Residential Elevators to Meet Accessibility Needs
With a variety of home elevator systems to choose from, ranging from a hydraulic elevator, winding drum, traction lift or Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator, it is important that the residential elevator chosen for your project meet all the requirements for your accessibility needs. Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators have been innovating the way people and goods are transported vertically within the home while being powered by the most abundant resource in the world, AIR! With 3 models to choose from, these US manufactured residential elevators are easy to install, self-supporting lifts that will meet all your accessibility needs while saving construction time and space in your home.
If you are in need of a wheelchair accessible home elevator, the best option would be the PVE52 Vacuum Elevator which can hold up to 3 passengers or 525 lbs. Resting simply on the existing ground floor, this innovative air-driven elevator does not require any pre-construction shaft, pit or machine room to operate making them an ideal fit for any retro-fit or new construction project. With it’s plug and play feature and panoramic design, this vacuum elevator can offer 180 degree door configurations for any residential, marine or stage application and is certified in over 50 states within the US.
If you have limited space in your home and are simply seeking a 1 person elevator to travel between floors, then the PVE30 Vacuum Elevator is the right fit for your needs. As the world’s smallest fully certified home elevator, the PVE30 occupies less space than any home elevator on the market while still meeting all the safety requirement and standard of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. With only 30 inches in total exterior diameter, this single passenger residential elevator can travel up to 5 stops or 50 feet in total rise while transporting up to 350 lbs. Due to it’s limited size and small footprint, the PVE30 Vacuum Elevator only offers Same Side Door configurations, though it can still travel up to 5 stops or 50 feet in total rise.
If you are looking for a happy medium, a residential elevator that is large enough to hold up to 2 passengers but still a space saving solution for your home, why not choose the most popular Vacuum Elevator model on the market, the PVE37. With a total exterior diameter of 37 inches, the very first Vacuum Elevator model developed 18 years ago can hold up to 2 passengers or 450 lbs while still able to transport full size luggage, boxes and groceries to your desired floor. The only Vacuum Elevator model with offers 90 degree door configurations, this is the most flexible Vacuum Elevator model as it meets all the requirements of a conventional residential elevator while still offering a space-saving solution for any retro-fit or new construction application. While not wheelchair accessible, the PVE37 home lift system does offer the ability to install a cabin folding seat as well as a handle inside making for a comfortable, seated ride between floors.
With clear polycarbonate panels available for all 3 models, the Vacuum Elevator is an ideal residential elevator that will elevate your standard of living while adding additional accessibility to your home.