Genesis OPAL Model

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Genesis OPAL Model
Vertical Wheelchair Lifts Garaventa Lift Genesis OPAL Model

Vertical Lift

The Genesis OPAL vertical lift easily transports passengers up and down short vertical distances, for applications such as stages and porches. The platform walls, platform gate and optional automatic folding ramp travel with the platform creating a safety barrier around the passenger.

The OPAL has a weight capacity of 340kg (750lbs) and can provide access up to 1600mm (63"). Ideal for indoor and outdoor applications while providing a cost-effective accessibility solution.

Vertical Wheelchair Lifts Garaventa Lift Genesis OPAL Model

The Genesis OPAL Model vertical wheelchair lift is equipped with many standard features. Some of these features are listed below. For a more extensive list of features, contact your McKinley representative or refer to the Genesis OPAL Design and Planning Guide.


The lower gate of the Genesis OPAL is mounted onto the platform deck and travels from landing to landing. The upper gate is fastened to the upper landing creating a safety barrier when the platform is not at the upper landing.

Gate Interlocks

The OPAL is equipped with a durable mechanical interlock system that is electrically monitored. When the platform is not at the landing the mechanical interlock will not allow the gate to be opened.

Drive System

A choice of two Drive Systems:

  1. Leadscrew Drive with a 2 HP Motor
  2. Hydraulic Drive with a 3 HP Motor - Continuous Mains Power with auxiliary power system

Lifting Height

Two different lifting heights to a maximum of 1600mm (63").

Call Stations

The standard call station is keyless and operates with continuous pressure rocker switches.

Electro-mechanical Interlocks

These interlocks ensure the gate is closed before travel.

Platform Controls

Consist of a directional rocker switch with an emergency stop/alarm switch and is keyless.

Under Platform Safety Pan

Five commerical grade waterproof safety switches will stop the platform should it encounter an obstruction.


The standard finish for the OPAL is anodized aluminum extrusions with fine textured Satin Grey Panels.

Manual Emergency Lowering

(Hydraulic Model Only)
The manual emergency lowering device consists of a pull knob mounted in a box on the side of the mast. When this device is used the platform is lowered to the desired landing.

Manually Emergency Lowering Handwheel

(Lead Screw Only)
A handwheel is attached to the lift and is used to manually lower the lift to the landing in the case of a power outage.


Drive Systems:

Leadscrew Drive System Hydraulic Drive System
  • Driven by a single-phase 2 HP motor attached to a 1" ACME screw
  • Powered by building mains power converted to 24 VDC (standard)
  • Platform travels between landings at 3 meters (10 ft) per minute
  • Six Lifting Heights up to a maximum of 3734mm (147") - floor mounted
  • Manual Emergency Lowering Handwheel (standard)
  • Battery Powered Emergency Lowering (optional)
  • Electrical Disconnect (optional)
  • Driven by a single-phase 2.2 KW (3 HP) hydraulic motor
  • Powered by continuous mains power with auxiliary power system (standard)
  • Platform travels between landings at 5.2 meters (17 ft) per minute
  • Seven Lifting Heights up to a maximum of 4343mm (171") - floor mounted
  • Manual Emergency Lowering (standard)
  • Full time battery operation (optional)
  • Mast Heater (optional)
  • Remote Drive Cabinet (optional)
  • Electrical Disconnect (optional)
Mains Power Requirement: Mains Power Requirement:
  • North America - 120 VAC single phase on a dedicated 20 amp circuit.
  • International - 208-240 VAC single phase on dedicated 16 amp circuit
  • North America - 120 VAC single phase on a dedicated 15 amp circuit.
  • International - 208-240 VAC on a dedicated 16 amp circuit

Garaventa Genesis OPAL - Unenclosed Vertical Platform Lift Brochure

For complete list of specifications, Please download PDF Spec Sheet.

A variety of optional features allow for extensive customization of the Genesis OPAL Model. Highlights of some of the optional features and descriptions are listed below. For a more extensive list of options, contact your local McKinley Representative or refer to the Genesis OPAL Model Design and Planning Guide.

Full Time Battery Operation - Hydraulic Model only (optional)

For low usage applications, full time battery operation is available. The drive is powered by a 24VDC battery pack charged from the building mains power by an integrated automatic charger. Continuous mains power is required if the lift is equipped with a fan and ventilation system.

Battery Powered Emergency Lowering (optional)

The Leadscrew model can be supplied with optional emergency lowering system which is automatically activated in the event of a power failure.

Optional Finishes

Finishes for the Genesis OPAL model include the steel panels and aluminum extrusions to be painted from a large selection of RAL Colors.

Custom Colors or Exotic Finishes

Garaventa can offer custom color matching, Graphic Imaging and Exotic Finishes. The panels can also be supplied with wood finishes, Formica, architectural metals or any material not exceeding 1/2" in thickness.

Garaventa Power Door Operator (optional)

The Garaventa Power Door Operator (PDO) automatically opens the door/gate when the platform arrives at the landing. When the lift is at the landing, the passenger can press the call station switch or gently pull on the door or gate to activate the door opener. Power door operators are recommended with the lift has a ramp. Certain applications may limit the use of this operator. Consult your local McKinley representative for which door operator is appropriate for your application.

Keyed Call Stations (optional)

Keyed call stations can be supplied as an option and may be required in some jurisdictions.

Keyed Platform Controls (optional)

Keyed platform controls can be supplied as an option and may be required in some jurisdictions.

Autodialer phone (optional)

The lift can be equipped with a hands free autodailer phone. This ADA compliant phone is activated by the push of a button and automatically dials pre-programmed numbers to summon assistance. It provides audible and visible feedback to the passenger that assistance is on the way. The phone is integrated with the platform controls and is flush mounted. This option will require the building owner to provide and maintain an active telephone line to the mast location.

Folding Ramp (optional)

The ramp is attached to the platform assembly and travels with the platform. When the platform begins to travel upwards, the ramp folds up automatically, clearing the lower landing.

Stationary Ramp (optional)

When the OPAL is installed as a floor mount unit, the lift can be supplied with a landing ramp that will provide a smooth transition to the platform. It is recommended that a Power Door Operator is installed for this kind of installation.

Folding Seat (optional)

The lift can be equipped with a folding seat which is ideal for passengers who do not use a wheelchair.

Auxiliary Powered Drive

(standard on the Hydraulic Model Only)
This allows the passenger inside the lift to travel up or down to the desired landing in the event of a power failure.

Arrival Gong and Platform Sidewall Mounted Digital Floor Display (optional)

The arrival gong option will provide an audible alert when the platform arrives at a landing. The digital floor display will show the direction of travel when the lift is in operation. It will also show the designated floor when the lift is stopped at a landing.

Offset D Handle (optional)

The offset d handle is available as an option on both Garaventa gates.