Installing residential elevators in multi storied buildings

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The demand for residential elevators is increasing with the rise in the number of multi-storey homes. Architects, designers and builders installing residential elevators in multi-storey buildings need to consider several factors.
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  • 1. Day Elevator and Lift Call: (800)758-5438Installing Residential Elevators in Multi-storeyBuildingsThe demand for residential elevators is increasing with the rise in thenumber of multi-storey homes. Elevators make it possible for people with special needs to live in multi-storey buildings. Moreover, they are a great solution when it comes to transporting heavy goods up and down several floors. Architects, designers and builders installing residential elevators in multi-storey buildings need to take several factors into consideration.Installing a Residential Elevator – Points to ConsiderContemporary home elevators come in various models and can add greatvalue to a home. They must offer a quiet, smooth, safe and comfortable ride,and be durable and easy to maintain. Factors that need to be consideredwhen setting up elevators in multi-storey homes include cost, weightcapacity, car size, speed, finish of cabin, drive system, number of stops, andso on. • Number of floors: Elevators for multi-level buildings can travel up to different heights and the number of stops is specific – it could be five, six, or more. So this needs to be considered. • Car size and weight capacity: As residential buildings feature several homes on a floor, it is important that the car size is sufficiently large. Weight capacity must also be adequate as the equipment is also Residential Elevators
  • 2. Day Elevator and Lift Call: (800)758-5438 used to transport heavy goods between floors. Study models can hold more than 1000 lbs. • Building space: The elevator should be one that can meet the space constraints of the multi-storey building. For instance, Federal Elevator’s Panorama occupies limited space, and is ideal for residential buildings with space limitations. • Drive system: The drive systems commonly available include winding drum, hydraulic, chain drive counterweight and gearless. - In the winding drum system, the elevator is supported by thick steel cables from a reel at the top pf the shaft. An example is the ThyssenKrupp Access Destiny Winding Drum elevator. - The hydraulic system works by pumping oil in and out of a steel cylinder and ensures a smooth ride, and gentle start and stop. It is a popular option for residential buildings. The Renaissance, a Federal Elevator product, comes with an efficient cable hydraulic drive system. - The chain drive counterweight system uses chains instead of cables and is less expensive. The Eclipse residential elevator from Savaria is an example. It features a compact chain drive system and requires no machine room. - The gearless model is eco-friendly and works on cutting-edge gearless technology. The Destiny Gearless from ThyssenKrupp Access is an efficient gearless elevator for homes. • Safety features: Elevators for residences must include standard safety features such as door interlocks, lockable auxiliary disconnect for car lighting circuit, lockable auxiliary disconnect for drive unit circuit, Residential Elevators
  • 3. Day Elevator and Lift Call: (800)758-5438 pit switch and car top stop switch, battery backup emergency light and alarm, car gate safety switch, and so on. • Cost: This depends on whether the type of elevator and whether it is being installed new or retrofitted into a building. A winding drum elevator is less expensive than a hydraulically operated one as it does not require a separate machine room. An elevator with a gearless traction drive is the most expensive.Professional Support for Purchase, Installation andMaintenanceBuilders and architects installing residential elevators in multi-storeybuildings usually rely on elevator suppliers for when it comes to choosing,installing and maintaining elevators. All residential elevator equipment mustbe installed by a licensed elevator contractor and meet local requirements.Safety standards must comply with ASME 17.1. Therefore, it is important topartner with the right dealer – one that can offer a wide choice of models aswell as professional support for installation, inspection, testing, maintenanceand repair.Contact Details Residential Elevators
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