An overspeed governor is a safety device that comes into operation when the lift car exceeds its permitted speed.
In case of falling or rising too fast, when the lift car exceeds its permitted speed, the overspeed governor trips and triggers the safety gear on the lift car via the governor rope. This activates the brakes and stops the elevator from falling or rising too quickly. Since this safety system relies on the governor rope, being reliable and in great working condition is very important when choosing the rope.
Wire ropes are strong, flexible and long-lasting, so they can be the best choice for governor ropes.