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Fail-Safe Overspeed Governor

Failsafe Overspeed Governor

OSG Regulator and OSG Assembly
OSG Regulator and OSG Assembly
  • An Overspeed Governor (OSG) and gear safety device will lock the lift to the rail in the event of a mechanical failure or excessive speed. Caution: Not every stairlift has this indispensable safety feature called an Overspeed Governor.

 

  • This cutting-edge feature for restriction of the speed of the stair lift, to stop unexpected or instantaneous descent; a stairlift fitted with an Overspeed Governor (OSG) and gear safety device will deadlock the lift to the rail in the event of a mechanical failure or extreme speed.

 

  • If a stair lift does not have an Overspeed Governor - the stair lift is not safeguarded from an unmanageable descent, if a major drive system failure should occur. In this case, the stair lift could plunge to the foot of the stairway, with dreadful consequences.

 

  • Many leading manufacturers believe an internal Overspeed Governor (OSG) should be standard equipment on a stairlift. This feature instantaneously stops the stairlift unit in the unlikely event a stairlift exceeds a safe limitation of an overspeed unrestrained descent and is a stairlift safety equipment vital feature.

Overspeed Governor (Essential)

Overspeed Governor Prevents Sudden Descent

Not all stairlifts have an essential safety feature called Overspeed Governor. This advanced feature controls the speed of the stair lift to prevent sudden or rapid descent. A stairlift fitted with an overspeed governor (OSG) and gear safety device will lock the lift to the rail in the event of a mechanical failure or excessive speed. If a stair lift does not have an overspeed governor - the stair lift is not protected from an uncontrolled descent, if a major drive system failure should occur. In this case, the stair lift could plummet to the foot of the stairway, with terrible consequences. Many leading manufacturers believe an internal overspeed governor (OSG) should be standard equipment on a stairlift. This feature immediately stops the unit in the unlikely event of an overspeed uncontrolled descent and is a stairlift safety equipment vital feature.