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Home Elevators

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Size of equipment going onto home elevator lifts? Does client self propel chair onto the elevator for home use? Location of load bearing wall? Accessibility to get residential elevator into house? Residential home elevator travel height? Space available approximately 3'x5'?

Key Home Elevator Pointers

  1. If you need to enter and exit from a different direction then a Group Two residential elevator for the home is required.
  2. If more than two stops are required then a Group Two Elevator is required.
  3. The best home elevator for the home are dependant on many factors listed below.

Group One Home Elevator Manufacturers

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
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Stiltz Home Elevator 
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
Stops 2 2
Made In Canada UK

Group Two Home Elevators

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.

Group Two Home Elevator

Group Two Mfg / Model Savaria V1504 Concord PAL National Wheel-O-Vator Harmar Highlander
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 residential elevators
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Harmar Vertical Lift 
Weight Capacity. 750 lbs 750 lbs 750 lbs 750 lbs
Travel Height Up to 23' Up to 14' Up to 12' Up to 14'
Platform Size 34" x 54" 35" x 54" 36" x 51" 36" x 54"
Drive 2:1 Chain hydraulic drive Hydraulic drive cable Acme Screw or hydraulic drive Belt DrivenBall Screw
Maximum # of Stops 2-4 3-4 2-4 3
Made In Canada Canada USA USA

Group Three Home Elevators

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
Travel Height 50' 50' 50'
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
Made In USA Canada USA
Pit Yes Yes No
Over-head Clearance 9' 8' 7'8"
Gate Accordion gate Accordion gate Variety
Emerg. Stop Yes Yes Yes
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
Travel Height 50' 50" 50"
Platform Size varies varies 36" x 48"
Drive Roped Hydraulic Winding drum 1:2 hydraulic
Max. # of Stops 6 6 5
Made In USA USA Canada
Pit Yes Yes Yes
Over-head Clearance 9' 7'6" 7'8"
Gate Accordion gate Accordion gate Accordion Folding Door
Emerg. Stop Yes Yes Yes
Emerg. Battery Lowering Yes Manual crank Yes
Auto Battery Recharge Not Applicable x Yes
Low Battery Indicator Not Applicable x Yes

Group Four Vacuum Elevator

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


vacuum elevator

Model/Manufacturer Vacuum Elevator
Weight Capacity 450 lbs
Lift Height 30 ft.
Cab Size 32" Inside Diameter
Drive 1:2 Hydraulic
Unique Features Vacuum technology
Stops 3
Made In USA

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