As the most common elevator on the market, traction systems are known for their durability, responsivity and smoothness. Here at Elevators Ltd, we stock both traction and hydraulic elevators, however, we want our clients to ensure that they understand the unique characteristics of both setups. After all, there are several differences that property owners should be aware of. Read on as we go over three reasons why traction elevators are a good investment…

How much energy does a traction elevator system use?

Since a traction elevator is fitted with a counterweight system in order to balance out the weight of a cab, each journey uses significantly less energy than a hydraulic elevator. After all, the motor is only used to overcome the friction that is created and does not need to do any of the heavy lifting because the counterweight takes care of it all. In fact, the only time the motor may be used is when the counterweight and cab weight are not even.

Can traction elevators be installed in tall buildings?

A traction lift system is the most traditional design and has been in use for around two centuries as the technology has been develop gradually. In fact, they are the reason why we have skyscrapers and other tall buildings because the pulley and rope system allow traction elevators to be as energy efficient as possible in high-rise properties. As a result, traction lifts are a beneficial investment for office buildings and apartments because hydraulic systems are otherwise unsuitable and inefficient.

Are traction lift systems considered an expensive investment?

Since they are much more common, a traction elevator system is considered a very affordable investment. After all, the components are readily available, easy to maintain and cost-effective to repair when wear and tear develops. In addition to this, the average traction elevator can last for around 25 years with regular maintenance which makes them an investment for the future.

The components found inside a traction elevator are considerably different from the components found inside a hydraulic elevator as the entire system is balanced using a counterweight rather than hydraulic pistons. To find out more information about our range of traction elevator systems, get in contact with the best lift company around and speak to a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!