No Machine Room Required
Winding drum elevators date back to the earliest of elevators. Their viability and usefulness remain relevant to the present day, as these still remain a top of the line option in residential elevators. Winding drum elevators require a hoisting system that utilizes a series of pulleys and motors to wind a drum that is designed to raise and lower the cabin of the elevator.
This type of elevator comes with a motor that utilizes variable frequency drives that allow the motor to ramp up and down for an optimal smooth ride. A benefit of the winding drum elevators is that the controllers and motors reside in the hoist way, which means that no machine room is required.