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Bruno Folding Rail for Straight Stair Lifts

Posted on by Eric Rubel

Lifeway Mobility Offers Bruno's Folding Rail Options for Enhanced Safety

Lifeway Mobility, a Diamond Bruno stair lift dealer, is excided to announce that Bruno's new folding rail can be added as an option for all of Bruno's straight rail stair lifts that we sell and install. The folding rail option can be a manual folding rail or a power folding rail that automatically folds upward once the rider and chair are safely clear.

Features of the New Manual and Power Folding Rails:

  • Electrical components are now inside of the rail, providing a clean look
  • Low-profile, unobtrusive design
  • Manual folding rail locks into position by itself for easy use
  • A handle that makes it easy to move the folding rail up or down

Do I Need to add a Folding Rail for my Stairlift?

There may be a number of reasons why a manual or power folding rail may need to be added as an option for your stairlift. However, the three most common reasons why our experts would recommend folding rail to your Bruno stair lift are:

  1. There are family members or a caregiver living in your home, and the extended rail is going to be a tripping hazard when they are walking near the staircase
  2. The rail is an obstruction to a doorway
  3. The doorway or hallway at the bottom of the stairs is narrow

Image of Bruno's New Folding Rail Halfway Folded Up Image of Bruno's New Folding Rail fully folded up Image of Bruno's New Power Folding Rail for Straight Stairlifts

Should I add a manual or power folding rail?

The type of folding rail that you will need to add to your stair lift depends on your ability to bend down and fold/unfold the rail. If you have a difficult time bending down to pick something up from the floor, then a power-folding rail would be recommended. However, if you are capable of folding the rail up yourself, or if you have another person living with you that can fold it, then a manual folding rail is likely the better option.

How does a manual folding rail work?

With your foot or walking cane, push the locking lever that aligns the rail. After release, the lightweight rail folds up and out of the way easily with the assistance of a gas spring.

Image of a man's foot on the folding rail's foot lock Image of the Folding Rail's easy to use handle

If you would like more information on the new folding rail or would like a free stairlift consultation, please contact us. One of our accessibility experts will be glad to assist you!

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