What Does the Future Hold For Dumbwaiters?

It is safe to say that the dumbwaiter is an essential part of modern society. In fact, restaurants and hotels are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the industries that rely on a service lift. With this said, modern advancements and developments could change the face of the dumbwaiter as we know it today beyond recognition. Read on to find out what the future could have in store…

The Present Day Dumbwaiter

As it stands, the dumbwaiter is a device that allows things like food to be transported between the floors of a building without sacrificing the productivity of employees. With this said, technology is always advancing and the service lift as we know it today could be completely unrecognisable in the future. In fact, some of these changes are already starting to take place.

Robotic Dumbwaiters

China have recently introduced a service like no other; robot waiters. In fact, some say that they are a high-tech advanced dumbwaiter despite the fact that they resemble the service lift we know of today extremely loosely. In fact, the robots seat you at your table, take your order and then bring you your food, effectively cutting out the need for servers altogether. While the dumbwaiter merely serves as a transport between floors in 2018, it is thought that the future could provide them with much more responsibility

Here at Sheridan Lift we believe in giving credit where credit is due. After all, without the dumbwaiter food would be served cold in restaurants and housekeeping staff would slowly destroy their backs carrying heavy laundry baskets down several staircases. Perhaps the future of the service lift shall be revolutionary or maybe the dumbwaiter will remain as it has for the last two centuries! To find out more information about our range of dumbwaiters, get in contact with a member of the Sheridan Lifts team today!