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i am a college student and i am doing a report on elevators, and i would really appreciate it if someone could email me on the different types of elevators and hoew each one works. Thanks! Andy Muha

-- thomas andrew muha (, March 13, 2000


This a very broad subject and would be hard to do by E-mail.

The two most important types are:

Traction Elevators: Pulled up by wire ropes (cables) attached to the car frame.

Hydraulic Elevators: Pushed up from below by a hydraulic jack.

For any real details, you should consult a book. One very good one is:

THE VERTICAL TRANSPORTATION HANDBOOK -edited by George R. Strakosch and published by Wiley.

Good Luck with your project!

John Brannon

-- John Brannon (, March 13, 2000.

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