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MediTek E120 Rail Preparation


E-120 rail kit (click on image to enlarge, click again to return)

(The E120 Rail has the Christmas tree extrusion both sides)


Tools required to assemble rail.


  1. Do you have the tools, parts and survey dimensions to hand?                
  2. The rail length required will be the “Nose to X” (dimension #1) + 12" measured along the top face of the rail.                                                     
  3. Select the appropriate rail from stock, unpack and check for damage & defects. Damaged rail can determine where the rail is cut.                            
  4. Determine from the customer order if a joint is required or if the stock rail to be used is jointed already. If the rail is a stock jointed rail, assemble the rail and measure across the top of the rack up stands to confirm the rail is long enough to proceed (Nose to "X" + 12"). It is sufficient at this stage just to push the two halves of the rail together, no need to assemble yet, we will cover that later. Note: If you are screaming on the limits of the rail you have in stock don't worry, a Nose to "X" + ~11" can work too with the rail 1" or so off the floor, useful feature for the client to clean the floor under the rail.                                                                                                                
  5. Ensure you have the rail orientation correct, i.e. which is going to be the top and which the bottom of the rail. The rule is simple (regardless of whether the rail will be fitted on the right or left of the stairs)
"To determine which end of the rail is the bottom, look on the end of the rail, if the rack is on the right it will be correct.(rack right rail right) 
Decide which end of the rail is the easiest to cut. This can depend on the equipment available. Some dealers prefer to cut the bottom (rack and rail) @ 45 which requires a larger diameter saw but no top rack to cut back. Others cut the top at 90 degrees i.e. square, requiring a simple chop saw. On the "E" stairlift the top is always cut square, the bottom 45 degrees. Note: Be aware if the rail is to be cut short and only a jointed rail is in stock, yet the length is longer than one half of the rail, both ends may need cutting to balance the rail i.e. keep the joint closer to the center.

E120-2 Rail preparation for cutting the top of the rail square

  1. Measure the top face of the assembled rail "Nose to x" and add 12 inches - mark with yellow pen. Example nose to x 147" +12"=159"
  2. Remove the rack. 
  3. Cut the rail square where marked.
  4. Measure 8" from the top of the rail and mark with a yellow pen the next teeth crests.
  5. Remove gear rack and cut between the two marked teeth
  6. Remove all sharp edges on the rail and gear rack.
  7. Attach gear rack back on rail with corresponding holes.
  8. Measure ICCC (Charge strip) against the rail top face and subtract 4"
  9. Attach the ICCC with a rubber mallet to the rail (if right hand lift charge strip right)
  10. Drill 1/8" hole on charge strip side and on underside of rail.
  11. add two plastic bushing to 1/8 holes.
  12. attach plastic wire holder at under side of rail.
  13. add black ramp to opposite side of red lead charge strip.
  14. drill and rivet a black ground lead on the rail by red lead end.
  15. run the red charge wire in the rail with the black ground and connect them with a clear block.
  16. hook up the charger to the clear blocks-red wire to black wire with white dash. then grounded rail wire to other wire on charger.
  17. plug charger into wall outlet.
  18. do a volt meter test to make sure your getting 27 volts.

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