Linear Motors have the advantage of being able to operate efficiently in any direction due their lack of dependency on frictional forces. This results in linear motors being well suited to applications such as elevators. The benefits are similar to those in other applications such as increased system efficiency as well as low maintenance and high reliability. Using advanced control systems, the speed and acceleration of the lifts can be optimised to provide both a smoother and faster journey. Furthermore, the size of the elevator system can be greatly reduced using linear motors allowing for a more optimised use of space in buildings designed around these systems. Being rope free, the safety and longevity of the system can also surpass that of a traditional elevator.