where we install


Manufacturing Facilities and Industry-Specific Applications


Boutique to High-Rise, Issues Unique to Hotel Operations


Specialized Elevators to Service Your Home


Low-Rise to High-Rise, We’ve Done It All


Class A – Class C, Office Buildings to Retail


High-Demand, Code-Blue Operations

what we install

Passenger elevators are your typical elevator meant to move people vertically within a building structure. Most applications include automatic passenger-style doors, although some older building still utilize a swing-door type operation. Passenger elevators are available in a number of different configurations, but are most commonly installed using one of these four design bases: (1) traction; (2) in-ground hydraulic; (3) hole-less hydraulic; or (4) MRL (machine room less). Passenger elevators are available in a number of speed and capacity configurations, which are tailored to suit your building’s specific needs.

We are not limited to specific hoistway sizes, pit depths, speeds or capacities. Urban Elevator installs all sizes and types of passenger elevators in all types of buildings.

Traction elevator equipment is designed to service buildings in excess of five stories where greater speed and capacities are required. Urban Elevator custom designs traction elevator equipment to suit virtually any speed, capacity and/or existing hoistway conditions. Utilizing either geared or gear-less hoisting equipment traction elevators are designed for speeds between 200-1800 feet per minute. Hoisting machines are capable of utilizing either DC or AC technology with solid state drives.

Hydraulic elevator equipment is designed to service buildings typically five stories or less. Urban Elevator can custom design hydraulic elevator equipment to suit virtually any speed, capacity and/or existing hoistway conditions within the limitations of the hydraulic product. Ideally, the hydraulic product should be limited to applications three stories or less at speeds not greater than 200 feet per minute. Due to rising costs and geological issues the hole-less or non-bore hole market of the hydraulic elevator industry continues increase. Unfortunately as a result, this segment of the business continues to be pushed to the outer limits of the hydraulic markets capabilities thus creating the essential need for a more cost competitive and reliable mid rise solution.

The Machine Room Less Elevator is one of latest innovations in recent elevator Technology. This particular type of equipment was designed to bridge the ever increasing gap between the hydraulic and traction markets. The machine room less elevator is a great solution for buildings that exceed the ideal height and speed limitations of a hydraulic application. The machine room less elevator gives these buildings the opportunity to experience a lot of the benefits of a traction elevator with costs modestly above that of the hydraulic market.

Some of the more noticeable benefits of the machine room less elevator are:
Does not require a machine room thus creating additional usable space;
Reactions are distributed on the individual floors as opposed to a single floor;
Unlike a traditional hydraulic elevator it does not require a bore hole with potential E.P.A. issues; Increased flexibility in the placement of the elevator based on it’s compact design;

Considerably more reliable in a mid rise application than the hydraulic; Priced modestly above hydraulic equipment.

We are not limited to specific hoistway sizes, pit depths, speeds or capacities. Urban Elevator installs all sizes and types of freight elevators in all types of buildings. The most commonly seen freight elevators are your traditional service elevators. Traditional service elevators are rated class “A” type. Class “A” type elevators are not capable of handling more than twenty five percent of their capacity in one single load. The Class “A” freight or better know as the service elevator has become one of the most predominantly utilized forms of freight elevators in both commercial and residential applications.

Class “B” freight and Class “C”Class “B” freight and Class “C” freight applications are typically seen or utilized in manufacturing plants, warehouses, hospitals, parking garages and retail stores. Class “B” is strictly used for vertical transportation of motor vehicles at it rated capacity. Subsequently, its structure and design are engineered specifically for this application and imposed loads. Class “C” is designed and engineered to be loaded utilizing power trucks or forklifts and are typically seen in manufacturing plants or warehousing facilities.

Freight elevators are available in traction, hydraulic or machine room less applications at a wide variety of speeds and capacities depending on their intended use.

With society’s average life expectancy continuing to increase, the demand for residential lifts is on the rise. Residential lift manufacturers continue to flood the market with more competitively priced products designed to make them more affordable to the common end user.

Residential lifts have made it more feasible for today’s aging society to remain in the comforts of their own homes without limiting their accessibility. Residential lifts can be utilized on a Limited Use, Limited Access (L.U.L.A.) type application for providing handicap accessibility. This type of application is typically seen in Schools, Apartments, Churches and Senior Centers . Please consult your Urban Elevator Sales Professionals when considering these type applications as there are specific codes that must be met in order to qualify for a L.U.L.A. type application facility.

Today’s new residential lifts are typically of a more compact design and require fewer modifica- tions on the part of the facility owner. These lifts are typically free standing hydraulic or traction types which have minimal electrical and/or structural requirements. These units come complete with or without enclosures, in varying capacities (typically no more than 1,000#) and speeds.

Primarily used to move small amounts of materials, supplies, food, files or even groceries; dumbwaiters are typically designed to carry loads less than 750lbs. Dumbwaiters used to be commonly found in commercial buildings, and are now being added to the residential markets as a luxury item for ease of moving items between floors.


If not part of the original design concept, dumbwaiters can almost be added to any existing structure. Whether part of the existing structure or added to the design later, a dumbwaiter most certainly adds value to those looking for a little added convenience.

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