Compact Design and Easy InstallationTalking about the design of this elevator, it is one of the simplest elevators to install into one’s home. The shaft-less design involves adding sensors on the outer side of the elevator and “push and hold” buttons on the control panel. These elevators either have a hydraulic drive or winding drum to move the cab upwards or downwards. However, they are designed to travel up to one floor only. Shaftless elevators have an extremely small footprint and can fit in even smallest spaces. Also, their creative design allows them to be installed in almost any area of your home. Another plus point is that they don’t require extra space for machine room. Their design also allows for partial enclosure which is helpful in case you want to install to them into a floor with existing walls. For example elevators fitted in pantries and closets transformed into a semi hoist. Moreover, a guide rail system is present in these elevators for the lift cab to travel on. These elevators are manufactured by many companies varying in designs and installation requirements. However, the most popular model is the one attached directly to wall supporting the elevator.
BENEFITS OF SHAFTLESS ELEVATORSShaftless elevators come with a long list of convincing benefits. If you’re planning to install one of these elevators in your home, read on!
- The best thing about shaftless elevators is their compact size. Their small size and easy installation allows them to fit in limited space. Although these elevators are small in size, they can easily accommodate walkers and wheelchairs. Another major advantage of these elevators is that their installation can be incorporated in a totally open floor plan.
- Moreover, the lack of machine room and presence of a self-contained hoist way has significantly reduced the installation time and costs.
- Anybody living in a multi-story house will witness and expansion in convenience after installing a shaftless elevator. From taking laundry from basement for ground floor or taking the dishes down to the kitchen, everything becomes easier.
- Lastly, it makes life easier for the elderly and physically disabled people as it enables them to move across different floors of their house easily and safely.