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Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator

Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator for the Home

Quite simply the coolest and most advanced residential elevator on the market, the Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator will be the talk of all your friends and neighbors. Signature Elevators & Accessible Design can build you a pneumatic vacuum elevator to carry you from floor to floor without a single cable, pulley, or piston! This self-supporting home elevator can travel up to 50 ft., can include 5 stops, and requires no excavation work. The fact that a hoistway and pit don’t have to be built means that the pneumatic vacuum elevator can be installed much more quickly than its counterparts.

The pneumatic vacuum elevator’s tubes are made of polycarbonate and supported by high-strength aluminum. The steel cabin floor includes brakes and other safety mechanisms, and the ceiling holds lights and a circulation fan.

How Does the Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator Work?

The PVE has five 220 vac turbines that dramatically reduce the air pressure above the cabin, causing it to ascend. To descend gently, a control valve regulates the inflow of air above the cabin relative to cabin speed. Don’t worry, the cabin itself never gains or loses pressure.

Advantages of the Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator

The pneumatic vacuum elevator is as environmentally-friendly as a residential elevator can be since it uses no energy during descent. Unlike more traditional residential elevators, even if the power goes out it is impossible to get stuck between floors. Furthermore, the Vacuum Elevator has locking devices built into the shaft to stop ascent or descent at the upper & lower points of travel.

Another great benefit to the pneumatic vacuum elevator is low maintenance relative to the conventional residential elevator. There are no rails to grease, no ropes to check, and no fluid level to top off. The system is based upon the air. Granted, air brings lots of dust and dirt, so the filters, turbines, and the cab should be cleaned regularly. Polycarbonate is an extremely soft plastic that scratches easily. So the biggest maintenance issue with the PVE is cleanliness.

A sleek contemporary fixture with 360-degree views, the pneumatic vacuum elevator is a dramatic addition for large open family rooms or foyers and looks fantastic with a staircase wrapped around it. To take a ride in a pneumatic vacuum elevator and try it for yourself, just come to our Rockville, MD showroom where we have a working model on display.

Contact us at 301-251-1658 to schedule an appointment.

Features of the Pneumatic Elevator:

Platform Sizes: Diameters of 30″, 37″ & 52″
Color Options: Standard Gray, Light Gray, White, Black & Taupe
Interior Options: Telephone, Fold Down Seat in the PVE 37
Speed: 30 ft. per minute
Lift Capacity: 450 lbs.


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