how do elevators work?

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how do elevators work?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

A motor turns a pulley system that raises and lowers cables attached to the cab and a counterweight.

I mean, that’s essentially it. It’s not really that complicated.

Anonymous 0 Comments

There are two types of elevators: traction and hydraulic. A traction elevator is typically found in taller buildings. It has a large electric motor at the top with a control system located in the same room. It pulls the elevator up over a set of large steel wheels that act as a pulley. A counterweight ensures the cables remain taught and stable. Hydraulic elevators are typically deployed in buildings not exceeding four or five floors. The elevator car sits on a large hydraulic piston which is driven upwards with a pump pressuring the hydraulics inside the piston. When the elevator descends the hydraulic fluid is pumped into a large metallic vat that stores the liquid. Traction elevators are fast and hydraulic elevators are slow.