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Last edited by nininaz; 27-Dec-2014 at 20:41.
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It clearly says 'meshed'.
The lift works on the basis of a pulley-and-cable system to lift and lower the lift car.
This is complemented by the spring and rachet(toothed wheel) system which kicks in whenever the tension of the cable reaches a minimum limit.
The term 'the rope give way' is not correct. It is actually a switch-over from one system to another to give a smooth ride on the lift.
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My reading is that the spring and ratchet is a safety brake. If the rope (which is used for lifting and lowering) fails, then the springs would engage and halt the car, by forcing the ratchets out into the shaft.