Commercial Accessibility

Our flexible and cost effective solutions help you to meet ADA requirements in a variety of public, commercial, and institutional applications. We are accustomed to installing in spaces where conventional elevators don't fit or are impractical.


Vertical Platform Lifts

Vertical Platform Lifts (VPLs) are ideal solutions where conditions make on-grade or ramped access impractical. VPLs can help provide accessible routes in stages, sporting venues, courtrooms, and other applications where traffic and occupancy are limited.

VPLs can provide up to 14'0" of travel in commercial and public spaces and are designed for use by mobility impaired persons.

VPLs are also an excellent solution in voluntary accessibility scenarios such as places of worship and in commercial buildings where additional accessibility is desired but not required.


LU/LA Elevators

Limited Use/Limited Application Elevators (LU/LAs) provide accessibility in existing buildings and in tight and low-rise spaces where full-sized Passenger Elevators are impractical.

LU/LA Elevators require less overhead, shallower pits, smaller hoistways, and draw less electrical power than Passenger Elevators. They are limited in speed and in travel and are designed specifically to provide accessibility within commercial and public buildings as well as places of worship.


The Arrow Lift Difference

At Arrow Lift, we stand out among our peers due to our experience, expertise, and attention to detail. Our team includes veteran sales consultants, trained and licensed engineers, members of local and national safety code committees, and construction and manufacturing experts.

Our team can help ensure that your design will meet codes & accessibility guidelines while providing you with terrific long-term value.

Our project management team will work with you every step of the way to ensure that our work is efficient and well coordinated.

Following your project's completion, our Service Team is ready to help protect your investment, keep your equipment running, and minimize your long term cost of ownership

Vertical Platform Lifts

Ideal for Public/Commercial Use

Vertical Platform Lifts (VPLs) are ideal in public & commercial buildings where accessibility is desired or required for distances of less than 14 feet of travel, and installation of a ramp or passenger elevator is technically and financially impractical. VPLs are generally permitted to provide an accessible route in new commercial construction to spaces under 3,000 square feet, to stages, sound booths, courtrooms, seating areas of event centers & sporting facilities, and in applications where existing site constraints make a ramp or elevator infeasible. In existing construction VPLs are where the travel is less than 14'0" and there is not a Building Code requirement for a stretcher sized elevator.

Flexible Design Options

VPLs take minimal space due to their open platform design with 42" side walls, as well as limited running clearances and a compact drive system that sits inside of the machine housing.

VPLs can be designed to fit inside of a drywall hoistway to minimize equipment cost, or to sit inside of a manufactured enclosure so that the lift is self-contained and work required by others is minimized.

Accessible platform sizes and code compliance for specific applications can vary by Code jurisdiction, so engaging with our team early in your project will help to ensure your design is compliant and compatible with our equipment requirements.

LU/LA Elevators

Limited Use/Limited Application Elevators (LU/LAs) provide safe & compliant accessibility in existing buildings and in tight and low-rise spaces where full-sized Passenger Elevators are impractical.

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Compact & Economical

LU/LA Elevators are typically installed in very compact spaces with minimal pit depth and overhead. This design flexibility along with a power-sipping 1:2 roped hydraulic drive system results in a total cost of ownership unrivaled by passenger elevators.



Where installed in suitable applications as permitted by local building codes, LU/LA Elevators are permitted to be used to provide an accessible route between spaces, in compliance with ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.

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Uniquely Customizable

Because our LU/LA Elevators are designed and built for each project, we can build from steel or applied panels, or can build a beautiful wood cab from nearly any species to complement your building's design.

Builders & Architects

We recognize that builders and architects have specific needs in a challenging marketplace.

Our reputation has been built by providing fast, accurate and expert advice to help you provide the best client experience in your industry.

The principles of universal design are gaining a foothold in the construction industry.  The staff at Arrow Lift are industry leaders in the manufacturing, design, and application of LU/LA elevators and accessibility lifts of every kind for both commercial and residential applications.

Contact your closest Arrow Lift representative now to get the most up to date application guides and product brochures. We can provide CAD drawings you can just drop into your plans if needed.

You can also request one-on-one consultations with you or your clients, either on your site, or in one of our showrooms. Call your closest Arrow Lift showroom now.

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