rack-and-pinion elevator

rack-and-pinion elevator

An elevator having electrically driven rotating gear pinions mounted on the car; rotation of the gear pinions moves the car up or down on a stationary gear rack which is mounted vertically in the hoistway.
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With more than 22,000 rack-and-pinion elevator installations, the company's in-house engineering department has vast experience.
Alimak Hek, a leader in rack-and-pinion elevators, recently launched a new series of traction elevators.