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Ascension®, a division of AGM Container Controls, Inc. Vertical Permanent-Installed Wheelchair Lifts
 
         
SECTION 14 42 16
 
         
VERTICAL PERMANENT-INSTALLED WHEELCHAIR LIFTS
 
         
 
         
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Ascension®, a division of AGM Container Controls, Inc.; Wheelchair Lifts.
This section is based on the products of Ascension®, a division of AGM Container Controls, Inc., which is located at:
3526 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
Toll Free Tel: 800-459-0400
Tel: 520-881-3993
Fax: 520-881-4983
Email: request info
Web: https://ascension-lift.com
[ Click Here ] for additional information.
Ascension has been manufacturing world-class wheelchair lifts for over two decades. Our commitment is to provide premium products and outstanding support to our clients.
Key facets of Ascension lifts are innovative design, distinctive aesthetics, precision manufacturing, and proven reliability for ensuring the safety and dignity of individuals with disabilities.
All Ascension lifts are engineered and manufactured exclusively in Tucson, AZ, USA.
 
          PART 1GENERAL
 
          1.1SECTION INCLUDES
 
          A.Vertical permanently-installed wheelchair lifts. (Clarity 16E, Clarity 16S, Clarity 16D, Clarity 16C)
 
          1.2RELATED SECTIONS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
          A.Section 14 42 13 - Inclined Wheelchair Lifts.
 
          B.Section 26 05 00 - Common Work Results for Electrical.
 
          1.3REFERENCES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
          A.ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG).
 
          B.ASME A17.5 - Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment.
 
          C.ASME A18.1 - Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts.
 
          D.ANSI A117.1 - Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.
 
          E.NFPA 70 (NEC) - National Electrical Code.
 
          1.4SUBMITTALS
 
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
 
          B.Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
          1.Preparation instructions and recommendations.
          2.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          3.Installation methods.
 
          C.Shop Drawings: Drawings shall show dimensional and wiring requirements.
 
          D.Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples (2 inches by 3 inches) representing actual product, color, and patterns.
 
          1.5QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
          A.Manufacturer shall have not less than twenty years of experience in the design and manufacture of vertical wheelchair lifts.
          1.Manufacturer shall be ISO 9001.
 
          B.Installer Qualifications: Minimum 2 year experience installing similar products.
 
          1.6PRE-INSTALLATION MEETINGS
 
          A.Convene minimum two weeks prior to starting work of this section.
 
          1.7DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
 
          A.Deliver and store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging bearing the brand name and manufacturer's identification until ready for installation.
 
          B.Handle materials to avoid damage.
 
          1.8PROJECT CONDITIONS
 
          A.Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
 
          1.9SEQUENCING
 
          A.Ensure that products of this section are supplied to affected trades in time to prevent interruption of construction progress.
 
          1.10WARRANTY
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Extended warranty plans are available.
 
          A.Manufacturer shall provide a warranty for a period of ten years on the drive train, four years on all other components, and 90 days on labor, starting from the date of installation.
 
          PART 2PRODUCTS
 
          2.1MANUFACTURERS
 
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: Ascension®, a division of AGM Container Controls, Inc., which is located at: 3526 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.; Tucson, AZ 85716; Toll Free Tel: 800-459-0400; Tel: 520-881-3993; Fax: 520-881-4983; Email: request info; Web: https://ascension-lift.com
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
          B.Substitutions: Not permitted.
 
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
 
          2.2VERTICAL PERMANENTLY-INSTALLED WHEELCHAIR LIFTS
 
          A.System Description: Enclosed vertical platform wheelchair lift with self-contained driving means, intended for use by individuals with disabilities. Provides for independent use by individuals with disabilities and includes all applicable operating and safety devices for compliance with ADA requirements. A low-profile platform floor eliminates the need for a pit or access ramp at the lower landing, and facilitates entry into the lift platform.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete lift product model not required.
 
          B.Lift Product: Clarity 16E. Consists of a machine cabinet, transparent runway enclosure, and lifting platform that services two (2) landings, each on opposing sides of the lift. The machine cabinet shall install against the uppermost landing serviced by the lift, providing clear view lines through the transparent runway enclosure on three sides.
 
          C.Lift Product: Clarity 16S. Consists of a machine cabinet and lifting platform for installation in a shaft inside a building that services two (2) landings, each on opposing sides of the lift. The machine cabinet shall install against the uppermost landing serviced by the lift, minimizing the required clear width.
 
          D.Lift Product: Clarity 16D. Consists of a machine cabinet, transparent runway enclosure, and lifting platform that services two (2) landings, each on the same side of the lift. The machine cabinet shall install against the wall/structure opposing the landings, providing clear view lines through the transparent runway enclosure on three sides.
 
          E.Lift Product: Clarity 16C. Consists of a machine cabinet and lifting platform for installation in a shaft inside a building that services two (2) landings, each on the same side of the lift. The machine cabinet shall install against the wall/structure opposing the landings, minimizing the required clear width.
 
          F.Physical Characteristics:
          1.Lifting capacity: 750 pounds (340 kg).
          2.Vertical Speed: 20 feet per minute (6 meters per minute).
          3.Vertical Travel: 34 to 168 inches (865 to 4265 mm).
 
          G.Dimensions:
          1.Platform Size: 36 x 56 inches (914 x 1422 mm).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete installation space options not required.
          2.Required Installation Space Model 16E: 48.13 x 67.38 inches (1225 x 1710 mm).
          3.Required Installation Space Model 16S: 44.25 x 65.25 inches (1125 x 1660 mm).
          4.Required Installation Space Model 16D: 48.13 x 67.75 inches (1225 x 1720 mm).
          5.Required Installation Space Model 16C: 44.25 x 65.25 inches (1125 x 1660 mm).
 
          H.Materials:
          1.Guide Rails: Aluminum alloy, integral to machine cabinet.
          2.Guide Rail Brackets and Cabinet Supporting Members: Steel.
          3.Platform Frame: Steel.
          4.Platform Grab Bar and Accent Rails: Stainless steel.
          5.Windows: 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick high impact strength clear thermoplastic.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Subparagraph below applies to Models 16D and 16E only. Delete if required.
          6.Enclosure Structure: Aluminum alloy.
 
          I.Finish:
          1.All metal components shall be thoroughly cleaned to remove any foreign substance.
          2.Accent Rails: Brushed stainless steel.
          3.Exposed metal surfaces, except grab bar and accent rails, shall be finished with an oven-baked powder coating.
          4.Standard color is silver metallic; contact Ascension for custom color selection.
 
          J.Drive Configuration
          1.Drive shall be 2:1 chain hydraulic.
          2.Platform shall be supported by two hydraulic jacks with two suspension chains each.
          3.Suspension chain shall be No. 50 roller chain, 6100 pound (2773 kg) minimum breaking strength.
          4.Hydraulic power unit shall be mounted on vibration-isolating supports designed to minimize vibration transmission and reduce frame-borne noise.
 
          K.Electrical Requirements:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** International electrical configurations available.
          1.Amperage Draw per Lift: 6 Amps maximum.
          2.Service Line: Electrical contractor shall provide a 120VAC, 60 hertz, with amperage capacity exceeding 6 Amps.
          3.Full time battery power supplied by 24 VDC SLA battery bank.
          4.Motor: 3 hp (2.1 kW), 24 VDC.
          5.Control Circuits: 24 VDC.
          6.Electrical components shall be UL listed and CSA registered.
          7.Electrical System: Certified to ASME A17.5 by an independent testing laboratory.
 
          L.Safety Devices:
          1.The lift shall be constructed to meet the applicable requirements of ASME A18.1, ASME A17.5, ADAAG, ANSI 117.1, and NFPA 70 (NEC) as applicable to a portable lifting device.
          2.The lift shall include the following additional safety features for protection of the passenger and general public.
          a.Grounded electrical system.
          b.24 VDC operating controls.
          c.Constant pressure operating switches.
          d.Emergency stop button at passenger control station.
          e.Electro-mechanical door and gate interlocks.
          f.Upper and lower limit switches.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Subparagraph below applies to Models 16D and 16E only. Delete if required.
          g.Unobstructed view through transparent panels on three sides of the enclosure.
          h.Grab bar extending full length of inside wall.
          i.Integral emergency lighting with field-selectable modes: Fade, Always-On, and Emergency Only.
          j.Automatic standby power for at least 5 lift cycles (with lift carrying full load), in the event of a power outage.
          k.Slip-resistant platform floor.
          l.Structural safety factors as specified in ASME A18.1.
          m.Self-closing platform gates.
          n.Alarm and lighted alarm switch on platform.
          o.Slack-chain switches to automatically stop the platform if any suspension chain slackens.
          p.Low-profile platform floor.
          q.No installation pit or access ramp at the lower landing.
 
          M.Operating Characteristics:
          1.Lift shall include three constant pressure operating switches, two for remote mounting outside of the platform and one located inside the platform.
          2.The passenger control station shall be provided with a separate "PUSH TO STOP" emergency button. The emergency stop button shall prevent any operation of the lift when actuated.
 
          PART 3EXECUTION
 
          3.1EXAMINATION
 
          A.Verify suitability of substrate preparation in accordance with approved manufacturer's drawings.
 
          B.Verify correct space requirements in accordance with approved manufacturer's drawings. Verify electrical service is of correct type and at correct location.
 
          C.Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared. If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
 
          3.2PREPARATION
 
          A.Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
 
          B.Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
 
          3.3INSTALLATION
 
          A.Install lift in accordance with approved submittals, manufacturer's instructions, ASME A18.1 requirements, and applicable regulatory requirements.
 
          B.Installation space and substrate shall be of sufficient strength to support the loads imposed on it during operation of the lift. Refer to structural loading diagrams provided by manufacturer to ensure proper provision is made.
 
          3.4FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
 
          A.Perform acceptance tests as required by code and the authority having jurisdiction. Place rated load on platform and operate for several cycles to verify correct installation and operation. No mechanical failures shall occur and no wear that would affect the reliability of the lift shall be detected.
 
          3.5PROTECTION
 
          A.Protect installed products until completion of project.
 
          B.Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
 
         
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