What is a pneumatic vacuum elevator?
A pneumatic vacuum elevator is a vacuum-operated lift commonly used in homes. This type of elevator operated without the usage of an engine room, a pit, pulleys, or cables. Oftentimes, pneumatic vacuum elevators are more energy-efficient than other types of elevators and come in smaller sizes so they fit in compact areas in home settings.
Pneumatic vacuum elevators are not just used in homes. Due to their compact size, you can find this type of elevator in apartments, boats, and office buildings. Because pneumatic vacuum elevators are highly customizable, homeowners have many options to choose from when it comes to making sure that the elevator fits into the home aesthetically and practically. Many people are concerned about harmful materials used by traditional elevators, such as oil, gas, and lubricants. Pneumatic vacuum elevators are eco-friendly and mechanically sound. This type of elevator is quiet for the home, registering only 85 decibels, which is comparable to running a vacuum cleaner.
How does a pneumatic vacuum elevator work?
A pneumatic elevator is powered between floors by the usage of vacuum technology. Air is pulled out of a tube by a turbine at the top of the elevator, which allows the cab to ascend. Brakes secure the cab at the desired height once the cab reaches the selected floor level.
Air pressure is the pressure within the atmosphere of Earth. The weight of air molecules exerts this force upon us and weighs on our bodies. This pressure can also move objects. Pneumatic vacuum elevators are actually powered by harnessing air pressure. Air pressure enables the elevator to ascend and descend.
Safety mechanisms in place ensure that during a power failure, gravity causes the elevator to slowly descend to ground floor level. There are also backup brakes and locks that will still operate in case of power failure. Ascend Elevators follows standards published in the safety code for elevators, issued by The American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
“What goes up must come down, or, in the case of elevators (lifts), must descend basically the same way it rises. Enhancing skywards construction by permitting taller buildings, or just allowing an easier upwards route for those of us who just don’t feel like taking the stairs, elevators fortify the modern life in which we thrive. In all, U.S. elevators make 18 billion passenger trips each year.”
– The American Society Of Mechanical Engineers
Can a pneumatic vacuum elevator carry a power wheelchair?
Yes. If mobility issues have you or a loved one avoiding stairs, an Ascend stairlift can help. Installation is usually easy, requires no structural changes to the home, and provides a stylish solution that is likely more affordable than you may expect. A wheelchair lift can be used in the home or for commercial applications.
Where can I find Dallas Affordable Home Elevators or Fort Worth residential Elevators? About Ascend
Ascend Additions offers Dallas affordable home elevators and Fort Worth residential elevators that truly impress. If you are looking for Dallas low-cost home elevators, you’ve come to the right place. Take your beautiful home to the next level with a new residential elevator or lift products installed by Ascend. Obtain comfort and convenience at the push of a button and enhance the overall enjoyment of your residence. We approach every project as you would prefer: with elegance, timelessness, accessibility, and safety in mind.
How can I purchase an affordable pneumatic vacuum elevator for the home?
If you are ready to go to the next level, speak to a representative from Ascend Additions today. Need financial help? Ascend Additions is proud to offer professional financing through LightStream, a division of SunTrust Bank. LightStream finances residential elevators and lifts with quick and easy solutions.