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A Tale of Two Standards

By John Antona | November 1, 2018

Your authors examine the Kenya and U.S. VT landscapes, and make the case for a uniform global standard. by John Antona and Shem Oirere, EW Correspondent In spite of there being few elevator accidents reported in Kenya, the country could be on the verge of gazetting new country-specific safety standards on the installation, operation, inspection,…

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Inauguration of ASME A17 Committee Marks Milestone for China

By Elevator World | October 1, 2018

A report on ASME’s recent trip to China For the last decade, the explosive growth of elevator and escalator construction in China has been remarkable, huge, and other adjectives to describe, “Holy cow, that’s big!” The numbers of new units, as reported by Hitachi,[1] have the number of major company elevator sales between 2008 and…

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The World of International Standards

By Elevator World | September 1, 2018

A glimpse at the near future of vertical-transportation standards This list gives a glimpse of the future of elevator standards, which must surely be with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). While the U.S. is wedded to ASME A17, ISO is the future — if not for logical reasons, then for commercial reasons. Eventually, the…

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The Impact of EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 in Clips

By Jose Enrique Fernandez | May 1, 2018

This paper was presented at Madrid 2016, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 21, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission from the International Association of Elevator Engineers (website: www.elevcon.com). by Jesus Sanz and Jose Enrique Fernandez In accordance with EN 81-20 and…

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Innovative Product Certification in Major Markets

By Elevator World | March 1, 2018

Guidance for product-development organizations and an examination of the trend toward worldwide uniform certification This paper was presented at  Madrid 2016, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 21, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission from the International Association of Elevator Engineers  (website:…

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EN 81-20/-50 Are Now the Mandate

By EFESME | November 1, 2017

For more than 30 years, EN 81-1 and -2 were the main lift standards in Europe and, particularly during the past decade, in many other parts of the world. These documents were withdrawn at midnight on August 31. New standards, EN 81-20 and -50, were delivered by the European Committee for Standardization Technical Committee 10…

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Deadline Approaches for 40,000 NYC Elevators

By Peter Novak and Steven Ort | September 1, 2017

Devices like GAL FM1 can put units into compliance with new code by Peter Novak and Steven Ort The statistics pertaining to elevators can be eye-opening. For instance, according to ConsumerWatch.com, U.S. elevators make 18 billion trips a year.[1] As for safety, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission report…

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The New Standardization Request for Lifts

By EFESME | May 1, 2017

Explaining the upcoming CEN TC 10 standardization work to achieve harmonized standards fully in compliance with the requirement of fair competition The elaboration and adoption of harmonized standards is based upon a standardization request (mandate) issued by the European Commission to the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) according to Regulation (EU) No. 1025/2012. When a…

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MRM W Line, Elevator for Modernization Business in Compliance with EN 81-21

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017

A new Wittur product seeks to serve as an ideal solution for modernization projects. This paper was presented at  Madrid 2016, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 21, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission from the International Association of Elevator Engineers  …

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Establishing an Elevator Compliance Organization

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

An introduction to the code structure in the U.S. and how compliance with it can be ensured. An elevator, or lift, is a type of vertical transportation that moves people or goods between floors of a building, vessel or other structure.[1] What makes the modern elevator different from other means of transportation, such as cars,…

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