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Vertical Platform Lifts at SUPERIOR Home Health Care

Like a small elevator, a vertical platform lift (VPL) gives vertical access to people using scooters or wheelchairs. A residential VPL is commonly used to provide access between the ground level and a porch or deck, and are considered a space-efficient solution in comparison to a modular or permanent ramp.

By code in most regions, ramps need one foot of length for every one inch of rise. For example, a 12” rise would require a 12-ft ramp, or a 24” rise would require a 24-ft ramp. The long “runway” ramp system can be both unsightly and expensive – the smaller footprint ensures the focus stays on your home and its curb appeal. VPLs are also considerably more cost-efficient than a residential elevator.

Know VPLs are safer and MUCH easier to use than ramps. As they are electronically-operated, they require almost no effort to use.

Featured Products

  • Durable wheelchair lift for commercial* or residential access, available in multiple entry/exit configurations and platform sizes
  • Reliable, easily installed ACME screw drive lift carries a wheelchair and passenger between 2 stops, up to 72″
  • Nominal speed of 8 ft/min; operated by constant pressure controls
  • Gate available with aluminum, acrylic or glass inserts, and with automatic opener
  • Drive system housed in tower, so no machine room required; 750 lb capacity
  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor use; also available with enclosure and as a mobile unit


  • Durable construction: Ideal for indoor use or outdoors in moderate weather; includes weather-resistant lock.
  • Reliable operation: From the ACME screw drive with its precision movement and strength for day-to-day use.
  • Easy to install: The self-enclosed drive tower makes the unit fast and easy to install.
  • Other standard features: Continuous pressure operation, keyed access on car, non-skid zinc-coated platform in three standard sizes, automatic access ramp.
  • Standard finish: Beige powder-coat paint.
  • Safety features: Emergency stop button on car, underpan obstruction sensors, non-skid platform, manual lowering crank, 42 1/8″ (1070 mm) side panels, keyed cab buttons and keyed call stations, automatic access ramps, backup nut and backup nut safety switch.
  • Warranty: 36 months parts. Please see complete details here.


  • Optional configurations: Type 2, 3 and 4
  • Platform sizes:
    • W34″ x L48″ (864 mm x 1219 mm) Type 2, 3, 4
    • W34″ x L54″ (863 mm x 1371 mm) Type 2, 3, 4
    • W34″ x L60″ (863 mm x 1524 mm) Type 2, 3, 4
  • Access ramp:
    • 16″/406 mm, 24″/610 mm (Quebec or optional)
    • 36″ and 42″ wide platforms optional
  • Other options: Low profile aluminum doors, steel ULC fire-rated ProDoor, wooden door, power gate and door operators; aluminum, acrylic or clear tempered laminated inserts for gate and aluminum door; GAL or Savaria WR-500 weather resistant lock; emergency light on car; fixed access ramp; commercial package (audible alarm on car, grab rail); telephone or ADA handsfree phone; joystick; 60 mm buttons; wired hand pendant. Keyless operation if desired. This unit can also be configured to travel up to 72″ (1828 mm).


  • Applications: Commercial*, residential, indoors, outdoors
  • Standard capacity: 750 lb (340 kg)
  • Maximum travel distance: 48″ (121.92 cm), optionally up to 72″ (182.88 cm)
  • Nominal speed: 8 ft/min (0.04 m/s)
  • Drive/motor: ACME screw drive and back-up nut, 1 hp, relay logic controller
  • Power supply: 120 VAC, 15 A, 60 Hz, single phase (must be a dedicated electrical line).
    *complies with ASME A18.1 (US), and B.355 & B.613 (Canada), state and local codes may differ

BRUNO residential Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL) feature a 750lb lift capacity and are available in heights up to 14 feet. Every VPL includes the core components of a tower, a platform and a landing gate to protect the top landing. Simply roll your mobility device onto the platform, press the button, and the VPL will glide you up or down. As the lift travels up, the ramp automatically folds to create a barrier. An optional gate that closes once you are on the platform, is recommended to give a secondary level of safety.

BRUNO Vertical Platform Lifts, sometimes called porch lifts, are available for indoor or outdoor locations.

Model: VPL-3100B; VPL-3200B

Use a vertical platform lift like a mini home elevator. Often called a porch lift, a BRUNO residential vertical platform lift is a cost-effective home accessibility solution to give scooter and wheelchair users an alternative to entryway or deck steps.

Residential VPL Features

  • Automatic self-lowering folding ramp
  • Quiet, smooth ride
  • Weather-resistant finish and controls
  • Emergency stop switch on platform
  • Safety sensors in platform bottom stop unit if obstruction sensed
  • Affordable AC power in 4- and 6-ft units
  • Reliable DC battery power, available in all heights and standard above 10-ft, ensures operation in power outage

Platform Gate

Recommended for all unenclosed applications.
Power Assisted

Power assisted door/gate operator

Flush Mount Door

Flush mount doors with interlock

Landing Call/Send Station

Paddle Landing Controls

Top Landing Gate

Top landing gate includes call/send controls with key and mechanical interlock or electrical strike interlock (ESI)

Platform Gate Operator

Stationary Ramp


  • Lift capacity: 750 lb/340 kg
  • Lift height: Access to 14 ft/4343 mm (VPL 3200B)
  • Platform: 36 in x 48 in/914 mm x 1219 mm
  • Platform wall height: 42 in/1067 mm


  • Affordable AC power in 4- and 6-ft units
  • Reliable DC battery power available in all travel heights ensure operation even during a power outage (standard in 10-ft and above)


  • Emergency stop switch on platform
  • Safety sensors in platform bottom stop unit if obstruction sensed
  • Non-skid platform, ramp surfaces

What Makes SUPERIOR Home Health Care Different?

SUPERIOR Home Health Care has been providing home medical supplies, equipment and superior service to many communities in Ontario for more than 29 years. SUPERIOR Home Health Care continues the tradition of home healthcare stores with a wide selection of home medical equipment for people with disabilities, recovering from surgery or experiencing the challenges of aging. Locally owned and operated by Jim Migliazza in Thunder Bay and Dryden, and John & Suzi Tom in Barrie.

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