The in-line drive elevator system offers a simple, economical solution. It is a 2 HP geared direct drive electric motor. No machine room is required, making this a popular choice where space is a prime consideration. All of the drive components, including the controller box, can be mounted within the hoist-way. However, it is recommended that the controller, which can be located up to 50 feet away, be located outside of the hoist-way for easier service access. Manual lowering is accomplished either by use of the standard manual lowering hand wheel, or by use of the optional battery powered lowering. Another advantage of the in-line drive is that no hydraulic fluid is required and therefore there is no chance of a toxic leak.
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