Rope-Free Elevator System Based on Planar Positioners for Vertical and Horizontal Transport
Keywords:elevator, rope-free elevator, vertical and horizontal elevator, planar coordinate positioning system, planar positioner
An original solution of a mechatronic rope-free elevator is presented in the article. The elevator cars in the proposed solution can travel in the shaft both vertically and horizontally, as well as in the two directions simultaneously. The elevator drive is based on a mechatronic planar positioning system with an aerostatic bearing. The conceptual solution of elevators used in vertical and horizontal transport is also presented in the work. The principle of operation of the mechatronic planar positioning system with the aerostatic bearing is explained. The directions of further studies are outlined.