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Dumb Waiters in Salt Lake City, Utah

A dumbwaiter is a small freight elevator (or lift) intended to carry objects rather than people. Dumbwaiters found within modern structures, including both commercial, public, and private buildings, are often connected between multiple floors. When installed in restaurants, schools, kindergartens, hospitals, retirement homes, or in private homes, the lifts generally terminate in a kitchen.

The term seems to have been popularized in the United States in the 1840s, after the model of earlier ‘dumbwaiters’ now known as serving trays and lazy Susans. The mechanical dumbwaiter was invented by George W. Cannon from New York, who first filed for the patent of a brake system (US Patent no. 260776) that could be used for a dumbwaiter on January 6, 1883. He later filed for the patent on the mechanical dumbwaiter (US Patent No. 361268) on February 17, 1887. – From Wikipedia

Dumbwaiter Systems for Utah Homeowners:

Harmar’s Dumbwaiter Lift Systems is known for its outstanding reliability and easy installation. The pre-mounted track and simplified plug-n-play wiring shortens installation time, and its durable and easy maintenance offers years of dependability.

The dumbwaiter system comes with the cable drive system pre-installed on the car. No pulleys are needed for the installation. A single simplified rail system and plug-n-play wiring make this a user-friendly option. The lift also uses the proven drive system and includes standard and final limit switches.

This USA-made lift is a durable and reliable choice that is guaranteed to offer you years of service.


7235 South 700 West Midvale, Utah 84047


Harmar DW100 Ascent Dumbwaiter

Unlike other dumbwaiters that are built like mini-elevators—with complex pulley systems, guide rails and traveling control cables—the Ascent comes complete. The entire drive system is pre-installed on the underside of the car, with the car’s chassis/trolley pre-installed on a section of the track.

On-site installation is as simple as connecting sections of track, securing the drive cable to the header, and wiring the controls and interlocks. That can cut up to a full day of installation time compared to other dumbwaiters.

The proven Ascent drive train system rides on a single extruded-aluminum track to eliminate the time and cost of assembling complex multi-channel rail systems. Plus, the simplified wiring of the cable-drum drive system is an integral part of the car.

The Ascent offers superb performance for years to come. No wonder we can guarantee it with the best warranty in the business.

  • Fast, easy installation
  • Comes with car & drive system pre-mounted on the track
  • Cable drive system pre-installed on car
  • No pulleys to install
  • A single, simplified rail system
  • Easy plug ‘n play wiring
  • Proven-reliable drive system
  • Made in the USA
  • Capacity: 100 lbs. (Available up to 200 lbs.) (45 kg up to 91 kg)
  • Motor: 1/2 HP, 90 VDC
  • Electric Supply: 115 VAC grounded circuit (220V Optional)
  • Car Inner Dimensions: Standard 20″ W x 20″ D x 30″ H; Optional 24″ W x 24″ D x 30″ H and 30″ W x 30″ D x 36″ H
  • Travel: Up to 32′
  • Speed: 24 fpm for 100 lbs. (45 kg.) unit; 20 fpm for 150 lbs. (68 kg) and 200 lbs. units (91 kg.)
  • Controls: Call/Send controls, 24V
  • Stops: 2, 3 or 4
  • Interior Finish: Car interior and bi-parting doors feature a durable ivory powder coat finish over steel. Stainless steel option also available.
  • Track: Extruded aluminum
  • Control: Push button call-send control, 24-volt
  • Cable: Aircraft cable rated at 1,800 lbs. breaking strength
  • Designed to meet ASME standards: A17.1 Part 7
  • ETL Listed: 3148125

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