Types of Elevators / Classification of Elevators

An elevator (or lift in the Commonwealth excluding Canada) is a type of vertical transport equipment that efficiently moves people or goods between floors (levels, decks) of a building, vessel or other structures. Elevators are generally powered by electric motors that either drive traction cables or counterweight systems like a hoist, or pump hydraulic fluid to raise a cylindrical piston like a jack.

There are three types of convoying methods in buildings, Elevators & Escalators & Ramps, and they have different dimensions and uses according to building type & number of users in it. 

Elevator Types

  1. According to hoist mechanism.  
  2. According to building height.  :- they  are low rise , medium rise, high rise
  3. According to building type.
  4. According to elevator Location.
  5. According to Special uses.


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    4. Unknown14 June 2019 at 10:06

      dear sir/madam this is jeyaraman vengaipandian... pls give further information about the types of elevators.. at the same time i am not able to get the elevator tree.. give me link

    5. yashwant11 January 2020 at 19:41

      respected sir/ mam
      we are seeking for excel sheet drawing format for making a lift drawing as per shaft measure. if there is please share the link.
      thanking you