Freight elevators are typically larger and capable of carrying heavier loads than a passenger elevator, generally from 2,300 to 4,500 kg. Freight elevators may have manually operated doors, and often have rugged interior finishes to prevent damage while loading and unloading.
Freight elevators are the workhorses of the elevator world, responsible for transporting goods and materials in warehouses, industrial and manufacturing environments, shopping centers, airports, train stations, and seaports.
This hydraulic elevator type is divided into classes, which defines their application and load capability. Rugged in nature, they are expertly designed by engineers to have the right power and drive to vertically move and load, pending the need and class standards.
- Loading: 300 – 15,000 lbs; loading defined only by class regulation
- Travel Height: Up to 90 ft; higher with fewer load requirements
- Speed: Up to 200 ft/min
- Drive: Direct-Acting / 2:1 Roped
- Class: Available with Class A, B, C1, C2, C3 loading capability