Everything You Need To Know About LiftsOn April 27, 2022 by Melissa Castillo
Why Choose a Home Elevator?
Vacuum Elevators are the world’s only air-driven home elevators, providing exquisite accessibility and increasing the value of your home while requiring far less construction, space, energy, and maintenance than standard home elevators and/or home lifts. These self-supporting, panoramic elevators, which use pneumatic technology to create lift, provide homeowners with an environmentally friendly and visually beautiful alternative for any retrofit or new construction project. Vacuum Elevators are manufactured in Miami, Florida, and may go 2 – 5 stops or 50 feet (15m) in total rise in as little as 2 – 3 days.
What is a Vacuum Elevator, and how does it work?
Vacuum elevators are the world’s only elevators that run on the world’s most abundant resource, AIR! These plug-and-play elevators, which are installed on the existing ground floor, combine a magnificent external cylinder shaft with a fully welded and self-contained cabin on the interior that provides a 360° experience when traveling up and down. The concept of functioning is based on the ascending push caused by the difference in atmospheric pressure on top of and under the sealed automobile, which is achieved by regulating air pressure. Turbines working as exhaust fans, which are placed at the top of the elevator or can even be remotely located, create the depression (vacuum) required to lift the car. The fall is accomplished by gravity, which allows air to progressively return to the system at a controlled rate, allowing the cabin to smoothly descend to the lower level (s). Vacuum Elevators have built a reputation for being a safe, dependable, and visually beautiful elevator to meet accessibility and architectural objectives around the world since 2002.
Is it true that pneumatic elevators are noisy?
When all elevators produce noise while in operation, there are solutions for machines that are as quiet as, if not quieter than, other items on the market. Vacuum Elevators offer a variety of machinery alternatives available for homeowners to choose from in order to match their audio comforts and wants, as the machinery is only triggered when the elevator is in use. To understand more about our machinery upgrade options, watch our machinery video online.
What are the risks of using a house elevator?
Home lifts that are fully certified are incredibly safe for homeowners. With over 18 years of experience in the industry, our lift parts suppliers provide easy installation and self-supporting home lifts. Our elevators are fully certified by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in all 50 states and over 90 countries worldwide in accordance with the European Machinery Directive. If the power supply fails during operation, gravity gradually lowers the car to ground level, allowing the passenger to disembark. All residential lift models are equipped with mechanical vehicle locking systems on each floor and a full set of Type A safety brakes, ensuring they meet the industry’s most demanding criteria. In addition, these fully approved home lifts are equipped with an in-cab telephone, as required by the Lift Regulations, to ensure that the passenger can be contacted in an emergency. Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators, LLC takes a unique approach in the industry by conducting rigorous in-service testing at the factory prior to delivery, ensuring that the highest quality requirements are met.
What is the highest point you can reach in terms of travel?
Vacuum Elevators can travel up to 5 stops or 50 feet (15 meters) in total elevation when custom designed to the height of the home.
Is there any glass in the pneumatic elevator?
Pneumatic Elevators are panoramic, but they are made of Polycarbonate Panels rather than glass. Polycarbonate panels are more lighter and stronger than glass panels, with an impact resistance that is roughly 200 times higher. If a panel on the elevator is damaged, scratched, or otherwise worn out, it can be replaced.