In the past, dumbwaiters used wooden guide rails mounted on two opposing side walls. This arrangement of the guide rails often leads to alignment problems and inhibited performance as the building settles.
Our designs incorporate metal guide rails and bearing quality guide shoes. This has greatly improved the overall performance of the dumbwaiter and has simplified the installation process.
In addition, our guide rail system guides both the dumbwaiter car and the counterweight. This is an important feature because by making it so that only one side wall is required for the dumbwaiter mechanics, our dumbwaiters can have openings on three sides rather than on only two.
Perhaps more importantly, our implementation of the guide rail mechanism prevents the potential long-term problems associated with guide rail alignment in the traditional dumbwaiters.
Our dumbwaiters are offered in both residential and high-capacity commercial configurations. Both our residential and commercial lines span a range of standard sizes and dimensions. Each of our models is available with openings in the front, front & rear, and front & side (corner post style).
If you are unable to find a standard size model appropriate to your needs, our highly skilled engineering staff is glad to discuss the design of a custom unit to fit your needs.
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