Through-the-floor lift benefits
No hoistway: Get a self-contained lift without the expense and fuss that comes with building an elevator shaftway
Wheelchair accessible: Choose from 500 lb or 850 lb capacity to easily accommodate a passenger in a wheelchair
Modern and sleek: Standard light gray frame finish and acrylic panels make our through-floor lifts a stylish addition to your home
If you use a walker, rollator, wheelchair or other mobility aid, transferring to and from a stairlift every day may not be practical. The innovative Savaria Telecab family of through-the-floor lifts provide easy accessibility between two floors in your home while allowing to use that mobility aid throughout your home.
These innovative lifts “appear” and “vanish” through a cut-out in the floor. You get easy access between floors without giving up living space to a hidden hoistway. As a self-supporting unit, there is no need to go to the expense and hassle of constructing a shaftway or elevator pit. All you need is a support wall and floor cut-out.
With two fully wheelchair accessible models to choose from, the Telecab family boasts sleek and modern look with an enclosed cab and acrylic panels that create a light and airy feeling as you enjoy a smooth and quiet ride.
The original Telecab offers a capacity of 500 lb and up to 23′ of travel. Its small footprint requires a minimum floor cut-out of 36″ x 60.5″. There are multiple cab sizes and configurations available, including straight-through and same-side entry/exit.
The Telecab 17 model offers a capacity of 850 lb, perfect for heavier mobility equipment. This higher-capacity model requires a minimum floor cut-out of 60.5″ x 35.25″. There are two cab sizes available, including a 36″ x 54″ cab when a little more room is required.
Is the Telecab a wheelchair elevator?
Some manufacturers refer to their wheelchair accessible through-the-floor lifts as wheelchair elevators. But those products operate on constant pressure or “hold-to-run” controls, just like the Telecab. To make the lift move, you have to press and hold the buttons in the cab.
Technically, this makes the Telecab, and similar products, a wheelchair lift—even though it looks like a home elevator.
The good news is that many jurisdictions offer tax rebates or funding programs that can help pay for a wheelchair lift, but those same programs will not cover a home elevator.
Proven reliability and safety
The Savaria Telecab home lift is built on the same drive system as our popular and robust commercial-grade V-1504 wheelchair lift and features a robust and reliable hydraulic drive system enclosed in a tower, eliminating the need for a separate machine room.
The Telecab is operated by easy-to-use constant pressure controls with keyless or keyed access on car and call stations, and comes packed with safety features, including: