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RAM Stratus Elevator

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RAM Stratus Elevator

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  • Innovative Manual Crank
  • Engineered Polymers
  • QuietCab™ Technology
  • Soft Start/Stop
  • Price
  • Limited or No Pit Required
  • Machine Roomless (MRL)


Innovative Manual Crank - most screw drive systems require that the back up manual crank be accessed directly from above. This presents some significant issues when an elevating device is placed in a shaft. In order to avoid this RAM has designed a special manual crank that can still be accessed from outside the shaft but in a very simple mechanism that does not add significant expense to the system and is very robust.

Engineered Polymers – by using advanced engineered polymers on guiding surfaces the Stratus™ is able to provide smooth operation and keep noise during operation to a minimum. These polymers are also designed for long term performance and durability.

The drive System – keeping with the philosophy of purely electrical-mechanical devices that avoid hydraulic fluids, RAM has adapted field proven drive systems to provide a very reliable and quiet drive system that also allows the elevator to raise and lower passengers from floor to floor in approximately 40 seconds…..just enough time to find the keys or double check your suitcase as you prepare to leave.

Although this drive system is adapted from our field proven Trus-T-Lift™ product, it also has a brand new element. Instead of the typical metal drive nuts that we utilize on our Trus-T-Lift™ system we have sourced a special high-density engineered polymer that has excellent bearing properties. These polymer materials are truly amazing and they have allowed RAM to significantly reduce the noise generated from the drive system as all the metal structures are isolated from each other by having polymer running surfaces. An additional benefit is the elimination of grease from the system…..that’s right, these polymers are self lubricating and don’t require the typical globs of grease that you would find in most metal to metal contact situations. You might think this means that the mechanism will wear out faster but, from our testing, this just doesn’t seem to be the case and we are confident that this combination will be perfect for your home.

QuietCab™ Technology – by utilizing foam cores and durable laminates in a “sandwich panel” arrangement RAM has been able to produce a light weight, noise insulating, elevator carriage that is also very rigid. The light weight also allows RAM to improve energy efficiency and maximize working load capacity.

Soft Start/Stop – When moving at a faster speed (20ft/min) coming to a stop instantly can make an elevator feel like an amusement park ride. In order to avoid this, RAM has designed the Stratus™ to include a soft start/stop ability. This is done through a combination of controls, software, and selection of the drive components.

Price – This elevator product has been specifically designed to be more economical than our Crystal Elevator product and in some cases it might even be less expensive to install two of the Stratus™ elevator product than a single larger travel elevator from one of our competitors. This can be particularly useful in renovation projects where you simply can’t find a location where a shaft can run the entire height of your home but you would still like to have full access.

Limited or No Pit Required – In line with our other elevator products, RAM has maintained a low profile platform floor with the Stratus™ Home Elevator product. This means that a very limited pit depth in new construction can be provided and in renovation projects you can even avoid a pit entirely if you put a small ramp in the threshold of the door.

Minimal pit depth also avoids issues of water build up and building code issues in certain areas that may require a special sump or other considerations that add costs, complexity, and add extra planning steps.

Machine Roomless (MRL) - all the equipment for the Stratus™ is contained in the shaft. This means you don’t have to find extra space for hydraulics, or other items in another part of you home. This may not sound like an important thing but in high density areas or homes that are looking at an elevator as part of a renovation this can be critical.


  • Automatic Operation
  • Up to 800lb weight capacity
  • 20 ft/min travel speed
  • Synchronous Geared Belt Drive with Brake
  • ACME Screw Design
  • Durable Laminate Interior Standard
  • 1 x 220V Single Phase, 20A power required
  • 9ft, 11ft, and 14ft travel models available
  • Standard Carriage Sizes (width and length) 36in x 48in, 40in x 54in, 40in x 60in
  • Entry and Exit Styles Available: In-out Same Side, Adjacent Left or Right, Straight Through
  • No Machine Room Required (MRL)
  • Custom carriage sizes are available at additional expense – inquire with RAM for possibilities
  • RAM Manufacturing Ltd. Elevators are designed to meet ASME A17.1/ CSA B44 safety standards when properly equipped. While RAM elevators meet national standards, it is imperative to check State/ Provincial and Local code requirements before installing to ensure compliance. All Stat/ Provincial and Local compliance is the responsibility of the purchaser.