Elevators are a creation we all tend to take advantage of because they are so readily available to use. Sometimes it can be interesting to take a step back and look at the different components that make up something in order to further understand and appreciate it. Here are a list of the top elevator terminology…

Buffer: This is a device which was designed in order to stop a car descending below its normal travel limit. It does this by storing or absorbing the kinetic energy of the car and then dissipating it elsewhere.

Cab: This is the room in which people will stand inside in order to ride the elevator to their required floor.

Compensating Chain: This part of the elevator is a welded link chain which is used as a weight compensation. One end is attached to the underneath whilst the other is attached to the counterweight.

Counterweight: This is a dead weight traction which enables the elevator to counterbalance its weight as well as the extra weight of nearly half of the people which may ride inside when it is full to capacity.

Freight Elevator: This is a specific type of elevator which is used in order to carry materials and machinery rather than people.

Traction Elevator: This is one of the two methods in which an elevator is moved and includes pulling it up with the use of cables.

Hydraulic Elevator: The other way in which an elevator is moved, involving the use of oil to push the elevator up through the different floors.

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