Enter the elevator safe lifting weight (lbs) and the ${V2} into the Elevator Lift Capacity Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Elevator Lift Capacity. 

Elevator Lift Capacity Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Elevator Lift Capacity.

ELC = LW / 150

Variables:

  • ELC is the Elevator Lift Capacity (persons)
  • LW is the elevator safe lifting weight (lbs) 

Formula assumes an average human weight of 150 lbs.

How to Calculate Elevator Lift Capacity?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Elevator Lift Capacity.


  1. First, determine the elevator safe lifting weight (lbs). 
  2. Next, gather the formula from above = ELC = LW / 150.
  3. Finally, calculate the Elevator Lift Capacity.
  4. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

elevator safe lifting weight (lbs) = 2000

ELC = LW / 150 = ?