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Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators

Design and function are merged together in the PVE® series of pneumatic vacuum elevators. Unlike traditional elevators, these vacuum elevators do not require an elevator shaft. Their modern appeal with clear panels creates a spacious feel while their footprint is small. For these reasons, many architects and contractors recommend PVE® vacuum elevators in new or remodeled homes.

An added value of PVE® elevators* is lower energy cost. The vacuum pump generates areas of higher and lower atmospheric pressure allowing the elevator to moves efficiently from floor to floor.

When adding an elevator to an existing home, some applications require little preparation. Without a need for an elevator shaft, a vacuum elevator can even offer cost savings in certain applications. Whether you have a new construction home or a retrofit application, a vacuum elevator might be the perfect choice.

We offer three PVE® models of these air driven residential elevators, carrying one to three passengers. One model is wheelchair-accessible. All of PVE®’s vacuum home elevators are capable of up to a 50 foot (15m) vertical rise covering up to five stops. This unique home lift system does not require any pre-construction shaft, pit or machine room. Installation can be completed in as little as two to three days after equipment is received.

*PVE® is a registered trademark of Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators, LLC

There are three PVE® models to fit most home lift applications:


Perhaps the smallest home elevator in the world, the PVE30 is still robust. PVE30 elevator has a lift capacity of 350 lbs., but only requires a 30” diameter space in the home. This makes it a perfect fit for single person lift requirements, especially helpful in townhome applications.


PVE37 is the most popular of the PVE series of vacuum elevators. Its modern look offers numerous color options that join in harmony to its clear main body. With 32’ of interior capacity and a capacity of 450 lbs., there is ample room for two passengers to enjoy broad views as the elevator moves from living space to living space.


When the need for a wheelchair accessible lift arises, PVE52 rises to the challenge. With its 52” diameter, PVE52 can easily accommodate three adults with a capacity of 525 lbs. Its 32” wide opening is perfect for wheelchair access.
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