Elevator drive systems

Ever-rising buildings and demand for energy efficiency

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Both trends are pushing elevator design and operation in challenging new directions. Taller buildings, for example, require elevators with higher load-carrying capacities and speeds. Machine Room Less elevator types require more compact, energy-efficient solutions.

In response, manufacturers are making the switch from geared motors to direct-drive, gearless designs. Going gearless, however, does present unique maintenance and lubrication challenges. And geared or gearless, elevators must operate quietly, without compromising passenger comfort and safety.

Meet your requirements with SKF

SKF can help designers and operators optimize elevator drive systems for existing and new designs. From performance upgrades for traction drives to space-saving approaches for gearless drives, SKF bearing and lubrication solutions can help reduce noise and friction, increase energy efficiency and more.


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