RATE LOAD: Two passenger (205 kg)


PVE37 Vacuum Elevator

The pneumatic vacuum elevator PVE37 model is the flagship product of PVE with over 6.000 units installed worldwide. The PVE37 model is an ideal homelift for detached houses, townhouses and duplexes.

The pneumatic vacuum elevator PVE37 has an outer diameter of 933 mm and can accommodate two people (205 kg). This homelift is available in two, three, four and five stops (max. total travel 15m).

Like other models of vacuum elevators the PVE37 is installed on the existing floor and does not require a machine room, shaft, or pit, making it a clean, quick and easy installation.

Since the vacuum elevator is primarily operated using air, it greatly reduces energy costs and maintenance, since no pulleys, cables , pistons are used. This two passenger homelift consumes minimal energy during ascent and zero during descent, making the pneumatic vacuum elevator an ecofriendly elevator.

The pneumatic vacuum elevator is made of aluminum and transparent polycarbonate high strength, combining functionality with elegant design, being a transparent panoramic lift which allows 360 ° visibility inside the house.

Technical Specs


  • External cylinder diameter: 37” (933mm)
  • Rated Load: 450 lbs. (205 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: 39” (991mm)

Mechanical Requirements

  • 220V, 60/50 Hz, 30amp single phase power supply
  • 5 turbine motors located in pump box using a total of 5KW

Door Opening Options   

Colors (brochure)   

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


  • Entrance width opening: 20” (521mm)
  • Internal cabin height: 79” (2007mm)
  • Internal cabin diameter: 29” (750mm)
  • Automatic LED lighting and cabin fan
  • Door openings: same side (in-line) and walk through (180º).
  • All doors are hinged on top left, with door swing to the left, from inside the cabin.
  • Door Height: 77 ” (1,975mm)
  • Height to top of Door closer: 79” ( 2,020mm)
  • 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 990mm.
  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 between 30A – 35A 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 950mm 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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The PVE37 is the first of the pneumatic vacuum elevator models that was introduced to the elevator industry back in 2002. The panoramic home lift measures 37 inches in outside diameter and 32 inches wide on the interior of the cabin. The air driven residential elevator can safely carry two adults or 450 lbs up to as many as five stops or 50 feet in total rise. For accessibility purposes, you can even opt to have a cabin seat installed for a single rider to sit while being carried up to another floor.

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