About Alber power add-ons
Alber is the specialist provider of portable, versatile, and user-friendly mobility devices for wheelchairs. It is the worldwide market leader in the field of power add-on drives for wheelchairs and is constantly striving for new innovative products and services to increase the freedom and mobility of individuals using wheelchairs.
Alber power add-on wheels are compatible with virtually any wheelchair, provided it has the correct brackets fitted to the chassis. Alber has tested thousands of manual wheelchair combinations and produced an equivalent number of brackets. In fact, in 95% of instances, Alber has brackets to fit a wheelchair.
Alber product rangeIf you’re an active individual in a wheelchair you may benefit from using Alber Twion power assist wheels. The power drives are contained within the wheel hub and provide effortless motion with just one push making every day activities much easier.
Ideal for those with impaired strength, the Alber E-motion M15 can help as the power assist wheels require little effort. It is easy to dismantle for transportation making this a simple and convenient power add-on.
The Alber E-fix E35/36 offers a smarter, lighter way to convert your manual wheelchair into a power wheelchair. With a compact battery pack, lightweight components and a new sleek hand control, the e-fix E35 gives you the option of power at your fingertips whilst still trains all the features of your manual wheelchair.
For a quick and easy solution, the Alber Viamobil V25 Push and Brake aid can be easily attached to most manual wheelchairs. The drive motor simply attaches to the rear of a wheelchair while the functional design of hand controls fit neatly onto the push handles helping the carer move the chair with minimum effort but maximum control.
To see the full range of Alber products please click here.
'Exchange Pool' explained
The Alber ‘Exchange Pool’ is a free to use service to help customers who have a technical issue with their Alber products. The Alber products are highly valued and reliable but if something does go wrong with them we recognise the need to help our customers by supplying a temporary replacement product.
The principal of the service is similar to getting your car serviced or repaired and being given a ‘courtesy ‘car for when your car is in the garage. The courtesy car remains the property of the garage at all times and similarly, the ownership of the Alber exchange pool components remain the property of Invacare UK. Both the courtesy car and the exchange pool wheels must be returned to their respective owners when the repair is completed, and in the case of Alber wheels when the repaired wheels are returned to the end user.
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The DIP (Dealer Information Pool) can be used to find out if an Alber power add-on can be fitted to a wheelchair of your choice and if so, which brackets are required. To gain entry to the comprehensive DIP system, you will need to apply for a login and password by contacting Huw Roderick at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jason Gray at email@example.com.
For more information on using the ‘exchange pool’ facility, please call 01656 776333 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for some Alber product training?
Invacare’s training academy provides an extensive range of courses across our entire product range for our retailers. The Alber Invacademy training course includes an overview of the Alber range followed by a detailed look at the push and brake aids, then onto a session on how to convert manual wheelchairs to a power chair using the power add-ons.
The afternoon session consists of a hands-on workshop allowing attendees to fit brackets, take part in a fault finding exercise and a detailed look at the 'Exchange Pool' service. By the end of the course, participants will become confident in adjusting and setting up Invacare's Alber power add-on range.
Also in 2017 if you require a more specifically tailored training course related to the powered wheels or power add-ons we can carry out the training at the dealers premises if required.
To request training please click here.
Should you require any further information, please contact us.