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Suspension Means and Materials
A Design Methodology of Rope Tension Meter Used for Lift Automatic Door Assembly

A Design Methodology of Rope Tension Meter Used for Lift Automatic Door Assembly

By Anup Balharpure | September 1, 2021

Potentially easy-to-use device could quickly be in production.

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It’s In The Groove

It’s In The Groove

By Joseph Thompson | September 1, 2021

In this Readers’ Platform, your author emphasizes that the rope prefers a U-groove.

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Understanding Problems of Suspension Means

By Kevin Heling | July 1, 2019

In this Readers Platform, an industry veteran shares ideas for addressing an industrywide challenge. Over the last two decades, big money has been spent on elevator rope replacement, but half or more of that spending could have been delayed. New tools and software can help identify and manage issues of excessive and uneven wear of…

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The Impact of Pre-Stretching on Elevator Ropes

By Konrad Stahr and Dr. Andreas Franz | July 1, 2019

In this Readers Platform, the authors examine whether factory-stretched ropes deliver desired results. Introduction This article summarizes the main findings of scientific investigations carried out on different types of elevator ropes regarding their performance in the areas of stretch and elasticity considering pre- stretching and sheds a light on pre-stretching in comparison to the stiffness-optimized…

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How Suspension Means Affect Cost- Effective Design And Space Efficiency

By Dr. Nicola Imbimbo | July 1, 2019

This component is one of the main drivers for the innovation of a complete elevator package. Before the advent of modern elevators, hoist ropes were made of natural fibers and used to lift materials, especially into mining areas. Such environments were very harsh and aggressive against the fibers, causing them to rot quickly, giving rise…

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Coated Traction Products (Ctp®) — A Milestone In Elevator Rope Technology

By Pat Dreps | July 1, 2019

The advantages of Brugg’s coated elevator ropes are detailed. In 2010, Brugg Lifting’s Coated Traction Products (CTP®) earned Liftinstituut certification, and the years since have seen the polymer-coated wire rope installed in 100,000 elevators across Europe. In 2017, CTP received Japanese Transport Ministry approval, and the company’s goal is to have it approved for use…

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Elasticity Behavior of Elevator Ropes

By dreas Franz and Dipl.-Ing. Konrad Stahr | July 1, 2015

Demands are increasing due to a variety of factors. by Dr.-Ing. Andreas Franz and Dipl.-Ing. Konrad Stahr Increasing building/traveling heights, high-usage levels and modern system designs are among the factors increasing the demands on the physical properties of elevator suspension ropes. The trend toward saving cost and energy by reducing the size and weight of…

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Steel Wire Rope

By Louis Bialy, Miles P. Lamb and Martin Rhiner | July 1, 2015

Thoughts on the ASME A17.6 standard for elevator suspension systems and corresponding A17.1/B44 requirements by Louis Bialy, Miles P. Lamb and Martin Rhiner Steel wire rope (SWR) has been used for many years as a major element in the elevator industry. Indeed, SWR has been applied for the suspension of elevators, as well as in…

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On the Safety Factor of Suspension Ropes

By Yongqiang Shen, Junhua Shen, Rongfeng Lu, Qun Chen and Jun Ye | July 1, 2015

A suggestion is made to clarify an important clause in the EN 81-20:2014 standard. by Yongqiang Shen, Junhua Shen, Rongfeng Lu, Qun Chen and Jun Ye Suspension ropes are important lift components; therefore, EN 81-20:2014 Safety Rules for the Construction and Installation of Lifts for the Transport of Persons and Goods — Part 20: Passenger…

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Straight to the Top: Innovation in the Future World’s Tallest Tower

By Elevator World | July 1, 2015

UltraRope is a big reason why KONE won Kingdom Tower contract. The past few decades have brought dozens of historic innovations in architecture and buildings. For example, the tube structure created by Fazlur Khan paved the way for Chicago’s Willis Tower and heavily influenced today’s tallest standing tower, Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Game-changing advances like…

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