RATE LOAD: Single Passenger (159 kg)

Vacuum Elevator PVE30
Single passenger

PVE30 Vacuum Elevator

The pneumatic vacuum elevator PVE30 model is one of the world’s smallest residential home lifts with an outer 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, four and five stops (max. total travel 15m ).

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 Specs


  • 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

Door Opening Options   

Colors (brochure)   

  • Standard Bluish Gray
  • Standard White
  • Light Gray
  • Black
  • Taupe


  • 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


  • Automatic descent to ground level at safety speed in the event of a power failure
  • Mechanical emergency brakes within two inches of freefall in vacuum loss or catastrophic failure.
  • Electromechanical interlocks at each landing

Installation Requirements

  1. Minimum height required at the ground floor is 2340mm.
  2. Minimum required height at the upper floor is 2700mm.
  3. Diameter of finished through floor hole must be 810mm.
  4. When installing a three or four floor elevator, all openings’ circular perforations should be perfectly aligned.
  5. The electric feed shall be 220VAC single phase through an independent line of conductors of AWG N° 10 (6mm²); 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.
  6. 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 covered by the warranty.
  7. If installing a phone line a phone jack is to be provided near the power supply, but isolated.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. There must be an opening to make way for the cylinders of 810mm in diameter and of 2340mm length down to the ground floor. This access may be through door or window openings.
  11. 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 2700mm.
  12. In no case must the perforation of the ceiling be less than 12cm from the wall, in order to allow for the installation tripod.

*** Our vacuum elevators are designed for indoor applications. Outdoors application is not allowed. ***

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It is safe to say that the PVE30 is the smallest home elevator in the world, but by no means should one underestimate its capabilities. The PVE30 elevator has a 159kg lift capacity and is capable of up to 15m of total rise over as many as five stops. With a 750mm outside diameter (total footprint), there are very few homes that do not have the space to accommodate the PVE30 single passenger residential elevator

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