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Accessibility and Aged Care Solutions

Powerglide provide elevator solutions for accessibility and aged care requirements. The 1400mm car floor size allows for wheelchair access, along with hand rails, tactile controls and an in-car telephone.

Powerglide's Teleglide cylinder design means the lift runs on its own rails and doesn’t touch the sides. This makes Powerglide Elevators fast, stable and safe, while being low maintenance, and offering flexibilty of design. There's no need for deep holes, or roofline modifications, so a Powerglide Elevator is suitable for retrofittng, and the car interior can be customised to suit individual layouts and decors.

Key Features


  • Car floor size of 1400mm square for wheelchair access
  • Handrails
  • Tactile controls
  • Lifemark accredited

Fast and Smooth:

  • High speed — 300mm per second
  • Approximately 10 seconds to travel up or down 1 floor
  • Guide rail system eliminates sideways movement for greater stability

Low Maintenance:

  • 5 year 'no maintenance' guarantee
  • No seals to change, no cylinders, pulleys, or ropes


  • Built in safety controls doors and lights
  • Ability to exit the lift in the event of a powercut
  • In-car telephone
  • Security access options available
Scope of Use
  • Suitable for meeting accessibility requirements in medical practices, public buildings, schools, and commercial buildings
  • Suitable for new designs or retrofits
  • Up to 5 stops or 9.6m of travel
  • Floor size of 1400mm square — suitable for wheelchair access
  • Tactile controls and handrails — suitable for elderly/visually impaired passengers
  • Car height up to 2400mm
  • Load capacity maximum: 340kg
  • Exits on up to 3 sides, can have multiple exits at any level
Limitations on Use
  • Travel limited to 9.6m
  • Maximum of 5 stops
  • No doors on lift car
  • Minimum internal shaft size required of 1675mm deep x 1525mm wide (across rails)
  • Requires ceiling height at top level of at least 2100mm
  • Requires pit depth of at least 300mm, travel of <3600mm requires cylinder caisson inserted into ground
Statement of Building Code Compliance

The Powerglide is manufactured and installed to comply with the requirements of NZBC D2/AS1 as an acceptable solution using NZS 4334:2012, and also as an alternative solution using the standards of AS 1735.18 2002 in conjunction with NZBC D2/AS1. 

Other Performance Attributes
  • 5 year maintenance free* guarantee
  • *Unlike a residential / domestic installation, a commercial disabled access elevator must be inspected regularly — at least once every 12 months
  • If, during a maintenance check, a fault is found with the elevator, then the conditions of the above 5 year maintenance free guarantee will apply
  • Lifemark accredited
D2 Mechanical Installations for Access compliant
Mechanical Installations for Access
Data Sheet
Lift Shaft Builders Guide


Lift Shaft Size Guide



Powerglide Elevators manufacture and install high quality, elevators for residential homes, and smaller commercial buildings requiring disabled access.

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