If you are putting your lift in a brickwork shaft, and you are going to keep in place for a long time, and the travel is large, a hydraulic system works well and is more powerful.
The benefit is that you don’t need overhead structures and machinery. The downside is they cannot go over 6-8 floors without having a massive oil pit. Hydraulic lifts are also usually cheaper than traction, and don’t require head fixing for cables.
If you would like a freestanding lift, or don’t want to have deep oil pits, a traction goods lift might be a better choice. Traction lifts can be easily retro-fitted and can usually be moved fairly easily. Where travel is very high, or energy consumption needs to be considered, a traction lift is better than hydraulic.
Whilst traction lifts are faster and simpler, they are also more expensive and the parts may well need replacing sooner (depending on the lifespan of the belts).
Whatever lift you need, Gartec are here with expert advice and a range of lifts for any access need. Get in touch today to find out more.