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Key Home Elevator Pointers
- If you need to enter and exit from a different direction then a Group Two residential elevator for the home is required.
- If more than two stops are required then a Group Two Elevator is required.
- The best home elevator for the home are dependant on many factors listed below.
These are in home elevators that are a two stop, two floor type. They are usually a home elevator cost reduction since there is no need for a shaft which reduces cost. The elevator cab rides on a track on a load bearing wall. The top of the elevator cab picks up floor as it travels up between the two levels of the home. No pit is required.
Home Elevator Models
|Group One Manufacturer / Model||Savaria Telecab||Stiltz Home Lift|
|Weight Cap.||500 lbs||375 lbs|
|Lift Height||16 ft||16 ft|
|Cab Size||30" x 46"||41" x 29"|
|Drive||1:2 Hydraulic||Roped Drum/Braked Gear Motor|
|Unique Feature||Battery back up||Self-supporting Structure|
This type of home elevator is like a porch lift that is enclosed in shaft. The shaft can be dry wall with doors, plexiglass or metal enclosure. A pit required or permanent ramp for access to lift at bottom.
Two, three or four stops available. This type of lift will do two floor home with perhaps a third exit to a garage or outside door. Doors will not open unless lift is at door level.
Similar to Group One. Drywall enclosure required. Doors are wired to elevator and will not open unless elevator is at level.
Group Three Home Elevator
|Group Three Mfg Model||Harmar Everest 750/950||Concord Eclipse||Advantage|
|Weight Capacity.||750/950 lbs||750 lbs||950 lbs|
|Platform Size||36" x 48" or 40" x 54"||36" x 48" / 36" x 60" / 40" x 54"||Custom|
|Drive||In line geared system||Roped hydraulic or winding drum||Winding drum|
|Max. # of Stops||4||4||2|
|Gate||Accordion gate||Accordion gate||Variety|
|Emerg. Battery Lowering||Yes||Yes||No|
|Auto Battery Recharge||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Group Three Mfg Model||Harmar Elite||Waupaca Custom Lift||Concord Infinity|
|Weight Capacity.||1000 lbs||500 lbs||1000 lbs|
|Platform Size||varies||varies||36" x 48"|
|Drive||Roped Hydraulic||Winding drum||1:2 hydraulic|
|Max. # of Stops||6||6||5|
|Gate||Accordion gate||Accordion gate||Accordion Folding Door|
|Emerg. Battery Lowering||Yes||Manual crank||Yes|
|Auto Battery Recharge||Not Applicable||x||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||Not Applicable||x||Yes|
No special works are required with a unique self-supporting structure. No pit excavation or engine room needed. Ideal for recycled houses due to the little space needed in the building. Home elevators can rest on any existent floor. It is not a fixed installation, and can be disassembled and transported.
Absolute safety in case of an electric power cut since the descending car automatically stops on the immediate floor. Panoramic view allows a 360º visibility, without cables or pistons that block vision. -No lubrication is required and maintenance is minimum. Solves technical difficulties that other home elevators may have.
Group Four Home Elevators
|Weight Capacity||450 lbs|
|Lift Height||30 ft.|
|Cab Size||32" Inside Diameter|
|Unique Features||Vacuum technology|
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