Commercial


Opposite Side
Adjacent Side
Single Side

Our commercial dumbwaiter is an ergonomic and economic solution for moving material from floor to floor in a multi-level commercial environment. Whatever you’re moving; Our dumbwaiters can carry loads up to 750 lbs.

Save manpower, space, time and energy!  Help avoid workplace injuries with a commercial dumbwaiter. Depend on our project experts with over 130 years of commercial material handling experience to design and manufacture the right system for the lifetime of your application.

Typical materials handled by a Commercial Dumbwaiter:

  • Food
  • Dishes & Cutlery
  • Shoes
  • Documents
  • Clothing
  • Carts

Standard features include:

  • Lifting distance up to 50 feet
  • Car speeds of up to 50 feet per minute
  • Counter or floor height loading
  • Single side, opposite sides or adjacent side loading configuration (see figures below)
  • Commercial grade construction throughout
  • Performance proven commercial grade drive system
  • UL approved control systems
  • Compliance with all National Code requirements
  • Utilizes vertical bi-parting type entrances on the car and the landing (UL fire rated)
  • UL listed door locks
  • Minimum maintenance requirements

Optional features include:

  • Security Systems
    • Key locks
    • Keypads
    • Interfaces to external security systems

Benefits of a commercial dumbwaiter system: 

  • Economical: Initial and operating cost is a fraction of the cost of elevators and provides the same life span of elevator systems.
  • Space Saving: Consumes 50 – 75% less floor space than elevators
  • Efficient: Allows employees to move materials without leaving work stations. No time lost due to employees hand delivering materials to other floors with all the work interruptions that involves.
  • Health Features: Stainless steel construction can be easily sanitized / washed down. Contaminated / hazardous material can be transported between floors without exposure to unsuitable areas such as passenger elevators.
  • Safety: Avoids exposure of employees to the injury potential of lifting materials, carrying materials up and down stairs and cluttering passenger elevators. Avoids misuse of ladders and forklifts.
  • Welfare: Can enhance the design / décor of a building while increasing the efficiency of an operation. Helps employees to feel they are allowed to do their jobs in a clean efficient inspiring environment.
  • Flexibility: Variety of available drive mechanisms, guide rail types and control circuitry can allow custom operations and systems to interface with special needs, security or material flow requirements.
  • Special Features and Options: A variety of special features allows customization to fit the unique needs of client’s projects such as power operated landing doors, supporting tower structures, sterile / clean room options and automatic loading and unloading of materials and carts.
  • Sustainability: Systems are designed to last the lifetime of your client’s building with modernization cycles equivalent to elevators.
  • Energy Efficiency: Dumbwaiters use less energy and less carbon footprint than elevator systems.
  • Planning Assistance: Same day, job specific planning assistance from trained engineers can ease your planning time and help select the right systems for your project, with lead time deliveries to suit your project needs.