A Home lift is a specific product that transports people within a space; such as homes, or other private property with multiple stories or uneven flooring. A Home lift is complies with global standards of Machine Directive 2006 42 EC which complies to 194 parameters of safety for a lift to be installed inside a private property
Types of home lifts:-
Cable-driven home lifts:
Cable-driven home lifts consist of a shaft, a cabin, a control system and counterweights. Some models also require a technical room. Cable-driven lifts are similar to those found in commercial buildings. These elevators take up most space due to the shaft and the equipment room, so installing a cable system in a new building is much easier than trying to retrofit an existing building. Traction elevators need a pulley system for movement. They are less common for new buildings, as hydraulic technology is used in most cases.
Chain-driven home lifts:
Chain-driven home lifts are similar to cable-driven lifts, but they use a chain wrapped around a drum instead of a cable to raise and lower the car. Chains are more durable than cables and do not need to be replaced as often. Chain-driven home lifts also do not require a separate machine room, which saves space.
Machine room-less home lifts:
Machine room-less home lifts operate by sliding up and down a travel path with a counterweight. This type is an excellent choice for existing residential buildings, since neither machine rooms nor pits reaching into the ground are required. However, traction elevators still require additional space above the elevator roof to accommodate the components required to raise and lower the car. Shaftless home lifts consist of a rectangular elevator cabin positioned on a rail. The lift travels on the route from the lower floor to the upper floor and back.
Pneumatic home lifts:
Pneumatic home lifts use a vacuum system inside a tube to drive their movement. A pit or machine room is not required, so pneumatic home lifts are easiest to retrofit into an existing home. Pneumatic lifts consist of acrylic tubes or glass (typically about 80 cm in diameter). It look like a mail tube you may know from films or older buildings. Pneumatic elevators are not hidden in the wall and are normally placed in the near to a staircase.
Electric home lifts:
Electric home lifts are powered by an electric motor that plugs into a 13-amp power socket, like any other household appliance. They use a steel roped drum-braked gear motor drive system which means it is self-contained within the roof space of the lift car itself. ‘Through floor’ dual rail lifts create a self-supporting structure and the weight of the entire structure and lift are in compression through the rails into the floor of the home.