Traction Freight Elevators

Schumacher Geared Traction Freight Elevators are designed for low- to mid-rise buildings having up to 250 feet of rise.

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Advantages

  • Greater speeds than hydraulic systems
  • More power efficient than hydraulic systems
  • Nearly unlimited floor travel is possible
  • Manual or power vertical bi-parting doors

Best suited for

  • Low- to mid-rise buildings


Freight

Description

Schumacher Elevator Company specializes in freight elevators with nonstandard sizes, capacities, finishes, and NEMA ratings. All projects are designed to provide the most economical and efficient solution available. Car enclosure panels are individually replaceable, and the car frame and platform are reinforced for extra stability. Signal equipment and lighting is recessed for protection.

Capacity

  • Up to 20,000 lbs

Travel

  • Up to 250 feet of rise
  • Low- to mid-rise buildings

Speed

  • Up to 500 fpm

Loading Classes

Class AA: General Freight Loading

Move on and off car platform manually or by hand trucks; weight of any single piece of freight or any hand truck and its load cannot exceed 25% of the rated load.

Class BB: Motor Vehicle Loading

Used solely to carry trucks or passenger automobiles up to the rated capacity of the elevator.

Class C1C1: Industrial Truck Loading (truck carried)

Truck carried by the elevator; load and truck cannot exceed capacity.

Class C2C2: Industrial Truck Loading (truck not carried)

Truck used for loading and unloading but not usually carried by the elevator; load and truck cannot exceed 150% capacity.

Class C3C3: Other Loading with Heavy Concentrations

Truck not usually used. Design based on material handled.

Specifications & Drawings (click on Tabs for more information)

Single Opening - Class C

Capacity
(lbs.)
Hoistway Pit Depth Inside Car Inside Car Depth Door Spec Drawing
Width x Reg Door Depth x
Pass Door Depth
(7'8" Cab) Width 1-Section Gate 2-Section Gate Width x Height
5000 10’0” x 10’6” x 10’8” 5'2" 7'6" 9'6" 9'31/2" 7’6” x 7’8” DWGPDF
6000 12’0” x 10’6” x 10’8” 5'2" 9'6" 9'6" 9'31/2" 9’6” x 7’8” DWGPDF
8000 12’2” x 12’5” x 12’7” 5'2" 9'6" 11'5" 11'21/2" 9’6” x 7’8” DWGPDF
10000 12’4” x 14’5” x 14’7” 6'0" 9'6" 13'5" 13'21/2" 9’6” x 7’8” DWGPDF
15000 14’6” x 16’5” x 16’7” 6'0" 11'5" 15'5" 15'21/2" 11'5” x 7’8” DWGPDF

Single Opening - Class B

Capacity
(lbs.)
Hoistway Pit Depth Inside Car Inside Car Depth Door Spec Drawing
Width x Reg Door Depth x
Pass Door Depth
(7'8" Cab) Width 1-Section Gate 2-Section Gate Width x Height
6000 12’0” x 21’0” x 21’2” 5'2" 9'6" 20'0" 19'91/2" 9’6” x 7’8” DWGPDF
8000 12’2” x 21’0” x 21’2” 5'2" 9'6" 20'0" 19'91/2" 9’6” x 7’8” DWGPDF
10000 12’4” x 22’5” x 22’7” 5'2" 9'6" 21'5" 21'21/2" 9’6” x 7’8” DWGPDF

Double Opening - Class C

Capacity
(lbs.)
Hoistway Pit Depth Inside Car Inside Car Depth Door Spec Drawing
Width x Reg Door Depth x
Pass Door Depth
(7'8" Cab) Width 1-Section Gate 2-Section Gate Width x Height
5000 10’0” x 10’9” x 11’1” 5'2" 7'6" 9'5" 9'0" 7'6" x 7'8" DWGPDF
6000 12’0” x 10’9” x 11’1” 5'2" 9'6" 9'5" 9'0" 9’6” x 7’8” DWGPDF
8000 12’2” x 12’8” x 13’0” 5'2" 9'6" 11'4" 10'11" 9’6” x 7’8” DWGPDF
10000 12’4” x 14’8” x 15’0” 6'0" 9'6" 13'4" 12'11" 9’6” x 7’8” DWGPDF
15000 14’6” x 16’8” x 17’0” 6'0" 11'5" 15'4" 14'11" 11'5” x 7’8” DWGPDF

Double Opening - Class B

Capacity
(lbs.)
Hoistway Pit Depth Inside Car Inside Car Depth Door Spec Drawing
Width x Reg Door Depth x
Pass Door Depth
(7'8" Cab) Width 1-Section Gate 2-Section Gate Width x Height
6000 12' x 21’3” x 21’7” 5'2" 9'6" 19'11" 19'6" 9’6” x 7’8” DWGPDF
8000 12'2” x 21’3” x 21’7” 5'2" 9'6" 19'11" 19'6" 9’6” x 7’8” DWGPDF
10000 12'4” x 22’8” x 23’0” 5'2" 9'6" 21'4" 20'11" 9’6” x 7’8” DWGPDF

Schumacher Elevator Company engineers and manufactures custom elevators. For custom applications, please contact a Schumacher sales representative at 800-779-5438.

  • Add 3” to hoistway width for seismic applications. 

    Overhead dimensions are based on a 6’ high gate and 8’ cab. Different cab heights or full–height passenger gates will affect this requirement. 

    Overhead and pit dimensions are based on a maximum speed of 200 fpm. Increasing the speed will increase these requirements.

    All Schumacher Elevator Company Traction Freight Elevators meet or exceed all requirements set by the American Society of Mechanical Engineeers (ASME A17.1).

Dimensions are subject to change without notice.