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 regular for safe, efficient vertical access. Built with a drive assembly on the car platform, elevator power is supplied by a engine driving a pinion equipment. Each pinion equipment operates on a stationary rack linked to a backed tower, and rack and pinion elevator systems can be manufactured with different cab sizes, capacities and control options. Elevators are also manufactured with an unbiased over-speed safety device, consisting of a governor-operated brake and individual pinion (operating on the same rack).
Which can increase productivity and safety for service owners and crew managers, Ever-Power rack and pinion systems provide a competitive advantage over traditional traction-style industrial elevators. Each unit could be installed on building and structure exteriors, allowing for expanded production space. In addition, there is absolutely no machine area required, no hoistway necessary, no overhead loads necessary. Steel support sizes are decreased, and installation could be completed quickly and more price effectively than regular elevators. Furthermore, each state-of-the-artwork elevator also permits frequent inspections and a safe means of evacuation during emergency circumstances.
When determining the specifications for your industrial elevator, make sure you consider the next benefits and advantages that a rack-and-pinion drive elevator provides compared 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 getting run by a high-speed engine, 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 engine is mounted on the top of the automobile and the drive gear, called a pinion, can be attached to the motor. This allowed for there to become a permanently mounted equipment monitor, creating a no slip elevator system for make use of in harsh environments, like on an outdoor construction site.
The drive assembly is installed directly on the car platform and the power comes from a motor generating a pinion gear. The gears operate individually on a stationary rack that is connected to a support tower.

Metro Elevator can sell or lease a rack and pinion elevator to your specs with a wide range of cab sizes, various capacities, and with different control options. Each elevator comes with an over-speed safety device, which includes 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 / or cargo in various industrial settings and are often used on the surface of buildings. They are a perfect answer for short-term construction projects. Also called rack and pinion lifts, Metro’s elevators fulfill or exceed all protection requirements and so are an efficient method of vertical transport. They can be installed efficiently and are designed to be solid and sturdy, however they are not permanent structures.
A rack and pinion elevator program having at least two spaced racks and an elevator cage therebetween which bears at least one drive motor in traveling 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 gear rack for elevator particular rack, are rigidly secured to the transmission means to ensure that the pinions move along the racks together with the elevator cage to transfer traveling forces via the tranny device from the less loaded to the more loaded aspect of the elevator cage thereby to considerably equalize the loads on the individual drive motors whatever the position of the guts of gravity of the load in the elevator cage.
Gear rack, when used in combination with spur gears, converts rotary motion into linear motion. Gear rack from Ever-Power Equipment is designed to operate with our stock 14 1/2° and 20° PA spur gears.