Aritco PublicLift Access

The most versatile platform lift on the market, the Aritco PublicLift Access is a simple, cost effective solution for access in almost any building. The Aritco PublicLift Access range uses our screw & nut system – quiet, efficient and safe. Choose from a huge selection of finishes and colours.


The Aritco PublicLift Access is our most popular lift model and has the safety features, low energy consumption and customisations you expect from a commercial lift. Larger platform sizes can be fully Part M and Equality Act compliant (please speak to a member of our team) and can be installed in less than one week.

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These platform lifts are our most frequently installed models for schools, office blocks, hospitals, care homes and retail due to size, weight capacity and compliance. For external installations, see the Aritco PublicLift Access Outdoor option, and for goods and passenger, please see the Aritco PublicLift Access Goods option. If you require more information on lifts for wheelchairs or disabilities please read here.

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Our patented screw and nut drive system offers a safe, quiet and environmentally friendly solution. Completely self-contained, the Aritco PublicLift Access eliminates the need for a separate machine room (read more about Machine Room Less Lifts here) or pump box housing, also ideal for restricted or listed buildings.

With a nationwide network of specialist engineers, a typical Aritco PublicLift Access installation takes just 3 days. The lift uses a modular, free standing frame structure to reduce delivery and installation time, needing only a load bearing footprint and no major building works on site.

All our lifts are supplied with a 12-month warranty as standard, and we offer a range of platform lift servicing options which can be tailored to suit your specific requirements.


  • Up to 13m (6 stops) with up to 2 doors per floor
  • 8 platform lift sizes
  • Internal installation
  • Small footprint
  • Quick 3 day installation
  • Quiet and energy efficient
  • No head fixing, machine room or pit
  • 50mm recess or ramp


Vertical platform lifts are contained within a shaft. This shaft has guide rails along two corners of the shaft which help to guide the carrier, which is generally an L shaped platform attached to a mast. When using an open platform lift, the walls remain in the same place as the platform raises or lowers.

There is a wide range of electric, hydraulic, and mechanical platform lifts, including enclosed cabin lifts, industrial vertical platform lifts, and even hidden platform lifts. Cabin platform lifts work in the same way as normal platform lifts but, rather than having an L shaped carrier, the platform is contained within a box to give the feel of a conventional lift.

In order to use an open platform lift, applying continuous pressure to the up or down buttons will allow the user to reach their destination. From the outside, using a single touch button will call the lift to the floor. For enclosed cabin lifts, rather than having to apply continuous pressure, a single touch button will be found inside that can be used to bring the user to the correct floor.


Type of Lift Enclosed platform lift intended for use in public & commercial environments
Compliance European Machine directive 2006/42/EC
European standard EN 81-41
Drive System Patented screw/nut system
Rated Speed Max 0,15m/s
Travel Height 250mm – 13,000mm
No. Floors 2-6
No. Doors per floor Max. 2 doors per floor
Pit / Ramp 50 mm (no pit is required when there is a ramp)
Entry One, two or three sides
No. of doors Max. 2 per stop
Enclosure Top Height Minimum 2240 mm. Maximum 4000 mm (above top floor served)
(1100-1600 mm with half height door)
Platform Controls Hold to run, the destination button must be
kept pressed down during the whole journey
Landing Controls One touch call, single press operation
Environment Internal
Emergency Lowering Battery operated emergency lowering
Control Voltage 24V
Motor 2.2kW
Door Locking system Electrically operated deadlock
Power supply 1-phase 230V 50 Hz 20 A type C MCB
3-phase 400V 50 Hz 20 A type C MCB
Rated Load 250, 410 or 500 kg (500kg is 3 phase only)
(dependent on platform size)
Enclosure Solid panels or glass (optional)
Doors GL Full height door as standard EI60 fire doors (optional), half height available (under 3000mm travel only)


Platform Size Rated Load Structural Opening* Part M Compliance
900 x 1040mm (800mm doors) 250 kg 1305 x 1190mm N/A
900 x 1280mm (800mm doors) 410 kg 1305 x 1430mm N/A
900 x 1480mm (800mm doors) 410 / 500* kg 1305 x 1630mm Through or Single Entry
1000 x 1280mm 410 kg 1405 x 1430mm N/A
1000 x 1480mm 410 / 500* kg 1405 x 1630mm Through or Single Entry
1000 x 1980mm 500* kg 1405 x 2130mm Through or Single Entry
1100 x 1480mm 410 / 500* kg 1505 x 1630mm

1530 x 1630mm

Through or Single Entry

For Adjacent entry

1100 x 1580mm 500* kg 1505 x 1730mm

1530 x 1730mm

Through or Single Entry

For Adjacent entry