twion – energize your wheelchair

The electric drive for active wheelchairs

twion – push boundaries

In today‘s world, one thing matters more than anything: mobility. Therefore, we want transporting devices that are adapted  to this dynamic lifestyle: efficient, smart and fun to drive.

With twion it is possible to expand possibilities and to reach the highest level of independence. The state of the art electric motors equipped with the most modern software and electronics and provide enough extra power with each push on the rim to comfortably overcome longer stretches or to easily surmount slopes. The driving  sensor, positioned on the push rim, continuously and precisely determines the correct amount of assistance. This way the wheelchair driver remains active while comfortably reaching the desired destination.

Feel the speed – faster and further than ever before

Modern lithium batteries in the wheel hubs provide the twion with sufficient energy to push your driving speed up to 10 km/h and to reach longer distances without strain. This way you can enjoy maximum flexibility in every day life.

 

“Going up and down slopes is lots of fun, even when they are steep.”

Martin S. from Stuttgart
 

Be independent

Cars play a central role in our mobile world and have become almost indispensable. The twion can be easily transported in  a car or used with any public transportation service in order to give you maximum flexibility and independence. The wheels can easily be detached with a quick release mecha-nism for compact loading

Here’s how it works: twion in simple terms

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twion also fits to your wheelchair:

twion is suitable for virtually all common active wheelchairs, so that you can continue to use your current and individually adapted wheelchair. This is made possible by a small, light-weight bracket that is once fixed on the wheelchair frame.

Get out more of your twion

With the specially developed smartphone app and the optional Mobility Plus Package a wide range of features can be added to twion: For example a higher assistance speed of 10 km/h instead of 6 km/h or the practical Cruise Mode function. At the same time all relevant status information is displayed on the smartphone like current speed, distance or battery status. Moreover it is possible to create and save tours via GPS. Learn more.

The difference between twion and e-motion:

To ensure the best possible mobility benefits from your active drive, it’s a good idea to analyze your needs in advance. This overview, containing the most important distinguishing features between e-motion and twion, should help you select the right product.

Overview

Quality from the market leader: Our drive components are developed and manufactured completely in Albstadt. 80 % of the primary materials also come from Germany.

Alber service. We invest in long-term customer satisfaction. Our Service Center is characterized by rapid response and competent service partners.

Quality from the market leader: Our drive components are developed and manufactured completely in Albstadt. 80 % of the primary materials also come from Germany.

Alber service. We invest in long-term customer satisfaction. Our Service Center is characterized by rapid response and competent service partners.

twion mobility app

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Where can I try the twion and what does it cost?

We would be happy to demonstrate the twion to you free of charge and without any obligations at your home. Your local medical product retailer will also happily advise you on mobility aids from Alber. Alber products are eligible for reimbursement from health insurance companies (only for Germany). You generally only pay a contribution of €10 (only for Germany). Apply for our products with a prescription (only for Germany). We are happy to advise you!

Drive wheel

  • 24 x 1” wheels with Schwalbe Marathon Plus Evolution tires with maximum puncture protection as standard.
  • Stub axle 123 mm long, diameter ½”
  • Max. user weight 120 kg
  • Motor, electronics and battery pack integrated in the wheel hub
  • Cover, white (black version optional)
  • Outer ring, black
  • Stub axle button made from stainless steel
  • Push rims, aluminium black/matt powder-coated
  • Weight of standard model: 6.3 kg per wheel

EasyConnex charging plug

The patented EasyConnex charging plug uses magnetic force to automatically find the right plug position. The charger socket on the wheel also serves as an On/Off switch. That is perfectly integrated multi-functionality.

Battery

Alber has been using state-of-the-art battery technologies for a number of years and therefore guarantees long and trouble-free enjoyment. Using lithium-ion batteries means greater ranges and more charge cycles (up to 1,200) compared with other battery types.

Battery charger

  • Small and handy battery charger
  • Weight: 450 g
  • Charges both batteries at the same time with charge and switch-off mechanism
  • Charging time of around 4.5 hours if batteries are totally flat
  • Input voltage 100 V – 240 V
  • Charge temperature between 0° – 40°C
  • State of charge is displayed on the wheel and battery charger using LEDs

twion mobility app

  • Free to download from the Google Playstore and App Store


Functions:

  • Quickstart guide
  • Worldwide specialist dealer search
  • Failure diagnostic with solution management
  • Make direct contact with the specialist dealer or Alber service center
  • Practical tips for the twion

Extend the features available using the optional Mobility Plus package.
 

Technical data
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Speed
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up to 10 km/h
with optional Mobility Plus package

Climbing and braking ability
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The limit values of the wheelchair manufacturer should be observed. 

Range
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up to 20 km
depending on ground surface, weight of user, temperature and topography

Wheel size
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24”

Max. weight of the person
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120 kg

Max. permitted total weight
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145 kg
(twion, wheelchair and wheelchair driver)

Batteries
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37 V. 4.5 Ah, lithium-ion, leakproof and maintenance free

Special functions
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cruise mode function with optional Mobility Plus package

Weight of individual parts
T24
Drive wheel (including battery)
T24

6.0 kg (standard model)

Total weight of all components:
T24

12.0 kg (standard model)

twion is recognised by health insurance companies and complies with the EC Directive 93/42/EEC concerning medical devices.

Certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 for medical devices.

Options

twion provides two color variants and various tires, covering all design requirements.

  • Cover, black

    • Outer ring, black
    • Stub axle button, black
  • Stainless steel push rims

    • Brushed stainless steel
    • Less sensitive to scratches, good grip
    • Additional weight per wheel: + 400 g
  • Carbolife Curve L push rims

    • 80% more gripping surface compared to a classic round shaped pushrim
    • Stabilizes wrist and provides more hold for the thumb area
    • Protects muscles, tendons and joints and actively prevents from chronic symptoms
    • More control and better transmission of power especially on longer distances and while braking
  • Tires

    Schwalbe One

    • 24 x 1” wheels
    • Weight saving: - 300 g per wheel
    • Extremely light weight, minimum roll resistance

Accessories

Extend the functional scope of your twion with the accessories available:

  • Mobility Plus package

    • Contains: Outer ring with exclusive design
    • Booklet containing operating instructions
    • License code

    Click here for more information

  • Bracket

    • Small and weight-optimized bracket
    • Identical bracket principle to e-motion M15
    • Torque receiver not compatible with e-motion wheels
    • Wheel can be attached in various positions
    • Suitable for virtually all active and lightweight wheelchairs
  • Anti-tippers with swiveling/jack-up function

    • Identical to e-motion and e-fix
    • Can be removed using quick-release device
    • Height and length can be adjusted
    • With automatic swiveling function for passing over curbs and thresholds
    • Jack-up function to allow the wheels to be removed with ease
    • Anti-tippers come in pairs
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