Designed to move personnel and cargo in a number of industrial settings, Ever-Power’s rack and pinion elevator, also called rack and pinion lift, set the global standard for safe, efficient vertical access. Equipped with a drive assembly on the car platform, elevator power is provided by a engine driving a pinion equipment. Each pinion gear operates on a stationary rack connected 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 independent over-speed safety device, consisting of a governor-managed brake and individual pinion (operating on the same rack).
Which can increase productivity and basic safety for facility owners and crew managers, Ever-Power rack and pinion systems give a competitive advantage over traditional traction-style commercial elevators. Each unit can be installed on building and structure exteriors, allowing for expanded production space. In addition, there is no machine space required, no hoistway necessary, and no overhead loads required. Metal support sizes are decreased, and installation could be completed quickly and more cost effectively than regular elevators. Furthermore, each state-of-the-artwork elevator also allows for frequent inspections and a safe method of evacuation during emergency circumstances.
When determining the specifications for your commercial elevator, make sure you consider the following benefits and advantages a rack-and-pinion drive elevator offers in comparison to a traction drive elevator. Geared traction elevators work by using gears to roll metal hoist ropes or cables over a drive shaft. This drive shaft being powered by a high-speed motor, usually mounted in another machine space, 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 certainly attached to the engine. This allowed for there to become a permanently mounted equipment monitor, creating a no slip elevator system for make use of in harsh conditions, like on an outdoor construction site.
The drive assembly is installed on the automobile platform and the energy originates from a motor driving a pinion gear. The gears operate separately on a stationary rack that’s connected to a support tower.

Metro Elevator can sell or lease a rack and pinion elevator to your specifications with a wide variety of cab sizes, various capacities, and with different control choices. Each elevator has an over-speed safety gadget, which includes a governor-managed brake and a separate pinion which operate on the same rack. Rack and pinion elevators and hoists were designed to meet a variety of needs. They can move personnel and / or cargo in various industrial settings and are frequently used on the surface of buildings. They are a perfect answer for temporary construction projects. Also called rack and pinion lifts, Metro’s elevators meet or exceed all basic safety requirements and so are an efficient approach to vertical transport. They can be installed quickly and easily and are made to be solid and sturdy, however they are not permanent structures.
A rack and pinion elevator system gear rack for elevator having at least two spaced racks and an elevator cage therebetween which carries at least one drive motor in driving engagement with each rack respectively, carries a transmission device such as a shaft which is connected to the elevator cage. At least two pinions, each engaging with a particular rack, are rigidly secured to the transmission means so that the pinions move along the racks together with the elevator cage to transfer driving forces via the transmission device from the less loaded to the more loaded side of the elevator cage therefore to considerably equalize the loads on the separate drive motors regardless of 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 Gear is designed to operate with our share 14 1/2° and 20° PA spur gears.