- Speed: Hydraulic elevators are the next most popular options, but traction lifts offer better speed. This makes this system more suitable for high-rise buildings. It is not only fast, it also offers a smooth ride.
- More Energy Efficient: It is not just the design of the belt that helps improve efficiency in this type of lift. The way it works also helps reduce the amount of energy consumed. The counterweight-balancing mechanism eliminates the need for energy consumption for pushing or pulling the car. On the other hand, other types of lifts require more energy because they either push or pull the car.
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What are the Benefits of Installing Overhead Traction Elevators?
Overhead traction elevators are the most commonly used types of lifts in buildings. There are many reasons why it is so popular. It has longer travel range, it is quick, and offers better power efficiency compared to other types of lifts. There is also no need for hydraulic oil. Find out what these elevators are and what their key benefits are. What are Overhead Traction Elevators? These types of elevators use rolling steel ropes over a pulley for pulling the elevator car. These pulleys are grooved and are referred to as ‘sheaves’. The system uses a counterweight for balancing the elevator car. In some designs, two elevators are made and they balance each other. However, these designs limit their operation in the opposite directions only. Modern traction elevators use flat steel belts in place of the traditional rolling steel ropes. There are many similar developments that have helped these lifts become more energy efficient. Flat steel belts have a carbon fiber core and are lightweight. It does away with the need for any lubricant by using a special high-friction coating. This helped in significantly reducing the energy required for operating elevators, especially in high-rise buildings. Key Advantages Some of the main advantages of using overhead traction elevators in your building are as follows: