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What is Traction Drive?

When a lift is raised or lowered by Wire Ropes, Belts or Chains that are connected to an electric motor, then this is referred to as a Traction Drive. The motor can be situated above the lift (Top Drive), at the bottom of the installation (Bottom Drive or Inverse Traction) or in a cabinet alongside the landing door at the upper level served.

Author: Nick Dade. Sales Director (Level Access Lifts Ltd).
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed within this Education Centre are solely those of the original author/s. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of any given lift manufacturer or lift industry association.
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