Info / LinksAn elevator is a transport device used to move goods or people
vertically. In British English elevators are known more commonly as
lifts. Because of wheelchair access laws, elevators are often a
requirement in new buildings with multiple floors.
Uses of elevators:
-> A passenger elevator is designed to carry people and small
packages. A freight elevator is an elevator designed to carry goods,
rather than passengers.
-> A small box elevator designed for the carriage of lightweight
freight is called a dumb waiter (or dumbwaiter). Dumbwaiters are used
extensively in the restaurant business (hence the name) and may also
be used as book lifts in libraries, or to transport mail or similar
items in an office tower.
-> A different kind of elevator is used to transport material. It
generally consists of an inclined plane on which a conveyor belt runs.
The conveyor often includes partitions to prevent the material from
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