An advanced vertical transport solution for contemporary
The pneumatic vacuum elevator PVE30 model is one of the world’s smallest residential
home lifts with an exterior diameter of only 75 cm. It is safe to say that there are very few households
that do not have the space to install this small home elevator.
The pneumatic vacuum elevator PVE30 accommodates one person ( 159 kg) and is available in two, three and four stops (max. height 10.5m ).
Like other models of vacuum elevators the PVE30 is installed right on the existing floor. Our vacuum elevators do not need a pit or machine room.
The pneumatic vacuum elevator PVE30 is the perfect choice for single-family existing homes and duplexes, to be installed quickly and practically without construction works.
The pneumatic vacuum elevator, being a lift that runs on air , greatly reduces energy costs and maintenance, since no pulleys, cables, or pistons are used. This air driven residential elevator consumes minimal energy during ascent and zero during descent, also making it an ecofriendly elevator.
Made of aluminum and polycarbonate, the pneumatic vacuum elevator PVE combines functionality with an elegant design, being a transparent panoramic lift which allows 360 ° visibility inside the house.
External cylinder diameter: 30” (750mm)
Rated Load: 350 lbs. (159 kg)
Speed: 30 fpm (.15 ms)
No pit required. Bottom level floor must be 100% level as elevator rests on existing floor.
No hoistway required.
Standard Unit (turbine motors located on top): 107” (2,719mm)
Split Unit (turbine motors located remotely): 97” (2,464mm)
Penetration required to install through floors and ceilings: 32” (813mm)
220V, 60/50 Hz, 25amp single phase power supply
3 turbine motors located in pump box using a total of 3KW
Entrance width opening: 20” (508mm)
Internal cabin height: 79” (2007mm)
Internal cabin diameter:
Between columns: 20” (508mm)
Without columns: 26” (661mm)
Automatic LED lighting and cabin fan
Door openings: same side (in-line) only.
All doors are hinged on top left, with door swing to the left, from inside
Door Height: 80” (2,032mm)
Door Height w/ Door closer: 81 ¾” ( 2,077mm)
Each landing level specified will include only one door.
24 Volt electrical circuits with all controls in cabin
Push button call controls with precise leveling at each landing.
Minimum height required at the ground floor is 92” (2,34 m).
Minimum required height at the upper floor is 107” (2,70 m).
Diameter of finished through floor hole must be 32” (0,81 m).
When installing a three or four floor elevator, all openings circular
perforations should be perfectly aligned.
The electric feed shall be 220VAC single phase through an independent line
of conductors of AWG N° 10 (6mm); there shall be ground connection and a thermo-magnetic switch
of 25A to be used exclusively for the elevator. The electrical supply is to be near the head
(elevator’s top portion) and it is required to leave the female electrical receptacle at the top
center of the elevator.
220VAC (no exceptions 220VAC must be provided, 210VAC or 230VAC is not
acceptable, if installation does not have 220VAC on a regular basis, a voltage regulator or
transformer must be installed by home owner). Voltage fluctuations are not covere by the
If installing a phone line a phone jack is to be provided near the power
supply, but isolated.
It is strongly recommended that a Buck Boost or voltage stabilizer be
installed along with the electrical work to prevent any damage to electrical components due to
When installing the elevator, consider the total dimensions, as a small
room will generate a higher noise level. Therefore, it is not advisable to install the split
motor in a very small facility.
There must be an opening to make way for the cylinders of 32” (0,81 m) in
diameter and of 92” (2,34 m) in length down to the ground floor. This access may be through door
or window openings.
Install a hook to bear 500kg at the ceiling where the elevator is to be
installed to lift the cylinders. If it is impossible to install this hook, the minimum height at
the last level shall be at least 109” (2,75 m).
In no case must the perforation of the ceiling be less than 2” (5cm) from
the wall, in order to allow for the installation tripod.
All requirements for the split unit model (remote location of head unit) are
the same as the standard model except for the following…
Minimum required height at the upper floor is 97” (2,47 m).
Required space for remote location of head unit in attic or adjacent
closet is 35” L x 31” W x 26” H (0.89m x 0.45m x 0.68m)
Remote location of head unit can be accommodated up to 30 linear feet (10
m) away from the elevator.
Split unit connections require a 110mm PVC pipe to run the distance from
the top of the upper floor cylinder split plate to the remote location of the head unit.
Air supply to split unit has to be drawn from interior of residence
(proper housing of head unit and air duct to interior of home required)
Electrical power supply to be provided
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PVE offers a variety of three residential elevator models: PVE30, PVE37, and PVE52
Contact us and tell us which pneumatic lift model is best for your size or
functionality and how many stops / doors you would need. Our commercial technical team will be happy to help
you and get in touch with our nearest authorized installer distributor.