There are many different types of lifts and technologies to choose from; traction lifts, hydraulic lifts, belt-driven lifts, vacuum lifts, or screw-driven lifts.
All lift types have their pros and cons and there are many more different kinds of lifts than can be mentioned here. However, to take a few examples, conventional hydraulic and traction lifts can travel fast, from 0.6 m/s to several metres per second, but they also take up a lot of room, given that they require a deep lift pit, a lot of headroom, and a separate machine room and/or control room. Hydraulic lifts also often need a large hydraulic tank. Vacuum lifts, on the other hand, are space-efficient, but the technology is expensive and their lifting capacity is limited. To learn more about different types of lifts, click here.
Our screw-driven lifts travel at a speed of 0.15 m/s, but take up a lot less room than hydraulic lifts and traction lifts, given that our lifts can be installed without a pit and have a top height of only 2250 mm (top height is the height of the lift on the top floor). The machine and control room are fitted inside the lift shaft, which also makes the whole construction very compact and space-efficient compared to conventional lifts.