Limited Use / Limited Access

A limited use/limited application LU/LA) elevator is a fully-enclosed power passenger elevator in which the use and application is limited by size, capacity, speed and rise. These low-rise elevator systems bridge the gap between conventional commercial elevators and undesirable lifts used to provide solutions for architectural barriers.

Custom’s roped 1:2 hydraulic design provides the quietest and smoothest operation in the industry. This system utilizes components and devices that are tested and certified to the most stringent requirements and have been tried and proven on commercial mid-rise elevator applications subject to more frequent use.

Custom’s unique design minimizes hoistway space, machine room space, pit depth, overhead clearances and operates on standard single phase power. This makes our system ideal for remodeling projects or any small new construction building including churches, schools, lodges, restaurants, nursing homes and more.

CMC Elevator is exceptionally familiar with their equipment. Below are some key points of information and the basic structure of a CMC elevator.


  • Up to 1400 lb. capacity
  • 30 fpm nominal car speed
  • Up to 4 stops
  • Up to 25′-0″ travel
  • Minimum pit depth of 3′-6″ required
  • Minimum overhead clearance of 11′-0″ required
  • 42″ wide x 60″ deep x 81″ high nominal inside car size
  • 36″ wide x 80″ high fully automatic two-speed horizontal sliding doors


  • Type “A” instantaneous governor actuated car safety
  • Pipe rupture valve
  • Upper and lower terminal limit switches
  • Top final limit switch
  • Slack cable switch
  • Emergency car lighting in cab
  • Emergency keyed stop switch in cab
  • Emergency push button alarm in cab
  • Automatic car re-leveling device
  • Floor selectable battery lowering device
  • Emergency manual lowering valve
  • Emergency telephone in cab
  • Solid panel cab doors with approved safety switch
  • Infrared door edge protection with automatic door reopen system
  • Approved electro-mechanical hoistway door interlocks
  • Impact buffers below elevator car
  • UL and/or CSA certified electrical and hydraulic devices
  • Manufactured in accordance with ASME A17.1 Safety Code
  • Pit stop switch

  • 1:2 roped hydraulic drive
  • (3) 3/8″ diameter hoist cables
  • Single stage hydraulic piston and cylinder with pressure balanced self adjusting seal
  • Heavy duty cantilevered design car sling with roller guide shoes
  • 8 lb. per foot steel tee guide rail system
  • 220 volt single phase power supply (three phase optional)
  • Vibration free submersible pump/motor assembly with (5) Horsepower motor
  • Two speed control valve with (4) solenoids, soft start and stop, and constant down speed regulation
  • Heavy duty DC Master door operator with field adjustable torque, fast speed and slow speed control

Control & Push Button Fixtures:

  • Automatic push button control
  • Microprocessor based control system with uninterrupted battery backup
  • Emergency lowering with automatic door operation
  • Light-up push buttons in car and hall with Braille
  • Digital floor position indicator with direction arrows in car
  • Floor “Stop/Pass” audible signal in car
  • Automatic cab lighting with override switch
  • Automatic indicator light time-out feature
  • Automatic “Home Park” feature to designated floor
  • Low oil protection timer circuit
  • Top of car inspection operation
  • Recessed telephone box with phone