Types of Elevators / Classification of Elevators

An elevator (or lift in the Commonwealth excluding Canada) is a type of vertical transport equipment that efficiently moves people or goods between floors (levels, decks) of a building, vessel or other structures. Elevators are generally powered by electric motors that either drive traction cables or counterweight systems like a hoist, or pump hydraulic fluid to raise a cylindrical piston like a jack.

There are three types of convoying methods in buildings, Elevators & Escalators & Ramps, and they have different dimensions and uses according to building type & number of users in it. 

Elevator Types

  1. According to hoist mechanism. 
  2. According to building height.  :- they  are low rise , medium rise, high rise
  3. According to building type.
  4. According to elevator Location.
  5. According to Special uses.


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