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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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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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Impact of Cultures on Elevatoring

Differences between norms in the U.S., U.K. and elsewhere are explored. by TAK Mathews In 1853, Elisha Graves ...
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Deadweight Dead Wrong?

Many elevators are heavier than indicated in their documentation by Richard Blaska As elevator systems age, the need ...
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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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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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Control and Safety (With A Twist Of The Wrist)

A rare case of complexity finding success is described in this historical look at the Randall elevator door controller. by ...
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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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The Best Defense

A thorough employee training program is an essential element of every employer’s safety and health management system. First, OSHA’s standards ...
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Halt Hydraulic Elevator System Problems Before They Start

The oil used in hydraulic elevators is an integral part of operation efficiency and longevity. Hydraulic elevators, which are still ...
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Transitioning to New Maintenance Strategies With Remote Monitoring

Elevator downtime slows people and operations. Additionally, we find there is not enough information coming back about the current health ...
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Efficiency of Lift Maintenance Enhanced by Digitalizing Data

Various parties in the lift industry collect lift use, maintenance and inspection data via remote-monitoring systems in a digital portal. ...
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A How-To From Texacone

The Texacone Co. has been supplying the elevator industry with hydraulic seal sets for more than 50 years. During this ...
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Power Play

Approximately 40% of total U.S. energy consumption was attributed to buildings last year, with elevators accounting for as much as ...
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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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Land of Opportunity

Despite challenges, the future looks bright for Ghana’s VT market. by Shem Oirere, EW Correspondent Ghana, a former British colony ...
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Cautiously Optimistic

OEMs and independents paint a picture of the Midwest that reveals market trends that promise to drive steady growth for ...
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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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Westend Gate

With a height of 159 m and 47 floors, the Westend Gate in Frankfurt, Germany, is an unmistakable part of ...
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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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Special Regional Section: The South

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Special Regional Section: The Midwest

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Project of the Year 2019

EW is pleased to present the 2019 Project of the Year contest winners in this issue. We received many outstanding ...
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Special Section – Canada

Our “well-behaved” neighbor to the north is the second-largest country in the world. Since almost 90% of Canada is uninhabitable, ...
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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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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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Fulfilling the Potential of DD DCS

The double-deck destination-control system (DD DCS) combines two well-known approaches to boost morning up-peak traffic in office buildings and save ...
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Harmonized Elevator Dispatching and Passenger Interfaces

Introduction and Credits This article is based on an unpublished paper, “Intent of Specifications for Harmonized Dispatching — Groups of ...
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Encoder Position for PM Motors

Permanent-magnet (PM) motors have become popular options in elevator applications over the years due to their increased efficiency and performance ...
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Can a Motor Drive Harm an Elevator or Escalator System?

Most modern elevator electric motors run via a variable-frequency drive (VFD) for AC motors and a DC controller (usually silicon-controlled-rectifier ...
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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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Market Trends: South Africa

VT growth made possible by a set of economic sectors remaining on a growth trajectory by Shem Oirere, EW Correspondent ...
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Evacuation of Very Tall Buildings

A look at several creative methods envisioned to assist in emergency evacuation by Suzanne McCoy As buildings get taller, we ...
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CECA COVID-19 Elevator Survey

Industry organization's study gives a perspective of how the Canadian market is affected. submitted by CECA The COVID-19 pandemic has ...
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Attorney Weighs in on Elevator Safety Act

David Perecman (DP), founder and lead trial attorney at NYC-based The Perecman Firm, talks to your author (KW) about the ...
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