Shaftless Through The Floor Elevators
The shaftless elevator is designed to take up the least amount of space in your home and is the most practical to install. This elevator does not require a hoist-way, pit or a separate machine room area saving you time, space and additional construction cost.
The unique design also allows for installation anywhere in a home since a wall for attachment is not needed and works with standard 8′ ceilings. The elevator can fit nicely tucked in a corner ready for access between 2 floors. To learn more about shaft-less elevators contact Innovative Lifts at 866-325-5438.
The elevator in video below traveled from a lower level kitchen into a second floor bedroom. The lift fit perfectly with minimum construction. As the elevator travels up it will raise a section of the floor designed to travel with the lift between the two guide rails. This floor cover is equipped with safety sensors to detect weight or an obstruction. If the sensor is activated the elevator will stop allowing for travel in the opposite direction back to the first landing.
When the elevator travels down with hatch cover it will close off the floor. As the elevator travels down the floor cover will stop at the top landing to close off the opening. The floor cover lands flush in a liner to keep it in place preventing any side to side movement. In most installations the flooring material removed to cut the opening in the floor can be reused to finish the cover as seen here. The underside of the elevator is equipped with a similar device to stop travel in the down direction should a sensor detect an obstruction. Learn more about home elevators.