Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators are eco-friendly home elevators that are powered by air rather than using cables or pistons. With a self-supporting structure, these elevators are capable of freestanding on any level ground surface. The groundbreaking design of these home elevators can enhance the value of a home without the consuming footprint of a traditional home elevator.

The revolutionary technology of these vacuum elevators has changed the way people and goods are being transported vertically within their homes. Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators does not require any pre-construction shaft, pit or machine room and can be installed in as little as two to three days. The system uses a vacuum pump to generate areas of higher and lower atmospheric pressure within the cylinder hoistway and moves smoothly between floors while using much less energy than other home elevators.

Three versions of air driven residential elevators are available, ranging from single to a three-passenger, wheelchair-accessible home elevator.


The world’s smallest home elevator, the PVE30 is a space-saving solution for any home. This single-passenger PVE30 home elevator is ideal for those in need of a home elevator, but has only limited space.

  • Single passenger elevator
  • 50 lbs lift capacity (159 kg)
  • In-line door openings


The first Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator model developed and distributed worldwide, this two-Passenger residential elevator can fit virtually anywhere in the home.

  • Two passenger elevator
  • 450 lbs lift capacity (205 kg)
  • Self supporting structure


For those in need of a wheelchair-accessible home elevator, this is an ideal option. The largest Vacuum Elevator model available, the PVE52 offers innovative design, quick installation, and minimal pre-construction requirements.

  • Three passenger elevator
  • 525 lbs lift capacity (238 kg)
  • Wheelchair accessible

All of PVE’s vacuum home lift systems are capable of up to a 50 foot (15m) vertical rise over as many as five stops. For locations and areas prone to Earthquakes, Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators offers the option to add Earthquake brackets to the bottom of the home elevators. These brackets, which attach to the bottom of the home elevator and are bolted to the ground floor of the home, add additional stability and satisfy the requirements as needed in seismic zones. Experienced dealers also provide elevator inspection in NYC to ensure that your elevators are properly maintained to operate safely.