When determining the specifications for your industrial elevator, please consider the following benefits and advantages that a rack-and-pinion drive elevator has in comparison to a traction drive elevator. Geared traction elevators work by using gears to roll steel hoist ropes or cables over a drive shaft. This drive shaft being powered by a high-speed motor, usually mounted in a separate machine room, to hoist up the passenger car. Rack-and-Pinion elevators operate differently as there are no hoist ropes or cables. The drive motor is attached to the top of the car and the drive gear, called a pinion, is attached to the motor. This allowed for there to be a permanently mounted gear track, creating a no slip elevator system for use in harsh environments, like on an outdoor construction site.
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