Types of Lift

An elevator is a type of vertical transport equipment that efficiently moves people or goods between floors (levels, decks) of a building, vessel or other structure. 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 many varieties of elevators in use. Huge Fright elevators carry loaded trailer trucks to higher levels of factory buildings. Automobile elevators can carry cars from different floors in parking garages. Other elevators can carry miners hundreds of feet underground. Elevators in aircraft carriers lift planes to the deck for takeoff. One elevator is even taken to space so astronauts can reach their space capsules! But the most well known elevators are the elevators that take people to different floors, in apartments, offices, skyscrapers, and many other buildings. Those elevators are so you wouldn’t have to climb many levels of stairs to get to your destination. There are many different kinds of elevators.

Various types of elevator units on campus range from the most common to some of the more elaborate and unusual. Below are just a few examples of the many types of elevators you can find around campus.

  • Passenger lift
  • Goods lift
  • Stretcher lift
  • Capsule Lift
  • Dumb Waitor
  • Hydraulic Lift
  • Two Speed Auto Lift
  • V.V.V.F. Lifts