Elevators 101 – Boston Equator

The rlift, a vertical transport system which moves people and their goods to floors within buildings, is referred to as vertical transportation. This video will explain how elevators work so you understand a crucial aspect of the design of a building.

Electric motors supply power to electric motors to operate elevators. Hydraulic lifts are powered by electronic pumps that transmit hydraulic liquid to Jack. A piston gives lift power to the elevator by generating pressure at the hydraulic jack.

For moving the elevator upwards or downwards the elevator, traction elevators employ the use of ropes, sheaves, counterweights and ropes. Traction elevators are one of the most extensively used elevators throughout all over the world. Elevators that are both hydraulic and traction have their pros and cons.

A shaft is an area where an elevator is able to operate. To protect against any harm to the building, shafts have walls made of fireproof material as well as insulation.

When the elevator is at its peak it is known as headroom. It refers to what is the distance between the ceiling and the bottom of the shaft. The length of travel is determined by the distance of the journey of the cabin from the top and bottom stop.

The most important components of an elevator are located inside the machines room. The elevator technician will fix any issues or inspect the machine room. For more information take a look at the video above.