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Elevator Basics

Elevator Basics


As a means of vertical transport, elevators are an indispensable aspect of business and our daily lives. There are various types of elevator, and here we will profile them in two broad ways, elevators by operating principle.

Elevators by Operating Principle
Elevators are classified into three categories by operating principle.
  • Rope Elevators (with machine room)
  • Machine-Room-less Elevators
  • Hydraulic Elevators
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