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Item Details

Arjo Maxi Sky 600

ILC Reference NO 44:22:010
Item sourced from ILC ACT database


Short Description
A fixed ceiling hoist with battery powered vertical and horizontal movement. The hoist unit remains attached to the overhead track and is operated with a hand held control. The padded spreader bar is attached to a webbing strap extending from the hoist unit. A range of hoist and track options is available.

Price Guide
Refer to supplier details for pricing.

More Details
Hand held push button control on an extendible cord.
Four push buttons indicate the direction of movement, and one push button is used to automatically return the hoist to the charging position.
Speed of vertical and horizontal movement can be programmed.
The hand held control is a narrow, rectangular shape.

Many options available including single, parallel, straight, curved and room covering style. The track can be made at various heights from the ceiling.
A gantry system is available.
Turntables within the track are available to allow the hoist to move in more than two directions.

Two hooked points for sling loop attachments on the standard spreader bar.
Webbing strap can be programmed to alter the distance it can raise and lower.
A stretcher frame is available.

Inbuilt battery charger operates when the hoist is parked at one point on the track. A button on the hand control automatically sends the hoist to this position.

Various two point and four point slings available.
Tilting frame spreader bar.
An exchanger option allows the hoist to transfer between track.

Method Of Use
Powered horizontal movement may allow an occupant to have more independence when using the hoist.
The speed of powered horizontal movement is programmable.
The spreader bar rotates separately from the webbing strap to reduce twisting.
Wide spreader bar can spread the positioning of the sling so the occupant may be less confined.
A tilting spreader bar frame is optional and can assist an attendant to position the occupant in a more upright or reclined position.
Various track options are available to change directions or traverse the entire room.

FS Easytrack Gantry
Maxi Sky 600
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Safety Features
Manually operated emergency lowering device.
Emergency stopping feature in case of mechanical failure.
Electrical up and down emergency buttons.
A pull cord is used to stop the hoist in an emergency.

Load Capacity          kg     272
Overall (Min) Height   mm     180
Overall Depth          mm     240
Overall Width          mm     400

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

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