Pneumatic Elevator

What is a Pneumatic Elevator?

Residential or Home Elevators that run air.  That’s what a pneumatic elevator is. But, what is a pneumatic elevator is a commonly asked question since they are the only elevators powered by the most abundant resource in the world… AIR! As the world’s only Air-Driven Home Elevators, Pneumatic Elevators are ideal space-saving residential lifts that require no harmful gases, oils or lubricants to operate. Using innovative vacuum technology to generate lift, these eco-friendly home elevators simply rest on the existing ground floor and do not requiring any pre-construction shaft, pit or machine room to operate.

With it’s panoramic design and minimal footprint, pneumatic elevators are also an aesthetically pleasing addition to any residence while providing infinite design possibilities for any retro-fit or new construction project. Based on the ascending push generated by the difference in atmospheric pressure above and below the sealed cabin, pneumatic elevators gently lower to the ground floor due to gravity and consume less energy than traditional lift systems. Able to travel up to 5 stops or 50 feet in total rise, pneumatic elevators are aesthetically pleasing, space-saving residential elevators that will enhance the value of your home while adding additional accessibility to your residence.

If you ever encounter the question “what is a pneumatic elevator”, below is a breakdown of the various features found in these innovative home elevators. Elevators


Certified by LiftInstitute and meeting ASME elevator standards, pneumatic vacuum elevators have over 15,000+ successful installations worldwide in 90+ countries since 2002. These home elevators have been tried and tested, successfully passing safety inspections across the globe and certified in all 50 states in the U.S.A.


All pneumatic vacuum elevators are pre-assembled & safety tested at our PVE Factory Headquarters ensuring the highest quality standards unlike other home lifts + elevators which are fabricated on-site during installation. Pneumatic Elevators are not delivered to your home in a box.


Unlike alternative, foreign manufactured home lifts + elevators, Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators are manufactured in the United States at our PVE Factory Headquarters in Miami, Florida ensuring your home elevator meets all the safety standards and requirements for your projects needs.


A fully enclosed home elevator, pneumatic elevators simply rest on the existing ground floor and do not require any pre-construction shaft, pit or machine room to operate. No ramp, unsightly posts or unappealing rail systems are required as these home elevators have the unique ability of being installed almost anywhere inside your home.


In the event of power failure while in operation, gravity is used to slowly

descend the elevator cabin to the ground floor with back-up mechanical brakes & locks still operational. No faulty battery back-up system required as you will feel safe gently gliding down due to gravity.


Traditional elevators and home lifts often require annual maintenance.

Per Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators certification, the first scheduled maintenance for a Vacuum Elevator is after 15,000 lifts or roughly 5 years and that is simply to replace the seal located above the elevator cabin. No oil changes or gas refills required saving you time and money.


Using the cleanest technology on the market, pneumatic elevators are unlike other drive systems since no harmful oils, gases or lubricants are required. These are environmentally friendly home elevators which are powered by the most abundant resource in the world… AIR!


Unlike the slower, constant pressure, hold to control function operation of home lifts, Vacuum Elevators are single push, automatically operated home elevators which travel at the max residential elevator standard speed of 40 feet per minute. Sit down and enjoy the ride as you gently travel between floors in your panoramic residential elevator.Elevators For Your Home


Manufactured to the height of your home, pneumatic elevators are built specifically to your projects floor-to-floor requirements. With three models to choose from, ranging from a single passenger to a three passenger wheelchair accessible model, travel up to 5 stop or 50 feet in total rise with an affordable and elegant pneumatic elevator.


Operating off a 220 Volt Power Supply, these energy efficient residential elevator have the unique ability of being plugged into your wall making a pneumatic elevator the most advanced and stress free addition to your home.


Due to their small footprint and plug & play features, pneumatic elevators have the unique ability of being installed in a home in as little as 2-3 days. With minimal pre-construction items and factoring in our production lead time, you could have a fully certified, custom built pneumatic elevator ready to be installed in your home in as quickly as 4-6 weeks.

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