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What are Rails / Guides?

Rails and Guides are in essence different words for the same thing. Nearly all lifts (with the exception of scissor lifts) will travel up and down or along a set of rails or guides. Historically, the term ‘guides’ is used when relating to Vertical Platform Lifts whilst the term ‘rails’ is more likely to be used when referring to Platform Stairlifts (as they tend to look like hand rails and can sometimes be used as such).

Author: Nick Dade. Sales Director (Level Access Lifts Ltd).
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed within this Education Centre are solely those of the original author/s. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of any given lift manufacturer or lift industry association.
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