Traction, Low-Rise Geared


                   
      Single Opening (F)             Double Opening (F/R)

= Platform Width
= Platform Depth
= Hoistway Width
= Hoistway Depth
= Clear Door Width
= Clear Door Height
= Overhead
= Pit Depth
= Door Clearance
= 5″ for Regular Type Doors
= 6 3/4” for Pass Type Doors
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Notes:

  • Overhead dimensions are based on 6 foot high car gate.
  • Two section car gates are not recommended for high usage installations or wide openings.
  • For extra high door requirements, or special conditions, consult your representative.

Standard Cab Height H = 8′-0″

*Speed exceeding 200 FPM require additional overhead and pit depth. Minimum pit depth is based on the use o spring buffers. Add 5″ to pit depth if oil buffers are required or car speed exceeds 200 FPM.

225 FPM = add 6″ of overhead & 5″ of pit depth
250 FPM = add 7″ of overhead & 5″ of pit depth
300 FPM = add 8″ of overhead & 5″ of pit depth
350 FPM = add 10″ of overhead & 6″ of pit depth

Freight Elevators – Standard Specifications
Cap. Platform
 x Platform Depth
Hoistway
With
Power
Regular
Type
Doors
Hoistway Width x Hoistway Depth
Hoistway
With
Power
Pass
Type
Door
Hoistway Width x Hoistway Depth
Front/
Rear
Pit
Depth
Minimum
Overhead
With
One
Section
Gate
Clear
Inside
With
Single
Section
Gate
W x D
Clear
Inside
With
Two
Section
Gate
W x D
Door
Width
Clear Door Width
Max.
Speed
FPM
Elevation
& Plan
View
Drawings
 4000 7′ -0″ x
8′ -0″
9′ -2″ x
8′ -8″
9′ -2″ x
8′ -9 3/4
F 5′ -2″ 16′ -0″ * 6′ -8″ x
7′ -7″
6′ -8″ x
7′ -4 1/2
6′ -8″ 350 DWG File PDF File
 4000 7′ -0″ x
8′ -0″
9′ -7″ x
8′ -10″
9′ -7″ x
9′ -1 1/2
F/R 5′ -2″ 16′ -0″ * 6′ -8″ x
7′ -6″
6′ -8″ x
7′ -1″
6′ -8″ 350 DWG File PDF File
 5000 8′ -0″ x
9′ -0″
10′ -2″ x
9′ -8″
10′ -2″ x
9′ -9 3/4
F 5′ -2″ 16′ -0″ * 7′ -8″ x
8′ -7″
7′ -8″ x
8′ -4 1/4
7′ -8″ 350 DWG File PDF File
 5000 8′ -0″ x
9′ -0″
10′ -7″ x
9′ -10″
10′ -7″ x
10′ -1 1/2
F/R 5′ -2″ 16′ -0″ * 7′ -8″ x
8′ -6″
7′ -8″ x
8′ -1″
7′ -8″ 350 DWG File PDF File
 6000 10′ -4″ x
10′ -0″
12′ -6″ x
10′ -8″
12′ -6″ x
10′ -9 3/4
F 5′ -2″ 16′ -0″ * 10′ -0″ x
9′ -7″
10′ -0″  x
9′ -4 1/2
10′ -0″ 350 DWG File PDF File
 6000 10′ -4″ x
10′ -0″
12′ -11″ x
10′ -10″
12′ -11″ x
11′ -1 1/2
F/R 5′ -2″ 16′ -0″ * 10′ -0″ x
9′ -6″
10′ -0″ x
9′ -1″
10′ -0″ 350 DWG File PDF File
 8000 10′ -4″ x
12′ -0″
12′ -6″ x
12′ -8″
12′ -6″ x
12′ -9 3/4
F 5′ -2″ 16′ -0″ * 10′ -0″ x
11′ -7″
10′ -0″ x
11′ -4 1/2
10′ -0″ 350 DWG File PDF File
 8000 10′ -4″ x
12′ -0″
13′ -1″ x
12′ -10″
13′ -1″ x
13′ -1 1/2
F/R 5′ -2″ 16′ -0″ * 10′ -0″ x
11′ -6″
10′ -0″ x
11′ -1″
10′ -0″ 350 DWG File PDF File
 10000 10′ -4″ x
14′ -0″
12′ -9″ x
14′ -8″
12′ -9″ x
14′ -9 3/4
F 6′ -0″ 17′ -6″ * 10′ -0″ x
13′ -7″
10′ -0″ x
13′ -4 1/2
10′ -0″ 225 DWG File PDF File
 10000 10′ -4″ x
14′ -0″
12′ -9″ x
14′ -10″
12′ -9″ x
15′ -1 1/2
F/R 6′ -0″ 17′ -6″ * 10′ -0″ x
13′ -6″
10′ -0″ x
13′ -1″
10′ -0″ 225 DWG File PDF File
 12000 12′ -4″ x
12′ -0″
14′ -9″ x
12′ -8″
14′ -9″ x
12′ -9 3/4
F 6′ -0″ 17′ -6″ * 12′ -0″ x
11′ -7″
12′ -0″ x
11′ -4 1/2
12′ -0″ 200 DWG File PDF File
 12000 12′ -4″ x
12′ -0″
15′ -6″ x
12′ -10″
15′ -6″ x
13′ -1 1/2
F/R 6′ -0″ 17′ -6″ * 12′ -0″ x
11′ -6″
12′ -0″ x
11′ -1″
12′ -0″ 200 DWG File PDF File
 15000 12′ -4″ x
16′ -0″
14′ -10″ x
16′ -8″
14′ -10″ x
16′ -9 3/4
F 6′ -0″ 18′ -0″ * 12′ -0″ x
15′ -7″
12′ -0″ x
15′ -4 1/2
12′ -0″ 150 DWG File PDF File
 15000 12′ -4″ x
16′ -0″
14′ -10″ x
16′ -10″
14′ -10″ x
17′ -1 1/2
F/R 6′ -0″ 18′ -0″ * 12′ -0″ x
15′ -6″
12′ -0″ x
15′ -1″
12′ -0″ 150 DWG File PDF File

Based on car speed of 200fpm • • Cab Height = 8′ -0″ •
For seismic applications add 3″ to hoistway width

Automobile Lifts
 Cap.  Platform
 x Platform Depth
Hoistway
With
Power
Regular
Type
Doors
Hoistway Width x Hoistway Depth
Hoistway
With
Power
Pass
Type
Doors
Hoistway Width x Hoistway Depth
 Front/ 
 Rear
Pit
Depth
Minimum
 Overhead
With
One
Section
Gate
Clear
Inside
With
Single
Section
Gate
W x D
Clear
Inside
With
Two
Section Gate
W x D
Door
Width
Clear Door Width
Max.
Speed
FPM
Elevation
& Plan
View
Drawings
 8000  9′ -4″ x
21′ -8″
11′ -6″ x
22′ -4″
11′ -6″ x
22′ -5 3/4
F 6′ -0″ 17′-0″ * 9′ -0″ x
21′ -3″
9′ -0″ x
21′ -0 1/2
9′ -0″ 350 DWG File PDF File
 8000 9′ -4″ x
21′ -8″
11′ -6″ x
22′ -6″
11′ -6″ x
22′ -9 1/2
F/R 6′ -0″ 17′-0″ * 9′ -0″ x
21′ -2″
9′ -0″ x
20′ -9″
9′ -0″ 350 DWG File PDF File

Based on car speed of 200fpm • Cab Height = 8′ -0″ •
For seismic applications add 3″ to hoistway width

 Code year adoptions and local code variations may affect the hoistway size. Verify all dimensions with MEI prior to construction.


This design utilizes a geared machine, ropes and counterweights instead of hydraulic equipment. The main guide rails are mounted on each side of the car and an additional pair of counterweight rails are located on one side or at the rear. The geared machine, along with the related drive equipment, is generally located above the hoistway in a penthouse machine room. In some limited situations, it can be located next to the hoistway at a lower landing. This latter arrangement is referred to as a basement traction.

  • No risk of oil contamination to the ground.
  • Accommodates front and rear openings in any configuration.
  • Available for both low and high capacity cars.
  • Nearly unlimited floor travel is possible.
  • Has greater power efficiency than hydraulic applications.
  • Allows significantly higher car speeds than hydraulic designs.

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