important things you should know Elevaors& lifts

Questions And Answers

DUMBWAITER

The cost of a Dumbwaiter is dependent on a number of factors: size, capacity, number of stops and travel distance (among other things).  In order to determine the price, you can send us a quote request with the details of the above so that can we provide you with a free quotation.

Yes, our dumbwaiters come with floor loading as well as counter loading options.

Yes, a Dumbwaiter can be installed without civil construction. We offer a free standing, self-supporting hoistway/shaftway structure as an option for our customers.

Yes, a hoistway structure / shaft can be provided with a dumbwaiter. CITI provides the following two models:

Yes, a dumbwaiter can be provided for a restaurant. Our restaurant models are provided with stainless steel walls, ceilings and landing doors for easy cleaning & food safety reasons.

Yes, a dumbwaiter can be provided for labs. Our dumbwaiters for labs are specially designed with optional stainless steel walls, ceilings and hoistway doors, plus NEMA 4 push buttons, if needed.

Yes, we have an option for both door styles; fire rated and non-fire rated.

Yes, we have provided Dumbwaiter at have been installed in explosion proof locations. 

yes, our restaurant dumbwaiters come with Stainless Steel cab, car doors and landing doors. 

Dumbwaiters are restricted in size by code to be a maximum of 1m squared. Can not be taller then 48″, maximum capacity of 500lbs (227kg)

HOME ELEVATORS

The cost of a Residential elevator is dependent on a number of factors: size, capacity, number of stops and the travel distance (among other things).  In order to determine the price, you can send us a quote request with the details of the above so that can we provide you with a free quotation.

Yes, a Home Elevator can increase the value of your home. As people are aging in place, there is an increased demand for accessible homes. Residential Elevators provide the perfect solution for accessibility to multiple levels of your home, making it convenient & cost effective to continue to live in your own home for years to come.

Yes, you can install a Home elevator in your existing home. CITI can provide you with multiple options for installing a Residential elevator in your home with or without hoistway, with or without pit etc.

Once the drawings for a Home Elevator are approved, it normally takes the elevator manufacturer 3-4 weeks to manufacture the elevator. Installers will take between 2-3 weeks for installing the product.

There is maximum weight capacity for a Residential Elevator. However, the standard weight capacities range from between 350 lbs to 1500 lbs. The size can be as small as 9 sq. feet to as big as the customer wants.

Yes, a Home Elevator is very safe. It is governed by the same codes and regulations as the National Elevator code, making it an extremely safe solution for your home.

There are currently five major drive systems available in the market. They are:

  • Hydraulic Drive System
  • Gearless Traction Drive System
  • Geared Traction Drive System
  • Drum Drive System
  • Chain Traction Drive System

Yes, most units designed for the North American market are designed with wood construction in mind.

The most common power requirement for Residential Elevators is 240 VAC-1 Phase. This voltage is commonly used in most North American homes.

There is no speed limit on Home Elevators. However, it must be kept in mind that power is a requirement of speed. For a higher speed capacity, you will require a higher voltage, deeper pit and overhead (ceiling height at the upper level).