Obviously, elevator brings much convenience to our life. At present, an increasing number of people decide to install elevators or lifts in their homes to enjoy the comfort. Especially for those families that own elders, disabilities, or little children, an elevator is significantly a necessity. Reading the following introductions of home elevators before buying a home elevator which may benefit you a lot.
There are four main types of home elevators as follow:
Traction elevator: It consists of a cabin pulled by a counterweight, usually inserted in the bearing wall which is located next to the cabin. And the counterweight is powered by a geared motor with a voltage of 380 Volt. Clutch pulley supports the traction of the cabin, controls the flow of the ropes and provides some safety. Nevertheless, the traction elevator is slow and relatively unsafe, so you can only find them in old buildings now.
Hydraulic elevator: It consists of a pressurized oil operated control unit, who works with a three-phase asynchronous motor, a gear pump and a group of hydraulic valves. Unlike the traction elevator, counterweight is not provided in the hydraulic elevator. The elevator runs when the unit transmit the motion to the cabin. Compared to traction elevator, the hydraulic elevator is much fast, efficient, and safe, and is widely adopted in houses and offices all over the world.
Machine room less elevator: it is designed in such a manner that most of their components easily fit into the shaft that contains the car of the elevator. Because this type of home elevator have no engine room, you don’t need to spend extra money on it and more space is saved in your home and work place. Due to its efficiency and affordability, it is effectively used in houses and office buildings. What is more, it consume less energy and you don’t need to pay much attention to its maintenance.
Panoramic sum elevator: You know, you can look at the outside views when riding this kind of elevators, it really please your eyes. Therefore it is now widespread to shopping malls, hotels, office building, etc... Besides, it also helps add to the beauty of the house. And the panoramic elevator usually comes with tube shaped cabins, adorned with transparent glass.