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Video Communication Per ASME A17.1 2019

This Readers’ Platform clarifies new code requirements for two-way video communication in elevators. by John Pierce There has ...
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Eyes and Ears

Latest code changes mandate stricter requirements for emergency communications. by Dave Mann and Calvin Linde With the close ...
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The Role of Risk Assessment in Innovative Product Development

How this critical methodology ensures safety and facilitates innovative product development worldwide by Louis Bialy Risk assessment has ...
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Reducing Risk

Codes and standards provide a roadmap for maintenance and inspection as protective measures. by Louis Bialy Maintenance and ...
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Breaking Up Is Hard — and There’s No Standard Formula

Among the questions most frequently asked by Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) members about the implications ...
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A Vision Evolves

A Vision Evolves

Designing a VT strategy for one of the tallest buildings in the City of London by John Stopes ...
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The importance of Call-Backs

The Importance of Call-Backs

The industry expectation of maintenance records and why they matter In the North American elevator industry, maintenance records ...
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Elevator Door Detector Light Curtains and Related Door-Closing Injuries

An increase in incidents prompts this examination and explanation of door protection devices. by Frank Fletcher, Jill Sweeney ...
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Educational Focus – Chapter 19

Click the image to read the full chapter Elevator management systems with traffic analysis capabilities are a common component in ...
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Educational Focus – Chapter 18

Click the image to read the full chapter To many people in the industry, freight-elevator-door control systems seem complex. When ...
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Educational Focus – Chapter 17

Click the image to read the full chapter In many areas of technology today, it is entirely natural to observe ...
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Educational Focus – Chapter 16

Click the image to read the full chapter Introduction Accidents caused at the elevator door entranceway are either caused by ...
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Educational Focus – Chapter 15

Click the image to read the full chapter Qualitative elevator performance analysis is becoming increasingly important. Until now, elevator performance ...
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75 Years, 75 Floors

75 Years, 75 Floors

In this Readers’ Platform, your author reflects on when a B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building. by Bud ...
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2020 Vision: Hindsight and Foresight

A look back at an EW initiative shows many VT predictions have been realized in the last 25 years or ...
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The Westinghouse Electric Stairway

A look back at a time when a new challenger arrived as competition to the original Otis Escalator by Dr. ...
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Hawkins Electrical Guide

Early 20th century publisher sought to explain practical applications of electricity in a 10-volume series by Dr. Lee Gray, EW ...
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What’s in a Word?

The first multilanguage technical dictionaries were rich visual resources in small packages. by Dr. Lee Gray, EW Correspondent In 1906, ...
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Guy Gruppie VT and COVID-19

VT and COVID-19

Your author (KW) speaks with attorney Guy Gruppie (GG) about pandemic-related vertical-transportation (VT) litigation. by Kaija Wilkinson "In early June, ...
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Potential Pitfalls in Public Procurement

Contracting with local, state or federal governmental entities can be an exciting prospect on the one hand but pose daunting ...
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Overseeing Insurance Defense: When Does It Make Sense?

Many claims against companies involved in the vertical-transportation (VT) industry are covered by insurance policies and, typically, any such claims ...
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You’ve Been Served: How to Respond to a Subpoena

Avoiding litigation these days is not easy. Sometimes the net is cast wide enough in civil litigation, particularly in the ...
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The Best Option: A Lawyer With VT Industry Experience

While seemingly narrowly focused, the vertical-transportation (VT) industry is, indeed, multifaceted and affects, or is affected by, a substantial cross-section ...
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Focus on Maintenance

Focus on Maintenance

Proper maintenance improves equipment quality and, thus, the industry’s reputation. Smart Step Measures Escalators’ HeartbeatsMaintenance, the Correct Approach to Raise ...
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What’s New in Modernization

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Energy and Operational Saving Strategies

Benefits of modernization projects for escalator and moving walk drives by Alfonso Molina-Spínola Most vertical-transportation industry stakeholders — and people ...
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Periodic Maintenance and Modernization of Elevator Doors

by Ömer Gürkan Gürbüz   “Periodic maintenance” refers to the maintenance processes carried out periodically — typically, every month — ...
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Elevator Drive Maintenance

How to extend the life of VFDs, including an overview of maintenance inspection points and procedures Everyone in the elevator ...
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Working Through the Challenges

Otis earnings call reveals winners, losers and opportunities. At the midpoint of an unprecedented year, executives at Otis provided a ...
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COVID-19 Impact, Outlook

COVID-19 Impact, Outlook

Industry survey received nearly 600 responses worldwide. by Kaija Wilkinson Elevator World, Inc., the German elevator association VFA Interlift e.V. ...
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An Overview of the Brazilian Lift Market

The eighth-largest economy in the world and the sixth-most populated is changing to be prepared for the MERCOSUR and EU ...
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Cape Town Is Rising

The city’s skyline rarely changes, but the new Zero2One tower is set to shake things up by Shem Oirere, EW ...
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A Shining Star in Nairobi

Weak office market fails to prevent an efficient, flexible tower with a Schindler VT system from earning CTBUH award. by ...
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A Beacon of Engineering Excellence

A Beacon of Engineering Excellence

thyssenkrupp Elevator’s new North American HQ, including the tallest test tower in the Western Hemisphere, closes in on completion near ...
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A Spectacular Ride

Mitsubishi Electric spiral escalator, the first in the U.S. Midwest, helps distinguish the largest Starbucks in the world on Chicago’s ...
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A Remarkable Milestone in Stockholm

thyssenkrupp delivers largest-ever Sweden order to new mixed-use city block, Urban Escape. by Kaija Wilkinson The installations incorporate lots of ...
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Dreamweaver

Nestled on a street known as Apple of Discord in Barcelona, Spain, Casa Batlló is a house borne of romance ...
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Amos Rex: Futuristically Embracing the Past

New, carefully applied technology blends with the 1930s aesthetics of a Helsinki heritage building. A one-of-a-kind building opened in the ...
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Emergency Elevator Phones: Lessons From The Field

Sales and tech support veterans share how to make working with elevator phones simpler and more efficient in this Readers’ ...
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The Impact of Pre-Stretching on Elevator Ropes

In this Readers Platform, the authors examine whether factory-stretched ropes deliver desired results. by Konrad Stahr and Dr. Andreas Franz ...
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The Hydraulic Crossroads

In this Readers Platform, the author makes the case that the hydraulic-elevator segment is alive and well. by Emery Thran ...
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Innovative Designs: Challenges for Inspection and Maintenance?

New technology is frequently introduced, but safety regulations don’t always cover changes. by Robert Kaspersma New elevator designs are regularly introduced, ...
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Out of Harms Way

All stakeholders should be aware of contributing factors that can lead to diminished safety of elevators and escalators. by Max Guijt ...
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Voluntary Egress Elevators: Enhancements to the 2004 CTBUH Guideline

Updates are evidence of efforts by several vertical-transportation organizations to solve barriers to public safety in new and even existing ...
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Panoramic Car Safety

Engineering study considers attributes of SGP with directly mounted handrails. by Dr. Iraklis Chatziparasidis and Dr. Dimitrios Giagopoulos This article ...
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Your Safety Manager Is on Your Side

Did you ever wonder what it takes to be a safety manager in today’s elevator industry? Well, we can tell ...
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Photo Contest 2020

A rich, beautiful elevator world on full display From ultraviolet-light sterilization systems to touchless apps, the vertical-transportation (VT) industry has ...
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Focus on Canada

Focus on Canada

Urbanization, infrastructure expansion among factors driving Canadian VT industry. Residential, commercial and retail construction in Canada’s three largest cities — ...
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Special Regional Section: The South

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Special Regional Section: The Midwest

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Elevator World | Focus Topic 2020 - Doors And Sensors

Focus on Doors and Sensors

3D Radar Light Curtain - Research combines tested technology for this “smart” system. by Matt Davies Infrared (IR)-based light curtains ...
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Focus on Disinfection and Cleaning

“A Cleaner Future” by Kaija Wilkinson SnapCab provides pre-engineered elevator interior kits that can be installed in less than a ...
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Project of the Year Winners

EW is pleased to present the 2020 Project of the Year contest winners in this issue. We received many outstanding ...
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Focus on Emerging Technology

Ensuring Long-Term IIOT Success What to know and ask when considering digital transformation by Guneet Bedi The benefits of undertaking ...
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The People Issue 2019

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Fault Detection Using Learned Traffic Patterns

Fault Detection Using Learned Traffic Patterns

Plug-and-play fault monitoring systems can make for fast detection of lift faults. To adapt vertical-transportation systems to future demands, the ...
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MRL Lift Design and Development

MRL Lift Design and Development

A firsthand account of the origins of the modern MRL by Hongliang Liang A technology breakthrough was announced in 1996: ...
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Non-Human Passengers

Your author takes an in-depth look at the special demands different types of robots place on lifts. by Dr. Rory ...
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Elevators and Social Distancing

Measures to control traffic flow during the pandemic submitted by Elevating Studio Pte. Ltd. This guideline explains the technical aspects ...
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MRLs in Emergencies

The space-saving design must meet vital criteria for use as firefighter and emergency-evacuation elevators. by TAK Mathews The requirement for ...
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Elevator World | November 2020 Web Exclusive - Germany Outlook

Germany Outlook

The government plans to modernize Soviet-era housing, and OEMs are optimistic about the opportunities. by Eugene Gerden As the German ...
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Elevator World | October Web Exclusive UltraRope Process featured

Inspiration Strikes in the Strangest Places

The steamy tale behind the composite elevator rope prototype submitted by Exel Composites UltraRope Process: UltraRope composite elevator rope Some ...
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Minfo Touchless Decal

Removing the Elevator Button With Touchless Technology

App used in multiple industries enters elevators with user control via sound by Roland Storti How the Minfo logo would ...
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Journey of Discovery 1887 Toronto City Directory

Journey of Discovery

In this Readers' Platform, your author visits the Archives of Canada in hopes of proving a theory by Joshua Nelson ...
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Elevator World

Einstein Elevator

Earthbound test platform promises zero-gravity research. by Undine Stricker-Berghoff Your author (USB) recently spoke with Professor Dr.-Ing. Ludger Overmeyer (LO) ...
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Elevator Phone Monitoring

Elevator Phone Monitoring

Handling the Challenges and Liabilities as an Independent Contractor Handling the challenges and liabilities that come with emergency ...
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How to Keep Your Team Working During the COVID-19 Recession

How to Keep Your Team Working During the COVID-19 Recession

Do you want to keep busy during the COVID-19 recession? We have a solution to the challenge of ...
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The SnapCab Story - How It All Started

The SnapCab Story – How It All Started (Part 1)

In this webinar we will share the SnapCab story and system while going over how it all started, ...
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Achieve A17.1 2019 Emergency Communication Compliance

Achieve A17.1 2019 Emergency Communication Compliance

featuring MosaicONE Video & Messaging System As required by the A17.1/B44 code update, all new and modernized elevator ...
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Clearing the Air on Elevator Sterilization

Presented by CEC Elevator Cab Corp.
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