The Elvoron Home Elevator is an elevating system designed specifically for use in private residences. There is a choice of two drive systems available; hydraulic or in-line (machine room-less).
The hydraulic system offers premium ride quality, a sophisticated control system and quieter operation. A small area outside the elevator hoistway is required to accommodate the controller and the hydraulic pump unit. This area can be adjacent to the elevator hoistway or in a remote location. Another advantage to the hydraulic drive system is that manual lowering operations are much easier for those with limited strength or mobility. There is a manual lowering valve on the pump unit which allows the hydraulic fluid to drain from the cylinder, controlling the lowering of the cab in instances of power outages.
The in-line drive system offers a simple, economical solution. It is a 2 HP geared direct drive electric motor. No machine room is required, making this a popular choice where space is a prime consideration. All of the drive components, including the controller box, can be mounted within the hoistway. However, it is recommended that the controller, which can be located up to 50 feet away, be located outside of the hoistway for easier service access. Manual lowering is accomplished either by use of the standard manual lowering handwheel, or by use of the optional battery powered lowering. Another advantage of the in-line drive is that no hydraulic fluid is required and therefore there is no chance of a toxic leak.
The home elevator stops level with the bottom floor thus a small pit is required. The recommended pit depth for this home elevator is 8" (200mm) although shallower pit depths are feasible. At the upper landing, an overhead clearance of 96" (2438mm) is required for our standard cab height of 84" (2134mm). For taller custom cab heights or in-line drive configurations which call for the controller to be located above the rails, the required overhead clearance is adjusted accordingly.
It is strongly recommended that all home elevators be equipped with telephones. The elevator quickly becomes a part of everyday life and there is always a chance of entrapment due to power outage or equipment malfunction. It makes sense to ensure there is a method of communication. Elvoron Home Elevators are available with either a hands-free telephone integrated into the car operating panel, or a separate cabinet with a jack for a standard hand-held telephone.