Size Requirements

Above features a typical Cantilevered Roped arrangement for Front (left) and Front & Side (right).

1 – Different shaft sizes from those listed in the above table can be accommodated by Amerivator Systems Corporation. Please contact our engineering department to determine the capacity options available to you at your given dimensions.

2 - Pocketing a door will reduce the required hoistway depth for a given capacity.

3 – All dimensions are for information only and cannot be used for construction without being confirmed by Amerivator Systems Corporation

4 - Cantilevered is available in the side mounted arrangement. Contact engineering for more details.

Pit & Overhead Requirements


The minimum pit depth is 4’-6” deep. The minimum overhead is 12’-4” for a cab of 8’-0” high with maximum travel of 12’-0”. A telescopic jack will be used for higher travels. Check with engineering.

Sample machine room layout

The machine room should be adjacent to the shaft, usually at the lowest floor served for ease of installing the oil line. Please see our standard above. Please contact engineering for any other layouts.