A dumbwaiter can be used to transport items between the various levels of a building. The device is essentially a small elevator installed in your home or business to facilitate easy transportation of materials from one floor to the other. The system can be used to move firewood from the basement to a living room or food from a kitchen to dining rooms in upper floors, or even laundry from the utility room to bedrooms on different levels of a home. An excellent solution to add convenience to your lifestyle, residential dumbwaiters can –
>> Reduce physical labor
>> Reduce the risk of back pain and injuries due to lifting heavy items
>> Add value to the building
Manual and Electric Models
Manual as well as electric dumbwaiters are available. Modern electrical models are run on motors with varying load carrying capacities. They can be operated by the simple push of a button. Dumbwaiter cabs are available in stainless steel material and also in high quality wood finish. They come with safety features such as magnetic door switches to prevent the system from running with open doors.
>> Matot Light Duty – The system comes with three loading configurations – single side, opposite sides, adjacent side. With a standard speed of 50 feet / minute, it features UL-listed door locks, and comes in architectural grade stainless steel or primed finishes.
>> Waupaca – Available in powder-coated steel or stainless steel cars, the unit includes a roll top gate (standard) and can be upgraded to a metal bi-part gate. Safety is assured with standard slack cable monitoring device, top final-limit switches, and UL® /cUL® certified controllers.
>> Econo-Lift – The Econo- Lift® is a fully UL-certified residential dumbwaiter system. Its VFD (variable frequency drive) relay logic controller comes with 3 LED lights on the top of the controller to ease in installation and trouble shooting.
>> Harmar DW100 Ascent – A special drive train and track system makes this system easy to install. The entire drive system is pre-installed on the underside of the car, with the car’s chassis/trolley pre-installed on a section of the track.
Dumbwaiters can be configured with a variety of door arrangements and is possible to have the system open on different sides on each floor. While installing the device, you should also consider your building’s existing structure. Purchase from a professional dealer in accessibility equipment is recommended as this would ensure expert installation services as well as timely maintenance solutions.