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    Operator's Manual for: DOT — Public Use Lift DOT — Public Use Lift Operator's Manual W A RN I N G Read manual before operating lift. Failure to do so may result in serious bodily injury and/or property damage. Keep manual in lift storage pouch. Oper ual Man ator's Operator's Manual 31714 Rev. B October 2006 Braun NVL Series [...]

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    Congratulations W e at The Braun Corporation wish to expr ess our fullest appreciation on your new pur chase. With you in mind, our skilled craftsmen have designed and assembled the finest lift available. This manual includes safety pr ecautions, lift operating instructions, man- ual operating instructions, and instructions for maintenance and lub[...]

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    Page 1 Contents W arranty/Registration Instructions .................. 2, 3 Lift T erminology Lift T erminology Illustration ........................................ 4 Introduction ................................................................ 5 Direction .................................................................... 5 Lift Components .....[...]

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    Page 3 W arranty and Registration Instructions Model No. Series No. Serial No. Pump Code Cylinder Code Date of Manufacture Note: This information must be provided ZKHQÀOLQJD warranty claim or ordering parts. Keep for future use.[...]

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    Page 4 UN F O LD FO L D DOWN U P 3 2 8 19 3 2 8 2 0 Hand-Held Pendant Control Base Plate T op Parallel Arms (2) Adjustable Quiet-Ride Stow Blocks (2) Main Cylinders (2) V ertical Arm Covers (4) Opposite Pump Side V ertical Arm Handrails (2) Outer Barrier (Automatic Outboard Roll Stop) Rotating Pivot Slide Arms (2) Platform Pivot Arms (2) Pump Side [...]

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    Page 5 Lift T erminology Introduction: Braun NVL Vista Series lifts are ADA compliant and comply fully ZLWK1DWLRQDO+LJKZD7 UDIÀF Safety Administration (NHTSA) VSHFLÀFDWLRQV7KH19/ LVFRP - mercial oriented (intended for operation by an attendant). Lift models vary per size (lift model numbers indicate lift dimensions)[...]

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    Page 6 Lift T erminology Lift T erminology Lift Frame: The lift frame con- sists of the base plate, threshold warning plate, towers, parallel arms, vertical arms, platform pivot arms and handrails. T wo main hydraulic cylinders are housed in the parallel arms. The electrical/hydraulic powered lift frame components mechani- cally unfold, lower , rai[...]

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    Page 7 Lift T erminology V ehicle and Lift Interlocks Braun Corporation NVL Series lifts comply fully with all NHTSA vehicle and lift interlock speci- ÀFDWLRQV9 HKLFOHPRYHPHQWLV prohibited unless the lift is fully stowed and the lift will not func- tion unless the vehicle is parked and secured. The NVL features a visible and audi[...]

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    Page 8 Lift T erminology F . FOLD (In) - Platform Fold: Fold is the action of the platform URWDWLQJXSDQGLQIURPWKHÁRRU level (horizontal) position to fully- stowed (vertical) position when the FOLD switch is pressed. Stowed Position: The lift is stowed when the lift platform has been fully raised and folded fully (vertical posi[...]

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    Page 9 Safety Symbols Lift Operation Safety SAF E TY FIRST! Know That.... C CAUTION This symbol indicates important information regarding how to avoid a hazardous situation that could result in minor per- sonal injury or prop- erty damage. A supplements (if included), is pro- vided for your safety . Familiarity with proper operation instructions as[...]

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    Page 10 Lift Operation Safety Precautions W A RN I N G If the lift operating instructions, manual operating instructions and/or lift operation safety precautions are not fully understood, contact The Braun Corporation immedi- ately . Failure to do so may result in serious bodily injury and/or property damage. Read manual and supplement(s) before op[...]

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    Page 1 1 W A RN I N G Whenever a wheelchair passenger (or standee) is on the platform, the: • Passenger must be positioned fully inside yellow boundaries • Wheelchair brakes must be locked • Inner roll stop and outer barrier must be up (vertical) • Passenger should grip both handrails (if able). /RDGDQGXQORDGFOHDURIYHKLFXODU?[...]

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    Page 12 Lift Operation Safety Lift attendants must ensure that lift occupants keep hands, arms and all other body parts within the lift occupant area and clear of moving parts. 3ODWIRUPPXVWEHSRVLWLRQHGDWÁRRUOHYHOEULGJHSODWH height) when loading or unloading in and out of vehicle. Do not use platform inner roll stop or[...]

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    Page 13 Lift Operation Safety W A RN I N G Accidental activation of control switch(es) may cause unintended operation(s). 0DLQWHQDQFHDQGOXEULFDWLRQSURFHGXUHVPXVWEHSHUIRUPHGDVVSHFLÀHGLQWKLVPDQXDOE DXWKRUL]HGFHUWLÀHGVHUYLFHSHUVRQQHO Replace missing, worn or illegible decals. Keep owner’s ([...]

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    Page 14 Operation Notes and Details NVL Series “Public Use” lift mod- HOVDUHVSHFLÀFDOOGHVLJQHGWREH operated by an attendant. The Lift Operating Instructions contained in this manual and posted on the lift provide instructions for op- eration of the lift only . Read and become familiar with all lift opera- tion safety precaut[...]

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    Page 15 Operation Notes and Details General Safety: The lift operator (attendant) and bystanders must keep clear of the area in which the lift operates and clear of all moving parts. Lift attendants must ensure that lift occupants (passengers) keep hands, arms and all other body parts within the lift occupant area and clear of moving parts. Control[...]

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    Page 16 Operation Notes and Details Lift Features W A RN I N G Discontinue lift use immediately if any lift component does not operate prop- erly . Failure to do so may result in serious bodily injury and/or property damage. Become familiar with all lift features and the proper opera- tion of the lift components before attempting lift operation. Re[...]

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    Page 17 Operation Notes and Details the event of platform drift. Due to the “all-hydraulic” opera- tion of the dual-cylinder NVL, KGUDXOLFÁXLGH[SDQVLRQFRQ - traction or seepage may occur . Any of these conditions may result in platform drift (failure to hold the platform in the folded or raised position). Platform drift may occur [...]

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    Page 18 Inner Roll Stop Fully Deployed (vertical) Inner Roll Stop The inner roll stop must overlap the base plate a minimum 1/2" . Fully Unfolded (horizontal) Inner Roll Stop (bridging position) Lift Features (continued) Operation Notes and Details Inner Roll Stop: NVL Series lift models are equipped with an au- tomatic inner roll stop that al[...]

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    Page 19 Operation Notes and Details As the UP switch is pressed and the platform raises from ground level, the inner roll stop automati- cally unfolds (rotates) to the hori- zontal (bridging) position when it UHDFKHVYHKLFOHÁRRUOHYHO7KH roll stop must overlap the lift base plate a minimum 1/2". When the FOLD switch is pres[...]

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    Page 20 Outer Barrier Fully-Folded Outer Barrier (Up-vertical) Operation Notes and Details Lift Features (continued) springs rotate the barrier to the vertical position. Interlock: The outer barrier senses weight to prohibit lift op- eration. The lift will not function if the outer barrier is occupied. Discontinue lift operation im- mediately if th[...]

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    Page 21 Operation Notes and Details rests safely on the ground. Stop pressing the DOWN switch if any portion of the platform is obstructed while descending or the entire platform does not reach ground level for any rea- son (contact with an obstruction, mechanical failure, exceeding WKHOLIW´ÁRRUWRJURXQGµFDSDFLW  etc.). Note[...]

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    Page 22 Operation Notes and Details pacity of the lift. The lift attendant should not ride on the platform with the passenger . Passenger Orientation (Board- ing Direction): Braun NVL Series wheelchair lifts accommo- date both inboard and outboard facing wheelchair passengers or standees. Inboard facing of wheelchair lift passengers is not prohibit[...]

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    Page 23 Operation Notes and Details DIÀ[HGWR WKHSODWIRUPVLGHSODWHV Y ellow plastic caps are placed on the dual handrails. The threshold warning plate is powder-coated yellow to iden- tify the platform threshold area. Interlock: A visible and audible threshold warning system will ac- tivate if the threshold area is oc- cupied w[...]

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    Page 24 Operation Notes and Details Do not use the outer barrier as a brake. Stop and brake the wheelchair when fully loaded on the platform. Manually stop and brake manual wheelchairs. Stop powered wheelchairs with the wheelchair controls. T urn powered (electric) wheelchairs off when on the platform. If the outer barrier , bridge plate, handrails[...]

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    Page 25 Operation Notes and Details Wheelchair- E quipped Occupant Seat Belts The Braun Corporation recom- mends wheelchair passengers position and buckle their wheel- W A RN I N G Position and secure (buckle, engage, fasten, etc.) the wheelchair-equipped occupant seat belt before loading onto the wheelchair lift platform. Failure to do so may resu[...]

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    Page 26 T ransit agency supervisors should train and educate their lift attendants on the proper use and operation of the wheelchair lift if it is not possible for the attendants to review the safety precautions and operation pro- cedures with the wheelchair lift sales representative. The lift operator's manual must be stored in the lift-mount[...]

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    Page 27 W A RN I N G Whenever a passenger is on the platform, the: • Passenger must be positioned fully inside yellow boundaries • Wheelchair brakes must be locked • Inner roll stop and outer barrier must be UP Failure to follow these rules may result in serious bodily injury and/or property damage. W A RN I N G Read and become familiar with [...]

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    Page 28 Open Door(s) and Secure T o Unfold Platform: Stand clear and press the UN- FOLD switch until the platform stops (reaches ÁRRUOHYHO - unfolds fully ). Release switch. Note: In event platform does not unfold, press FOLD switch to release Lift-T ite ™ latches. T o Unload Passenger: 1. Read Note below! Load passen- ger onto platform an[...]

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    Page 29 D T o Unload Passenger (continued) : 2 . Press DOWN switch until the en- tire platform reaches ground level (see Photo B ) and the outer bar- rier unfolds fully (ramp position). See Photo C . Release switch. 3 . Unlock wheelchair brakes and unload passenger from platform. Note: Outer barrier must be fully unfolded (ramp position) until the [...]

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    Page 30 F E H G Lift Operating Instructions T o Load Passenger: 1 . Read Notes below! Load pas- senger onto platform and lock wheelchair brakes. See Photo G . Note: Outer barrier must be fully unfolded (ramp position) until the entire wheelchair (or standee) has crossed the outer barrier . See Photos E and F . Note: Passenger must be positioned ful[...]

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    Page 31 J L T o Load Passenger (continued) : 2 . Press UP switch (Photo I ) to fold outer barrier UP fully (vertical - see Photo H ), and raise the platform to ÁRRUOHYHO . See Photo J . Release switch. 3 . Unlock wheelchair brakes and unload passenger from platform. T o Fold Platform: Press FOLD switch until platform stops ( fully folded). See [...]

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    Page 32 NHTSA Operations Checklist W A RN I N G Discontinue lift use immediately if any lift or vehicle interlock does not operate properly . Failure to do so may result in serious bodily injury and/or property damage. 9 HULÀHG V ehicle movement is prevented unless the lift door is closed, ensuring the lift is stowed. Lift operation shall be pr[...]

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    Page 33 Manual Operating Instructions If you experience power or equipment failure, refer to the Manual Operating Instructions to operate the lift. Instructions and photos are provided for all steps that differ from standard lift operation procedures. The Manual Instructions decal (post- ed inside pump cover) provides manual operating instructions [...]

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    Page 34 Manual Operating Instructions Release V alve maximum 30 inch lbs minimum 15 inch lbs seats (stops) O P E N C L O S E approximate 1/16" intervals V alve Tightening 6SHFLÀFDWLRQ Once valve seats (stops), tighten 15 to 30 inch pounds as shown. Release V alve Note: Close backup pump release valve securely before operating electric pump[...]

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    Page 35 Open (Down) Close (Up/Stop) Manual Operating Instructions Remove pump cover to access hand pump and pump handle as outlined on page 33. Refer to release valve photos and illustra- tion on page 34. T o Unfold Platform (Out): Place slotted end of pump handle onto backup pump release valve and turn counterclockwise (open 1/2 turn only ) until [...]

  • Page 38

    Page 36 Stroking Hand Pump Up (T o Raise): Open (Down) Close (Up/Stop) Manual Operating Instructions E Using hand pump handle: 1. Place slotted end of pump han- dle onto backup pump release valve and turn clockwise to close securely . See Photo D. Note: V alve must be tight, but do not overtighten. 2. Insert handle into backup pump and stroke until[...]

  • Page 39

    Page 37 Manual Operating Instructions T o Store Pump Handle: 1. Insert bottom of handle behind bottom clip. See page 33. 2. Rotate top clip to secure (lock) handle. T o Install Pump Cover: 1. Position cover over module back cover and red warning light. See Photo F . 2. Align outside cover lip with bottom cover offset and insert outside cover . See [...]

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    Page 38 29048 W A RN IN G LIFT OPERA TING INSTRUCTIONS OPEN DOOR(S) AND SECURE TO UNFOLD PLATFORM: Stand clear and press UNFOLD s w itch until platform stops (reaches floor level). Note: In event platform does not unfold, press FOLD s w itch to release Lift-Tite™ latches. TO UNLOAD PASSENGER: 1. Load passenger onto platform and lock w heelchair b[...]

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    Page 39 Decals and Antiskid 32410 57 – Outer barrier is not up and latched and ground detect switch did not deactivate (Century and Vista only) 58 – Outer barrier is not up and latched and the platform is 3 " above the ground 59 – Outer barrier is not up after pausing platform travel 60 – The kickout gas springs are worn, replace befor[...]

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    Page 40 Decals and Antiskid Antiskid Inspect your lift for any miss- ing or worn antiskid. Order as needed. Note: Clean surfaces with isopropyl alco- hol before decal or antiskid application. Use a clean cloth or paper towels. Do not use oily shop rags. Wipe surface free of residue with dry portion of cleaning cloth. Replace missing or worn antiski[...]

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    Page 41 Maintenance and Lubrication Proper maintenance is necessary to ensure safe, troublefree operation. Inspecting the lift for any wear , damage or other abnormal conditions should be a part of all transit agencies's daily service program. Simple inspections can detect potential problems. The maintenance and lubrication procedures VSHFLÀH[...]

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    Page 42 Maintenance and Lubrication All listed inspection, lubrication and maintenance procedures should be repeated at “750 cycle” intervals following the scheduled “4500 Cycles” maintenance. These intervals are a general guideline for scheduling maintenance procedures and will vary according to lift use and conditions. Lifts exposed to se[...]

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    Page 43 UN F O LD FO L D DOWN UP 3 2 8 19 3 2 8 2 0 Parallel Arm Pivot Pins (8) LO Handrail Pivot Pins (2) LO Inner Roll Stop Lever and Bearings LO Parallel Arm Pivot Pins (8) LO Outer Barrier Pivot Points (2) LO and Outboard Platform Rollers and Pins (2) LG Platform Pivot Pins and Bearings LO Platform Fold Axles (2) LO UHMW Bearing (4) D E Rotatin[...]

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    Page 44 Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule 750 Cycles Outer barrier pivot points (2) Outer barrier arm slots (2) Outboard platform pivot pins (2) Outboard platform rollers and pins Platform fold link pivot pins Platform fold link rollers and pins Lift-T ite ™ latches (tower pivot points - 2) Lift-T ite ™ latch gas (dampening) spring pivot poi[...]

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    Page 45 Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule continued Perform all procedures listed in previous sections also Inspect platform fold gear rack and gear weldment teeth for foreign objects, wear or damage (bent, deformed or misaligned), positive securement and proper operation Inspect lift for wear , damage or any abnormal condition Inspect lift for [...]

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    Page 46 Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule Perform all procedures listed in previous section also 1500 Cycles continued Rotating pivot slide arm pivot pins (2) Parallel arm pivot bearings (16) Handrail pivot pin bearings (4) Hydraulic cylinder bushings (8) Inspect Lift-T ite ™ latch rollers for wear or damage, positive securement and proper ope[...]

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    Page 47 Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule 1500 Cycles continued Make sure lift operates smoothly Inspect external snap rings: • Handrail pivot pins (2 per pin) • Platform slide/rotate pivot pins (2 per pin) • Platform fold axles (1 per axle) • Inner roll stop lever bracket pins (1 per pin) • Lift-T ite ™ latch gas (dampening) spring [...]

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    Page 48 Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule Resecure, replace or correct as needed Use Braun 32840-QT (Exxon ® Univis HVI 26) KGUDXOLFÁXLG do not mix with Dextron III or other KGUDXOLFÁXLGV&KHFNÁXLGOHYHOZLWK platform lowered fully and roll stop unfolded fully . Fill WRZLWKLQßRIWKH[...]

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    Page 49 Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule Repeat all previously listed inspection, lubrica- tion and maintenance procedures at 750 cycle intervals. Consecutive 750 Cycle Intervals Inspect gas springs (cylinders) for wear or damage, proper operation and positive securement Inspect rotating pivot slide arm UHMW slide bear- ings Inspect vertical ar[...]

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    Operator's Manual 31714 Rev . B October 2006 31714 Rev . B October 2006 © The Braun Corporation © The Braun Corporation All illustrations, descriptions and specifications in this manual are based on the latest pr oduct information available at the time of publication. The Braun Corporation reserves the right to make changes at any time witho[...]