The Importance of Elevator Rope Grippers

The Importance of Elevator Rope Grippers


Elevators play a huge role in our everyday lives. They are very important for those who live in a high-rise apartment building or have a hard time using the stairs. Elevators can be considered a luxury for some and a necessity for those who need assistance getting from floor to floor. What many people never think about are the parts of an elevator that keep the machine working properly—and keep riders safe so they are able to efficiently get to where they need to be.

What is a Rope Gripper? 

Rope grippers are one of the very important elements of elevator safety and function. A rope gripper is a machine that is hydraulically reset and mechanically activated to grip the elevator suspension ropes to protect an elevator in case there is an electrical or mechanical failure. It is tough yet gentle on the ropes and causes no damage.

How do Rope Grippers keep Riders Safe?

Once installed, rope grippers protect the rider in an event that there is a problem and the car over speeds or leaves the floor with the door open. Malfunctions such as this, can lead to injuries that can be avoided by having a rope gripper installed. If you’re unsure whether your elevators already have a rope gripper, reach out to Wyatt Elevator, for a free system survey of your elevator in the Philadelphia and surroundings areas.

Let Wyatt Elevator help you with all your elevator needs…

At Wyatt Elevator we are here to move you. We service our community with pride and our workmanship reflects just that. We are a family owned and operated Full-Service Elevator Company servicing Philadelphia and the surrounding Tri-State area. We provide Preventative Maintenance, Service Repairs, Modernizations, and New Installations of all makes and models of vertical transportation devices.  

Elevators are among the most significant investments in your building. Our Field and Management teams have decades of combined experience in the industry. We are experts at maintaining and servicing all designs of elevator equipment: Otis, Thyssen, Schindler, KONE, and all over Independent Manufactures ready to troubleshoot and repair all designs of elevator control equipment. Providing you with customized care and peace of mind. Call us today for a free quote!  




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