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Design Challenges of High-Speed Elevators

By Elevator World | November 1, 2013

This article is an excerpt from ELEVATOR WORLD’s July 1995 issue. We believe it is pertinent as background information to the challenges of designing high-speed elevators for very tall buildings. …Editor Physiological Problems Associated with High-Speed Lifts The elevator industry has developed the following physiological limits that standing elevator riders can tolerate without feeling discomfort:…

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Pressurizing the Cars of High-Speed Express Elevators

By Elevator World | November 1, 2013

The possibility of pressurizing elevator cars in high-speed express elevators is often mentioned in articles about express elevators for tall buildings. “A New World’s Fastest: Shanghai Tower” (ELEVATOR WORLD India, 3rd Quarter 2013) mentions the pressurizing of cars and provides an interesting project in consideration of this topic. The express elevators for this tower may…

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Time for a Change

By Fritz King, Mats Lundström, Sirpa Salovaara and Peter Severin | October 1, 2013

This article is a follow up to “Articulated Funiculator: The Sky Subway” (ELEVATOR WORLD, August 2013) and the first in the Vision 21 series. …Editor by Fritz King, Mats Lundström, Sirpa Salovaara and Peter Severin The mechanical lift safety was invented by Elisha Graves Otis in 1854, and in 1857 the first passenger elevator was…

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