Alternative to traction & hydraulic elevators.. : LUSENET : Elevator Problem Discussion : One Thread

Does anyone know any alternative systems for vertical transportation of people -- other than Traction and Hydraulic ?

Thanks !

-- harsh shah (, January 01, 2000


Yeah, there called stairs

-- Ladder Man (doesn't, January 01, 2000.

Rack and pinion and also screw drive systems are available. They may have a place in very specialized applications, but, in my opinion, do not offer any advantage for typical applications.

There are also hybrid systems, i.e., roped hydraulic.

-- John Brannon (, January 04, 2000.

There is one elevator that never in my life time has broken down except in an earthquake. It does't use hydraulics nor ropes, but the old shanks pony? THE STAIRS.

-- (, March 09, 2001.

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