Evaluation: Arjo Maxi Sky 2 Plus Bariatric Ceiling-Mounted Patient Lift

December 18, 2019 | Evaluations & Guidance


Note:This Evaluation includes some new features, including a table called Considerations for Challenging Environments. These features have been added to increase the relevance of our Evaluations for facilities functioning in a wider range of environments and at various resource levels around the world. Read about these new features and the new international reach of our Evaluations.

Here's how the Arjo Maxi Sky 2 Plus compares with the other products we've evaluated.

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Last updated 11/2019

The Maxi Sky 2 Plus comprises two Maxi Sky 2 motors side by side on a rotatable trolley attached to the track. This lift is a very good choice for hospitals and long-term care facilities looking for a bariatric ceiling-mounted lift to hoist and transfer bariatric patients unable to bear their own weight. Our findings are based on in-house lab testing, clinical literature review, and user feedback. The Maxi Sky 2 Plus is capable of electronically controlling patient positioning. With the hand control, the patient can be reclined or sat up, depending on the needs of the user. The lift is able to cease upward movement if the lift strap is twisted upon entering the motor. Additionally, it has a list of general malfunctions from which an appropriate message will be flashed across the display when the lift encounters an issue.

There are no significant concerns about the use of this product in challenging environments. The lift can be used within a broad range of atmospheric conditions. Like all ceiling lifts, it must be used with a track system; if the weight limit needed for the motors can't be supported by the facility's infrastructure, a freestanding track can be used. Finally, users must be familiar with the lift's functions and features before using it.

*The Maxi Sky 2 Plus. (Image courtesy...

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