Educational Focus – Chapter 8

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The recent introduction in Europe of the directive 95/16/EC and of the corresponding harmonization standard EN 81, have brought with them numerous changes in the elevator field thereby revolutionizing a way of thinking entrenched after decades of stagnation. Among the numerous variations introduced in the area of safety, one of the more important ones is, without doubt, the obligation to furnish the elevators with gear designed to prevent uncontrolled movements of the cabin when traveling upwards.

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