Conventional Traction

Prior to the arrival of the MRLs, conventional traction lifts were the most common type of lift used. Now no longer the case, new traditional traction lifts are generally used for high-rise or high-speed applications.

Most conventional traction lifts require a machine room at the top of the lift shaft to house the lift motor and control equipment. However, there are some situations where the lift motor can be installed at the bottom of the lift shaft. With new installations, traditional traction lifts can often provide the best solution for high-rise, high-speed lifts and generally for lifts that carry 20 passengers and above, where the construction of a motor room is possible.

One of the energy-efficient options for traction lifts, is to have the lift controller integrated with a regenerative drive. This takes advantage of the downward gravitational force of the lift car by capturing this force and turning it into electricity, which is then filtered by the regenerative drive and fed back to the internal grid.

Jackson has teams of regionally-based, experienced lift Sales Engineers who will work with you or your consultant if required, to ensure the best traction lift solution is offered for your project. This will include BREEAM energy efficiency options to allow your lift(s) to achieve the BREEAM accreditation.

Jackson also undertakes the modernisation of traction lifts, including those originally installed by major international manufacturers.

The lifts we design, supply and install are all compliant with the regulatory standards at the time of installation.

For details of the regulatory and compliance standards Jackson work towards, please see the Accreditations page on this website.

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