Machine room-less elevators are also referred to as MRL. With an MRL elevator the drive and controller are located in the hoistway eliminating the need for a separate machine room. This can be ideal if you dont have the space for a machine room but still want a larger cab that can serve up to 5 landings. MRL’S are available in counter weight electric chain drive and cable drive systems.
Counter weight electric chain drive with motor and controller at top of the hoistway. Another advantage to this type of elevator is protection from water damage. Ideal for installation at waterfront properties or areas that are under floodplain management regulations the elevator equipment is located high off the ground.