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Updated Testing Material

By Lee Freeland | January 1, 2018
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Manual and handbook provide quick reference for mechanic and inspector in testing and more. The Field Employees’ Elevator Testing Manual was designed to provide a guide to technicians assigned the task of performing various tests on electric and hydraulic passenger and freight elevators in the presence of a certified elevator inspector. This publication from the…

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The EW 2017 Global Statistics Report

By Lee Freeland | November 1, 2017
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ELEVATOR WORLD has released its 2017 Global Statistics Report on the elevator industry. The new name for the Vertical Transportation Industry Profile (published biyearly for nearly a decade), it is a 104-page culmination of the EW staff’s gathering of hard-to-find statistics. In addition to the main draw of industry statistics, it includes: An update on…

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Escalator Engineering

By Lee Freeland | October 1, 2017
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New book offers a comprehensive look at escalators and moving walks, and how to engineer them. Elevatorbooks.com’s newest offering is another book by Ben Abbaspour, Escalator Engineering. Noting a dearth of books on escalators in general, Abbaspour strove to fill this need on the equipment’s essential role in the growing mass transportation of passengers in…

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Stannah Celebrates 150 Years

By Lee Freeland | September 1, 2017
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The history of the British company, best known for its stairlifts, stretches across five generations and through two world wars. Stannah was founded five generations ago by Joseph Stannah in the London docks in 1867. Its name was made building hoists and cranes for the dockyards and creative problem solving. Of its monumental anniversary, the…

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Company Spotlight: SCHAEFER Elevator Components

By Lee Freeland | September 1, 2017
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SCHAEFER Elevator Components Inc. is the Canadian segment of SCHAEFER International. Headquartered in Surrey, British Columbia, it is part of the larger SCHAEFER GmbH founded in 1964 by Wolfgang Schaefer. The Canadian branch has been selling the company’s push buttons and fixtures since it opened in 2012. It has recently begun manufacturing its products in…

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By the Field, for the Field

By Lee Freeland | September 1, 2017
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Fast-growing AVT Beckett continues making its name in Canada as it looks to expand to the U.S. At a height of 246 m and a diameter of 21 m, the thyssenkrupp test tower in Rottweil, Germany, dominates the countryside. The company has invested more than EUR40 million (US$46.5 million) in the tower, and now has…

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Industry Dialogue: M.J. Mohamed Iqbal

By Lee Freeland | June 1, 2017
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Toshiba executive talks big projects from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh. ELEVATOR WORLD had the opportunity to speak with M.J. Mohamed Iqbal (MI), its longtime correspondent and Middle East managing director and CEO of Toshiba Elevator, about projects in, and the future for, the region. EW: How is business for Toshiba Elevator Middle East in the…

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UNCC Elevator Renovation

By Lee Freeland | June 1, 2017
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Fifteen elevators across campus are given much-needed restoration. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), North Carolina, undertook a US$3.5-million renovation project between January 5, 2016, and February 14, 2017, to modernize multiple elevators across its campus. Having withstood constant abuse for many years, the previous elevators sorely needed refurbishment. The impetus for most…

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University of Virginia Emergency Room Expansion

By Lee Freeland | June 1, 2017
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Growing hospital department gets much-needed new wing and tower. The expansion of the hospital emergency department, operating rooms and inpatient beds at the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville, Virginia, involves expansion of the current emergency department into an adjacent site no longer in use, expansion of the surgical services suite on the second level,…

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ASME A17 Code Week in Florida

By Lee Freeland | March 1, 2017
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A busy year is reported on, and schedules are announced. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) held its annual Clearwater Beach, Florida, Code Week on January 9-12. As usual, the Sheraton Sand Key Resort hosted many elevator professionals, both members of the society and guests to the proceedings. ASME A17 Standards Committee and associated…

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