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ISO 8100-32:2020, Planning and Selection of Passenger Lifts

ISO 8100-32:2020, Planning and Selection of Passenger Lifts

By Luciano Faletto | March 1, 2021

EFESME discusses the new standard and what its implications are for lift SMEs and future SME-friendly standards.

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ISO 8100-32:2020 Guidance

ISO 8100-32:2020 Guidance

By Elevator World | March 1, 2021

An introduction to and aid for users of the new European standard

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ISO Approves New Standard

By Undine Stricker-Berghoff | January 1, 2021

ISO/TC 178 chairman discusses the “United Nations of standardization” publication of ISO 8100-32:2020. by Undine Stricker-Berghoff The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), after a six-year, intensive international effort, has published ISO 8100, Lifts for the transportation of persons and goods, Part 32, a completely new standard for the “planning and selection of passenger lifts to…

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Cybersecurity in the Age of Rapid Digitalization, Connectivity

By Shari Parillo | August 1, 2020

Software-secure elevators are key to preventing disruption and retaining customer and passenger confidence. by Shari Parillo Anyone following the elevator industry over the recent past cannot fail to notice the many electronics being integrated into the elevator system. These products gather equipment data designed to enhance maintenance efficiencies. New passenger interfaces offer seamless customer experiences…

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Safety Upgrades

By Karen Penafiel | April 1, 2020

NEII’s comments on the key changes to A17.1/B44 by Karen Penafiel Developed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME A17.1/CSA B44 sets standards that govern safety across the industry. The code is developed by ASME’s A17 Standards Committee, a diverse, international group of subject-matter experts including enforcing authorities, mechanical and electrical engineering and…

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Door Protection Requirement Updates

By James O’Laughlin | April 1, 2020

A rundown of the big changes in A17.1-2019/B44-19 and a system that can meet what they require by James O’Laughlin Passenger elevator door protection requirements are about to change with the release of ASME A17.1-2019/CSA B44-19 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. New requirements are introduced for reopening devices used in power-operated horizontally sliding doors.…

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The Role of Risk Assessment in Innovative Product Development

By Louis Bialy | February 1, 2020

How this critical methodology ensures safety and facilitates innovative product development worldwide by Louis BialyThis article was first presented at the 2018 InternationalElevator & Escalator Symposium in Istanbul. For more information on December 7-8, 2020’s event in Amsterdam and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. Risk assessment has been utilized extensively for many applications in the elevator…

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A Collaborative Effort

By Nicole Van Velzen | November 1, 2019

North American associations work together to update elevator performance standards. Leading North American associations representing the vertical-transportation industry recently recognized a need to provide more information for certain property types and additional door sizes included in the National Elevator Industry, Inc.’s (NEII) Building Transportation Standards and Guidelines, known as NEII-1. NEII, the Canadian Elevator Contractors…

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Globalization in Standardization Moving Forward

By Koos van Lindenberg | August 1, 2019

The EN 81-20/-50 standards for lifts, produced by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) international, has been accepted. In Europe, the EN 81-20/-50 standards for lifts have been in place since August 31, 2017. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standardization committee TC 178 adopted these European CEN standards as ISO standards and published them…

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Should ASME A17.1/CSA B44 “Converge” With ISO 8100?

By Elevator World | December 1, 2018

The International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC) states its position on efforts to merge the European Norms (EN) and North American standards. Introduction There is currently an effort to “Converge” the European Standard EN 81-20 and -50 (ISO 8100 Parts 1, 2 and 3), a performance-based lift standard, with ASME A17.1/CSA B44, the prescriptive code,…

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