Special Purpose Elevators - Special Purpose Personnel Lifts

Special Purpose Elevators & Lifts

If you need a unique elevator size, McDonough has special purpose material or passenger elevators that will suit your needs. Rack & Pinion Elevators eliminate the need for wire rope sheaves, enclosed hoistways, machine rooms and/or hydraulic equipment. Our special purpose elevators 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 special purpose 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 of a special purpose elevator is used to stop travel. A loss of power automatically sets the brake. In the event of a power failure, the car can be safely lowered to the nearest landing. 

Special Purpose Elevator Sizes and Capacity

The chart below shows the lifting capacity, car dimensions, and lifting speed for special purpose elevators. Customized capacities, car speeds, and features are available. 

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 Special Purpose 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


Click here to submit a Request for Quote
or call us today at 1.800.736.0882