Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators, LLC
We are the designers and manufacturers of the only vacuum elevators in the world. PVE is an innovative, technology driven company that is revolutionizing how people and goods are transported vertically. Started in 2002 in Miami, Florida, PVE is proudly manufacturing three different models of vacuum elevators, ranging from single passenger to a three passenger, wheelchair-accessible model. By the application of simple physics and the utilization of attractive materials, we literally have initiated transportation within a bubble. At PVE, we think outside of the box, having our customers always in mind, and our engineering capabilities second to none. Our unique design is based around our patented technology, and we are proud to manufacture safe and reliable elevators in use worldwide.
At PVE, we take pride in utilizing materials and components of only the highest quality available, minimizing maintenance, regular component replacement, and service requirements.
Our worldwide network of over 100 authorized dealers, have all received in-house technical training at our integrated manufacturing facility in Miami, Florida USA. We now have customers and dealers on five continents and in this way we can assure all end users the best quality of installation and service.
The PVE30 home lift was designed as a compact and cost-effective alternative to taking the stairs and is ideal for town-homes and tight areas where a traditional residential elevator wouldn't even be a thought or consideration. The smallest of the three vacuum elevator models only requires a 32 inch finished through floor hole for the elevator cylinders to pass through. If it is a balcony/mezzanine style installation, the self-supporting home lift can be installed and secured in place against the upper landing(s) by means of a steel balcony band bolted into the landings with 3/8" lag bolts. Rather than requiring a large elevator shaft, the self-contained home elevator made of polycarbonate and aluminum, rests on the existing ground floor and provides a beautiful panoramic view as you travel from floor to floor within the home. During the ascent or descent in the PVE30, the passenger can expect cool ambient temperatures from that of its surroundings as a cabin fan circulates the air in the cabin and an LED light keeps the cabin lit. While the PVE37 and PVE52 residential lift models offer same side and opposite side door configurations, the PVE30 is limited to only same side door openings.
The compact PVE37 home elevator is the perfect option for an existing residence as it does not take up much space but still accommodates all of the desired applications of any residential elevator. Whether it is used for passengers, suitcases, pets, household items, etc., the PVE37 lift serves a number of functions without the consuming footprint and significant construction costs required of a traditional home elevator. In both new construction and retrofit applications, many even choose to feature the vacuum lift in the front entrance of their home as a work of art and conversation piece.
The PVE 52 can be set up to have two to four stops in its vertical course, which adapts it to homes up to four stories, or a total rise of 35 feet. The model name for this residential lift comes from its external cylinder diameter of 52 11/16 inches. Inside the unit measures a roomy 43 1/2 inches in diameter. This provides enough space for a person in a wheelchair with an attendant or for up to three adults to stand in comfort. The cabin height is 6′ 7″, which is tall enough for provide headroom for most people. Rolling a wheelchair through the entrance opening is easy with its 32 inch wide door frame. With same side or opposite side door offerings, the largest of the residential vacuum elevators can be configured to accommodate almost any installation.
It is recommended to speak to a local authorized PVE dealer to discuss local codes and regulations prior to considering the vacuum elevator for any special application, such as Theaters, Bars & Nightclubs and Stage Elevators
Last Update: 2017-01-06