MATRIX – perfect wheelchair sink for any situation

An evolution is underway—how do you go about creating the perfect adjustable wheelchair sink? How do you develop something ideal? At Pressalit we have taken up this challenge. We have sought to create the perfect wheelchair sink for people with special needs. We have therefore considered every aspect from the ground up: material, surface, design and function.

The perfect wheelchair sink can be used both in the home and more demanding care environments, and provides support without compromising safety. The perfect wheelchair sink is flexible and height adjustable, easy to clean and attractive to look at.

We have created several wheelchair sinks which fit this description and have grouped them in the MATRIX series, which offers four variants:

  • MATRIX Small – a narrow wheelchair sink with two integrated handrails, designed for compact rooms where space is critical.
  • MATRIX Large – a wide vanity wheelchair sink with integrated handrails at the front and sides, designed for rooms with more space.
  • MATRIX Angle – an attractive curved vanity wheelchair sink with integrated handrails. It can be installed in corners or centered on walls. A large decorative vanity wheelchair sink which also provides plenty of room to maneuver.
  • MATRIX Curve – a wheelchair sink with a more conventional soft shape, without handrails.

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MATRIX SMALL—elegance where space is limited

The MATRIX Small wheelchair sink has two integrated handrails in the front. It is ideal for bathrooms where space is limited but there is still a need for a solid, practical wheelchair sink. The two handrails can be used as supports when the user has to stand up at the wheelchair sink or turn around in a wheelchair. The handrails may also be used as towel holders. The wheelchair sink is designed with a shallow basin, leaving enough space for a wheelchair user to maneuver under the wheelchair sink and reach the tap without difficulty.

The attractive handrails integrated into the wheelchair sink are hygienic because their rounded shapes are easy to clean. They are also safe for daily use as they have been tested with a constant load of 200 kg for one hour – far exceeding the market standard .

The MATRIX Small wheelchair sink is ideally suited for installation on the Pressalit Care SELECT R4950 wheelchair sink lifter as shown. This makes the wheelchair sink electrically height-adjustable, offering great flexibility.

MATRIX LARGE—luxuriously spacious

MATRIX Large adjustable sink is a wide vanity wheelchair sink with integrated handrails at the front and sides, designed for rooms with more space.

Like MATRIX Small, MATRIX Large has a striking and characteristic feature – the handrails cast into the tough marble. The handrails are designed to give support when the user has to stand or sit down at the wheelchair sink. This helps make the user more independent. We guarantee its safety, even under heavy loads, as the handrails have been tested under extreme conditions.

The MATRIX Large vanity wheelchair sink has four integrated handrails: two at the sides and two at the front. The vanity wheelchair sink is designed to slope linearly towards the drain outlet, resulting in a modern and elegant expression while also ensuring that water drains quickly from the vanity wheelchair sink. The vanity wheelchair sink is relatively flat in relation to its size, making it possible for a wheelchair user to maneuver right under it and get comfortably close to the tap.

MATRIX Large and MATRIX Angle feature large areas for all the practical items people use in a bathroom or which make the room more attractive and inviting.

The surface and underside of the wheelchair sinks have been treated with a high-gloss, non-porous sanitation coating which is hard wearing and retains its attractive shine. Round corners and one-piece casting minimizes bacteria growth on all surfaces – including the underneath.

MATRIX ANGLE Curved front and oval basin

MATRIX Angle has an unusual curved front edge which provides maximum freedom of movement around the wheelchair sink for users, helpers and cleaning staff. Its special shape makes the vanity wheelchair sink ideal for installation in a corner, and it is therefore available as either a right or left-facing version. However, the vanity wheelchair sink is also suitable for installation along a wall, especially where space is limited and the user needs to get around in a wheelchair. The extra-long handrails make it possible for wheelchair users to move around horizontally and rise to a standing position with maximum safety and support. The vanity wheelchair sink also has a front drip tray to prevent water dripping onto the user.

The MATRIX Angle vanity wheelchair sink can be installed on height adjustable supports, so it can be adapted to the needs of the user and carer as much as possible. Like the other wheelchair sinks in the MATRIX series, MATRIX Angle is characterized by an eye for detail. Above all, the wheelchair sinks are easy to clean. Every recess and corner has been designed for quick and thorough cleaning, by a simple wipe with a cloth. The length of the handrails makes it safe and easy for the user to move around the wheelchair sink.

MATRIX CURVE Rounded shapes and compact design

MATRIX Curve is a wheelchair sink with a more conventional soft shape, without handrails. MATRIX Curve and the other wheelchair sinks in Pressalit Care’s product range are the result of the natural development of our primary value:

That people with physical limitations should be able to live as normal a life as possible without limitations. We also wish to create a better working environment for healthcare personnel and anyone else who comes into regular contact with our products.

Finally, we want to offer optimal choices to managers, architects and engineers responsible for choosing the products users and employees are surrounded by. The MATRIX series is a major step towards a complete product range for users with special needs.

MATRIX Curve is an ergonomic wheelchair sink without handrails, suitable for fixed mounting on a wall or on Pressalit Care’s wide range of wheelchair sink lifters and brackets. It is available with or without an overflow.

It is ideal in situations where consideration must be given to space and the user’s and helper’s daily ergonomics, as it has a compact size and rounded edges. The MATRIX Curve wheelchair sink is ideally suited for installation on the Pressalit Care PLUS R4650 wheelchair sink bracket as shown. This makes the wheelchair sink electrically height adjustable, offering great flexibility.

Dimensions and information

MATRIX Small

R2020000 Wheelchair sink with handrails and overflow

R2021000 Wheelchair sink with handrails, without overflow

Material: Crushed marble with a high-gloss, non-porous sanitation coating. Mounting: Bolt mounted. Suitable for the PLUS and COMFORT series wheelchair sink brackets and SELECT wheelchair sink lifters.
Maximum load: 200 kg.

MATRIX Large

R2030000 Vanity wheelchair sink, with handrails and overflow

R2031000 Vanity wheelchair sink, with handrails, without overflow

Material: Crushed marble with a high-gloss, non-porous sanitation coating. Mounting: Bolt mounted. Suitable for height-adjustable and fixed supports.
Maximum load: 200 kg.

MATRIX Angle

R2040000 Angled vanity wheelchair sink with handrails and overflow, right-facing

R2041000 Angled vanity wheelchair sink with handrails, without overflow, right-facing

R2042000 Angled vanity wheelchair sink with handrails and overflow, left-facing

R2043000 Angled vanity wheelchair sink with handrails, without overflow, left-facing

Material: Crushed marble with a high-gloss, non-porous sanitation coating.
Mounting: Bolt mounted. Suitable for height-adjustable and fixed supports.
Maximum load: 200 kg.

MATRIX Curve

R2050000 Ergonomic wheelchair sink with overflow

R2051000 Ergonomic wheelchair sink without overflow

The concave front edge stabilizes standing as well as seated users. The rounded edges are also comfortable to hold and rest against.

Material: Porcelain.
Mounting: Bolt mounted. Suitable for the PLUS and COMFORT series wheelchair sink brackets and SELECT wheelchair sink lifters.
Maximum load: 200 kg.

MATRIX Small is a narrow wheelchair sink with two integrated handrails in the front. The wheelchair sink has a flat bottom, leaving room for the user’s legs underneath. It is ideal for bathrooms where the available space has to be efficiently utilized.

The wheelchair sink has raised edges, preventing water from running over the back or sides of the wheelchair sink.
Tap hole: Ø 36 mm (1.417 in)

MATRIX Large is a vanity wheelchair sink designed for bathrooms with plenty of space. The wheelchair sink has two integrated handrails on the front edge and two handrails at the sides. The wheelchair sink has a flat bottom, allowing wheelchair users to maneuver right underneath. The wheelchair sink has raised edges, preventing water from running over the back or sides of the wheelchair sink .
Tap hole: Ø 36 mm (1.417 in)

MATRIX Angle is designed so the wheelchair sink can be positioned close to the toilet, while leaving a spacious work area for a helper. The vanity wheelchair sink has two integrated handrails in the front. The wheelchair sink has a front drip tray to prevent water dripping onto the user. The vanity wheelchair sink’s raised edges, also preventing water from running over the back or sides of the vanity wheelchair sink .

The tap hole may be positioned asymmetrically as desired. Contact Pressalit Care for further details.
Tap hole: Ø 36 mm (1.417 in)

For seated users, the design of MATRIX Curve’s corners provides space and support for the elbows at the wheelchair sink, and the flat bottom leaves room for the legs underneath.
Tap hole: Ø 35 mm (1.378 in)

Wheelchair sink bracket – PLUS and COMFORT

PLUS – height-adjustable wheelchair sink brackets for horizontal wall track

R4782 Electric wheelchair sink bracket with cordless remote control

R4781 Electric wheelchair sink bracket with wired hand control

R4780 Electric wheelchair sink bracket with lever control

R4680 Gas operated wheelchair sink bracket with lever control

Wheelchair sink bracket for MATRIX Small and MATRIX Curve.

If the horizontal wall track is mounted at the recommended height, the wheelchair sink is height adjustable over a range of 300 mm, from 668 to 968 mm above the floor.

Used with the horizontal wall track from the Pressalit Care PLUS series.

PLUS – height-adjustable wheelchair sink bracket for horizontal wall track

R4580 Manually adjustable wheelchair sink bracket with lever control

Wheelchair sink bracket for MATRIX Small and MATRIX Curve.

If the horizontal wall track is mounted at the recommended height, the wheelchair sink is height adjustable over a range of 240 mm, from 680 to 920 mm above the floor.

Used with the horizontal wall track from the Pressalit Care PLUS series.

PLUS – height-adjustable wheelchair sink bracket for horizontal wall track

R4550 Manually operated wheelchair sink bracket with lever control

Wheelchair sink bracket for MATRIX Small and MATRIX Curve.

If the wheelchair sink bracket is mounted at the recommended height, the wheelchair sink is height adjustable over a range of 240 mm, from 728 to 968 mm above the floor.

Used with the Pressalit Care PLUS series.

PLUS /COMFORT– height-adjustable wheelchair sink bracket

R4752 Electric wheelchair sink bracket with cordless remote control

R4751 Electric wheelchair sink bracket with wired hand control

R4750 Electric wheelchair sink bracket with lever control

R4650 Gas operated wheelchair sink bracket with lever control

Wheelchair sink bracket for MATRIX Small and MATRIX Curve. If the wheelchair sink bracket is installed at the recommended height, the wheelchair sink is height adjustable over a range of 300 mm, from 668 to 968 mm above the floor.

Used with the Pressalit Care PLUS and COMFORT series.

PLUS / COMFORT – height-adjustable wheelchair sink brackets

Materials: Aluminum, powder coated stainless steel, synthetic and plastic PS
Max. load: Wheelchair sink brackets PLUS and COMFORT: 100 kg. SELECT: 150 kg. Brackets: 150 kg.

Wheelchair sink brackets – SELECT and supports

SELECT – powered wheelchair sink lifter

R4950xxx 300 mm height adjustable with electric motor and lever control Wheelchair sink lifter for MATRIX Small and MATRIX Curve.

The height of the wheelchair sink can be adjusted 300 mm, from 670 to 970 mm above the floor, simply using a lever control.

SELECT – powered wheelchair sink lifter

R4951xxx 300 mm height adjustable with electric motor and wired hand control

Wheelchair sink lifter for MATRIX Small and MATRIX Curve.

The height of the wheelchair sink can be adjusted 300 mm, from 670 to 970 mm above the floor, simply using the user-friendly wired remote control.

Manually adjustable wheelchair sink brackets

R2015 Manually adjustable wheelchair sink brackets, set of 2 pcs

Manually adjustable brackets for MATRIX Large and MATRIX Angle.

If the supports are mounted at the recommended height, the wheelchair sink can be adjusted 200 mm, from 700 to 900 mm above the floor.

Fixed wheelchair sink brackets

R2010 Fixed wheelchair sink brackets, set of 2 pcs

Wheelchair sink brackets for MATRIX Large and MATRIX Angle.

Accessories

Wheelchair sink tap

RT622 Tap, long rotatable spout

The ring-shaped operating lever is suitable for disabled users. The long rotatable spout makes it easier for seated users to reach the water and the spout can always be pushed to one side, if it is in the way.

Wheelchair sink tap

RT631 Tap with sensor

The tap with sensor is simple to install as it is battery powered (6 Volt). The battery has a life of 4-5 years. Infrared sensor technology makes the tap very user-friendly. The water temperature is set on the side of the faucet. A tap with sensor helps improve hygiene, as it is not necessary to touch the tap in order to turn on the water. The risk of transferring bacteria is thereby reduced.

Mirror fittings and towel hooks

RT943 Hooks, 2 pcs

RT922 Mirror fittings, 4 pcs

RT923 Mirror, 1000 x 600 mm

RT924 Mirror incl . 4 mirror fittings

Water trap and air relief kit

R2058 Water trap

R2059 Air relief kit

Materials: Chrome-plated brass, plastic

Modular shelves for mounting on wheelchair sink bracket

RT481 600 mm rod, 2 shelves, towel holder, 2 trays

RT480 400 mm rod, 1 shelf, towel holder, 1 tray

Modular shelves mounted on a wheelchair sink bracket will move up and down and sideways with the basin.
Maximum load: 4 kg.

Fixed modular shelfs

RT49100 600 mm rod, 2 shelves, towel holder, 2 trays

RT49000 400 mm rod, 1 shelf, towel holder, 1 tray

The basket, RT765, fits into the towel holder on the modular shelves. It is easy to carry into e.g. a hospital ward, enabling each patient to bring their own personal care articles.
Maximum load: 4 kg.

Basket and tray

RT765 Universal basket, 326 x 116 x 136 mm

RT440000 Tray for shelf, towel holder and universal shelf, 180 x 130 x 36 mm

Installation covers

R2056 Suitable for wheelchair sink R2050 and R2051

R2057Suitable for wheelchair sink R2020 and R2021

Materials: Aluminum, plastic laminate, stainless steel, Rilsan®-coated and powder-coated steel, plastic.

Accessories – flexible feed and waste systems

The flexible feed/waste systems are necessary to allow the wheelchair sink height to be adjusted. To maximize product flexibility, it is important that the plumbing installations are correctly positioned and do not obstruct movement. Detailed mounting instructions are, of course, supplied with the individual products, but they can also be requested separately, e.g. for planning purposes.

Extreme testing provides extreme confidence

With our MATRIX wheelchair sink series we have done what we thought had to be done: We have considered the user. We have considered the helper. And we have considered the room the wheelchair sink is required to function in. In other words, we have thought about every aspect of the usage situation from the ground up.

A wheelchair sink has to be able to withstand more than you might realize, especially when used by people with special needs.

In everyday use, users often need support from the wheelchair sink in order to simply stand up. The wheelchair sink must be able to handle this. That is why we carry out thorough, uncompromising, almost extreme testing. The security we build into our products must be completely without reservation.

LOAD – in the right place

When we test a product like a wheelchair sink, we naturally do so at the most sensitive place – where the load is greatest. This is at the front edge of the wheelchair sink, so this is what we focus on.

We test at the point which results in the greatest static torque, and we test repeatedly until we are satisfied. The wheelchair sinks are tested with repeated loads which far exceed what they will be subjected to in the real world. This is the security we always build into our products.

Incredibly strong wheelchair sinks

The brackets and the wheelchair sink material must be able to withstand very high loads without showing any negative side effects. As a minimum, wheelchair sinks must fulfil BS/EN 14688 – and ideally exceed it. We have therefore tested the MATRIX wheelchair sinks with a high static load – up to 200 kg for one hour.

MATRIX wheelchair sinks are tested precisely where the pressure is greatest during daily use – at the front edge and in the center above the drain hole. The wheelchair sinks have passed all tests without showing the slightest sign of damage.

Handrails with maximum safety

The MATRIX Small, MATRIX Large and MATRIX Angle wheelchair sinks from Pressalit Care have practical and attractively designed handrails integrated directly into the wheelchair sink. Users must be able to support themselves using the handrails and use them to pull themselves up into a standing position. This places great demands on the material.

No standards have yet been defined for the strength of this type of handrail. We have therefore defined our own very strict requirements. We conducted two types of tests on the hand rails and our various wheelchair sink models – and they all passed both tests with flying colors.

Lateral load- In one test rig we carried out a dynamic test of the handrails under a lateral load of 100, 125 and 150 kg (20 loads of one minute’s duration, separated by rests of 10 seconds).

Vertical load- The handrails have also been subjected to a static test with a maximum vertical load of up to 200 kg for one hour. This was followed by a dynamic test with a vertical load of 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200 kg (20 loads of one minute’s duration, separated by rests of 10 seconds).

Reduced functionality need not limit a person’s development. For more than 35 years, the keep living philosophy has been a guiding principle for Pressalit Care’s development of flexible kitchen and bathroom solutions for people with disabilities.

Thanks to its research-based knowledge, Pressalit Care is a market leader within specialist kitchen and bathroom solutions and today provides consultancy to customers worldwide. An underlying respect for the individual and his or her possibilities is also reflected in the company’s relationship to society at large and the local community. At Pressalit, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is deeply rooted in the company’s strategy and values and guides all parts of the organization.

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