These are the common types of elevators used today.
Hydraulic elevators are supported by a piston at the bottom of the elevator that pushes the elevator up as an electric motor forces oil or another hydraulic fluid into the piston. The elevator descends as a valve releases the fluid from the piston. They are used for low-rise applications of 2-8 stories and travel at a maximum speed of 200 feet per minute. The machine room for hydraulic elevators is located at the lowest level adjacent to the elevator shaft.
A LULA elevator serves as the perfect hybrid between a commercial elevator and a wheelchair lift. Short for Limited Use/Limited Application, LULA elevators look and function like traditional elevators while providing mobility and accessibility.
Machine Room-Less (MRL) Traction Elevators
Machine-Room-Less Elevators are traction elevators that do not have a dedicated machine room above the elevator shaft. The machine sits in the override space and is accessed from the top of the elevator cab when maintenance or repairs are required. The control boxes are located in a control room that is adjacent to the elevator shaft on the highest landing and within around 150 feet of the machine.
Ideal for homes with space concerns, shaftless elevators have a very small footprint and do not require a pit or separate machine room. They are a great alternative to stairlifts.
Traction elevators are lifted by ropes, which pass over a wheel attached to an electric motor above the elevator shaft. They are used for mid and high-rise applications and have much higher travel speeds than hydraulic elevators. A counter weight makes the elevators more efficient by offsetting the weight of the car and occupants so that the motor doesn't have to move as much weight.
No space for machine room? A winding drum system relies on electrical power and does not need oil to work. The drum unit operates quietly and the speed can be adjusted to suit your needs.
A pitless elevator eliminates the need to dig a pit when this is not an option. Some can even be installed on top of finished floors
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