portable Ceiling Lift, please visit our website: https://www.handicare.ca/product/ap-450-portable-ceiling-lift/

About Handicare

Handicare offers solutions to increase the independence of disabled or elderly people, and to facilitate for their care providers and family. The offering encompasses a comprehensive range of curved and straight stairlifts, transfer, lifting and repositioning aids, vehicle adaptations and medical equipment. Handicare is a global company with sales in more than 20 countries and is a market leader in this field. The head office is in Stockholm, Sweden and manufacturing is located at six sites distributed across North America, Asia and Europe. In the twelve-month period to March 2019, revenue amounted to MEUR 292 and the adjusted EBITA margin was 7.6%. Employees numbered around 1,200 and the share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, see www.handicaregroup.com

Media Contact:

Rakesh Rangel, Marketing Manager, Handicare, T: 416-260-2145 ext. 336, M: 647-828-5787, E: [email protected]

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