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Savaria Gearless Home Elevator for a Safe and Whisper-quiet Ride

Author: Jai Gaitonde
by Jai Gaitonde
Posted: Jun 24, 2015

The home elevator market in the United States is witnessing significant changes with the increase in the number of senior citizens. Reports in USA Today suggests that one out of eight (13%) Americans are age 65 years and older. The elderly face a higher risk of falls that can cause serious injuries. Elevators improve the mobility and independence of seniors and also make life easier for people with mobility issues. Leading elevator companies offer a wide range of innovative devices from popular brands. For those looking out for an environment-friendly option, the "Savaria Gearless Elevator" is an ideal choice. Combining superior technology with functionality and design, this model can blend with any type of home design.

Energy-efficient Residential Elevator

With advanced features, quality and style, this system provides a safe, smooth ride. It works on a gearless traction motor with dual traction and heavy gauge ropes that ensure whisper-quiet operation. The bi-directional overspeed governor and slack cable safety features promote user safety.

This elevator comes with a standard load capacity of 750 lbs (340 kg) and travels at a nominal speed of 40 ft/min, and 60 ft/min where code permits, with up to 6 stops. The bi-directional overspeed governor ensures safe operation and the slack cable safety brake keeps cable tension uniform at all times for both up and down directions.

The home accessibility system is integrated with a wide range of safety features such as slack cable safety brake, emergency stop and alarm buttons, cab gate safety switch, mechanical rail shoring blocks, pit run/stop switch, upper and lower terminal limits, final limit switch, mechanical rail shoring blocks and adjustable sling. Other features include –

>> Uni body rail system

>> Easy-access service panel

>> Fully automatic operation

>> Automatic cab on/off lighting

>> Recessed gate pocket

>> Digital display in cab operating panel

>> Power Supply: 120 volts, single phase, 60 Hz, 20 amps

>> Optional Capacity: 950 lb (431 kg)

>> Motor: 1 hp gearless electric motor

>> Minimum Pit: 8" (152 mm), 11" (279 mm) with buffer springs

>> Minimum Overhead Clearance: 108" (2743 mm)

>> Maximum Travel Distance: 50' (12.24 m), 60' (18.29 m) where code permits with up to 6 stops and 2 openings

>> Home landing feature

This home elevator is available in a wide variety of standard finishes such as MDF with or without finish, melamine in choice of finishes, stainless steel, clear or bronze anodized aluminum cab operating panel and hall call stations, plywood floor and white ceiling.

Purchasing the Savaria Gearless home elevator from a reliable dealer of accessibility equipment will ensure hassle-free installation as well as superior support services such as installation, inspection, repair and maintenance.

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Author: Jai Gaitonde

Jai Gaitonde

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