Special Purpose Personnel Elevators / Manlift

Special Purpose Personnel Elevators (SPPE) provide vertical transportation of authorized personnel and their tools/equipment only. SPPE elevators are installed in grain elevators, radio antennas and bridge towers, underground facilities, dams, and power plants.

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Advantages

  • Emergency exit, non-skid steel floor
  • Available in NEMA 4 & NEMA 9 electrical ratings
  • VVVF Drive provides smooth operation and accurate floor leveling
  • Full folding door with safety switch
  • Self-cleaning door track
  • Car and control panel pre-wired for automatic operation, interior light, and alarm switch


SPPE / Manlift

Description

Schumacher Special Purpose Personnel Elevator (SPPE) systems feature a rugged design, low maintenance, quiet operation, and easy installation. They are available in 300 lb., 500 lb., 650 lb., and 1,000 lb. capacities with NEMA 4 (non-hazardous locations) or NEMA 9 (hazardous locations) electrical ratings. The car and control panel are pre-wired for automatic operation. Each Schumacher SPPE system includes a VVVF Drive, which provides smooth, quiet operation.

Standard Features

  • Available in 300, 500, 650, and 1,000 lb. capacities
  • Available in NEMA 4 (non-hazardous locations) & NEMA 9 (hazardous locations) electrical ratings 
  • Emergency exit, non–skid steel floor
  • Full folding door with safety switch
  • Self cleaning door track to eliminate dust accumulation
  • Car and control panel pre–wired for automatic operation, interior light, and alarm switch 
  • 8# steel T–rails for car and counterweight
  • Meets or exceeds the ASME Code A17.1 for Special Purpose Personnel Elevators

Capacity

  • 300, 500, 650 and 1000 lbs

Speed

  • 100 fpm

controller

Controller

  • Variable Voltage Variable Frequency Drive provides smooth operation and accurate floor leveling while increasing the life of the equipment
  • NEMA 4 control panel will accept 240–480 volts
  • Controller incorporates all electrical devices required for maximum operational safety of the elevator
  • Fused disconnect
  • Control circuit transformer, reverse phase relay, anti–weld relay, and reverse starter
  • All components pre–wired to a numbered terminal strip

drive unit

Drive Unit

  • 3 HP, 60 hertz, 240–480 volts, electric motor mounted on a rugged steel channel frame with gear reducer, brake, 22" diameter traction sheave, sheave gripper, and down–speed governor
  • Motor, gear reducer, and brake are engineered for long, trouble–free service
  • Electrically actuated disc–type magnetic brake for positive control and protection
  • Synchronized down–speed governor and car safeties will stop car if overspeed occurs
  • Motor can be mounted in vertical or horizontal position

landing door

Landing Door

  • All landing doors included in standard packages
  • Available as left or right hand swing
  • Door equipped with electromechanical locking device to prevent door from opening when the car is not at a landing
  • Elevator will not operate when landing door is unlocked
  • Replacement doors furnished with or without locking devices

Optional Features

  • Rear exit doors (1,000 lb. only)
  • Constant pressure operation
  • Stainless steel car
  • Down–speed governor on counterweight
  • NEMA 9 enclosure available

Specifications & Drawings (click on Tabs for more information)

Rear Counterweight

Capacity
(lbs.)
Clear Hoistway Landing Door Frame Inside Car Height Speed Spec Drawing
Width Depth Width Depth Width Depth
300 40" 43" 371/2" 91" 263/4" 263/4" 82" 100 DWGPDF
500 48" 431/2" 431/2" 91" 313/4" 313/4" 82" 100 DWGPDF
650 52" 461/2" 471/2" 91" 351/4" 351/4" 82" 100 DWGPDF
1,000 58" 521/2" 531/2" 91" 413/4" 403/4" 82" 100 DWGPDF

Side Counterweight

Capacity
(lbs.)
Clear Hoistway Landing Door Frame Inside Car Height Speed Spec Drawing
Width Depth Width Depth Width Depth
300 48" 36" 371/2" 91" 263/4" 263/4" 82" 100 DWGPDF
500 54" 39" 431/2" 91" 313/4" 313/4" 82" 100 DWGPDF
650 58" 401/2" 471/2" 91" 353/4" 353/4" 82" 100 DWGPDF
1,000 64" 461/2" 531/2" 91" 413/4" 413/4" 82" 100 DWGPDF

Schumacher Elevator Company engineers and manufactures custom elevators. For custom applications, please contact a Schumacher sales representative at 800-779-5438.

  • All Schumacher Elevator Company Special Purpose Personnel Elevators / Manlifts meet or exceed all requirements set by the American Society of Mechanical Engineeers (ASME A17.1).

Dimensions are subject to change without notice.