Designed to move personnel and cargo in a variety of industrial settings, Ever-Power’s rack and pinion elevator, also called rack and pinion lift, set the global regular for secure, efficient vertical access. Built with a drive assembly on the car platform, elevator power is gear rack for elevator supplied by a electric motor 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 numerous cab sizes, capacities and control choices. Elevators are also produced with an independent 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 service 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 structure exteriors, enabling expanded production space. In addition, there is absolutely no machine space required, no hoistway required, and no overhead loads required. Steel support sizes are reduced, and installation can be completed quickly and more cost effectively than conventional elevators. In addition, each state-of-the-artwork elevator also permits frequent inspections and provides a safe method of evacuation during emergency circumstances.
When determining the specifications for your commercial elevator, please consider the next benefits and advantages a rack-and-pinion drive elevator offers in comparison to a traction drive elevator. Geared traction elevators work through the use of gears to roll steel hoist ropes or cables over a drive shaft. This drive shaft being driven by a high-speed motor, usually mounted in another machine area, 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 best of the car and the drive equipment, called a pinion, can be attached to the electric motor. This allowed for there to be a permanently mounted equipment track, creating a no slide elevator system for use in harsh conditions, like on a patio construction site.
The drive assembly is installed on the automobile platform and the power comes from a motor traveling a pinion gear. The gears run 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 variety of cab sizes, various capacities, and with different control choices. Each elevator comes with an over-speed safety gadget, with a governor-operated brake and another pinion which operate on the same rack. Rack and pinion elevators and hoists were designed to meet a number of needs. They are able to move personnel and / or cargo in various commercial settings and are frequently used on the surface of buildings. They are a perfect alternative for short-term construction projects. Also called rack and pinion lifts, Metro’s elevators fulfill or exceed all safety requirements and are an efficient method of vertical transport. They can be installed quickly and easily and are designed to be strong 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 engine 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 respective rack, are rigidly secured to the transmission means to ensure that the pinions move along the racks alongside the elevator cage to transfer generating forces via the transmission device from the less loaded to the more loaded part 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 in combination with spur gears, converts rotary movement into linear motion. Equipment rack from Ever-Power Gear is designed to operate with our stock 14 1/2° and 20° PA spur gears.