Traction Gearless Elevators

Traction Gearless Elevators

The Traction Gearless Elevator utilizes a gearless machine, ropes, and a counterweight. The main guide rails are mounted on the side of the elevator car and two additional guide rails are mounted on one side or the rear for the counterweight. The gearless machine is generally located above the hoistway.

  • No risk of oil contamination.
  • Accommodates front and side openings.
  • Nearly unlimited floor travel.
  • Has a greater efficiency than a typical geared traction application
  • Superior speed and performance to that of a typical geared traction application.
  • Substantially higher material cost than hydraulic applications
  • Greater structural considerations because the elevator is supported at the top of the hoistway
  • Elevator maintenance costs are generally higher

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Washington DC

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Customer Feedback

Thank you for sending Jonathan to my home yesterday. He did an excellent job, was very professional, and was able to fix the elevator quickly. You have a new lifetime customer!

- Stephen G. (Residence)

I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know how professional, knowledgeable and courteous were the two gentlemen that you sent to work on our elevator at our school, Scott G. and Peter A. They were wonderful! Also thank you for always having Robyn M. service our elevator. He is a true blessing!

- Administrative Assistant, Saints Peter and Paul School

He was there in less than an hour after she placed the call. He always does an amazing job. He knows exactly what's wrong with the elevator all the time, he's great at what he does. He's pleasant, delightful, and so kind towards her parents. He's a real God-send.

- Review about Scott F. (service technician)

I am truly impressed with the timely response of my service call yesterday. I was impressed with Mike’s followup and believe he was truly knowledgeable and is a valuable asset. I look forward to working with your company in the future.

- Dr. Anthony from Josephs House Assisted Living

Just wanted to take a second and thank you and everyone at Kencor who was involved in this last repair issue with our elevator. I really appreciate the rapid response and the quality service! I wish all of my vendors operated this way!

- Greg Director of Operations
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