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Different Types of Elevators

06 September 2011

Because there are a few different types of elevators, it will be important to look at your options before deciding on one kind in particular to go with. There are of course regular passenger elevators which are seen and used every single day by millions of people all over the world. These elevators appear in apartments, public buildings, retail stores, malls, etc. Then there is freight elevators which are meant for carrying certain products or goods, usually in warehouses among other similar places.

Freight elevators are usually designed to hold a lot of weight so they can transport a lot of goods at one time with minimal repeat trips. If you are looking to put a new elevator in your home in the near future for personal transportation because you or someone you know is disabled, a passenger elevator will be sufficient. If however you are going to be using the elevator to transport significant amounts of foods at one time, a freight elevator might be a better choice. The best thing you can do when you are looking for one of these elevators is to go online and see what you have to choose from before deciding on anything at all.