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Lee Freeland

Elevator World Senior Associate Editor

Big-Brothers

Big Brothers

By Lee Freeland | May 1, 2020
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This Product Spotlight involves incorporating AI into fixtures for a variety of benefits. by Lee Freeland Triedburg, Austria-based View Elevator has released what it calls the “first smart autoresponsive two-senses emergency call system.” VIEW is a “smart emergency call and infotainment system” built to tackle multiple challenges. The “two-senses principle” means the emergency-call protocol requests…

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Electronic Variable Speed Drives, 4th Edition

By Lee Freeland | April 1, 2020
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“Total revision” is targeted at maintenance technicians and focused on AC drives. by Lee Freeland Electronic Variable Speed Drives, 4th Edition, by Michael E. Brumbach and Jeffrey A. Clade, is a thorough, updated look at variable-frequency drives (VFDs) and their maintenance, operation, installation and more. The 305-page softcover is full of clear drawings and photos…

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Electrical Safety Handbook, 5th Edition

By Lee Freeland | March 1, 2020
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Thorough revision updates on-the-job electrical safety essentials. by Lee Freeland Greatly revised for the latest procedures and standards in electrical safety, Electrical Safety Handbook, 5th Edition by Dennis K. Neitzel, Dr. Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer and Al Winfield is an illustrated source of information the book calls “life- saving” and “practical.” Designed for the work environment, the…

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ASME A17 Code Week

By Lee Freeland | March 1, 2020
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A wide range of topics is covered at industry professionals’ annual congregation in Florida. by Lee Freeland The Sheraton Sand Key Resort was again host to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17 Code Week in Clearwater Beach, Florida, on January 13-16. The ASME A17 Standards Committee and associated code committees, including the Wind…

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Prepared for Impact

By Lee Freeland | February 1, 2020
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This Product Spotlight highlights the fruits of Niagara Belco’s recent labor. by Lee Freeland Niagara Belco Elevator Inc. of Hamilton, Canada, focuses on elevators for residential and light commercial applications. It also offers mobility products, such as vertical platform lifts and stairlifts. In addition to standard applications, the company designs and manufactures panoramic elevators, custom…

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Contactless Position Supervisor Unit

By Lee Freeland | December 1, 2019
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CEDES looks to transform how elevator safety works with a simpler solution five years in the making. iDiscovery is a new product from CEDES that serves as “a position supervisor unit.” Together with the company’s absolute positioning system (APS; aka shaft information system), it “takes over the safety-relevant functions of an elevator” in only one…

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Wisconsin Elevator Symposium

By Lee Freeland | December 1, 2019
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Lake Geneva hosts another busy two days for 265 inspectors and mechanics from all over the U.S. and Canada. The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, played host to the Wisconsin Elevator Symposium again this year, on September 26-27. Hosted by NAESA International, this 14th annual event (the eighth hosted by NAESA)…

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The Elevator: From Basics to Calculus

By Lee Freeland | December 1, 2019
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One need not necessarily be an expert to learn details of motor control, ropes and traction and traffic analysis. Elevator World, Inc.’s latest book offering is The Elevator: From Basics to Calculus: Motor Control; Ropes and Traction; Traffic Analysis by Dr. Albert So. The 136-page book includes an introduction serving as an overview of elevator…

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A Big Yard

By Lee Freeland | December 1, 2019
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Otis’ general manager of new equipment across a wide swath of Manhattan shares some of the challenges and details in Hudson Yards. by Lee Freeland When in town for the International Association of Elevator Consultants New York Region 26th Annual Fundraiser (ELEVATOR WORLD, November 2019), your author (LF) was fortunate to have the chance to…

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Rigging Handbook, 5th Edition

By Lee Freeland | November 1, 2019
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“The complete illustrated field reference” brings clarity to complex topics. The fifth edition of the Rigging Handbook by Jerry Klinke is a clear, well-illustrated reference for millwrights, rigging professionals, crane operators and anyone involved with performing or teaching rigging and hoisting operations. The small-format book can easily be slipped into a back pocket, yet is…

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