Elevators are critical to your commercial building, providing essential accessibility and convenience for your employees and customers. With various elevator types in the market, it can be overwhelming to select the right one for your commercial property.

In this quick guide, you will learn different types of elevators to help you get started. Read on.

Hydraulic Elevators

These elevators use a hydraulic piston to move the elevator cab up and down. The piston is beneath the elevator cab and is operated by an electric motor, which pumps hydraulic fluid into the piston. As the piston is filled with fluid, it pushes the elevator cab up, and as the liquid is released, the cab descends.

Hydraulic elevators are great for your commercial building as they handle heavy loads. If you are considering hydraulic elevators for your property, consider the following factors:

Traction Elevators

Traction elevators use cables and a counterweight system to move the elevator cab up and down. The elevator cab is suspended by steel cables attached to a sheave, a grooved wheel driven by an electric motor. The counterweight balances the weight of the elevator cab, reducing the energy required to move it.

As a commercial property owner, you may install traction elevators for their energy efficiency.  The counterweight system minimizes the energy needed to move the elevator cab, making them a more cost-effective option for tall buildings. Traction elevators require less space than hydraulic elevators and don’t need a separate machine room.

Machine-Room-Less Elevators

You do not require a separate machine room to operate with machine-room-less elevators. The elevator’s motor and controller are located within the elevator shaft. This makes MRL elevators a space-saving option if your building has limited space.

Manufacturers design machine-room-less elevators to be energy-efficient, with the motor and controller using less energy than traditional elevators. They are quieter and smoother than conventional elevators, as the motor is located within the elevator shaft, reducing vibrations and noise.

If you are looking for design flexibility, machine-room-less elevators could be your appropriate choice. The manufacturer can customize your equipment to meet your building’s personalized needs, as multiple sizes and styles are available. Installing machine-room-less elevators is straightforward and less expensive than traditional elevators.

Work with Reputable Elevator Experts

Whether installing, repairing, or maintaining your elevator, working with a reliable contractor is best to meet your needs and expectations.

At Southern Elevator, we offer high-quality services. We strive to offer a stress-free experience throughout our service delivery. When you seek our help, you can rest assured your project is safe. Shall we connect? Contact us today!

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