Most elevators still feature some kind of rope system. In low-rises (buildings up to four floors), hydraulic jacks are in place to move the elevators. Such elevators can be in the ground, above the ground, single-stage or telescopic in nature. They’re best for accommodating just 100 feet of travel. For high rises, a roped system… Read more »
Types of Elevator Doors and Their Associated Safety Requirements
There are several types of elevator doors out there, from standard passenger elevators to stair chairs and wheelchair lifts. Each one has a different type of door that comes with different safety requirements. A Look at the Types of Doors Single slide doors are the most popular type in this country, involving one section that… Read more »
What is the Difference Between a Lift and an Elevator?
You may find yourself using the terms lift and elevator interchangeably, but actually there are differences between the two. Those differences lie mostly in design and cost. An elevator and some lifts (depending on the lifting height) requires a shaft, which is a wall enclosure surrounding the cab and the machinery. Generally, lifts are more… Read more »
Elevator Doors: Styles and Safety Requirements
Elevator doors come in a variety of styles, backed by their own sets of safety requirements depending on type. From large elevator lobby doors to small residential ones, you will come across a variety of styles as you go about life. Here’s a look at elevator doors, their vast styles, and their safety requirements. Types… Read more »