Over-Head/Basement Traction

These are the most commonly used elevators, whether in residential applications or otherwise. The mechanism of these is easy to understand. This home elevator system uses steel cables or flat steel belts to pull the elevator cab from one floor to another. The steel cable is usually found in older elevator systems. Modern elevators use belts. These ropes or belts are attached to a counterweight that’s used to pull the elevators. In some cases, two elevators can be placed side-by-side to act as each other’s counterweights. This elevation system is old but effective. However, in residential applications, it can be bulky. To minimize this problem, companies have introduced overhead or basement traction elevators. These residential elevators minimize the space required by placing the traction unit either over the elevator in a designated space or in the basement. This saves space and can be ideal for residential and commercial applications.