Etac to demonstrate world-class Automatic 'drive-from-wheelchair' Tie-down at Mobility Roadshow
On Stand E4 at The Mobility Roadshow 2012 (Peterborough Arena, 21–23 June), Etac UK Limited is delighted to announce it will be demonstrating the Etac Automatic Tie-down System, which delivers drive-from-wheelchair and upfront passenger capabilities.
Unique and fully compatible with the E800 series and Balder powerchairs from Etac, the Etac Automatic Tie-down System delivers world-leading safety for wheelchair users when travelling in adapted vehicles either as passengers or drivers. Successfully tested to the ISO 7176-19 standard by the UK Road Transport Laboratory, the Etac Automatic Tie-down System is different to all wheelchair docking systems as it is electrically operated by the powerchair and not the vehicle battery. This eliminates the need for complex installation and additional wiring through the adapted vehicle floor well, which could affect resale value. The system comprises of an anchor collar bolted to the floor, which is easy to access with a wide tapered channel and a locking bolt mechanism attached to the underside of the Etac powerchair. As the user manoeuvres into the docking station, the mechanism automatically locks and the powerchair and occupant are then fully secure for onward transit.
The Etac Automatic Tie-down System is suitable for either drivers or passengers who use a powerchair. If a user prefers to have the option to alternate between positions, the Etac Undercarriage System can be installed onto certain OEM seats so that vehicle configuration remains flexible. Several senior members of the Etac UK team will be on hand for all three days at the Mobility Roadshow to demonstrate the many benefits of this drive-from-wheelchair solution. Ian Carter, Etac UK Managing Director concludes: “The team and I are proud to be demonstrating such an impressive solution as this year’s Mobility Roadshow. There appears to be even more interest this year in personal accessible transport and we believe the Etac Automatic Tie-down System represents one of the best configurations on the market today. We look forward to a busy show as ever and welcome all Roadshow visitors to come and discuss their individual mobility needs on stand E4 with the friendly Etac team in attendance.”
In addition to the Etac Automatic Tie-down System, the complete range of Etac powerchairs will be showcased on stand E4 along with details regarding the new five-year warranty package on selected E800 series models.