How does a platform lift work? 

The way a platform lift works depends on the manufacturer. In the case of Cibes, our platform lifts work with a safe and robust screw and nut drive system. The motor drives the nut to rotate around the screw and depending on the direction makes the lift travel upwards or downwards.  

This reliable system enables our lifts to be installed quickly and efficiently without a pit or machine room, so that our lifts fit easily into your home or building without impacting its structure. The screw driven system works with a screw, nut and motor.  

In Europe, platform lifts require a ‘hold-to-run’ function, which means you must hold the button of the floor you want to travel to until you’ve reached the floor. In Asia, the ‘hold-to-run’ function isn’t required, and you can travel in a platform lift as you would in a regular lift where you just press the button once instead of holding it. 

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