The importance of equal tension in elevator ropes on a traction elevator is well known to Elevator Installers and Maintenance Engineers.
Unequal tension creates vibration and rope slip, which leads to premature wear of cables and traction sheave grooves. To help prevent this, it is important to ensure that rope tensions are equal on all cables supporting the elevator car and counterweight.
The Equator® Rope Tensioning System from Drucegrove is a quick and easy method to accurately adjust and equalise rope tensions. It uses two identical injection moulded gauges to compare, and ensure the tension in traction elevator hoist cables can be equalised.
The system is fast to implement, and the rope tension measurements are incredibly accurate due to the way that the gauges are initially calibrated on the same rope.
This will help prevent premature sheave and rope wear and pay you dividends in the long term.
- Saves money for building managers and elevator contractors. - No power or data cables required for operation. - Designed for use on a range of elevator ropes from 6mm (¼") to 20mm (¾"). - Comprises of two identical high quality injection moulded gauges. - Fast and easy to implement. - Incredibly accurate due to the unique way that the two gauges are initially calibrated on the same rope.
2 × Injection Moulded Gauge 4 × Small Hook 4 × Large Hook 2 × Adjustable Hook Assembly 2 × Non-Adjustable Hook Assembly 2 × Rope Locator 4 × End Cap 1 × Adjustment Tool
All enclosed in a sturdy plastic carry case.
Equator inventor Dennis Kelly demonstrates the the Rope Tensioning System
Adams become the exclusive distributor for the Equator in U.S. and Canada
Drucegrove are excited to announce that as of February 2009, Adams are the sole distributor for the Equator Rope Tensioning System in the U.S. and Canada. More Details
Adams Elevator Equipment Company is the largest distributor of elevator replacement parts to the elevator industry and offers a full line of safety system and accessory products for elevator service companies.
“The Equator is an excellent product, and we’re very excited for this new business opportunity with Drucegrove.” - Gerry Adams, Adams Elevator Business Unit Manager