The hoistway is the enclosed space in which the elevator travels.
The Jack utilizes hydraulic power to lift or lower the passenger car.
The pit provides clearance for the support components that are below the floor of the elevator car allowing the elevator floor to level with the lowest landing floor.
The rail is the steel track that guides the elevator when it travels up and down the hoistway. Depending on the model there may be one or two rails.
The hoistway door allows access to the hoistway and is prevented from opening unless the elevator is stopped and waiting at that particular landing.
The machine room is a small adjacent room that houses the drive system and electrical controls.
Pressing the call button in the hallway will call the elevator to your level.
A term used to describe each floor on which the elevator will open.
Used when located on top of the rail in the hoistway and the Control box is located nearby but does not require a separate room.