The AIR 37 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 lift 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.
The compact AIR 37 home elevator is the perfect option for an existing residence as it does not take up much space but still accommodates all of the desired applications of any residential elevator. Whether it is used for passengers, suitcases, pets, household items, etc., the AIR 37 lift serves a number of functions without the consuming footprint and significant construction costs required of a traditional home elevator. In both new construction and retrofit applications, many even choose to feature the vacuum lift in the front entrance of their home as a work of art and conversation piece.
The AIR 37 elevator operates with five individual turbines, but these powerful turbines only use 5 kilowatts of electricity, making the AIR 37 an environmentally friendly home elevator. The panoramic home elevator runs merely off of a 30 amp/220 volt power supply, which is the same as most washer and dryers. If the power goes out in your home, you will not get stuck in the elevator. The safety system is designed to automatically switch to a slow descent when the power goes out, and mechanical brakes engage if the elevator ever begins to free fall.
One of the great advantages of the air driven residential lift technology is that there is very minimal maintenance required. The only scheduled maintenance per the ASME A17.7 certification is every five years or approximately 15,000 lifts on average, the main seal needs to be replaced. There is a significant cost savings over time if you are to compare this to the regular service required for a traditional residential elevator.
The AIR 37 offers in-line (same side) or 180° (opposite side) door openings with one door at each elevator landing. Standing outside of the round elevator and looking at the door, the door opens from left to right (top right hinged). The door width opening is 20 ½ inches which will accommodate a passenger with a walker.
Celebrating its 10th year in production, the AIR 37 has paved the way for the full line of air vacuum elevators. The many features of this AIR 37 home lift make it a great option if you want something larger than the Air 30 but do not have enough space or the need for the wheelchair-accessibility Air 52.
- No pit, hoist way, or machine room required
- Self supporting structure
- 50 ft (15m) Total Rise Max
- 30 ft/min travelling speed
- Two to Five Stops
- External cylinder diameter: 37 inches (933mm)
- Internal cabin diameter: 32 inches (813mm)
- Internal cabin height: 6’5” (77 inches/ 1956mm)
- Entrance way opening: 21 inches (534mm)
- Weight of unit: 1,100 lbs for 2 stop w/ 9’ ceilings
- Through Floor or Balcony Mount Landings
- Power Supply: 30 AMP 220VAC
- In-line, 180° and 90° door openings*
- Aluminum and polycarbonate cylinder structure
- Automatic interior LED lighting and fan
- Mechanical emergency safety brake system
- ASME A17.7 Certified
- 220V, 60/50 Hz, 25amp single phase power supply
- 3 turbine motors located in pum box using total of 3kw
- Entrance width opening: 20 1/2" (521mm)
- Internal cabin heigh: 79" (2007mm)
- Internal cabin diameter: 29 1/2" (750mm)
- Automatic LED lightning cabin fan
- Door openings: same side ( in-line) and walk through (180 degree)
- All doors are hinged on top left, with door swing to the left, from inside the cabin.
> Door height: 77 3/4" (1,975)
> Height to top of Door closer: 79 1/2" (2,020mm)
Each landing level specified will include only one door
- 24 volt electrical circuits with all control in cabin
- Push button call controls with precise leveling at each landing
- Automatic descent to ground level at safety speed in the event of a power failure.
- Mechanical emergency brakes within two inches of free fall in vacuum loss or catastrophic failure.
- Electromechanical interlocks at each landing
- Alarm system and telephone ( optional )
The below requirements are for the Air 37 residential lift. The external diameter of the Air 37 is 37” (933mm).
- Minimum height required at the ground floor is 92” (2,34 m).
- Minimum required height at the upper floor is 107” (2,70 m).
- Diameter of finished through floor hole must be 39” (0.99 m).
- When installing a three or four floor elevator, all openings’ circular perforations should be perfectly aligned.
- 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 of 30A 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- There must be an opening to make way for the cylinders of 39” (0,95 m) in diameter and of 92” (2,34 m) in length down to the ground floor. This access may be through door or window openings.
- Install a hook to bear 1800lbs 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 109” (2,75 m).
- In no case must the perforation of the ceiling be less than 2” (5cm) from the wall, in order to allow for the installation tripod.
Split Unit Model
All requirements for the split unit model (remote location of head unit) are the same as the standard model except for the following…
- Minimum required height at the upper floor is 97” (2,47 m).
- Required space for remote location of head unit in attic or adjacent closet is 34” L x 24” W x 24” H (.86m x 0.61m x .61m)
- Remote location of head unit can be accommodated up to 30 linear feet (10 m) away from the elevator.
- Split unit connections require two 4” (10cm) PVC pipes to run the distance from the top of the upper floor cylinder split plate to the remote location of the head unit.
- Air supply to split unit has to be drawn from interior of residence (proper housing of head unit and air duct to interior of home required) housing of unit in attic should be a minimum of 6” greater on all sides than equipment.
- Electrical power supply to be provided within direct access to remote location of head unit.