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Safety in your Home Elevator

By Renovations Plus of Naples | January 15, 2021

Home Elevators are an innovation to the sphere of mobility solutions. And as with any new such innovation regarding a mobility product, the main topic of discussion will soon turn to the issue of safety. Like with any product when there is technical jargon, it can be very difficult to find out about the safety feature involved. Industry & technical terminology usually tend to make it very hard for a layman to understand what is being explained by the information given.

In order to ease your mind and unravel the confusion, this article will focus on the main safety features that are present in nearly all home elevators that we offer. We will keep it as light on industry terminology and completely do away with the tech jargon. We have answered some of the common questions that clients have and have pointed out some of the key features as well.

What is keeping the elevator up, how strong is it?

All our home elevators are supported by two very tough cables that wrap around a drum at the top of the elevator car; they ravel & unravel depending on the direction the elevator travels in. The Elevator car runs on two vertical rails. In case of a cable snapping or going slack the ‘Fall Arrest System’ is activated; this acts as an emergency brake which will lock the elevator and stops it from falling.

What are the compliance standards of your home elevators?

There are several building and safety standards that our Home Elevators comply with; these are mainly known as ‘elevator codes’. The main standard code is the ASME A17.1, which is the Elevator Code and the ASME A18.1 Vertical Lift Code. These standards make sure that all our home elevators are up to the main building and safety standards required by the state. This will ensure that none of our clients have to worry about the quality and the solidity of our elevators.

Safety Feature: Half Height Light Curtain

Our home elevators are equipped with a half-height door. With such a half-height door, we have included a sensor which is known as a ‘Half-height Light Curtain’. Even though this is called a light or curtain, there is no light or curtain to see. This is actually a sensor that is placed at the entrance to the elevator. What this sensor does is that if anything crosses the path of this sensor while the elevator is moving or is just about to move, the elevator will smoothly come to a stop or won’t begin its movement.

Safety Feature: Top & Bottom Safety Pans

All out elevators have safety features both above and underneath the elevator car. If they detect any obstruction or blockage either above or below, the elevator will not movie or if it is moving will come to a nice smooth stop.

If you wish to know more about our elevators, their safety feature, or how they operate, please feel free to contact us anytime.