Traction Low Rise Geared Elevators
The Traction Low Rise Geared Elevator utilizes a geared 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 geared machine is generally located above the hoistway. In a non-typical application the geared machine can be located at a lower landing next to 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.
- Allows for significantly greater car speeds than a hydraulic application.
- Superior performance to that of a hydraulic application.
- Substantially higher material cost than hydraulic applications.
- Greater structural considerations because the elevator is supported at the top of the hoistway