It is safe to say that the elevator industry has grown exponentially over the past two centuries as many scientists are now researching the possibility of horizontal elevators controlled by magnet technology. In fact, it is very likely that the creator of the emergency lift brake, Elisha Graves Otis, wouldn’t recognise a 21st century lift! Here at Elevators Ltd, we want our readers to understand every aspect of our industry which is why we have decided to go over some of the benefits of Machine Room Less (MRL) elevators…


As the name suggests, an MRL elevator does not have a separate machine room at the top of a building where the motor and other components are stored. Instead the motor is fitted into the elevator shaft itself and this reduces the amount of strain that is placed on it, lowering the energy consumption required to control a cab. As a result, MRL lifts are said to be an energy efficient and eco-friendly elevator investment.

Saves Space

The machine room is where the bulky components of a traditional elevator are typically stored and an inability to house them can prevent smaller buildings from investing in a lift. With this said, MRL systems do not require this extra space because they are designed to be compact. As a result, many property owners decide to invest in an MRL elevator due to their ability to save valuable space.


Since Machine Room Less technology was created in order to meet the market demand of properties that were too small to accommodate the need for a machine room, the upfront cost is often higher than a traditional passenger lift. With this said, they are incredibly easy to maintain and the lack of machine room often helps property owners save money on the installation process.

Although elevators are now considered a recognisable installation, the implementation of Machine Room Less (MRL) technology allows property owners to obtain energy savings and ensures that every building can be fitted with a high-quality elevator. To find out more information about MRL lifts, get in contact with the best lift company around and speak to a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!