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A Vision Evolves

By John Stopes | October 1, 2020

Designing a VT strategy for one of the tallest buildings in the City of London This article was first presented at the 10th Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies, www.liftsymposium.org. 22 Bishopsgate is on the site of a failed development formerly known as “The Pinnacle.” The ambition for what was to bear the nickname “Helter-Skelter”(Figure…

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Returning After Crisis

By Elevator World | September 1, 2020

Richie Lobert (RL), director, LML Lift Consultants, shares workplace-reentry strategies in the COVID-19 era with your author (SSP). by Sheetal Shelar Patil SSP: Which workplace-reentry strategies are recommended by LML? RL: As COVID-19 restrictions ease, a number of workplace-reentry strategies for lifts, escalators and moving walks can be implemented to help limit the spread of…

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The Importance of Call-Backs

By John W. Koshak | August 1, 2020

The industry expectation of maintenance records and why they matter by John W. Koshak In the North American elevator industry, maintenance records are required by the ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. The code is specific about the required information and where it must be available. Regarding call-backs, the record must describe…

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Elevator Door Detector Light Curtains and Related Door-Closing Injuries

By Frank Fletcher, Jill Sweeney and Michael Fagan | June 1, 2020

An increase in incidents prompts this examination and explanation of door protection devices. by Frank Fletcher, Jill Sweeney and Michael Fagan We have observed a trend in personal injuries and the litigation-support business regarding elevator noncontact, infrared door detectors, aka “door detectors.” These devices were introduced in the early 1990s and instantly recognized by owners…

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Impact of Cultures on Elevatoring

By TAK Mathews | February 1, 2020

Differences between norms in the U.S., U.K. and elsewhere are explored. by TAK MathewsThis article was first presented at the 2018 is the R&D involved in the science of elevatoring, which International Elevator and Escalator Symposium in Istanbul. For more information on December 7-8, 2020’s event in Amsterdam and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. In 1853,…

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Deadweight Dead Wrong?

By Richard Blaska | December 1, 2019

Many elevators are heavier than indicated in their documentation. by Richard Blaska As elevator systems age, the need for modernization becomes compelling for a host of reasons, including system performance, reliability, safety, energy efficiency and aesthetics. The common solution to system- aging issues is the upgrading and replacement of various system components in lieu of…

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Mandatory Maintenance

By John W. Koshak | November 1, 2019

Today’s best practices call for frequent technician visits and following the MCP. In 2000, the ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators added significant changes to require maintenance, require that maintenance task-completion be recorded and that these and many other records be available for inspection. In 2002, the code added the requirement that…

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Educating Maintenance Mechanics

By John W. Koshak | October 1, 2019

The need for new mechanics to be trained on older equipment should not be ignored. In 1980, the vast majority of traction (electric) elevators were Ward Leonard motor control, and direct-acting hydraulic elevators dominated the market. Today, solid-state motor controls and machine-room-less elevators have displaced those industry offerings. The advance of new technology and the…

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Industry Standard for VT Maintenance

By John W. Koshak | September 1, 2019

An introduction to the important NEII-1 Part 7, with which every elevator professional should be familiar Editor’s Note: This article kicks off a regular column from experienced consultants who will discuss many issues our readers may encounter in their vertical-transportation (VT) careers. We encourage future submissions from other consultants to be sent to editorial@elevatorworld.com. In…

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