Genesis Shaftway – Vertical Platform Lift

The Genesis Shaftway model is a vertical platform wheelchair lift.This style lift has a capacity or 340 kg (750lbs.) and can provide access up to 4343mm (171″). The Shaftway model is designed to fit the lift components within a shaftway built by other to Garaventa Lift specifications. 

Genesis Shaftway – Vertical Platform Lift

Genesis Shaftway – Vertical Platform Lift

The Genesis Shaftway model is a vertical platform wheelchair lift. This style lift has a capacity of 340 kg (750 lbs.) and can provide access up to 4343mm (171″). The Shaftway model is designed to fit the lift components within a shaftway built by others to Garaventa Lift specifications. The Shaftway Model can be designed to blend and complement the building design at a fraction of the cost of an elevator.

The components of the Shaftway Model consist of a drive mast, passenger platform, doors/gates, call stations, and platform controls.

The Genesis Shaftway Model is suitable for commercial or residential projects and can be installed indoors or outdoors.

    • Shaftway Frame: The frame is constructed of champagne colored anodized aluminum extrusions.
    • Doors and Gates: The standard configuration for this model of lifts is a full size Garaventa Lift style door at the lower landing. The upper landing may be fitted with a gate or full height door.
    • Offset D Handle: The offset d handle is available on both Garaventa Lift style doors and gates.
    • Door Interlocks: The Garaventa Lift Powered Interlock is the standard lock used for Shaftway models that are equipped with Garaventa Lift style doors and gates. The Powered Interlock is a 24VDC solenoid powered interlock that is monitored by the safety circuit to ensure the door or gate is properly locked.
    • Drive System: A choice of two Drive Systems
      Leadscrew Drive with a 2 HP Motor.
      Hydraulic Drive with a 3 HP Motor - Continuous Mains Power with Auxiliary Power System.
    • Lifting Height: Seven different lifting heights to a maximum of 4343mm (171").
    • Call Stations: Consist of a directional rocker switch and is key-less.
    • Platform Controls: Consist of a constant pressure directional rocker switch, an emergency stop/alarm switch and optional key switch.
    • Finishes: The standard finish is anodized champagne aluminum frames, with steel panels that are powder painted in Satin Grey (fine textured).
    • Manual Emergency Lowering Hand wheel - Leadscrew Only: A hand wheel is attached to the lift and is used to manually lower the lift to the landing in the case of a power outage.
    • Manual Emergency Lowering - Hydraulic Drive Only: The manual emergency lowering device consists of a pull knob mounted in a box on the side of the mast. When this device is used, the platform is lowered to the desired landing.
  • Rated LoadStandard 750 lbs (340 kg) with a safety factor of 5
    SpeedLeadscrew - 3 meters (10 ft) per minute at full load | Hydraulic - 5.2 meters (17 ft) per minute at full load
    Travel RangeLeadscrew - up to 6 feet | Hydraulic - up to 14 fee
    Safety FeaturesGaraventa doors and gates equipped with Garaventa interlocks and internal closers | Sturdy 16 gauge
    galvanized steel platform side walls 1070mm (42 1/8”) | Continuous pressure directional control switches and illuminated
    and audible emergency stop switch | Full length grab rail on platform side wall panel
    Leadscrew Drive SystemMotor: 2 HP (1750 RPM) | Motor Drive Type: ACME screw (1” diameter) | Mains Supply: North
    American Models: 120 VAC on a dedicated 20 amp circuit, International Models: 208-240 VAC on a dedicated 16 amp
    Hydraulic Drive SystemMotor: 3 HP DC (2.2 KW) complete with auxiliary power system | Motor Drive Type: Chained
    Hydraulic (Dual 5/8” ANSI 50 chains) | Mains Supply: North American Models 120 VAC on a dedicated 15 amp circuit,
    International Models 208-240 VAC on a dedicated 16 amp circuit
    Controls: Keyless Controls (No key required for call stations and platform controls) | Directional Controls - Continuous
    pressure switches | Control Voltage: 24 VDC
    Power Requirements120 VAC single phase | Optional 208-240 VAC single phase
    Popular OptionsPower Door Operators (ANSI/ BHMA A156.19 compliant) | Custom platform sizes available | Illuminated and
    tactile constant pressure directional buttons | Arrival gong and digital floor display | Choice of RAL colors | Autodialer phone (ADA
    compliant) | Keyed operation | Custom applications (Consult Garaventa Lift) | Battery powered emergency lowering (Leadscrew
    drive only) | Full time battery operation ***suitable for low use applications ONLY (Hydraulic drive)

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General FAQ

A stair lift is a motorized device designed to transport individuals up and down a staircase. It consists of a seat or platform that moves along a rail, allowing people with limited mobility to navigate stairs safely and independently.

Stair lifts are beneficial for individuals with mobility challenges, such as seniors, people with disabilities, or those recovering from surgeries or injuries. They provide a convenient solution for anyone who has difficulty climbing or descending stairs.

Yes, stair lifts are designed with safety as a top priority. They are equipped with features such as seat belts, safety sensors, and emergency stop buttons to ensure user safety. Additionally, professional installation and regular maintenance are essential for optimal safety and performance.

 Stair lifts can be installed as permanent fixtures, but they can also be temporarily installed or rented, depending on individual needs. Permanent installations provide long-term accessibility, while temporary options offer flexibility for shorter periods.


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