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TIPS WHEN CONSIDERING YOUR NEXT CEILING HOIST
Ceiling hoists are a good solution if you want to move patients around the room, in this respect they differ from to mobile floor hoists. You will need to think about the placement of hoist tracks for the ceiling hoist to go through where with mobile hoists they are free standing
There are multiple factors that need to be thought through when you think about which ceiling hoist to use:
CEILING HOIST TRACK:
There are 3 track options:
TRACK 1: SINGLE TRACK SYSTEM A single track system is the most commonly used ceiling hoist track, it transfers the user from point A to point B and is installed in a fixed location.
TRACK 2: ROOM COVERING SYSTEM (‘H’ TRACK) Designed to give maximum flexibility and coverage within the room. Due to the rails located in the corners of the room, this track is less visible in the room, the traverse rail can be kept at one end and it is able to transfer anywhere within the room.
TRACK 3: FULLY INTEGRATED, MULTI-ROOM SYSTEM A multi-room ceiling hoist system allows the ceiling hoist to travel through a number of rooms taking into consideration doorways, hallways and corridors. It uses a wide range of pieces that allow the ceiling hoist to cover multiple rooms.
Each ceiling hoist will have its own specific weight capacity. Most ceiling hoists support between 200 – 275kg however, because no one is the same, there are ceiling hoists that start from lower weights and ones that are made for user and carriage, you should consider the weight capacity of each ceiling hoist when planning your ceiling hoist system.
LIFT MOTOR FUNCTIONALITY
The majority of ceiling hoists uses a motor system for their functionality, however, when considering ceiling hoists there are two that are most common.
A two-function motor are used to lift and lower patients by pushing a button, in most situations they require caregivers to manually push the patient along the ceiling track once the patient is lifted.
A four-function motor on ceiling hoists offers the same powered lifting and lowering as the two-function with a motorized method for moving patients across the track so no manual lifting is needed.
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