Unlike other residential dumbwaiters, the AmeriGlide Express dumbwaiter lift uses a special drive train and track system that makes it very easy to install and economical to own. Typical dumbwaiters are built like mini-elevators with complex pulley systems, guide rails and traveling control cables. The AmeriGlide dumbwaiter lift comes from the factory with the entire drive system pre-installed on the underside of the car, and the car chassis/trolley system preinstalled on a section of the track. Installation isn’t much more complicated than connecting sections of track, securing the drive cable to the header and wiring the controls and Interlocks. In many cases, a full day of installation time can be cut from the process. That’s real savings!
The AmeriGlide Express’ drive train system is actually similar to the system used on our line of stair lifts - a system that has been proven reliable over decades of use. Its benefits are many: The dumbwaiter rides on a single extruded aluminum track, eliminating the time and expense of assembling complex multi-channel rail systems. Wiring is greatly simplified because the cable-drum drive system is an integral part of the car. The bottom line is you get a reliable dumbwaiter that installs quickly - saving you significantly on the overall cost.