Koller, a designer and manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicle products, has announced the launch of the new portable winch.
PortaWinch has a removable battery designed to mechanically assist with the reliable and smooth loading of a wheelchair and occupant into an adapted vehicle.
Detachable from the vehicle floor when fitted with a rail, PortaWinch can be stored away when not in use and transferred to other vehicles or used for assistance up and down a driveway or access ramp.
Dean Koller, director at Koller, said: “As a trusted company within the accessible travel sector, we are always looking to expand our product portfolio to ensure it is comprehensive and covers all requirements. PortaWinch adds a new dimension to our offering and is another product to assist our customers with safe travel.
“PortaWinch is the perfect solution to safely assist wheelchair users through the ramp barrier to access the vehicle all at the touch of a button. It has been designed to be compact and able to fit any vehicle with the simple addition of a short piece of floor rail. Most notably it is portable so it can be transferred with ease. This means that it does not require specialised and permanent fitting. The winch has many benefits and features including a 250kg loading capacity and anti-roll back mechanism to make it extremely safe and efficient when in use.”
PortaWinch encompasses two wireless remote controls, with one small enough to be fitted to a keyring so it is always to hand. It has the extra security and safety features of ceasing winch operation if an obstruction is detected or if over-load is sensed.
The winch is also equipped with an anti-roll back feature to prevent the wheelchair from moving backwards when stationary on the ramp.