IN GROUND – PASSENGER

IN-GROUND CAR TYPE SUMMARY

This is the traditional elevator application that has been used for many years. The jack is located directly under the platform, in the ground. The jack is protected from the ground using a PVC liner.

Advantages

Material cost for the package is less expensive than all other car types. The package is the easiest to install and is available in low capacity as well as high capacity applications. Heavy freight cars are typically always in-ground. The pit depth and overhead dimensions are typically always standard, not requiring any extended dimensions, even though the travel can be upwards to several landings.

Disadvantages

Jack is located underground and oil contamination is remotely possible.  The PVC liner is providing protection between the cylinder and the actual soil.

Geographic areas which experience seismic activity will present the greatest risk of oil contamination.

The jack (single stage) must go down into the ground the same distance as the travel. Drilling a jack hole can be expensive, depending upon the ground conditions.

Low capacity standard dimension & specification chart for In-ground Passenger
Capacity (lbs.) Openings F=Front R=Rear Door Type and Width Platform Size W x D Hoistway Depth Platform Plus Hoistway Size W x D Clear Inside W x D Running Clearance Sill/Plat Sill Depth Req’d’ DOWNLOADS
2100 F 1SP 36” 6’-0” x 5’-1” 9” 7’-4” x 5’-10” 5’-8” x 4’-3” 1” 5” PDF DWG
2100 F&R 1SP 36” 6’-0” x 5’-8” 12” 7’-4” x 6’-8” 5’-8” x 4’-4” 1” 5” PDF DWG
2500 F 1SP 42” 7’-0” x 5’-1” 9” 8’-4” x 5’-10” 6’-8” x 4’-3” 1” 5” PDF DWG
2500 F&R 1SP 42” 7’-0” x 5’-8” 12” 8’-4” x 6’-8” 6’-8” x 4’-4” 1” 5” PDF DWG
3000 F 1SP 42” 7’-0” x 5’-6” 9” 8’-4” x 6’-3” 6’-8” x 4’-8” 1” 5” PDF DWG
3000 F&R 1SP 42” 7’-0” x 5’-11” 12” 8’-4” x 6’-11” 6’-8” x 4’-7” 1” 5” PDF DWG
3500 F 1SP 42” 7’-0” x 6’-3” 9” 8’-4” x 7’-0” 6’-8” x 5’-5” 1” 5” PDF DWG
3500 F&R 1SP 42” 7’-0” x 6’-9” 12” 8’-4” x 7’-9” 6’-8” x 5’-5” 1” 5” PDF DWG
3500H F 2SP 42” 5’-4” x 8’-4” 11” 6’-8” x 9’-3” 5’-0” x 7’-4” 1” 6 ½” PDF DWG
3500H F&R 2SP 42” 5’-4” x 9’-0” 15” 6’-8” x 10’-3” 5’-0” x 7’-4” 1” 6 ½” PDF DWG
4000 F 1SP 48” 8’-0” x 6’-3” 9” 9’-4” x 7'-0” 7’-8” x 5’-5” 1” 5” PDF DWG
4000 F&R 1SP 48” 8’-0” x 6’-9” 12” 9’-4” x 7’-9” 7’-8” x 5’-5” 1” 5” PDF DWG
4000H F 2SP 48” 6’-0” x 8’-5” 11” 7’-4” x 9’-3” 5’-8” x 7’-5” 1” 6 ½” PDF DWG
4000H F&R 2SP 48” 6’-0” x 9’-1” 15” 7’-4” x 10’-4” 5’-8” x 7’-5” 1” 6 ½” PDF DWG
4500H F 2SP 48” 6’-0” x 8’-9” 11” 7’-4” x 9’-7” 5’-8” x 7’-9” 1” 6 ½” PDF DWG
4500H F&R 2SP 48” 6’-0” x 9’-6” 15” 7’-4” x 10’-9” 5’-8” x 7’-10” 1” 6 ½” PDF DWG
5000H F 2SP 48” 6’-0” x 9’-8” 11” 7’-6” x 10’-7” 5’-8” x 8’-8” 1” 6 ½” PDF DWG
5000H F&R 2SP 48” 6’-0” x 10’-4” 15” 7’-6” x 11’-7” 5’-8” x 8’-8” 1” 6 ½” PDF DWG

APPROXIMATE CLEAR INSIDE DIMENSIONS OF CAB

Width = Platform Width less 4”

Depth = Front Open Only

SSSO & CO Doors = Platform Depth Less 10” 2SSO Doors = Platform Depth less 12”

Depth = Front & Rear Open

SSSO & CO Doors = Platform Depth Less 16” 2SSO Doors = Platform Depth less 20”

DBG (Distance Between Guides)

Platform Width plus 3 ¼” 12# / 15# rail depth= 3 ½”

OVERHEAD REQUIRED QUICK CALCULATION

Regardless of what the travel is, the standard minimum overhead is 12’-6”. Consult your Delaware Elevator representative if your overhead is less than 12’-6”.

Pit Depth 4’-0”
Piston Bottom Under-travel 12”
Car Speed Up To 150 FPM
Cab Height 8’-0”
Piston Top Over-travel 5

DEM can provide not only standard sizes as outlined above but also non-standard or custom sizes. Please consult DEM for details.