Elevators 101 – Boston Equator


tween floors of building. This video explains the functioning of an elevator. It’s an important component of the building’s design.

Elevators run on cable systems powered by electrical motors. Hydraulic lifts operate on electronic pumps that transfer hydraulic fluids to jack. A piston supplies lift energy to the elevator through creating pressure in the jack.

To move the elevator upwards or downwards Traction elevators make use of ropes, sheaves and counterweights. Most popular elevators around the globe are those that traction. Both hydraulic and traction elevators offer different pros and cons.

The shaft is the space in which one or more elevator operates. To protect against any harm to buildings, shafts are surrounded by fireproof walls, and have insulation.

In the event that the elevator is operating at its top, headroom refers to the distance between the top and bottom of the shaft. The distance of the cabin’s most high point to its lowest is referred to as the travel height.

In the machine room are one of the main components for an elevator. Here, elevator technicians can fix issues and inspect the room for issues. Check out the video for more information.