The Essentials Of Elevatoring: Type Of Elevators- Gearless Traction Elevators

Gearless Elevator Traction Description The preceding brief discussion of early elevator history introduced the traction-type elevator. The first high-rise application of this type of elevator was in the Beaver Building in New York City in 1903, followed by such notable installations as the Singer Building (demolished in 1972) and the Woolworth Building. These elevators were
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TRACTION ELEVATORS Description: Up until about 1903, either drum-type elevator machines, wherein the rope was wound on a cylindrical drum, or the hydraulic-type elevator (the direct-plunger hydraulic or the roped hydraulic machine) was the principal means of hoisting force. Both had severe rise limitations: the drum type, in the size of the drum; and the hydraulic
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