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Otis Micro-Drive was an elevator model introduced by Otis in 1915.

Overview

Otis Micro-Drive is a traction (and maybe winding drum) elevator system. It was the first self leveling elevator system. It uses a secondary, slower motor connected to the drive sheave for slower leveling speeds.

Notable installations

  • Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo, NY
  • Calgary Public Building, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Videos

Riding the original OTIS manual freight elevator in Buffalo city hall10:11

Riding the original OTIS manual freight elevator in Buffalo city hall.

Otis Micro-Drive freight elevator

Historic Ancient Otis - Fensom Micro Drive Elevators at Calgary Public Building04:04

Historic Ancient Otis - Fensom Micro Drive Elevators at Calgary Public Building

Otis Micro-Drive passenger elevator

Otis Tail Twister00:37

Otis Tail Twister

Otis Micro-Drive machine

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