Are you looking for a "wow factor" when you step into your home? Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators combine luxury design with modern technology for a breath-taking view, both of the elevator itself, and from inside while you ride from one floor to the next. Keep reading to learn how to add a beautifully crafted elevator to your home.
What Is a Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator?
A pneumatic elevator, also referred to as a tube elevator or vacuum elevator, demonstrates that a beautiful and functional home elevator does not have to take up a lot of space. In contrast to traditional elevators, pneumatic elevators do not require a pit to be installed. This means that they can be installed in compact spaces with minimal construction needed.
A pneumatic elevator also comes with its own self-supporting, panoramic shaft. This shaft is a clear, airtight plexiglass tube with a specially engineered vacuum at its top. When the vacuum sucks the air out of the top of the shaft, the elevator car (a plexiglass cylinder within the plexiglass shaft) floats up at a controlled speed. This allows the passengers to travel between floors with a 360-degree, panoramic view.
Find the Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator You Need at Arrow Lift!
For those searching for a stylish and compact way to travel between floors, a pneumatic elevator is an excellent choice. To enjoy the benefits of this type of "tube elevator," it's essential to work with an experienced elevator company.
Arrow Lift is the name you can trust for your home elevator needs. Whether you want to explore wheelchair-accessible options for pneumatic elevators or learn about customizable features to make it your own, Arrow Lift will be your guide.
Arrow Lift Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator Key Features
- Beautifully designed
- Panoramic views
- Freestanding shaft
- “Green Elevator” that uses minimal power consumption
- Minimal footprint required
- Pitless design
- Weight capacities up to 525 lbs
- Up to 5 stops
- Wheelchair accessible options available
While pneumatic elevators are compact enough to be placed in more hidden areas of the home, many opt to place them in an open and highly visible area. This is because, in addition to being convenient, these tube elevators are visually appealing.
The sleek and aesthetically pleasing look fits seamlessly into any home interior. Riders enjoy a panoramic view from inside the car, and the view from the outside is just as impressive.
Safety is paramount when it comes to selecting a home elevator. In addition to being energy efficient, pneumatic vacuum elevators are a secure option. These air-driven home elevators meet the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Safety Codes for Elevators. Pneumatic elevators have been on the market for over a decade and have a track record of safety and reliability.
Additionally, pneumatic elevators have a range of safety features that are activated in the event of an emergency. For example, in the event of a power failure, a pneumatic elevator is programmed to descend at a designated speed until it reaches the ground level.
The convenience of an in-home elevator draws many homeowners. However, you might wonder about the energy consumption required to run one. Because pneumatic elevators are powered by air inside the shaft, they require minimal energy consumption.
Pneumatic elevators only require a single phase power supply to operate. This level of energy consumption is akin to that of a washer and dryer, making a minor impact on the overall energy use levels in the home. Plus, the elevators come with the option to run on solar energy, making them a sustainable choice.
Power supply: 220V, 60/50 Hz, 25-35 amp single phase power supply (varies by model)
Capacity: up to 525 lbs. (varies by model)
Speed: 30-35 feet per minute (varies by model)
Pit depth: No pit required
Travel: Up to 50' vertically
Distance: Up to 5 stops
Doors: In line, 180° and 90° opening options (varies by model)
Safety: Each landing door equipped with electro-mechanical interlocks; elevator car equipped with mechanical emergency brake system
Elevate Your Home with a Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator from Arrow Lift!
When it comes to designing and installing pneumatic elevators, having an experienced team by your side is crucial. Our trusted team has installed thousands of elevators in homes of all layouts and sizes. To learn more about designing a pneumatic vacuum elevator for your home, call Arrow Lift today.