BraunAbility A-Series

A cassette lift for public transport minibuses.

The BraunAbility A-Series lift was developed by ­Autoadapt for the European public transport market. Key focus lies on quick installation, low weight, reliability and ease of service.

It’s not the lightest lift on the market, but at 130 kg, 155 kg fitted, it does have the lowest weight to lift ­capacity. In other words it can do a stable lift of 350 kg while being green choice in terms of fuel economy.

Semi-automatic and operated by an attendant using the ­standard handheld control.
The BraunAbility A-Series lift was developed by ­Autoadapt for the European public transport market. Key focus lies on quick installation, low weight, reliability and ease of service.

It’s not the lightest lift on the market, but at 130 kg, 155 kg fitted, it does have the lowest weight to lift ­capacity. In other words it can do a stable lift of 350 kg while being green choice in terms of fuel economy.

Semi-automatic and operated by an attendant using the ­standard handheld control.

We have a Hulk

The BraunAbility A-Series lift was developed in Sweden for the European public transport market. Key focus lies on quick installation, low weight, reliability and ease of service.
The cassette form factor has its benefits. For one, since it is mounted under the floor, it allows for maximum flexibility in floor planning. In the event of an emergency, another type of lift could be a potential obstruction to the only exit.

At 130 kg, 155 kg fitted, it’s the lightest lift on the market that can do a stable lift of 350 kg. In other words it has the lowest weight to lift capacity which also makes it the green choice in terms of fuel economy. Depending on the vehicle, a lightweight lift might be just the trick to get that one extra seat in and still comply with regulations.

Reliability

Through hardships onto the road

For us, a reliable lift is one that will do its job regardless if it is used several times a day or just once a year. It should be able to withstand the wear and tear that comes with public transport; dirt, water, extreme temperatures as well as the passage of time.

  • Salt spray test: According to ASTM B117-11
  • Climate test: Multiple full cycle tests in -15°C and +60°C
  • Cycle test: 32,000 cycles at a maximum load
  • EMC test: According to ECE-R10

The BraunAbility A-Series lift complies with the EN1756 standard.

The BraunAbility A-Series lift was developed by ­Autoadapt for the European public transport market. Key focus lies on quick installation, low weight, reliability and ease of service.

It’s not the lightest lift on the market, but at 130 kg, 155 kg fitted, it does have the lowest weight to lift ­capacity. In other words it can do a stable lift of 350 kg while being green choice in terms of fuel economy.

Semi-automatic and operated by an attendant using the ­standard handheld control.

Lightweight

Leading capacity-to-weight ratio.

We've focused on making our lift as light and as strong as possible, but why? Well, when you put a significant amount of weight behind the rear wheel axle it changes how the vehicle behaves, quite a lot. A heavy rear load could cause oversteering and other issues that makes driving the vehicle an unnerving experience.

Also, depending on the vehicle, a lightweight lift might be just the trick to get that one extra seat in - and still comply with regulations.
Another benefit of low weight is of course fuel consumption. Not just from an economic perspective, but even more important, keeping the environmental impact down to an absolute minimum.

Progress bars made with CSS-code
The comparison shows lifting capacity divided by fitted weight. The data was acquired in April 2016 from the marketing material of each respective manufacturer.

Design

 

So fresh and so clean
Grit and grime in mechanical devices can be just as bad as the proverbial spanner in the cogs. But you can’t really ask your passengers to thoroughly clean their wheels each time you intend to use the lift. We’ve designed and tested our A-series lift to minimize the effects of dirt in the machinery. It should work even if you were to shovel gravel into its innards, figuratively speaking.

Exit strategy
The shape of the bottom plate of the cassette is funnelled to provide an easy exit for debris and water

Roll free friction
All rolling wheels will eventually catch particles causing grit and grime to build up. Our design uses sliding plastic blocks with meticulously cut edges that will plough through any debris, pushing it out of the way and down onto the funnelled bottom plate of the cassette.

The BraunAbility A-Series lift was developed by ­Autoadapt for the European public transport market. Key focus lies on quick installation, low weight, reliability and ease of service.

It’s not the lightest lift on the market, but at 130 kg, 155 kg fitted, it does have the lowest weight to lift ­capacity. In other words it can do a stable lift of 350 kg while being green choice in terms of fuel economy.

Semi-automatic and operated by an attendant using the ­standard handheld control.
A Series Wheelchair Lift

Remote

At the tip of your fingers.

For simplicity only three buttons are used to control the lift.

Clear visuals on each button indicates its function(s).

One button to stow the lift.

One button to deploy and raise the lift.

One button to lower the lift.

Compatible with BraunAbility Remote

The BraunAbility A-Series lift was developed by ­Autoadapt for the European public transport market. Key focus lies on quick installation, low weight, reliability and ease of service.

It’s not the lightest lift on the market, but at 130 kg, 155 kg fitted, it does have the lowest weight to lift ­capacity. In other words it can do a stable lift of 350 kg while being green choice in terms of fuel economy.

Semi-automatic and operated by an attendant using the ­standard handheld control.

Anti-slip surface

Anti-slip surface on the platform and bridge plate, for the safety of both wheelchair users and standees.

The BraunAbility A-Series lift was developed by ­Autoadapt for the European public transport market. Key focus lies on quick installation, low weight, reliability and ease of service.

It’s not the lightest lift on the market, but at 130 kg, 155 kg fitted, it does have the lowest weight to lift ­capacity. In other words it can do a stable lift of 350 kg while being green choice in terms of fuel economy.

Semi-automatic and operated by an attendant using the ­standard handheld control.

Sturdy handrails

Highly visible and sturdy handrails, that user and operator can rely on.

The BraunAbility A-Series lift was developed by ­Autoadapt for the European public transport market. Key focus lies on quick installation, low weight, reliability and ease of service.

It’s not the lightest lift on the market, but at 130 kg, 155 kg fitted, it does have the lowest weight to lift ­capacity. In other words it can do a stable lift of 350 kg while being green choice in terms of fuel economy.

Semi-automatic and operated by an attendant using the ­standard handheld control.

Manual bridge plate

Unfold manually when the lift is deployed and fold back manually when stowing the lift. No handling needed in between.

The BraunAbility A-Series lift was developed by ­Autoadapt for the European public transport market. Key focus lies on quick installation, low weight, reliability and ease of service.

It’s not the lightest lift on the market, but at 130 kg, 155 kg fitted, it does have the lowest weight to lift ­capacity. In other words it can do a stable lift of 350 kg while being green choice in terms of fuel economy.

Semi-automatic and operated by an attendant using the ­standard handheld control.

Smooth and silent in operation

Providing a comfortable experience for user and operator.

A Series Wheelchair Lift
The BraunAbility A-Series lift was developed by ­Autoadapt for the European public transport market. Key focus lies on quick installation, low weight, reliability and ease of service.

It’s not the lightest lift on the market, but at 130 kg, 155 kg fitted, it does have the lowest weight to lift ­capacity. In other words it can do a stable lift of 350 kg while being green choice in terms of fuel economy.

Semi-automatic and operated by an attendant using the ­standard handheld control.
The BraunAbility A-Series lift was developed by ­Autoadapt for the European public transport market. Key focus lies on quick installation, low weight, reliability and ease of service.

It’s not the lightest lift on the market, but at 130 kg, 155 kg fitted, it does have the lowest weight to lift ­capacity. In other words it can do a stable lift of 350 kg while being green choice in terms of fuel economy.

Semi-automatic and operated by an attendant using the ­standard handheld control.
The BraunAbility A-Series lift was developed by ­Autoadapt for the European public transport market. Key focus lies on quick installation, low weight, reliability and ease of service.

It’s not the lightest lift on the market, but at 130 kg, 155 kg fitted, it does have the lowest weight to lift ­capacity. In other words it can do a stable lift of 350 kg while being green choice in terms of fuel economy.

Semi-automatic and operated by an attendant using the ­standard handheld control.

Easy as 1, 2, 3

 

Taking into account that wiring and hydraulics are similar in all cassette lifts, we dare boast that no other lift is as quick to install as ours. It’s all done in three easy steps.

  1. Vehicle specific mounting brackets - Each vehicle specific mounting bracket uses the vehicle’s existing hole pattern. This means that you don’t need to drill holes or do the complex measuring. Simply find the corresponding holes and bolt the brackets into place.
  2. Purpose designed packaging - The A-series lift itself arrives on a pallet with wooden transport brackets. Remove the transport brackets, then use a forklift to lift the pallet and position the lift between the mounting brackets. In order to get as close as possible to the rear axle, the lift is placed slightly off center on the pallet.
  3. 3. Adjust and tighten - When the lift is in the correct position between the mounting brackets, insert and tighten the bolts in the mounting brackets and their counterparts found in the groove along the cassette side. This design makes it possible to easily adjust the position of the lift if desired. In vehicle models where the wheel axis allows, the lift can either be installed flush with the back of the vehicle or protruding, in order to be used as a step.

Compatibility

Brackets for all major brands
For quick and easy installation, we have mounting brackets for a majority of the minibuses available today. Our mounting brackets use the existing hole pattern in each specific chassis. In other words, you do not have to drill any holes in order to attach our cassette lift to the vehicle.
To ensure that the lift is level, the inner most bracket hole is circular and works as a hinge, whilst the others are slotted, allowing adjustment of the lift angle.

Mounting brackets and installation quick guides available for:
Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Ford, Peugeot, Fiat, Citroën, Iveco, Renault, Opel, Nissan.

The BraunAbility A-Series lift was developed by ­Autoadapt for the European public transport market. Key focus lies on quick installation, low weight, reliability and ease of service.

It’s not the lightest lift on the market, but at 130 kg, 155 kg fitted, it does have the lowest weight to lift ­capacity. In other words it can do a stable lift of 350 kg while being green choice in terms of fuel economy.

Semi-automatic and operated by an attendant using the ­standard handheld control.

Pump up the volume.

One of the best reasons to use an A-series lift instead of any other type of lift is that you don’t have to sacrifice the number of seats to install a lift. However, the pump module usually takes at least one seat. We designed our pump module to be as thin as possible and to be partially hidden behind the panel of the vehicle so that it takes up even less space.

Within these walls

Another perk that comes with placing the pump module partly hidden in the vehicle’s wall is that it can be placed where space and seating efficiency, as well as usage efficiency, is at an optimum level – in the back close to the lift. Quite convenient if the driver needs to manually operate the lift in the event of a power failure in the vehicle.

Service and repair

A quick fix. Is your lift damaged? A spare lift can easily replace the damaged one thanks to the mounting bracket and quick release connections for the fluids and electronics. Your vehicle could be back on the road within the hour. The A-series lift has been designed to use only relays and switches, most of them so common, you can find them at your local petrol station.

It may look simple, but you can tell that there is a lot of thought behind it. Actually, I’m really impressed with how quick and simple Autoadapt made the installation process of this lift. It only took a fraction of the time to install compared with the other cassette lifts we use in our vehicles.

- Luca Quintavalli CEO & Owner, Olmedo Special Vehicles S.p.A

I have 13 years behind the wheel as a bus driver for passengers seated in wheelchairs. On a normal day, I'd say that I do maybe 18-20 runs, using the lift twice as much. In my opinion it's a really good lift. It's easy to use and I can rely on it to lift me and my passengers safely into the bus each and every time. Perhaps my favourite part is the fact that it is easy on the body, even though there are some parts you have to do manually, I don't really do any heavy lifting at all.

- Carina Tångring Petterson Bus driver, Aros Buss

It’s working well for the work we do, it’s easier to use than the other models we have and not as heavy. We have had no problems with this lift and would be happy to use this model when any of our other tail-lifts need to be replaced.

- Margaret Urie Transport Co-ordinator, South West Community Transport

A-1420 Under vehicle
Dimensions
Platform width                   800 mm
Platform length                 1265-1420 mm
Height                                  140 mm
Width                                   1050 mm
Depth                                   1220 mm
Floor to ground                 800 mm
Minimum door width      820 mm
Minimum overlap             20 mm

Performance
Floor to ground                 1075 mm
Maximum travel up          430 mm
Minimum travel up           130 mm
Maximum travel down     645 mm

Weights
Weight capacity                 350 kg
Cassette weight                 130 kg
Fitted weight                      155 kg
Shipping weight                174 kg

Noise level
During use                          < 70 dB

Power
Voltage                                 12 V
Current                                 80 A

Testing
Cycle test approved (32,000)
Salt spray test approved
Climate test approved
E5 Type approved
EMC test approved

Standards
EN 1756 compliant
ECE R-10 compliant
ASTM B117-11 compliant

Compatible with BraunAbility Remote

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