TPL Crawford, we designed, engineered and tested to assist EMT's while loading a patient into an ambulance; at the same time ensuring that the patient could be secured in the
ambulance during transport.
The TPL is specifically designed to:
A few years ago, Crawford’s co-worker slipped and fell from a rain-slicked 'big rig', sustaining serious injuries meriting an emergency hospital visit.
The man weighed upwards of 500 pounds, making it difficult to hoist him into the ambulance. A rescue that normally takes minutes to handle turned into an hour-long ordeal. Raymond Crawford later learned of a situation in which a car hit an ambulance in transit resulting in many injuries to both the patient and the paramedics in route. He learned this is a common occurrence for emergency vehicles running code. These two incidences resulted in a cost effective devise that allows most all ambulances to be easily converted and an efficient, durable, versatile piece of equipment that will save injuries, time, and possibly save lives.
Designed, Manufactured and Shipped in the USA.
Small Business Veteran Owned DA#3009144869
Patent #14/002-080 Cage #6ToQ0 Duns #927735667
NAICS #621910 Made in the USA
The Transport Patient Lift uses one specific motion control device, playing a part in easing pressure caused by the weight of a stretcher itself as well as the weight of a patient in transport.
The UtiliTrak® Compact Linear Guide ses DualVee® Guide Wheels combined with specially placed hydraulics run on a simple 12 volt system.
The motivation behind the UtiliTrak was Ray Crawford, mechanic-turned-inventor. Inspired by a series of troubling events, Crawford created a patient handling system using a steel version of UtiliTrak. With help from engineers recruited by Crawford the TPL Crawford took shape in the form of a heavy-duty steel patient lift actuated by retractable linear guides. The result is a gurney that can withstand up to 1,900 pounds.
With two specially designed guide wheel-based systems working in parallel, the system is designed with a quick fastening process. The system then allows for an easy slide of the gurney into an ambulance without paramedic muscle. The alloy and stalwart engineering feature lent toward a resilience against liquid, such as blood and other bio-hazards common in emergency situations. The unit locks into place in a framework that secures the patient and the gurney while the ambulance is in motion.
A safety precaution for both patient and EMT's.