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Commercial S-Series Elevator

The Powerglide S-Series elevator saves on time and cost, while adding style. Ideal for commercial projects requiring an elevator for accessibility purposes, but without the travel traffic that would justify the cost of a mainstream commercial lift. The S-Series costs around 30% less than mainstream commercial elevators and has a four-week lead time compared to 30+ for imported lifts. 

S-Series Commercial Elevators comply with NZS4334:2012, an acceptable standard for an accessible route in a commercial building. The range of Designer Decors provides a choice of coordinated decors that can add a little design flair without adding the complexity of custom design. 

They're guaranteed for at least 5 years and only require servicing twice a year to meet the requirements of the NZBC, which adds up to significant savings year-on-year. Powerglide will monitor this — avoiding the hassle of organising regular servicing and safeguarding against significant increases in body-corporate fees in an apartment environment.

Powerglide's DESIGN-BUILD-INSTALL program ensures a seamless process, with support at every stage from the supply of compliance documentation through to final sign-off. 


  • The S-Series is available in five different car configurations allowing for entry/exit on different sides for each floor
  • Configurations include: Full Car, Corner Car, Enclosed Platform, Through Car, and Open Car
  • Both commercial disabled access compliant sizes are available; 1100 x 1400mm, 1400 x 1400mm

Designer Decors

  • Choice of decors to reflect building's palette and style
  • Each decor combines cleverly matched wall panels, ceilings, trims, and handrails
  • Where projects warrant total customisation to really make a statement, check out the E-Series Elevator
Key Features


  • Full Car, Enclosed Platform, Corner Car, Through Car, Open Car.
  • Dual landings/exits per floor.
  • Multiple door configurations.

Size & Shape: 

  • Both compliant sizes: 1100mm x 1400mm and 1400mm x 1400mm


  • 11 designer decors with coordinated wall panels, ceilings, trims and handrails.

Proprietary Hydraulic Technology:

  • Lift runs on its own rails; does not require a specially engineered lift shaft
  • Guide rail system significantly reduces sideways movement for greater stability

Fast and Smooth:

  • High speed (300mm per second) — twice as fast as any platform lift
  • Soft start, smooth acceleration and a gentle stop
  • Approximately 10 seconds to travel up or down 1 floor

Low Maintenance:

  • 5 year no maintenance guarantee*
  • Optional remote monitoring (available from late 2023); allows Powerglide team to monitor, repair and upgrade lift remotely


  • Electronic safety curtain; scans open faces and stops the lift automatically if something breaks the beam
  • Safe exit during power failure; returns lift to lower level to allow safe exit
  • Optional remote monitoring (available from late 2023); allows the Powerglide team to provide support in the case of emergency
  • Access control options available
  • Lifemark Accredited
  • Includes in-car phone and handrails

NZ Design & Build

  • Minimal lead time; design & manufacture from 8 weeks, versus 30+ for imported lifts
  • Seamless in-house design-build-installation service.
  • 95% local componentry; easy access to parts
Scope of Use
  • Suitable as a service or passenger lift, can be combined with disabled access options
  • Suitable for new designs or retrofits
  • Up to 5 stops or 9.6m of travel (typical 4 stop travel distance)
  • Full car configuration; choice of 5 configurations, from full car to open platform
  • Both commercial disabled access compliant sizes are available; 1100 x 1400mm, 1400 x 1400mm
  • Car height up to 2400mm
  • Load capacity maximum: 340kg
Limitations on Use
  • Travel limited to 9.6m
  • Maximum of 5 stops
  • No doors on lift car
  • Minimum internal shaft size required of 1160mm deep x 930mm wide (across rails)
  • Requires ceiling height at top level of at least 2300mm
  • Requires pit depth of at least 300mm, travel of <3600mm requires cylinder caisson inserted into ground
  • Where projects warrant total customisation to really make a statement, check out the E-Series Elevator
  • Designer decors do not include flooring options — it is recommended to match the flooring to that of the building
Statement of Building Code Compliance

The Powerglide is manufactured and installed to comply with the requirements of NZBC D2/AS2 as an acceptable solution using NZS 4334:2012, and also as an alternative solution using the standards of AS 1735.18 2002 in conjunction with NZBC D2/AS2. 

Other Performance Attributes
  • 5 year maintenance free guarantee
Powerglide's Design Support Programme
Commercial S Series Elevators

Powerglide Elevators manufacture and install high-quality elevators with a travel distance of 4 full floors. They are suitable for residential use, medium-density, and smaller commercial buildings.

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