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Designed to move employees and cargo in a variety of commercial settings, Ever-Power’s rack and pinion elevator, also known as rack and pinion lift, set the global regular for safe, efficient vertical access. Built with a drive assembly on the car system, elevator power is provided by a motor driving a pinion gear. Each pinion gear operates on a stationary rack linked to a supported tower, and rack and pinion elevator systems can be manufactured with various cab sizes, capacities and control options. Elevators are also produced with an unbiased over-speed safety device, consisting of a governor-operated brake and separate pinion (operating on the same rack).
Which can increase productivity and protection for facility owners and crew managers, Ever-Power rack and pinion systems provide a competitive benefit over traditional traction-style commercial elevators. Each unit could be installed on building and framework exteriors, enabling expanded production space. In addition, there is no machine area required, no hoistway necessary, and no overhead loads required. Steel support sizes are decreased, and installation can be finished quickly and more cost effectively than standard elevators. In addition, each state-of-the-artwork elevator also allows for frequent inspections and provides a safe method of evacuation during emergency situations.
When determining the specifications for your industrial elevator, please consider the next benefits and advantages a rack-and-pinion drive elevator has in comparison to a traction drive elevator. Geared traction elevators function by using gears to roll metal hoist ropes or cables over a drive shaft. This drive shaft being driven by a high-speed motor, gear rack for elevator 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 mounted on the top of the car and the drive equipment, called a pinion, is usually attached to the engine. This allowed for there to become a permanently mounted equipment monitor, creating a no slip elevator system for use in harsh conditions, like on a patio construction site.
The drive assembly is installed on the car platform and the energy comes from a motor generating a pinion gear. The gears run individually on a stationary rack that’s linked to a support tower.

Metro Elevator may sell or lease a rack and pinion elevator to your specs with a wide selection of cab sizes, various capacities, and with different control choices. Each elevator has an over-speed safety device, with a governor-managed brake and a separate pinion which are powered by the same rack. Rack and pinion elevators and hoists had been designed to meet a number of needs. They are able to move personnel and cargo in various commercial settings and are often used on the surface of buildings. They are a perfect solution for short-term construction projects. Also referred to as rack and pinion lifts, Metro’s elevators meet or exceed all basic safety requirements and so are an efficient method of vertical transport. They can be installed efficiently and are made to be strong and sturdy, yet they are not permanent structures.
A rack and pinion elevator system having at least two spaced racks and an elevator cage therebetween which carries at least one drive electric motor in driving engagement with each rack respectively, carries a transmission device such as a shaft which is linked to the elevator cage. At least two pinions, each engaging with a respective rack, are rigidly guaranteed to the transmitting means to ensure that the pinions move along the racks together with the elevator cage to transfer generating forces via the transmission device from the much less loaded to the more loaded side of the elevator cage thereby to substantially equalize the loads on the separate drive motors whatever the position of the center of gravity of the load in the elevator cage.
Gear rack, when used with spur gears, converts rotary motion into linear motion. Equipment rack from Ever-Power Equipment is designed to operate with our stock 14 1/2° and 20° PA spur gears.