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                             By William Fischer

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         Elevator installation with compensating-means guide  tion of reversal, in the direction of reversal, and also in the
         Pat. 7,762,378 U.S. class 187/414 Int. class B66B 7/00  vertical direction, i.e. restrict the possible deflection of the
         Inventor: Peter Mori, Rothenburg, CH., Franz Weingartner,   compensating means 7 from its intended position.
         Ebikon, CH., Karsten Gensicke, Buchrain, CH.          The compensating-means guide 8.1 visible in figure 1 com-
         Assignee: Inventio AG., Hergiswil NW, CH.
           An elevator installation with an elevator car and a counter-
         weight, a suspension cable suspending the elevator car and
         the counterweight, and a compensating cable compensating
         the effect of the weight of the suspension cable, is equipped
         with a compensating cable guide which for the purpose of
         guiding the compensating cable has at least one brush.
           Figures 1 and 2 each show an elevator installation accord-
         ing to the present invention. Shown in both drawings are an
         elevator car 1 and a counterweight 2 which are installed in
         an elevator hoistway 3. The elevator car 1 and the counter-
         weight 2 hang on a suspension means 4 via which they are
         moved vertically by a drive unit 5 having a traction sheave
         6 along guide rails which are not shown. Hanging between
         the elevator car 1 and the counterweight 2 respectively is
         a compensating means 7 in the form of a loop which is fas-
         tened by one of its ends to the elevator car 1 and fastened by
         an opposite end to the counterweight 2.
           Visible in figures 1 and 2 are two variants of a compensat-
         ing-means guide 8.1, 8.2. In each case, these have a number
         of brushes 12.1, 12.2 which guide the compensating means
         7 in the area of its reversal 7.1 perpendicular to the direc-

                                                              Figure 1: schematic cross-section through an elevator installation with a
                                                              compensating means and a compensating-means guide with brushes.

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