Machine Room Less (MRL) Elevators

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Machine Room Less, Electric, Traction Elevator
Gulfside Elevator’s Traction Home Elevators save you space without sacrificing your safety. Designed to accommodate all the equipment in the elevator’s hoistway overhead which eliminates the need for additional space outside the hoistway.

Our traction elevators utilize the same electronic controls and fixtures as our hydraulic model, enabling us to provide our customers with the best service both during installation and long after. This ensures our customers will have the safest and best running elevators in Southwest Florida. Gulfside Elevator’s Traction Home Elevators have a capacity of 950 LBS, traveling speed of 40 feet per minute with a max travel distance of 50’-0”. All lighting in our elevators are of energy-efficient LED technology.

Gulfside Elevator’s Traction Home Elevators are a great fit when an elevator needs to be retro fitted into an existing house and conserving the homes interior space is a must. The pit depth required is 12” and the minimum overhead space required is just 8’-6”, which will allow for a cab height of 7’-0”.

Gulfside Elevator’s traction elevator cabs are built custom in our Naples facility to give you both the maximum allowable cab size and to coordinate aesthetically with the rest of your home. Our standards are other companies’ upgrades; to learn more about our cab interior selections please visit the Cab Interiors section.

General Specifications

  • Travel up to 50’
  • Up to six (6) stops
  • Load capacity: 950 (standard, 1400lbs optional)
  • Speed: 40 FPM
  • Overhead: 8’-6” minimum (7’-0” cab height)
  • Pit depth: 8” minimum (12” recommended)
  • Efficient VVVF Drive
    • Smooth ride counter-weighted traction
    • Machine room in hoistway overhead
  • 220 volt single phase power supply
  • LED lighting


Our traction home elevators are furnished with overspeed governor car safeties that are activated by the elevator traveling at a greater speed than 40 feet per minute. Gulfside Elevator provides and places door interlocks on all existing hall doors so that the hall door cannot be opened if the elevator is not at that floor. As a standard feature for homes in low lying and coastal areas where the ground floor is below flood elevation, Gulfside Elevator installs a pit float switch; when activated by water, the float switch will send the elevator to the designated floor above the flood elevation. All elevator models at Gulfside Elevator have built-in emergency lowering systems which allows for the elevator to safely descend to a lower floor level in a power outage. All our safety devices are tested and certified in accordance with the American Standard of Mechanical Engineers (ASME A17.1) Safety Code for Elevators.

  • “Your technician was great, answered all my questions and really explained how all elevator components work. A really nice guy too.”


  • “Great service!! Fast , clean , and nice 👍”


  • “We were very pleased with the service. Jorge is very knowledgeable and did a very thorough job. We are Realtors and will definitely recommend Gulfside and Jorge to any clients.”

    The Lunds

  • “Excellent service, Ashley, Bob and Big Josh are very friendly and professional. On time service. 5/5 !!!!”


  • “Bob Miller did an excellent job on our elevator. He has taken care of it for many years. He is the only one that I would allow to service it. He gets Five stars out a possible Five stars.”

    Bill Schoen

  • “George was the individual who performed the service call. He was efficient and pleasant. In the future I will ask for him and recommend him to my neighborhood. Thank you.”

    Bob Gruber

  • “George did a great job of repairing our elevator, as well as explaining what we need to do to maintain its efficiency.”


  • “I was very impressed with the Tech, Bob, who answered questions, explained and made recommendations while he did not rush maintenance. I would give him a 10 out of 10 – highest score or the most stars.”


  • “The repairman that came to my residence this morning was Jorge A. Her was on time, polite and professional. Jorge diagnosed the problem, explained it in terms that I was able to understand and fixed the elevator. He did not leave until I was completely satisfied with his work and made sure I understood exactly what he did. I would ask if possible, in the future, when I need service that Jorge be sent to my home. Again, thank you for a job well done by a professional.”

    Sonny Paci

  • “Your technician was polite and quite knowledgeable. He spent time explaining what he was doing and made sure we understood all safety aspects of using the elevator. I would definitely request that he does our annual maintenance.”

    Mr. & Mrs. Lubrano

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