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Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators #2
Where Are We Wednesdays (09/26/2018)

Happy Wednesday Folks!

Starting on the top left, Technicians Ivan and Jake are in Mountain Grove, Missouri today.  They are installing a Symmetry Vertical Platform Lift.  Home lifts of this nature are not too disruptive to install, as you can see the homeowners are in the background anxiously awaiting their new lift (which will be finished today!).

Although we covered the basics of the Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator last week, our crews are installing another this week so we are going to take the opportunity to give more information on this futuristic looking lift.  Senior Technician Ron, Lead Technician Adam, and Technician Austin have been working on the installation, sending in pictures throughout the process in Clayton, Missouri. 

Preparation for the Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator is simple, they require no pit, hoist way, or machine room.  The first picture shows our team unloading the preassembled pieces, they are laid on their side and the team group carries them in one by one.  Simple ramps are laid down to help the teams bring them in easier.

The elevators can accommodate up to 5 stops (floors), or 50 feet of travel.  Once the pieces are brought in, they are connected using pulleys to lower or raise each piece.  The PVE comes in three sizes, the smallest only has a 30” diameter!  It is truly the smallest elevator in the world, only requiring a 32-inch finished through floor hole for the elevator cylinder (and you!) to pass through.  This is a great option for townhomes with limited floor-plans.  The also come in a midsize, and the largest will accommodate a wheelchair. 

As an environmentally-friendly home elevator, the only electrical required to power it is 220V, 35 Amp, single phase service. The power usage is similar to adding a washer or dryer. Safety is a big question with these lifts, and it is reassuring to know that should a power outage occur, the vacuum lift safely descends to the lowest level and the mechanical door lock enables the passenger to exit, preventing passengers from getting stuck. The cabin is equipped with an LED light as well as a cabin fan that circulates the ambient air throughout the elevator car.  For more information feel free to give us a call, or get automatic pricing here.

Our crews are also in Overland Park, Prairie Village, Springfield, Tulsa, Rogers, and Moundville today.  If you see one of our trucks feel free to tag us on Facebook using #countryhomeelevator or #wherearewewednesdays

Thanks for reading, and remember to check us out every Wednesday for updates!

Symm VPL
Symmetry VPL
Unloading
Unloading
Lowering to next floor
Attaching the Pieces
Getting in place
Putting in Place