Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator Ask An Expert View Brochure (PDF) Send Me a Brochure Request a Quote Or give us a call: 888-257-5576 The vacuum elevator looks like a thing of the future, but it’s very much available today. Also called pneumatic elevators because they use pressurized air to operate entirely without cables or pulleys, they are self-supporting and perfect for residential use. With a round profile, clean lines and a modern look, these see-through elevators are functional, safe and eye catching. Built of aluminum and polycarbonate, vacuum elevators are strong but relatively lightweight. Pneumatic home elevators are perfect for small spaces such as houses, apartments, offices and even boats as they don’t require a pit or engine room.