Vacuum elevator PVE30

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Vacuum Elevator PVE30

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.

Technical specifications


  • 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.

Minimum overhead clearance:

  • 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)

Mechanical Requirements:

  • 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 the cabin.

  • 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.

  • Telephone

Installation requirements

Standard Model

  • 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 warranty.

  • 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 voltage fluctuation.

  • 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.

Split Unit Model

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

Vacuum elevator PVE30

Exterior diameter: 750 mm

Single passenger (159 kg)


Vacuum elevator PVE37

Exterior diameter: 933 mm

Two passengers (205 kg)


Vacuum elevator PVE52

Exterior diameter:1316 mm

Three passengers / Wheelchair accessible (238 kg)


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