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Rack & Pinion Elevators

Rack & Pinion Elevators eliminate the need for wire rope sheaves, enclosed hoistways, machine rooms and/or hydraulic equipment. Rack and Pinion lift systems are also called Permanent Manlifts or Personnel Elevators and offer faster installation times, lower service costs and straightforward maintenance procedures. Rack and Pinion Elevators are designed for robust operation with user-friendly controls to ensure trouble-free operation.

Industrial elevators feature a rack and pinion drive for safe, reliable operation. Our elevators are designed for safety. The pinion, which is driven by an electric motor mounted on top of the car, mates with the tower rack allowing the car to travel up or down on command. An electric multiple disc brake on the motor is used to stop travel. A loss of power automatically sets the brake.

In the event of a power failure, the rack and pinion elevator car can be safely lowered to the nearest landing.

Rack and Pinion Elevator Manufacturer

McDonough Elevators is now carrying a private brand of elevators, manufactured for McDonough by Stros®.  Stros® was established in 1960 in the Czech Republic, European Union and is a world-wide recognized brand of rack and pinion elevators. It is a company with more than 50 years of tradition and experience serving the rack and pinion industry world-wide. Stros manufactures permanent ASME A17.1 compliant industrial elevators and ANSI A10.4 construction hoists, with capacities ranging from 650 lb to 10,000 lb and speeds up to 330 ft/min.  The high-quality HS series is ISO 9001 certified and designed by a team of experienced engineers to be durable and robust in harsh environments.

Rack & Pinion Elevator Sizes and Capacity

The chart below shows the lifting capacity, car dimensions, and lifting speed for rack and pinion elevators. Customized capacities, car speeds, and features are available. Explosion proof and special purpose elevators packages are available to suit most industrial needs.

Elevator TypeLoad CapacityLifting SpeedCar Interior WidthCar Interior LengthCar Interior Height
HS400F 880 lb (400kg) 150 fpm (.76 m/s) 3' (.914 m) 3' 10" (1.17m) 8' 4½" (2.55 m) RFQ
HS450F 1,000 lb (454 kg) 150 fpm (.76 m/s) 3' (.914 m) 4' 4" (1.32m) 8' 4½" (2.55 m) RFQ
HS600F 1,320 lb (600kg) 150 fpm (.76 m/s) 3' 5" (1.05m) 4' 10" (1.5m) 8' 4½" (2.55 m) RFQ
HS1200F 2,645 lb (1,200kg) 150 fpm (.76 m/s) 4' 5" (1.3m) 7' 3" (2.2m) 8' 4½" (2.55 m) RFQ
HS1500F 3,300 lb (1,500kg) 150 fpm (.76 m/s) 5' (1.5m) 7' 3" (2.2m) 8' 4½" (2.55 m) RFQ
HS2000F 4,400 lb (2,000kg) 150 fpm (.76 m/s) 5' (1.5m) 8' 10" (2.7m) 8' 4½" (2.55 m) RFQ
HS2800F 6,200 lb (2,800kg) 150 fpm (.76 m/s) 5' (1.5m) 12' 4" (3.76m) 8' 4½" (2.55 m) RFQ
HS3200F 7,000 lb (3,200kg) 150 fpm (.76 m/s) 5' (1.5m) 13' 6" (4.0m) 8' 4½" (2.55 m) RFQ

Available Rack and Pinion Elevator Features

Fully Assembled Enclosed Car

Over Speed Safety Governor

Emergency Manual Brake Release

Vertical Rise or Bi-Parting Car Door

Single-Automatic Controls

Selective Collective Automatic Controls

Base Fence Enclosure

Base Power Disconnect

Composite Power & Control Cable

Power Cord Trailing Wheel

Interior Car Lighting

Base-Level Alarm

Interlocked Roof Hatch

Base-Level Buffers

Galvanized tower

Manually operated landing doors

Automatic Rack Lubricator


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