GLOBAL HYDRAULICS AND ELEVATORS

TRACTION LIFTS

TRACTION LIFTS

admin November 18, 2019

Traction Elevators are lift systems that use an electric hoisting machine and hoisting cables to raise and lower the elevator car vertically along guide rails. Traction Elevators are a common system for many mid-rise and high-rise structures and require a penthouse machine room to store the mechanical equipment and a counterweight to balance the load placed on the machinery by the car and passengers. Traction Elevators come in two types, geared and gear-less, that differ based on if a gearbox is attached to the motor. Geared Traction Elevators are slower at 500’ | 152 m per minute and can travel a maximum of 250’ | 76 m. Gear-less Traction Elevators have faster speeds of up to 2,000’ | 610 m per minute and can travel up to 2,000’ | 610 m.

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