There are two main types of elevator systems: traction and hydraulic.
Traction elevators utilize steel ropes or belts on a pulley system. Hydraulic elevators are powered by hydraulic jack, which are fluid-driven pistons that travel inside of a cylinder.
BENEFITS OF HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS
For many types of buildings, hydraulic elevators offer the following advantages:
- Quicker to install than other elevator types
- Less expensive to install and maintain Ideal for transporting heavy loads
- Occupy less space in a building
- Option to have machine room-less configuration