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January Update
Your Vertical Transportation Information Source

Please use this complementary monthly newsletter as a resource for all of your vertical transportation needs.



The Pitfalls of a Shallow Pit


Elev Pit  

Some elevator companies boast that they only require a 6 or 8-inch deep pit and present that as a way for you to save a few extra bucks on their product as well as the cement work. This makes the proposal slightly more attractive in terms of cost, but what are you getting in return?


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The Stair Chair

Stairway Lift  

Somebody in your life is having trouble getting up the stairs and they need help. More than likely, they will lose all their ability to independently go up the stairs, leaving them 100 percent reliant on a stair chair. This journey can sometimes be as short as two steps.



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Direct Plunger



The direct plunger elevators were the forerunners of hydraulic elevators, which use pressurized oil. They are used for short hauls or for heavy-duty work. In Germany, there is a hydraulic elevator used to lift and lower the bottom of a full-sized swimming pool in order to control the depth of water. The bottom is lifted for children's swimming classes and lowered to make a deeper pool for diving competitions.   

We hope you enjoy our vertical transportation update and benefit from its content.  We are available in person or by phone to answer any of your questions or concerns.




 Robert Boardman


Otis at Home/Inclinator Company of California,
A Division of T. L. Shield and Associates, Inc.
(800) 201-1212
In This Issue
The Pitfalls of a Shallow Pit
The Stair Chair
Northern California Home & Landscape Expo
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Northern California Home & Landscape Expo

Jan. 27-29, 2012

Cal Expo 


Inclinator Co. of California and TL Shield & Assoc., Inc. will be exhibiting at the upcoming Northern California Home & Landscape Expo at Cal Expo in Sacramento.  Come see us in booth X312, 313.  Come ride in our working Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator demo unit.  Call us today and we will send you free passes to the show. (800) 201-1212


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