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The first question that needs to be answered when selecting the right elevator for your project is, “how many feet of travel will my elevator cover?” These three options will cover any passenger project scope:

Low Rise Buildings (elevators that travel up to 60 feet)

Endura A – This product line requires no drilling and features a twinpost jack to move the elevator.

A. Twinpost Above-Ground 1-stage

  • This compact and efficient unit is the ideal choice for an elevator making 2 stops. Maximum travel distance in a standard configuration is 12’-8”, however a travel height of 18’-11” can be achieved with alterations to pit depth and overhead height.

Additional Travel Details:

  • At 100 fpm or less, pit and/or overhead must be increased 1" for every 1" of net travel over 12'-8" up to 18'-11"
  • Over 100 fpm, pit and/or overhead must be increased 1" for every 1" of net travel over 12'-5" up to 18'-8".
    • Maximum 2'-0" allowed in overhead.
    • Travel limitations may vary depending upon model, application weights and specific job requirements.
    • For multiple elevators: Add 4" for a divider beam between hoistways.

  • Safety beams are required by OSHA 1926.502, provided and installed by others as directed by Bay State Elevator. Clear overhead dimensions shown are to the bottom of the beam; the beam may not encroach into these required clear overhead dimensions.

  • If ASME A17.1-2000 thru ASME A17.1-2007 is applicable to your building, please contact us to verify the requirement for a pocket or wider hoistway to accommodate a 7” pit ladder.


B. Twinpost Above-Ground 2-stage

  • The two stage configuration nearly doubles the travel distance the elevator can extend. Maximum travel distance in a standard configuration is 23’-2.5”, however a travel height of 28’-6” can be achieved with alterations to pit depth and overhead height.

Additional Travel Details:

    • Pit and/or overhead must increase 1" for every 2" of net travel over 23'-2 1/2" net travel up to 28'-6" net travel.
    • Maximum 2'-0" allowed in overhead.
    • Travel limitations may vary depending upon model, application weights and specific job requirements.
  • For multiple elevators, add 4" for a divider beam between hoistways.
  • Safety beams are required by OSHA 1926.502, provided and installed by others as directed by TKE. Clear overhead dimensions shown are to the bottom of the beam; the beam may not encroach into these required clear overhead dimensions.
  • For multiple elevators, add 4" for a divider beam between hoistways.
  • If ASME A17.1-2000 thru ASME A17.1-2007 is applicable to your building, please contact your local ThyssenKrupp Sales Representative to verify the requirement for a pocket or wider hoistway to accommodate a 7” pit ladder.

C. Twinpost Above-Ground 3-stage

  • The three stage configuration offers the maximum distance an elevator can travel with an above ground installation. Maximum travel distance in a standard configuration is 33’-6.5”, however a travel height of 48’-3.5” can be achieved with alterations to pit depth and overhead height.

Additional Travel Details:

    • Pit and/or overhead increases 1" for every 3" of net travel over 33'-6 1/2" up to 48'-3 1/2".
    • Maximum 2'-0" allowed in overhead.
    • Travel limitations may vary depending upon model, application weights and specific job requirements.
  • For multiple elevators, add 4" for a divider beam between hoistways.

  • Safety beams are required by OSHA 1926.502, provided and installed by others as directed by TKE. Clear overhead dimensions shown are to the bottom of the beam; the beam may not encroach into these required clear overhead dimensions.

  • If ASME A17.1-2000 thru ASME A17.1-2007 is applicable to your building, please contact your local ThyssenKrupp Sales Representative to verify the requirement for a pocket or wider hoistway to accommodate a 7” pit ladder.

Endura B – Traditional “Below Ground” Model

For applications where drilling is not an issue we also offer a Below-Ground option, in most situations the maximum travel distance of this solution is 60’

Additional product details:

  • Car Top Railing: If required per rule 2.14.1.7.1 of the ASME A17.1 safety code, clear overhead becomes 12'-5" up to 100 fpm or 12'-8" over 100 fpm.

  • Safety beams are required by OSHA 1926.502, provided and installed by others as directed by TKE. Clear overhead dimensions shown are to the bottom of the beam; the beam may not encroach into these required clear overhead dimensions.
  • For multiple elevators, add 4" for a divider beam between hoistways.
  • If ASME A17.1-2000 thru ASME A17.1-2007 is applicable to your building, please contact your local ThyssenKrupp Sales Representative to verify the requirement for a pocket or wider hoistway to accommodate a 7” pit ladder.

Mid Rise buildings with travel up to 300 feet tall

Synergy – In today’s world maximizing efficiency and minimizing the cost to run equipment can make or break a business.

Our mid-rise product “Synergy” offers the best of both worlds, with regenerative drives we can show you how your equipment saves electricity with every trip it makes. If space is at a premium in your building you may want to consider the Synergy MRL (machine-room-less) model to add even more flexibility to your project. The Synergy model is supported in three different forms detailed below:

Self Supported

  • Wood construction or similar designed buildings not intended to carry the loads of an elevator system
  • Buildings with total floor travel up to 85’-0”
  • Elevators capacity up to 3500 lbs.
  • Elevator speeds of 150 fpm
  • Standard cab finishes and flooring

Building Supported Standard Series

  • Steel, concrete, or other equivalent building construction methods capable of carrying the loads of an elevator system
  • Buildings with total floor travel up to 300’-0”
  • Elevator capacity up to 4000lbs.
  • Elevator speeds up to 350 fpm
  • Standard cab finishes and flooring

Building Supported Performance Series

  • Steel, concrete, or other equivalent building construction methods capable of carrying the loads of an elevator system
  • Buildings with total floor travel up to 300’-0”
  • Elevator capacity up to 5000 lbs.
  • Elevator speeds up to 500 fpm
  • Standard or Premium cab finishes and flooring

High-rise Buildings (no limit on travel)


Momentum - Built around your designs... engineered to be quick, comfortable & efficient.

Momentum incorporates all of our best thinking and is ideal for high rise buildings. This application mounts the gearless motor above the elevator hoistway so maximum travel distances can be reached. Some basic details about our Momentum standard and performance series can be found below:

Standard Series:

  • Speeds of 350 to 500 fpm
  • Capacities up to 5000 lbs.
  • Standard or Premium Cab finishes

Performance Series:

  • Standard speeds of 700, 1,000 and 1,200 fpm, but higher speeds available
  • Capacities up to 5000 lbs
  • Standard or Premium cab finishes and flooring

Freight

Freight elevators can be customized to your specific project to meet size and capacity requirements. Our freight elevators are manufactured to handle any heavy-duty usage with a specific focus on durability and longevity. The controllers used in our freight elevators is the same as our passenger elevators so we can tie all elevators in your system together to work together as efficiently as possible.

To help you decide on what type of freight elevator is right for you please consult our classification guide below to help you make the right choice.

Class A: General Freight Loading

Best used when the load is distributed, the weight of any single piece is not more than 1/4 the capacity of the elevator and the load is handled on and off the car platform manually or by means of hand trucks.

Class B: Motor Vehicle Loading

The freight elevator is used solely to carry automobile trucks or passenger automobiles up to the rated capacity of the elevator.

Class C1: Industrial Truck Loading

A four-wheeled vehicle may be used to load and unload the elevator. The combined weight of the vehicle and the load cannot exceed the rated capacity and may be rolled onto the platform as a single unit.

Class C2: Industrial Truck Loading

During loading and unloading, max load on the platform may be up to 150% of the rated capacity. This enables you to use a forklift to load a car with freight weighing up to the rated capacity.


For Class C1 and C2, the following additional requirements shall apply:

For elevators with a capacity up to 20,000lbs (9,072 kg), the car platform shall be designed for a loaded truck of weight equal to the capacity or for the actual weight of the truck to be used, whichever is greater. For elevators with a capacity exceeding 20,000lbs (9,072 kg), the car platform shall be designed for a loaded truck of that weight or for the actual weight of the loaded truck to be used, whichever is greater.

Once you have determined your classification you need to determine your travel distance. These two options will work for all of your freight elevator needs:

Hydraulic:

  • For buildings of seven or fewer floors
  • Quiet operation
  • Special NEMA enclosures, hardwood flooring, special gauge walls and ceilings
  • Vandal resistant fixtures
  • Non-skid steel platform

Traction:

  • Recommended for high rise buildings
  • Quick acceleration
  • Special NEMA enclosures, hardwood flooring, special gauge walls and ceilings
  • Vandal resistant fixtures
  • Non-skid steel platform

Please consult our Freight elevator planning guide more information.