What Is A Dumbwaiter?
A dumbwaiter is a small service lift that is used in both residential homes, commercial buildings, and industrial applications. It is essentially a mini elevator that is used to transport goods such as food, laundry, or boxes, rather than passengers.
A dumbwaiter can be used to transport goods between multiple floors and comes in a range of different sizes and weight capacities to suit your needs.
What Is A Dumbwaiter Used For?
Dumbwaiters are commonly used in commercial applications such as restaurants and hotels to assist staff in transporting food, dishes, laundry, and other items between floors safely and efficiently. However, they are also extremely useful in multi level private homes to quickly transport bulky or heavy everyday items such as groceries, laundry, and garbage between floors rather than having to carry them up and down the stairs.
Additionally, dumbwaiters are successfully used in a range of other applications, from transporting goods in a warehouse/retail store to hospitals, offices, banks and more.
How Does A Dumbwaiter Work?
A dumbwaiter works essentially as a small elevator, often operating with a traction type drive system. The key difference being that the control panel for a dumbwaiter is located outside the entrance at each floor as, unlike an elevator, no passengers are transported within the cab.
How Much Weight Can A Dumbwaiter Hold?
The maximum weight capacity of your dumbwaiter will depend on the type and size of your chosen model. As a dumbwaiter transports goods within an enclosed cab, the amount and type of goods that can be transported will be limited to what can fit inside the cab of the lift.
Axis Lifts provides and installs Microlift dumbwaiters, the world’s largest selling range of service lifts. The Microlift range includes a variety of models with varying weight capacities to suit your needs, ranging from 24 to 300 kg load capacities.
How Much Space Do You Need For A Dumbwaiter?
As mentioned above, there are a range of different types and models of dumbwaiters available in varying sizes to suit your needs, with shaft sizes beginning as small as 540 x 745 mm ranging to 1240 x 1330 mm. Whether you’re looking for a modest sized dumbwaiter for use in your private home or a large service lift intended for commercial or industrial applications.
How High Can A Dumbwaiter Travel?
Models in the Microlift dumbwaiter range can travel up to 30 metres and can have up to three entrances fitted on each floor.
What Maintenance Is Needed For A Dumbwaiter?
Dumbwaiters are fairly standard when it comes to maintenance needs, with annual maintenance recommended to ensure that the lift remains in good working condition. A professional dumbwaiter service will include a number of visual and physical checks, ensuring that all parts are lubricated and operating as intended.
Regular professional maintenance of your dumbwaiter will help to extend its lifespan and reduce the risk of unexpected repairs or breakdowns, ultimately saving you time and money.
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Axis Lifts is Queensland’s leading lift provider, offering a wide range of residential and commercial access solutions including top of the line Microlift dumbwaiters – the world’s largest selling range of service lifts.
With its contemporary design and customisation options including colours and sizing, the Microlift dumbwaiter range can be designed to complement any home or building. Axis Lifts offers affordable Microlift dumbwaiter installations, servicing and repairs Queensland and NSW wide. Call us today on 1300 002 947 for expert advice and a free quote.