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Sean O’Sullivan, Managing Director of The Platform Lift Company tells us more about the Motala 2000 platform lift, one of the best engineered lifts on the market.


The Motala 2000 commercial platform lift outclasses all its competitors. No other platform lift offers the same high-quality level of performance, low noise level and the option to be glazed on all four sides. The Motala 2000 is unique with its twin guided chain drive system and its incredibly small footprint (1560mm deep x 1250mm wide, with an 1150mm wide option).

We are very proud to be a key UK distributor of Motala Hissar’s range of platform lift products and provide a complete turnkey service for the Motala 2000, Motala 2000 Home and the Motala 6000 LS which is a cabin style lift. We also can provide parts, servicing, maintenance and repair for these products.

Fully glazed on all four sides

One of the biggest draws of the Motala 2000 is the fact that the self-supporting shaft can be fully glazed on all four sides.

Motala’s patented drive system means that a fully glazed platform lift is completely transparent as the guides are positioned at the corners of the lift with the motor at the top. This means you cannot see any of the mechanisms.

This clever and unique system is totally clean and sustainable; there is no need to lubricate the chain during its lifetime. So, when we say this lift offers a panoramic experience, we mean it as your view is completely undisturbed.

Smallest footprint and minimal noise

Following on from my previous point about how brilliant the drive system is, I also want to mention its quiet operation. There is no noise clanking or drone; this twin guided chain drive system is virtually silent in operation.

This brings me on to the fact that the Motala 2000 is freestanding and one of the most compact Part M compliant platform lifts on the market, making it ideal for small or awkward spaces. The other benefit is that it does not need a separate motor room.

Ease of installation

As you can imagine, I have installed many platform lifts but the Motala 2000 is a total dream because it is freestanding, has no fixings and comes with its own scaffolding. All it requires is a 60mm deep pit, a vertical hole through the building and 16 amp power supply to the top floor. Installation can typically be achieved within two days.

Digital display prevents unnecessary call outs

From my experience, in 9 times out of 10, a reported breakdown of a platform lift is because the emergency button has been accidentally pushed in. The Motala 2000 has a digital display so it tells you if one of the safety features has been activated. This makes the fault reporting much clearer as we know exactly what has happened and can fix the problem quickly. This not only eliminates unnecessary call out charges but also prevents any downtime of the platform lift.

The Platform Lift Company welcomes enquiries from other trade lift companies, commercial and private clients. For more information, check our website at https://platformliftco.co.uk

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