Air Powered Lift?
The Airlevator, is a home lift, consisting of an partially airtight cylinder, within which travels a self contained cabin. This cabin can safely transport passengers.
The External Structure
A solid construction of aluminium and poly carbonate panels, providing a strong and resilient enclosure for the cabin to safely travel within. The Bayer polycarbonate panel data sheet can be found here
The cabin is a solid welded steel structure, providing a sure footed experience. Within the cabin you will ﬁnd the simple lift controls, a telephone, lighting and ventilation.
Securely attached to the top of the cabin is the seal, this is where the magic happens. The motors create negative air pressure. Any failure of the system results in automatic locking of the lift in position, making uncontrolled descent impossible.
When you reach an upper level, the cabin is locked into place. This system is not susceptible to creep or ﬂoor levelling issues. No energy is used to hold the lift in place at an upper level.
How It Works
Simple… At the top of the cylinder there are a series of motors, as they “suck” the air out of the cylinder, the cabin is drawn up the shaft.
• Very few moving parts, so more reliable.
• Less resistance or mechanical ineﬃciencies, so very low energy consumption.
• Low maintenance, so low onward costs.