molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual

molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual & troubleshooting

molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 1

molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift

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  • This user manual contains important safety instructions and information regarding the use of the lifter and accessories.
  • In this manual the user is the person being lifted. The assistant is the person operating the lifter.
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Lifter componentsmolift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 3

About Molift Smart 150

Molift Smart 150 is a foldable mobile lifter intended for lifting and transferring a person from/to bed, floor, chair, wheelchair or toilet with a sling. The lifter is made of light-weight materials, has castors and electric actuator and is powered by a battery. It has manual adjustable legs and a lifting capacity of 150 kg ( 330 lbs). It is ideal for hospitals and institutional care settings, and can also be used in privates homes. The lifter should only be used for transfers across short distances, such as between a chair and a bed or into bathroom / rest room. The lifter is not intended to transport the user over longer distances.

Product identification

Product label
The Product labels barcode contain article number, serial number and production date.

Warning labels and symbols
Symbols used on the product, explained in more detail:molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 4

Technical data

Safe Working Load (SWL): 150 kg (330 lbs)
Weight of unit
Ex. battery: 25 kg / incl. battery: 25,8 kg Battery:
Art: 0541000
14.4 V NiMH 2.6 Ah Battery charger: 100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz 0,9 A output
Lifting speed
50,7 mm/second (1.99 inches/second) with 75kg (165 lbs) load
Protection class
Hand control IP24 Lift motor IP24
Maximum A-weighted sound power level
LWA = 49,4 dB

Operating forces button

  • Buttons on handset: 3.4 N
  • Material: Aluminum, plastic, steel


  • Lifting motor/actuator: 12 V DC
  • Turning diameter: 1300 mm (51,2 inches)
  • Number of lifts with fully charged battery: 40 lifts ( 75 kg / 165 lbs, 50 cm / 20 inches)
  • Expected Lifetime: The lifter has an expected lifetime of 30 000 cycles or 10 years.
  • Measurements folded (LxWxH): 1160 x 475 x 355mm (45.66 x 18.7 x 14”)molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 5


Charge the battery. The battery must not be in the battery holder on the lifting column during assembly or folding.

Remove the transport elastic band.molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 6
Engange the break on the rear castors by step-ping on the left pedal set. Open the legs.molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 7
Lift up the lifting column and slide it down into the bracket on the chassis. Make sure it is placed completely in the bottom of chassis.molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 8
The column must be fixed with the locking handle on the back of the chassis. Pull the suspension out of the transport hook

Battery and Hand controlmolift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 9

  1.  Connect hand control to bottom of battery holder.
  2.  Insert battery with terminals facing down.
  3.  Pull out elastic band and guide hand control through. Pull some of the cable through so the hand control does not fall to the floor when dropped.

Folding (Transport mode)

Run the lifting arm all the way down, and remove battery. Fold the lifter in reverse order of assembly. Fix the suspension back into the hook.
It is possible to split the lifter into two separate parts by lifting the column from the chassis completely.

Checklist after assembly

  • Do not use the product until you have checked all points in the checklist below Use this checklist to verify that the lifter is properly installed and can operate correctly and safely before use.
  • Ensure that the lifting arm, lifting column and suspension are properly fixed and that there are no loose parts on the lifter.
  • Make sure battery is charged (no lights on the battery indicator).
  • Check that the lifter has no apparent damage or other faults.
  • Perform a lift with load (approximately 50 kg)

General safety precautions
Use only accessories and slings that are adjusted to fit the user, type of disability, size, weight and type of transfer.

Working pause ratio/Duty Cycle.
Molift Smart 150 should not be run constantly for more than 2 minutes (with maximum load), and rest for minimum 18 minutes.
Duty cycle 10% intermittence.

Safe working load (SWL)
The lifter is marked with Safe Working Load (SWL)

The lowest SWL shall always be used if safe working load (SWL) differs between lifter, suspension and body support unit
Molift lifters shall only be used to lift persons. Never use the lifter to lift or move objects of any kind.

Before use / Daily check / Monthly

  • Inspection to be performed daily or before use:
  • Make sure lifter has no visible damage, defects or deformations
  • Make sure battery indicator is not illuminated and service indicator is green
  • Make sure wheels are rolling freely and lifter is easy to manouvre
  • Inspection to be performed monthly:
  • Test all the lifters functions and make sure lifter does not make any abnormal sounds Test emergency stop button and emergency lowering
  • If there are any faults or defects, the lift needs to be taken out of operation and marked ”out of order”

Hand control

The hand control has 2 buttons, one for lifting and another for lowering of lifting arm. The hand control has an indicator that will illuminate when battery level is low and the battery requires charging.

Hand Control 2 buttons
Leg spread mechanism is mechanical, and oper-ated by two pedals. One pedal for legs inwards and one pedal for legs outwards. Step on selected pedal to open or close legs.molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 10

Safety devices

  • Molift Smart 150 is equipped with several safety devices, which are intended to prevent damage to personnel and equipment in the case of incorrect use.
  • The lifter has an overload sensor preventing the lifter to be operated if the load exceeds SWL.
  • The lifting arm is hinged to prevent the arm
  • and suspension from squeezing the user. The actuator will not produce any force when moving downwards.
  • The legs are folded together during transport to make the lifter as small as possible. When assem-bling the lifter, the legs must be opened to work-ing position. The lifting column will not fix into the bracket if the legs are not adjusted beyond
  • transport position – a safety feature ensures this.
  • The electronics are disabled if overheated. Wait until the lifter has cooled down before using it again.

Push / Pull handles

  • Use the pull handles to move the lifter.
  • Do not push or pull the user, lifting arm or actuator.
  • This may cause instability and lifter may tip over.
  • The lifter shall only be used for movement over short distances. It is not a replacement for wheelchair or similar.


Rear castors are equipped with brakes. Step on pedal to lock brakes. Flip up to unlock.

Emergency Stop / Emergency loweringmolift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 11

Emergency stop
The emergency stop shuts off the power when pushed in. Turn clockwise to reset (OK to operate when the green ring is visible).

Electrical emergency lowering
Push and hold button for electrical emergency lowering to lower lifting arm. The electrical emer-gency lowering function does not work when the emergency stop is activated.

Manual emergency loweringmolift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 12

Pull handle on the actuator upwards to start emergency lowering, and the lifting arm moves downwards when loaded. The lowering will increase in speed the higher the handle is pulled. Release the handle gently. Releasing the handle too quickly may cause person injury or damage to the lifter.
The manual emergency lowering function on the actuator should only be used when the electrical emergency lowering does not work.


Transport and operating conditions

Transport and storage
For long time storage it is recommended that the emergency stop button is activated (pushed in). The lifter can be stored and transported under temperatures between -25 – 70 °C.
The lifter is designed for use at standard room temperatures (+5 to +40°C).
Air pressure: 70 – 106 kPa
Relative humidity: 15 – 93 %
Following storage or transport at other tempera-tures leave the lifter in a room with a suitable temperature until it reaches a safe operating temperature.

Medical electrical equipment requires special precautions regard-ing electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Portable or mobile radio communication equipment may affect the medical electrical equip-ment, and should be kept minimum 25 cm (10 inches) from the lifters electronics.


Molift Smart 150 is equipped with a 14.4 V 2.6Ah NiMH battery. The battery has a life expectancy of approx. 500 charging cycles.

Recharge battery upon receipt, and then every six months, to avoid battery failure.
Used batteries must be disposed of as special waste according to local rules and regulations. Do not dispose in general waste
Batteries must be fully charged and drained completely a couple of times before it achieves full capac-ity. Also follow this procedure if the lifter has not been in use for a long period (4 weeks or more)

Battery and service indicator (LED)

The lifter has two indicator lights on battery holder. The electrical system has a power save function which will turn off the electrical system after ten minutes without activity. All lights will turn off. The system is activated when pushing one of the operating buttons

Battery indicator (LED)
The battery indicator (LED) will illuminate and make a sound when battery level is low and the lifter requires charging. When this occurs the lifter will have sufficient power available for one full lift-ing cycle with max load. When battery is critically low it is only possible to lower the lifting arm.

Service indicator
Number of lifts performed is calculated and recorded by the lifters electronics. After a certain period of operation a signal is given to indicate that service is required.

Service indicator Mode
No light Power saving (Stand by)
Green Ready for use
Yellow Order service
Red Perform service
Red + sound Perform service immediately

Service scope

Service involves replacing the lifting motor and inspection/replacement of worn parts. This must be carried out by authorized personnel.
Service is needed when the service light is red (calculated 10.000 lifts in SWL.)

Chargingmolift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 13

Battery charger
The battery charger can be used as a tabletop charger or mounted to a vertical wall surface close to a power outlet, minimum 120 cm above the floor. The charger has to be used outside the patient environment. The Charger must be placed or installed in a way that makes it easy to discon-nect mains cable plug. Take care not to damage the cable. The charger can be connected to the power outlet at all times.

Battery charger 12-24V
Art. no. 1340100 PowerPac 14,4 V NiMH Art. no. 0541000

Charger indicator
Description of battery indicator (LED):

LED Mode
Yellow Ready for use, no bat- tery connected
Yellow blinking Initialization
Red Fast Charge
Green/Yellow Top-off charge
Green Trickle charge
Red/Green Error


Plan the lifting operation in advance to ensure that it is as safe and smooth as possible. Remember to work ergonomically. Assess the risks and take notes. The assistant is responsible for the safety of the user.
Molift Smart 150 has a 4-point suspension for different types of transfers; sitting, recumbent or ambulating.

Using slings

  • It is important that the sling has been tested with the individual user and for the intended lifting situation.
  • Read user manual for the sling prior to use.
  • Do not to use damaged or badly worn slings.
  • Slings made by other manufacturers
  • We recommend only using Molift slings. Etac shall not be liable for faults or accidents that can occur when using slings made by other manufacturers.

Lifting and lowering

When moving the user, stand to the side of the person you are lifting. Make sure that arms and legs do not obstruct the seat, bed, etc. Keep eye contact with the user to help them feel safe.molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 14
The 4-point suspension must always be positioned across the user, to prevent the user from uninten-tionally sliding out of the sling.molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 15
The suspensions hook design prevents sling to be inadvertently detached when mounted correct.molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 16

  1.  Check that the sling is correctly fitted around the user and that the strap loops are correctly fitted to the suspension hooks.
  2.  Stretch the sling straps without lifting the user. Ensure that all four loops of the sling are securely fastened to avoid the user slipping or falling.
  3.  Lift user, and perform transfer.

Transfermolift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 17

  • Try to position the user as low as possible
  • (preferably resting the feet on the chassis) when transferring the lifter with a suspended user. In this way the centre of gravity will be low and reduce the risk of instability.
  • Never lift the user higher than necessary to carry out a lift. Remember that wheels on a mobile lift must NOT be locked.
  • Never leave a user unattended in a lifting situation.
  • Be careful during movement, the suspended user may swing during turns, stops and starts. Be careful when manoeuvring close to furniture to prevent the suspended user from colliding with these objects.
  • The lifter shall not be used to lift or move users on sloping surfaces
  • Avoid deep pile carpets, high thresholds, uneven surfaces or other obstacles that may block the cas-tors. The lifter may become unstable if forced over such obstacles increasing the risk of tipping over.

Lowering into sittingmolift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 18

  • When transferring the user into sitting, the follow-ing techniques can be used when lowering the user as far back into the seat as possible:
  • Position the user with the help of the push handle
  • Push gently on the user’s knees
  • Tilt the seat backwardsmolift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 19
  • User must be facing lifter when lifting or lowering from or into a chair.


Recommended optional equipment and acces-sories for Molift Smart 150.


Etac supplies a wide selection of slings for dif-ferent types of transfers.
The Molift RgoSling sling series is developed to be combined with a 4-point suspension but the sling also works with a 2-point suspension.
See the combination list in the slings user manual for the correct sling and suspension combination. The Molift RgoSling sling series is available in sizes XXS – XXL, in polyester and polyester mesh.

  • Rgosling Mediumback Padded (XS-XXL)
  • Rgosling Highback Padded (XS-XXL)
  • Rgosling Mediumback Net (XXS-XXL)
  • Rgosling Highback Net (XXS-XXL)
  • Rgosling Toilet Lowback (XXS-XXL)
  • Rgosling Toilet Highback (XXS-XXL)
  • Rgosling Ampu Mediumback (XXS-XXL)
  • Rgosling Ampu Highback (XXS-XXL)
  • Rgosling Ambulating Vest
  • Rgosling Comfort Highback (S-L)


  • Rgosling Extension Loops
  • Art. no.: 1721600
  • Rgosling Ambulating Vest Groin strap (XXS-XL)


Travel Suitcase for Molift Smart 150
Art. no. 0990200
This hard shell suitcase provides additional protection when transporting by air. It is TSA approved for air travel and ideal for the client with an active life.
Travel Bag for Molift Smart 150
Art. no. 3049175
The soft shell travel bag has extra large transport wheels. It protects the lift, and enables easy transporting.


Cleaning and disinfection
Clean on a regular basis. Clean surfaces with a damp cloth using an appropriate pH-neutral detergent. Do not use solvents or strong liquids, this may damage surfaces on the lifter. For disinfection when needed; use isopropyl alcohol. Avoid abrasive cleaning products. Remove hair and pile from the castors and verify that the castors rotates freely. Clean contact and hand control with isopropyl alcohol to remove grease and dirt. Check emergency stop and emergency lowering after cleaning. The lift should not be exposed to running water.

Follow cleaning and assembly procedure, complete periodic inspection and use checklist after assem-bly to recondition the lifter.

Refer to “Recycling instructions” for how to properly dispose of product. This can be found on

Spare parts
A list of spare parts is available on request.

Periodic inspection

Periodic inspection scope

  • Periodic inspection is a visual examination (particu-larly of the lifter’s load bearing structure and lifting mechanism with attachments, brakes, controls, safety devices and person-support devices) accord-ing to Periodic inspection report for Molift Smart 150. This can be found on
  • If there is any problems with the lifter that could jeopardize some-ones safety, the lifter shall imme-diately be taken out of service and marked “out of order”. Do not use the lifter untill it is repaired.
  • Periodic inspection shall be performed annually or more frequently if required by local requirements. The inspection must be performed by service personnel authorized by Etac.
  • Contact Etac at [email protected] for training and authorization or recommendation of an approved service partner.
  • When performing a periodic inspection, the inspector shall fill out the inspection report for Molift Smart 150. The reports should be retained by the person(s) responsible for servicing the lifter.
  • If the inspection reveals defects and damages, the owner shall be notified.
  • When periodic inspection is completed the inspector shall mark the lifter with a sticker on the control label showing the date when periodic inspection is performed and a label (with 6-digit ID from Etac or distributor) showing who has performed the periodic control. The control label can be found on the right side of the battery holder, and this will then indicate the date when next Inspection is due.molift 150 Smart Lightweight Portable Patient Lift User Manual  & troubleshooting 20


Symptom Possible cause / action
The lifting column is wobbly The lifting column is not correctly positioned in the chassis.

Assemble column and chassis, and lock column by the locking handle on the chassis.

The lifter moves unevenly on a plane surface The castors move unevenly because of pile and dust.

Clean the castors. Remove hair and dirt.

The lifting arm moves uncontrolled. Short circuit between hand control and lifter. Clean hand control plug surfaced with alcohol to remove grease.
Defective hand control. Replace hand control.
The control electronics has failed. Contact local representative for service.
The lifting legs move uncontrolled. The leg opening mechanism has failed. The product is unsafe to operate . Contact local representative for service
The lifter does not respond to hand control action

/ The lifting arm does not move.

Emergency stop button is activated.

Turn button clockwise to reset emergency stop.

Battery is empty.

Change or charge battery.

The lifters electronics is overheated. Wait for it to cool down.
The lifter is overloaded.

Make sure the load does not exceed SWL.

Hand control is not plugged in properly.

Plug in Hand control properly. Hand control, plug or cord can be broken an should be replaced.

Defective control electronics.

Contact local representative for service.

Battery does not charge Faulty battery.

Check indicators on charger when charging. Try another battery.

Faulty battery charger.

Check indicators on charger when charging. See chapter “Charging”.

Try  another charger.


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