Commercial Traction Lift

What is a Commercial Traction Lift (CT-Lift)?

This is a lift that falls under the codes related to accessibility in North America (CSA B355 and ASME A18.1) but has the look at feel of a full elevator.

The most significant feature that differentiates between a “Lift” and an “Elevator” is the requirement for a lift to be “constant pressure”.

This means that, in order for the platform to move either up or down, a user must hold the control button either at the landings or while on board continuously but the platform will come to a stop at the landing automatically….no fear of overshooting the landing!

Other than that it looks just like an Elevator!


Why is a RAM Commercial Traction Lift the choice for your project?

Made to fit in any space – All Lifts and Elevators from RAM Manufacturing are custom-built to fit your completed shaft construction ensuring smooth installation every time.

Quieter than the competition – Every RAM Commercial Traction Lift uses a Traction Sheave Drive for a quieter, cleaner and more efficient ride. We use a fully counter-balanced design and high efficiency components rather than hydraulics, which can give off unpleasant fumes, and rather than winding-drum or geared-chain drives, which are prone to noisy, inefficient operation.

Easy maintenance – The electrical panel and all controls are easily accessed from within the cab, eliminating the need for a separate machine room or control box. Guide system rollers are self-lubricating.

Fits in a standard 8’ floor-to-ceiling height – The lift has a unique overhead motor and gearbox arrangement that requires no more than a standard 8’ floor-to-ceiling height, greatly improving planning and installation.

Saves you money – The rigid guide rail structure, unique to the elevator system, allows for standard construction to be used. No special wall reinforcement is required, lowering the overall project cost.

Works in a power outage – The Ram Tower of Power is a unique 220V full battery backup, providing an unmatched 40 lift cycles on reserve power. It is a stand-alone product and can be added to any new or existing commercial elevator. Automatically switching between building power and battery power, it provides the highest level of power reliability and peace of mind for you and those who use it.

Every CT-Lift is built for life-  Designed to last, RAM has systems installed since 1990 that are still working today!



Can we help you design an elevator just right for your commercial space? Talk to our sales representatives today.