Elevette® Drive Systems

While you won't see it, the drive system that powers your home elevator is one of its most important components. Inclinator offers 3 powerful and reliable elevator drive systems to make sure your trip between floors is smooth, safe and convenient now and for many years to come.

In fact many of our home elevators have been in operation for decades with just a bit of minor maintenance.

We recommend working closely with your dealer, architect or builder to determine the best drive system for your needs, but we've listed some highlights and specifications for all of our drive systems below to give you the basics.



Elevette® Cable Drum

The cable drum drive system is our most compact drive system, using a patented, space-saving monorail guiding system. It is also the quietest cable drum elevator in the industry and can accommodate up to 6 landings.

Specifications:

  • Patented, space-saving monorail guiding system
  • Proprietary Control System: serial communication, self diagnostic microprocessor
  • Drive system housed in machine room
  • For use with all Inclinator cab styles
  • 1,000-lb. (453 kg) capacity with up to 18 sq. ft. (1.67 sq. meters) cab size – where allowed by code
  • 500-lb. (226 kg) capacity with up to 15 sq. ft. (1.39 sq. meters) cab size – where allowed by code
  • Up to 40 ft. (12.19 meters) per minute travel speed
  • Travel up to 50 ft. (15.24 meters)
  • Can accommodate up to 6 landings
  • Emergency battery lowering
  • Pre-wire package
  • Cab gate & door safety devices
  • Two Type A safety devices
  • Overrun switch
  • Slack cable disconnect

* This system requires additional space to house the drive system equipment. This provides easier access to the drive system components for maintenance and repairs, but does require a bit more space for proper installation.

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Elevette® Hydraulic

Featuring our patented HydraRide system, our hydraulic drive system offers a smooth ride and quiet operation using much less hydraulic fluid than other hydraulic elevator brands.

Specifications:

  • Patented, space-saving monorail guiding system
  • Proprietary Control System: serial communication, self diagnostic microprocessor
  • Drive system housed in machine room
  • For use with all Inclinator cab styles
  • 1000-lb. (453 kg) capacity with up to 18 sq. ft. (1.67 sq. meters) cab size – where allowed by code
  • Up to 40 ft. (12.19 meters) per minute travel speed
  • Travel up to 50 ft. (15.24 meters)
  • Can accommodate up to 6 landings
  • Emergency battery lowering
  • Pre-wire package
  • Aluminum corrosion-resistant lightweight tank
  • Power unit requires much less hydraulic fluid than other brands
  • Cab gate & door safety devices
  • Two Type A safety devices
  • Overrun switch

* This system requires additional space to house the drive system equipment. This provides easier access to the drive system components for maintenance and repairs, but does require a bit more space for proper installation.

are also available.

Elevette® MRL Overhead Cable Drum

Built for a quiet, smooth ride, the MRL overhead cable drum drive system runs on two custom-formed guide rails for increased stability. Featuring the lowest minimum distance between floors, the MRL overhead cable drum drive system is perfect for split level homes.

Specifications:

  • Proprietary Control System: serial communication, self-diagnostic microprocessor
  • 1,000-lb. (453 kg) capacity with up to 18 sq. ft. (1.67 sq. meters) cab size – where allowed by code
  • Our smoothest-riding MRL elevator system
  • Up to 40 ft. (12.19 meters) per minute travel speed
  • Travel distance up to 40 ft. (12.19 meters)
  • Can accommodate up to 6 landings
  • Emergency battery lowering
  • Pre-wire package
  • Homing device
  • Cab gate & door safety devices
  • Two Type A safety devices
  • Overrun switch
  • 3 hp motor
  • Flexible overhead requirements
    • The lowest overhead for any MRL overhead drive system in the industry
    • Overhead distance for a standard cab at 40 fpm is only 8' - 8.25" (2.64 meters @ 12.19 m/min)
    • Overhead distance for a standard cab at 30 fpm is only 8' - 5.25" (2.57 meters @ 9.14 m/min)
  • The lowest minimum distance between floors – 12" (30.48 centimeters) – great for split level homes
  • Pit depth of only 8” (20.32 centimeters)

* Our MRL (machine roomless) drive systems are housed entirely in the shaft way of your elevator system. This means they require less space to install, since they don't require a separate room to house the equipment.

are also available.

Inclinator's elevators meet or exceed the requirements of ASME A17.1-2013/CSA B44-13 safety codes for elevators and escalators. Consult your local building authorities for specific regulations on these products before purchasing.