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 borrowed from 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.