Pneumatic Elevator

Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators

At Nationwide Lifts, we offer a wide variety of commercial and residential elevators for sale, including sleek, futuristic-looking pneumatic vacuum elevators. We’ve made it easy for you to research and purchase pneumatic elevators by providing an array of popular models here. Find out why the Vision 350, Vision 450, and Vision 550 vacuum elevators earn rave reviews from our customers, then buy one of our quality pneumatic elevators and see for yourself! Request a free catalog for more information about our products, or get an online quote to facilitate a smooth ride to the pinnacle of personal lift luxury.

Vision 350: The Vision 350 pneumatic vacuum elevator will fit just about anywhere in your home. The small 30-inch diameter makes it an easy addition to any home and a very affordable buy compared to other vacuum elevators on the market. This elevator is intended for residential use only and fits one person. It comes standard with tinted polycarbonate panels.

  • Fits well with wrap-around stairs, through a floor, or attaching to a balcony
  • Capacity of 350 pounds
  • Interior size of approximately 20 inches in diameter
  • Travel speed is 30 feet per minute
  • Travels up to four stops and 35 feet

Vision 450: The Vision 450 pneumatic vacuum elevator is the most popular vacuum elevator available for purchase. The size is ideal for one person but will snugly fit a second person. This elevator is intended for residential use.

  • Fits well with wrap-around stairs, through a floor, or attaching to a balcony
  • Capacity of 450 pounds
  • Interior size of these pneumatic vacuum elevators is approximately 32 inches in diameter
  • Travel speed is 30 feet per minute
  • Travels up to four stops and 35 feet

Vision 550: The Vision 550 is the wheelchair-accessible version of a vacuum elevator. These vacuum elevators are ideal for those using assistive devices or who have mobility impairments. A generous weight capacity and interior diameter accommodates large or heavy assistive equipment, like power wheelchairs.

  • Fits well with wrap-around stairs, through a floor, or attaching to a balcony
  • Capacity of 525 pounds
  • Interior size of approximately 43 inches in diameter
  • Travel speed is 30 feet per minute
  • Travels up to four stops and 35 feet

How It Works

Pneumatic Elevator – How Does It Work?

The Pneumatic vacuum elevators have an airtight seal built into the top of the cab. Air is removed from the upper section of the hoistway, creating vacuum pressure that draws the cab upward. The controls will allow the cab to stop at a mid-landing or continue to the top.

Air is slowly let back into the hoistway, allowing the cab to move downward at a controlled speed.
When the cab arrives at a landing, it travels a few inches past the landing and sets mechanical brakes. The cab then lowers onto the brakes. When the cab is stationary at a landing, it is mechanically set and not relying on air pressure.

Hidden in the top of the hoistway are multiple turbines. These turbines are responsible for removing the air from the hoistway to raise the cab. An electronic valve controls the air return into the hoistway.
Enjoy 360 degree views of your home while riding on air.

Pneumatic / Vacuum Elevator Costs

Pneumatic elevators can be a great accessibility solution for both residences and commercial buildings. Anyone with mobility issues that make climbing stairs difficult might consider installing an elevator. While wheelchair lifts are one common solution, many people consider pneumatic elevators. Cost is a consideration that can make some people think twice about installing an elevator, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Nationwide Lifts has an extensive selection of elevators suitable for home or business use. When you turn to us for a pneumatic vacuum elevator, cost won’t have to keep you from making your space more accessible!

Pneumatic elevators provide state-of-the-art technology with a sleek design, enabling you to fit them into virtually any type of space. The elevator shaft of a pneumatic elevator features hidden turbines situated at the top of the hoistway. The powerful turbines have the important job of removing air from the hoistway to move the cab upwards. Removing the air creates a vacuum, which is strong enough to lift the cab up. When it’s time to move the cab back down again, special electronic valves return air to the hoistway in a controlled process. These valves have the precision necessary to stop the cab at the exact location desired. The cab arrives at its destination by stopping a couple of inches past the landing as the mechanical brakes set. Then, the cab moves onto the brakes to finish the process. All the while the pneumatic elevator cab is moving up or down, the occupant in the cab enjoys a full 360-degree view of the surroundings outside of the elevator.

If the idea of installing a large, clunky elevator in a home or office sounds like a bad plan, don’t fret: Our designs are a better option. Imagine a pneumatic elevator made of glass that is small enough to fit into virtually any space. The smallest glass elevator has a diameter of about 20 inches. If your space allows, you can also get this elevator in sizes up to 43 inches in diameter. Larger elevators can accommodate two people or even a wheelchair. And when it comes to buying this pneumatic elevator, cost shouldn’t scare you away, as the reasonable price makes it a viable solution for many homeowners and business owners. In fact, the cost of vacuum elevator installation is much lower than you might think.

Nationwide Lifts is a leader in the elevator industry, with a wide range of innovative products that solve specific needs. To learn more about our models, request our free catalog, which includes all of the specifications and details you might need. Once you narrow down your choices and decide on a pneumatic vacuum elevator, cost details are easy to get: Just contact us by phone or fill out our online price quote request form to get a free quote on a pneumatic elevator. Cost will no longer be a concern once you learn about our reasonable prices!

And not only are our products easy to afford, but they’re easy to purchase, too: We’ll help you through the entire process of selecting the best solution for your space, whether you need information on a dumbwaiter or a pneumatic elevator, price quotes for a wheelchair lift or for repairs, or advice on which type of elevator would fit well in your home. After you have the elevator installed in your home or business, we are also able to assist with ongoing maintenance to keep the unit running safely and efficiently. Call us today for answers to all of your questions!


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