Advanced Drive Systems for Traction Sheave Elevators with V-Belts

Roland Stawinoga

Wednesday 30th April 1997

Higher elevator speeds, greater loads, more stringent safety requirements and modern advances in control technology are just some of the developments that are forcing us to reconsider accepted approaches to elevator drive design. Added to this is the ever-increasing pressure to reduce both manufacturing and operating costs. In the lift of these trends, this paper takes a detailed look at the V-belt drive system and shows that it has considerable advantages over the other approaches currently available on the market.

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