Rack and Pinion Elevators / Lifts / Hoists
Versatile, Light Weight, Durable Concrete Finishes To Fine Tolerences With Multi Application Capabilities, Even On 1:1
The Rack & Pinion system is a simple system with 100 % efficiency to provide precise and positive control and operation for vertical transportation of men and material to a unlimited height. This is due to its unique modular range, in which fully tried and tested components can be combined to tailor exactly the right configuration to meet customers requirements, thereby combining the best value for money with safety in operation. Each and every Rack segment and Pinion is carefully machined to produce the highest quality components required for safe and positive operation.
1) Permanent Elevators

Started from 400 kg pay load capacity suitable for inspection and maintainance of all industrial structures. By virtue of its inherent advantages and Safety features the Rack & Pinion Elevators are widely used in the industry and are best suited for all types of industrial applications which includes:

1. Chimney

2. Coal Handling Plant [CHP]


4. Port & Cranes

5. Preheater

6. Silo

7. Special Applicatio


2) Construction Elevators

Stated from 1000 kg pay load capacity suitable for Construction purpose. By virtue of its inherent advantages and Safety features the Rack & Pinion Elevators are widely used in the industry and are best suited for all types of industrial applications which includes:

1. Building

2. Boiler

3.Bridge Pylon



1. No shaft is needed.

2. No machinery room is needed.

3. No ropes or sheaves are required.

4. Suitable for external and internal application.

5. Greater resistance to windy and hostile environment.

6. Higher factor of safety.

7. Low operation cost and minimum maintenance.

8. Easy erection from the Cage roof.



Optimum safety for the operation of the Elevator is ensured by the following:

1. Limit cams for automatic stop at top and bottom landings.

2. Safety hooks to prevent the car from climbing off the mast or to prevent the pinions from disengaging from the rack in case a counter roller or guide roller on the car comes off.

3. Heels on the machinery plate keep the pinion of the machinery and the safety device constantly engaged with the rack on the Elevator mast, in case a counter roller or a guide roller on the car comes off.

4. Interlocks: The car and landing doors are both electrically and mechanically locked to ensure proper safety.

5. Electro Magnetic Disc Brake: The non-driving end of the electrical motor is provided with an Electro Magnetic Brake which is normally in braked condition, and is only released when electric power is provided to the unit.

6. Centrifugal Brake: The worm screw of the reduction gear box is equipped with a centrifugal brake to prevent the safety device from tripping, in case of power failure, the car has to be taken down to the ground under gravity. This device also acts as an additional back-up safety system.



1. MAST Mast are available in different cross section of 1505 mm length for a wide variety of applications and various load parameters.

2. CAGE The Elevators are available in different Cage dimensions equipped with different Cage door configuration to suit the customers requirement. The Cage is made of welded steel structure with Aluminium sheet covered walls. In case of elevator of 400 kg payload capacity welded Steel structure with Perforated Sheets / Wire Mesh covered walls is standard.

3. DRIVE SYSTEM The Drive system is equipped with Electrical Motor, Worm Reduction Gear Box, Self Adjusting Disc Brake and Over Speed Governor mounted on top of the Cage as drive unit thus maximising the space inside. The pinion is attached to the secondary shaft of the Worm Gear. The Pinion of the Safety Device is driven by the Rack and at normal speeds, the centrifugal weight thus allowing the pinion to rotate freely.

4. CABLE GUIDE SYSTEM The Elevator Trailing Power Cable is guided by U-shaped guide members with plate springs along the Elevator mast. The Trolley under the car keeps the Trailing Power Cable stretched between a bracket in the Elevator Mast and Cable bracket on the Car thus providing an un-interrupted power supply to the Cage unit through limits of travel.

5. CONTROL PANELS The Mekaster Elevator control system comprising of Push Buttons, Limit Switches, ELCB, MCB, Fuses, Transformer, Main Isolating Switch, Contractors, Auxillary relays, Time release switch, Thermal Overload relay, Electronic or Static Devices etc. operate at the control voltage of 110 V at 50 Hz. All control circuits are Galvanically separated coils for the primary and secondary windings.

6. Mekaster Elevators can be operated from inside the Cage, Base and Landings by unique feature of Tone Frequency Equipment which consists of Transmitter mounted in the base panel and Receiver mounted in the Cage Panel.

As attempts are constantly being made to improve the feature, specifications shown are subject to change without notice.
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