What is a Freight Elevator?

What is a Freight Elevator?

Freight Elevator is a vehicle that is commonly used in places such as warehouses, parking lots, factories, hangars, etc., to simplify operations. Just like in other parts of the world, in our country, the system is constantly changing, and freight elevators have become much more ergonomic and efficient compared to the past, offering significant savings in various areas, especially energy. When planning the construction of a freight elevator, it is designed based on the layout of the location where it will be installed. Depending on the requirements, they can be designed with different capacities ranging from 500 kg to 10,000 kg. Therefore, they are essential tools that require extremely meticulous and high-quality manufacturing. İzmir Demir Lift continues to provide solutions to its business partners as one of the first and leading companies in the sector to supply freight elevators of the quality needed by its users.


In addition to determining the capacity, the dimensions of freight elevators can also be designed according to the required shape. For example, the cabin dimensions of a freight elevator with a carrying capacity of 630 kg should be arranged as follows: width 1100 mm, depth 1400 mm, and height 2200 mm. The width of the landing doors should be 1100 mm, and the height should be 2100 mm. The dimensions of the shaft should be designed and manufactured with a width of 2100 mm and a depth of 1900 mm.


The capacity of the planned freight elevator can vary according to the increase in capacity. Freight elevators designed for heavy load transportation are divided into hydraulic elevators and electric elevators.


Compared to traditional and standard elevators, freight elevators have much higher resistance and durability. They are also designed to have long lifespans, resistant to seasonal, internal, and challenging conditions in workplaces. The door system of these elevators can be manufactured in different designs according to the need, tailored to the user's requirements.


In this regard, freight elevators can be made with both front and rear exits as desired, and they can be designed according to the desired opening and height. Therefore, special designs are emphasized for the door system of freight elevators. When freight elevators are manufactured by a professional company, they can be customized to meet the desired specifications. For such workplaces, it is essential to produce high-quality and long-lasting freight elevators that are corrosion-resistant and wear-resistant, ensuring safety and health. Like in every job we do, our company İzmir Demir Lift provides its customers with the best service as a quality and economical lift address. With its professional work ethic and expert team, İzmir Demir provides all services to its customers, including pre-sale and after-sale support.

In this context, people working with our company can get information about production, installation, and technical support by contacting İzmir Demir at any time. After logging into our website, you can call the relevant phone number to obtain information about the machinery or services you want to have or need.

In buildings where the work pace and traffic are high, electric elevators can provide economical solutions by İzmir Demir Lift in middle-level structures where the traffic is not intense.




Declared Load (mass) - Kilograms    630         1000      1600      2000

CABIN Dimensions (mm)    WIDTH (CW) 1100      1350      1500      1500

DEPTH (CD)    1400      1750      2250      2700

HEIGHT (CH)    2200      2200      2200      2200

CABIN AREA    MINIMUM (m2)              1.39       2.13       3.04       3.65

MAXIMUM (m2)           1.54       2.36       3.38       4.05

Landing Doors    WIDTH (DW) 1100      1300      1500      1500

HEIGHT (DH)    2100      2100      2100      2100

SHAFT WIDTH (SW) TK           2100      *             *             *

SHAFT WIDTH (SW) MK         *             2400      2700      2700

DEPTH (SD)    1900      2300      2800      3200


What You Need to Know About Freight Elevators

Freight elevators, unlike standard elevators, have lower speed and comfort levels. They are designed to transport heavy loads and bulky products in workplaces such as businesses and warehouses. Recently, they have also started to be used in places like shopping centers, schools, and construction materials stores. In the past, freight elevators were more energy-consuming and cumbersome vehicles, but nowadays, they are produced with a more ergonomic, efficient, and faster operating principle. Additionally, with the advantage of economical lift, they offer higher quality and savings. Due to their high capacity and the heavy loads they carry, freight elevators require more maintenance compared to passenger elevators. Therefore, it is essential to conduct regular and scheduled maintenance to ensure their safe and efficient operation. In case of any issues with freight elevators, it is crucial to contact the relevant company, İzmir Demir Lift, for assistance.


Freight elevators are custom-made based on the desired features and suitable dimensions. Their doors can be designed to be fully or semi-automatic. The floors of freight elevators must be made of non-slip materials. Enclosed cabin freight elevators can carry not only goods and materials but also people. Therefore, when designing freight elevators, human safety is also taken into consideration to ensure safe manufacturing.


Electric Elevators

Electric freight elevators are versatile vehicles with various sizes and capacities, powered by electricity. They can be designed in different sizes, dimensions, depths, and widths. With the help of these large elevators, it becomes possible to transport high-weight loads and products to the top floor of buildings with 100 or more floors in a short time. Despite their colossal size, their working principles are quite simple. By determining the diameter and strength of a steel cable, one end of the cable is attached to the elevator, and the other end is connected to a weight called the counterweight, which counterbalances the elevator's load. The steel cable travels through a system called the sheave located at the top of the shaft, thanks to the pulley system. The weight of this system is at the same level as the elevator cabin. The weight balance is achieved through the counterweight, which applies pressure to the motor with the help of the weight balance force calculation.