Using Elevator Traction Machine saves a significant amount of energy (estimated at 70-80%) as compared to traction elevators. The power feeders for the MRL are also significantly reduced due to the more efficient design and the counter-balancing provided with traction equipment. The MRL elevators reduce the cost and environmental concerns associated with a buried hydraulic cylinder filled with hydraulic oil. MRL elevator being a traction elevator with all its components above ground, this is not a concern for this equipment. The MRL elevator utilizes a gearless traction type machine, which results in superior performance and ride quality compared with hydraulic elevators. MRL's can also operate at faster speeds thus increasing the perception of quality over a conventional elevator.