Types of Lifts You Should Know Before Buying a Home Lift

Types of Lifts You Should Know Before Buying a Home Lift

If you type in the keyword "home lifts" in the Google search engine, you will surely see a series of companies selling home lifts at various prices, ranging from the cheapest home lifts to the most expensive home lifts. But do you know, what exactly are the types of home lifts on the market and what are the differences between these types of lifts?

Read on, because of course you have to understand first about these types of lifts before you make a choice! Based on the type of driving motor, home lifts are divided into the following 3 categories:

1. Traction Elevator

2. Hydraulic Elevator

3. Screwdrive Lift

Hmm, what's the difference? Which one is the best? Which is the cheapest selling price? Keep on reading!

Traction Elevator

Think of a traction lift as a box suspended from a steel rope. The steel rope is connected to an electric motor as the driving force. At the other end is a counterweight. An electric motor will move the rope like a hoist.

Installing a traction system lift requires a fairly complicated civil construction. They require shaft & foundation pits as well as have top level height requirements. This means additional costs for digging foundation holes and of course more space consuming. Unfortunately, the use of electricity is also quite wasteful. For routine maintenance, it takes at least 1x a month to make sure everything runs smoothly.

This elevator can be installed in villas, houses under construction, multi-storey villas, duplex buildings, and houses with basements. The advantage of the traction lift is that it has a high load-bearing threshold, low noise level, can move quickly, stable operation. The price of a traction lift is among the cheapest compared to the other 4 types of lifts if there are already shafts or booths available. If not, of course, you need to reconsider the cost of making the shaft.

Hydraulic Elevator

This is the type of lift that is most widely used in various high-rise buildings in the 20th century. The way it works is by using an electric pump to press hydraulic fluid (generally: oil / oil) to move the piston. The piston located at the bottom of the lift will move the lift up and down.

With a drive system like this, a hydraulic lift requires a relatively larger space to place the piston and the oil tank. And because the cylindrical pistons of hydraulic lifts have a limited life, their expiration and wear pose a risk of oil leakage, requiring more frequent and expensive maintenance.

Screwdrive Lift

The way this screwdrive lift works is by using a screw that moves around to move the platform where passengers stand to go up and down to the intended floor. Known as a practical lift that is widely used in homes or shophouses with a maximum of 5 or 6 stops only. Practical, because it does not require a separate engine room, does not have to dig a foundation pit, does not need to change the oil as many times as a hydraulic lift, and also moves almost silently.

In addition, screwdrive lifts are also known to be very safe and save electricity. But if you want an elevator with high speed, this elevator is not suitable. Overall if your need is to install an elevator in your home or place of business that is not too high, with limited space and time availability, then a screwdrive lift is the most reasonable choice for you.

So which one is your choice?

If you want to know more about screwdrive lifts which are famous for being safe and energy efficient, call Skelevatoria at 082292242224 and our lift experts will be happy to explain to you!