What Defines a Contemporary Elevator?

Freedom Hydro Residential ElevatorThe difference between contemporary and traditional elevators is that most traditional elevators utilize a cable-driven or hydraulic system, while contemporary elevators use a pneumatic or vacuum system.

Contemporary elevators offer a more compact design and eliminate the hoistway and machine room, which saves space in the home and decreases installation costs and time. These models are smaller than traditional elevators, but many are large enough to carry wheelchairs, so they're ideal for physically challenged individuals and meet ADA requirements.

Contemporary elevators have a modern look and a cylindrical shape made from see-through material. They are operated by cable-driven or pneumatic drive systems, use the least amount of energy and are easy to install.

There are numerous benefits to contemporary pneumatic elevators. They feature a sleek and compact design with a 37-inch diameter that can be placed virtually anywhere in your home. You get a panoramic 360-degree view as you ascend or descend inside the clear paned cab. The elevator travels 30 feet per minute and makes two to three stops.

Installation can be completed in less than a week, and the pneumatic elevator comes with a variety of safety features. It cannot fall, and in the event of a power outage it will automatically descend to the bottom floor. It is energy-efficient, with zero energy consumption during descent and minimal energy consumption when ascending with 220 volt turbines.

Contemporary pneumatic elevators are less expensive than traditional elevators because there is no costly excavation, hatch, or machine room to install. It increases the resale value of your home or can be moved to your new one.

Some contemporary elevators also feature sophisticated cab designs, with a wide selection of durable baked enamels or colorful laminate finishes and a stylish brushed stainless steel cab. They also feature elegant curved handrails in painted or polished aluminum finishes with fixtures composed of metallic-finished buttons and stylish glass panels that give the elevator a contemporary modern look while adhering to all safety codes.

You can create a look and feel that is unique to your home with a contemporary elevator that blends in with the décor and casts a dramatic look as family and friends travel from floor to floor in style.

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