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Different Elevator Ropes and How They Function

Most elevators have ropes of some kind. For low-rise applications, such as buildings up to four floors, hydraulic jacks are used to move the elevators, which can be in-ground or above ground, telescopic or single stage. They are ideal for around 70 feet of travel, which is about a few floors. For more than that,… Read more »

Understanding Elevator Ropes

According to How Stuff Works, the most popular elevator design is the roped elevator, where the car is raised and lowered by steel ropes instead of being pushed from below. Essentially, the ropes are attached to an elevator car, looping around a sheave, which is essentially a grooved pulley. The sheave then grips the hoist… Read more »