T r a v e l h e i g h t
S e l e c t i o n P r o c e s s
Step 1: Travel Height
Selecting the optimal elevator type for yourproject depends upon the elevator travel distance
The chart below identif
tis elevators mostcommonly selected for specific travel heights(see product pages in this guide for other criteria):Travel under 20 feet:Otis Holeless Hydraulic ElevatorTravel from 15 to 30 feet:Otis Telescopic Holeless Hydraulic ElevatorTravel from 26 to 60 feet:Otis Roped Holeless Hydraulic Elevator—whereexisting conditions include waterfront, hard-to-drillsubstrate, hazardous in-ground material or otherconditions that make it expensive to drill well hole.Travel from 15 to 60 feet:Otis Holed Hydraulic Elevator – where it is cost-effective to drill well holeTravel from 50 to 300 feet:Otis Gen2
Machine Room-less SystemTravel over 120 feet:Otis Elevonic
High-Rise Gearless System
Step 2: Elevator Quantity and Size
These are determined by floor population,building use or building type and nationaland local codes
To provide stretcher access, many states requirea minimum load capacity of 2,500 lbs withside-opening doors
3,500-lb capacity with center-opening door iscommon for mid- to high-rise buildings
Refer to Architect’s Assistant at Otis.com for additional help in selectingproper size and number of elevators.
Step 3: Hoistway Requirements
To accommodate heavier reinforcementsto railsin seismic zones 2 or greater, additionalhoistway space is required
Assess specific requirements by reviewingindividual product pagesin this guide.
Step 4: Machine/Control Room Requirements
Separate machine room required atbottom landing
Machine room can be located remotelyor adjacent to hoistway at bottom landingGen2 Machine Room-less System
Requires separate control space/room
Flexible control space/room placement—up to100 feet away from top of hoistway (dependingon wiring configuration within the building)Elevonic High-Rise Gearless System
Separate machine room located above hoistway
Required dimensions will be found on specific product pages in this guide.Consult your Otis representative for specific requirements.
Step 5: Car Design and Finishes
Otis offers flexibility in designing and selectingcar walls, ceilings, lighting, handrails, bumperrails and fixtures
See pages 14 and 15 for additional information.
Visit www.otis.com for the latest information
Otis E-Z Elevator Selection Process
Elevator Selection Chart
Use this chart to determine which elevators are applicable forspecific travel heights. Colors indicate recommended range of minimum and maximum travel height.