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Out of Harm’s Way

By Max Guijt | May 1, 2020

All stakeholders should be aware of contributing factors that can lead to diminished safety of elevators and escalators. by Max GuijtThis article was first presented at the 2019 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium in Las Vegas. For more information on December 7-8, 2020’s event in Amsterdam and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. The safety of elevators…

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Something Has to Give

By Elevator World | September 1, 2016

This introspective Readers Platform addresses the critical topics of maintenance contracts and route overloads in the U.S. This article is written from my perspective as an International Union of Elevator Constructors maintenance mechanic. I began working in the elevator business in the early 1980s, initially alongside my father in construction. My father had been in…

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Why PESSRAL Is Not PESS

By Elevator World | September 1, 2016

Important safety ramifications in European standards applications 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). The lift industry is quite old…

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Speeding Up Elevator Inspections and Reporting

By Elevator World | September 1, 2016

Introducing a timesaving mobile app years in the making Improving operations is an evergreen topic. Several years ago, UpVate.com proposed a common electronic-data management platform (ELEVATOR WORLD, September 2012). The idea was to modernize operations, while ensuring code compliance. Since the industry still struggles with slow inspections and late reports, UpVate Anywhere, a web-based mobile app,…

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Breakthrough in Safe and Cost-Effective Elevator Hoistway Control

By Elevator World | September 1, 2016

Together, APS and iDiscovery provide an array of benefits. 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). The century-old elevator hoistway…

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Best Bureaucrat

By Elevator World | September 1, 2016

Miami-Dade County has a chief elevator inspector it won’t want to lose in Michael A. Chavez. In 2006, an elderly Miami couple in their 80s were stranded in their apartment. The lady was battling cancer and could not get to her doctor, because the elevator in their building was broken. The shaft was on the…

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Risk Potential of Safety Gears

By Elevator World | March 1, 2015

This paper was presented at  Paris 2014, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 20, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission from the International Association of Elevator Engineers  (website: www.elevcon.com). This paper is an exact reprint and has not been edited by ELEVATOR…

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Innovative Balance Coefficient Testing System for Elevators

By inhua, Xie Chao, Song Yuechao and Li Gang edited by Peng Jie, | February 1, 2015

Time, money and manpower can be saved using a new testing method. by Wang Weixiong, Liu Yingjie, Wu Xingjun, Wang Xinhua, Xie Chao, Song Yuechao and Li Gang edited by Peng Jie, EW Correspondent Elevators play an important role in vertical transportation to facilitate the daily life of people. With the number of elevators increasing,…

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Intelligent Inspection of Elevators

By Elevator World | March 1, 2014

Nondestructive testing of safety equipment without the use of physically damaging and clumsy test weights Reprinted from Lift-Report There are systems available that now allow elevators to be tested more accurately and efficiently without weights. What matters, above all, is correct detection of all influencing factors in order to carry out a proper calculation of…

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Navigating the Sweeping Changes of NYC Elevator Compliance

By Elevator World | December 1, 2013

In a city of constant transformation, it’s no surprise that elevator compliance is also constantly evolving. Throughout the five boroughs of New York City (NYC), the metropolis’ Department of Buildings (DOB) has been boosting regulatory efforts in an effort to keep more than 60,000 elevator devices code compliant and millions of passengers safe. In the…

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