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Geared vs. Gearless Traction Elevators

Geared vs. Gearless Traction Elevators

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Traction elevators are one of the most commonly used types of elevators. They use a rope and pulley system to raise and lower the elevator cab. The weight of their cab is balanced by using a counterweight, which was first introduced in 1900. Nowadays, some elevators are using steel belts in place of steel ropes. These steel belts are flat and extremely light because of the high friction coating, and carbon fibre core. Also, these belts do not require oil or lubricant. All these qualities make traction elevators energy efficient and best suited for high-rise applications. There are three main types of traction elevators: Geared Traction Elevators Gearless Traction Elevators Machine Room-Less Traction Elevators Geared Traction Elevators These traction elevators have a gearbox which is attached to the electric motor and turns the hoist sheave and moves the rope. Geared...

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HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS – Background, Specs, Types, Pros & Cons

HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS – Background, Specs, Types, Pros & Cons

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Hydraulic elevators are one of the most popular multi-level structures in the world. They function to transport people and loads from one floor to another. These elevators have made transportation of equipment and people easier, and have allowed the disabled people to move between upper and lower floors. In today’s time, there are three type of elevators that are being used in buildings. These types are: Hydraulic elevators, traction elevators, and Machine Room-Less elevators. The hoisting system used to lift the elevator cabs usually use either wire/rope traction or hydraulic system. The hydraulic system basically works on Pascal’s law of incompressibility of fluid. This law emphasizes that the pressure applied on any point of the fluid gets transmitted throughout without diminishing. Hydraulic system uses this law for power generation and transmission. Background of...

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What You Need To Know About Wheelchair Lifts –Types, Safety & Cost

What You Need To Know About Wheelchair Lifts –Types, Safety & Cost

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A wheelchair lift is basically a platform which is operated with the help of a powerful motor. These lifts are used to transport occupied wheelchair from one floor to another. Wheelchair lifts can be installed in homes, offices, vans, or any commercial area where there is no elevator to take the wheelchairs to upper floors. Wheelchair lifts are commonly used to move between floors or to transport wheelchair from the parking lot to the car.  Note that a wheelchair lift is considerably different from stair lifts. It is because the stair lifts have a permanently-fixed seat which only transports the rider, not the wheelchair. We’ve listed down the most common types of wheelchair lifts that will help you improve your understanding regarding them: Vertical Wheelchair Lifts These lifts move up and down vertically and transport the person seated in the wheelchair. These lifts...

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The Technology behind Modern Elevators

The Technology behind Modern Elevators

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The technology behind today’s modern elevators has undergone many developments. It was in 1800s that the elevators were introduced to the world. These elevators, since then, are meeting the growing needs of high-rise buildings and people. Elevators have made movement across the building very and convenient by offering transportation between multiple floors efficiently and safely. While the primitive elevators used ropes and pulleys to function, modern elevators use much more advanced technology. These modern elevators are therefore capable of moving high weight objects and larger number of people as compared to primitive elevators. Considering their control systems and safety devices, elevators have come a long way over the years. How do these modern elevators exactly operate? The technology behind the functioning of elevators is quite complex. But if explained easily, as the...

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BENEFITS OF INSTALLING SMART ELEVATORS

BENEFITS OF INSTALLING SMART ELEVATORS

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What are Smart Elevators? People who live in urban areas know how long it takes waiting for the elevators to arrive. Installing smart elevators reduces their waiting and traveling time as it cuts down unnecessary stops. Smart elevators are designed with the same basic purpose that is moving people between floors. However, in smart elevators people do not have to push a button to go up or down. Instead, they select the floor they want to go to after which they are directed to the elevator that will take them to their destination floor without any unnecessary stops. The manufacturers of smart elevators say that they are faster, more energy efficient, and easier to use as compared to traditional elevators. Increasing Trend of Smart Elevators It is anticipated that the installation of smart elevators will considerably increase over the next ten years. According to a study,...

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3 Main Types Of Elevators –All You Need To Know

3 Main Types Of Elevators –All You Need To Know

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Elevators have become very popular over the last two decades. They were essentially used in commercial buildings and apartments but over the past few years, people have begun installing it in their homes. This entry of elevators in residential areas have made life easier, especially for the elderly and disabled people. If you are also planning to install an elevator in your home, you must know that there are different types of elevators that vary in terms of their lifting mechanisms. However, there are the main types of elevators that are most commonly used. These types include hydraulic elevators, traction with machine room, and traction without machine room. Each type is explained in detail below: 1. Hydraulic Elevators Hydraulic elevators have a piston support at the bottom that pushes it up as electric motor forces hydraulic fluid in to the piston. The elevator starts...

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All You Need To Know About Shaftless Elevators

All You Need To Know About Shaftless Elevators

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Shaftless elevators are residential elevators that are small in size and designed to easily fit into your house taking minimal space. Their installation is also very easy and doesn’t cause much disruption. In addition, they are a great substitute of stair-lifts or traditional full-size elevators. These elevators are most popular for their mobility and convenience. They’re also available in full-size versions to accommodate walkers and wheelchairs. Shaftless elevators are a good economical choice for two floor houses as their installation is simple and therefore does not involve much cost. Compact Design and Easy Installation Talking 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...

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Vertech Residential Packages

Vertech Residential Packages

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We are a proud supplier of Vertech residential elevator products, the leading manufacturer in residential elevators. Vertech provides Machine Room Less Canadian made roped hydraulic elevators. Official supplier of 2 or 3 speed Victory Doors Ascension is a custom home elevator company that’s focused on providing the best residential solutions to our clients. We have a wide range of elevators that can fit into any space requirement. Our sales reps' can always provide you with additional details on any of our product lines and free quotes for your project. Our residential packages are designed to cater to a variety of budget and architectural needs. At Ascension, we recognize that no two homes are the same and come up with customized solutions to fit every individual need. We’re a one-stop destination for all your residential elevator requirements. We sell, install, maintain, and...

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Stiltz Home Lift

Stiltz Home Lift

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Small, reliable and attractive a Stiltz Lift is a perfect alternative to a stair lift or home elevator, and comes with a variety of options. With one of the smallest footprints on the market, a Stiltz lift can fit virtually anywhere within your existing home. With no need to build a shaft way and the ability to run on standard 110v power, a Stiltz lift is a great way to gain access to all the levels of your home, while keeping renovation costs at a minimum. Contact one of our sales associates today for a free in home consultation to see how a Stiltz lift cannot just help you travel between floors but also add value to your home and look good doing it.   Step Inside a Stiltz Homelift Brochure Stiltz - Duo Alta Brochure Stiltz 12pg US Brochure - Web Ready

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Commercial Handicapped Lifts

Commercial Handicapped Lifts

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Ascension Elevators is a supplier of Federal Elevator “Carelift”. Federals “Carelift” is a constand pressure roped hydraulic unit rated at 1000lbs standard capacity. With a wide range of options the “Carelift” is a perfect fit for your office or school. Click here for more information. When you’re running a business, you need to ensure that it’s completely accesible to everyone, including your differently-abled customers and employees. One of the best ways to do this, is to install wheelchair lifts on your commercial property. This would allow your employees as well as customers easy access to your property. Our handicap elevators are designed according to all applicable codes and follow all health and safety regulations for the differently-abled. They are also aesthetically well-designed so they can blend in well with the overall architecture of your property. Our...

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