provides Waupaca Dumbwaiter Installations

Personal Elevator is a proud installer for the Waupaca Elevator Company Inc. line of dumbwaiter products. Waupaca is one of the nation’s leading designers and manufacturers of dumbwaiters for residential and commercial use. Waupaca have become one of North America’s preferred brands for both commercial and residential dumbwaiters.

Waupaca dumbwaiters are engineered with quality materials and are assembled with pride at the Appleton, Wisconsin facility. Waupaca dumbwaiters provide convenience, economy, & design flexibility providing the perfect solution to enhance the utility of a multi-level home or a commercial building.

Residential Applications
  • Groceries/Packages
  • Laundry
  • Household Supplies
  • Trash/Recyclables
  • Water Softener Salt
  • Firewood
  • Suitcases
  • Wine Cases
  • Many More Options
Commercial Applications
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Stores
  • Medical Facilities
  • Offices
  • Financial Institutions
  • Funeral Homes
  • Libraries
  • Places of Worship
  • Hotel
  • Many More Options
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Waupaca 3 Year Guaranteed Quality

Waupaca Dumbwaiter Models

Residential Dumbwaiters

Waupaca cable waiter series 007

Cable-Waiter Series 007 | 100 lbs

Waupaca cable waiter series 011

Paca-Waiter Series 011 | 200 lbs

Commercial Dumbwaiters

Waupaca paca waiter series 311

Paca-Waiter Series 311 | 300 lbs

Waupaca paca waiter series 511

Paca-Waiter Series 511 | 500 lbs

Dumbwaiter Reference Chart Residential Units Commercial Units
Mechanical Features Cable-Waiter Paca-Waiter
Weight  Capacity Up To… 100lb 200lb 300lb 500lb
Travel Up To… 50' 34' 50'
Stops Up To… 6 Stops
Nominal Speed Feet Per Minute 30 FPM 50 FPM 60 FPM
Standard Car Sizes   20" x 20" x 30" 26" x 26" x 36" 30" x 30" x 40" 36" x 36" x 48"
Overhead Recommended space above top of car. Additional overhead required for some car gates or overhead machine configurations. 1'-6" 2'-0" 2'-3"
Electrical Requirements Phase Single
Electrical Requirements Voltage 110V 230V
Electrical Requirements Amperage 15 A 10:00 AM 25 A
Drive System   Winding Drum
Motor Horsepower 3/4 HP 1.5 HP 2 HP 3 HP
Controller Size Height x Width x Depth 18" x 18" x 6" 24" x 24" x 8"
Sheave Diameter 4" 6-3/8" 7-3/4"
Drum Diameter 5-1/4" 5-3/4" 7-3/4"
Cable Type   1/8" x 7 x 19 GAC 3/16   x 7 x 19 GAC 1/4" x 7 x 19 GAC
Rail Type Steel 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 1/8" Angle  2" x 1" x 3/16" Channel 2" x 1" x 3/16" Channel
Machine Placement   Above or Below
  • Designed for vertical transport of goods in multi-floor applications.
  • Our dumbwaiters are powder coated steel or 304 stainless steel.
  • Custom sizes allow Waupaca to build dumbwaiters to meet specific lift needs.
  • Our Winding Drum drive system and heavy-duty guide rails are designed for long service life.
  • Safety is assured with a standard slack cable monitoring device, car safeties, top final limit switches, and UL certified controllers.
  • In commercial applications, B Label 1.5 hour fire rated hoistway doors are available for complete safety and code compliance.

Waupaca Commercial Dumbwaiters and Residential Dumbwaiters have the same Hoistway Door options, use the same  Access Door materials, and have the same Finishes to choose from.

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Waupaca commercial dumbwaiter

Hoistway Doors

Waupaca Commercial Dumbwaiters and Residential Dumbwaiters have the same Hoistway Door options, use the same Access Door materials, and have the same Finishes to choose from.

For Residential and Commercial Units

Waupaca dumbwaiter swing counter loading

Swing Counter Loading

Waupaca dumbwaiter bi-parting counter loading

Bi-Parting Counter Loading

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Slide-Up Floor Loading

Hoistway Door Options

  • Keyed Emergency Release
  • Fusible Link
  • Frame mounted push buttons
  • Lantern & Chime
  • Stainless Sill(s)


  • Primed Steel
  • Stainless Steel
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Lantern & Chime
*Commercial fixtures only in Stainless Steel

Access Door(s)

UL “B” Label Access Door(s) Materials:

  • Primed Steel
  • #4 Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Powder Coated

*Cylinder Lock Not Shown On Access Doors

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#4 Brushed Stainless Steel

Waupaca dumbwaiter brushed powder coated door

Powder Coated


Residential Options

Car Gates (Required)


  • Powder Coated Steel
  • #4 Stainless Steel Finish

Tambour/Roll Up

  • Almond
  • Metallic
  • Black
  • Gray

Commercial Options

Car Gates (Required)


  • Powder Coated Steel
  • #4 Stainless Steel Finish
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Tambour/Roll Up

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Car Finishes

Waupaca stainless steel car finish

Stainless Steel

Waupaca black powder coated car finish

Black Powder Coated

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Almond Powder Coated

Waupaca gray powder coated car finish

Gray Powder Coated

Hall Stations

  • Car Here
  • Keylock – Additional or Replace Buttons
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  • #4 Brushed Stainless Steel
  • #4 Brushed Muntz (Residential Interior Only)
  • #8 Polished Stainless Steel (Residential Interior Only)
  • #8 Polished Muntz (Residential Interior Only)
  • Dark Oxide (Residential Interior Only)
  • NEMA 4 Weatherproof- Stainless Steel Only
Waupaca #4 Brushed Stainless Steel

#4 Brushed
Stainless Steel

Waupaca #8 Polished Stainless Steel Residential Interior Only

#8 Polished Stainless Steel
(Residential Interior Only)

Waupaca #4 Brushed Muntz Residential Interior Only

#4 Brushed Muntz
(Residential Interior Only)

Waupaca #8 Polished Muntz Residential Interior Only

#8 Polished Muntz
(Residential Interior Only)

Waupaca Dark Oxide Residential Interior Only

Dark Oxide
(Residential Interior Only)

Interlock(s) (Required)

  • GAL
  • HG-1 Single Contact Interlock (Commercial Doors Only)
  • HG-2 Dual Contact Interlock (Commercial Doors Only)

*GAL, HG-1, or HG-2 Interlocks are Required on Commercial Units

Waupaca dumbwaiter interlock required

Additional Options

  • Bottom Final Limit Switch (Models 007 & 011)
  • Buffer Springs
  • Car Light
  • Stand Alone Position Indicator
  • Limited Overhead (100# & 200# Roll-Up Gate Only)
  • Buck Boost Transformer
  • Kellum Grip
  • Retiring Cam
  • Shelf(s)
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Waupaca 3 Year Guaranteed Quality

Your investment in a Waupaca Dumbwaiter is secure with a full 3 year limited warranty – one of the many reasons more architects and builders specify Waupaca Elevator with confidence.

There are so many reasons why it just makes sense!

Wood Hauler

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Household Helper

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Grocery/Supply Lifter

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What Makes Us Different?


We GUARANTEE 24 hour service response time
We do all installations ourselves
We NEVER outsource any of our work
We are a small local business
We stay with you for the life of your elevator
We are fully Licensed and Insured
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