It is possible to install a platform elevator with 2 stops and a rated load of 661-1100 pounds in as little as 2-3 days. Our bigger platform elevators with a rated load of 2205 pounds and our cabin elevators can be installed within 3-5 days (2-stop elevator).
If the elevator needs to serve more than 2 floors, the installation time will increase. The higher the elevator, the longer it will take to build it, but it never takes a long time to install a platform elevator.
Why platform elevators are easy to install #
All our elevators are machine room less and need very little building adaptation because they have a low pit and require minimal headroom. Most of our elevator models also come with a ready-made lift shaft so you do not need to build one unless you want to. If you would like to learn more about our easy installation process, you can read more here.
Installation time of other elevators #
Conventional traction or hydraulic elevators often take several weeks, sometimes even months, to install. This is because you need to build a masonry shaft to fit the elevator and also make more adjustments to your building, given that conventional elevators generally need a deep pit and a lot of space above the lift to fit the top machinery. Many hydraulic elevators also need to fit a big hydraulic tank next to the elevator unit. Learn more about the installation time of other elevators here.
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