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Elevator Mechanical Design, Third Edition

Product Code/ISBN: 1886536260

How to achieve the mechanical aspects of the design of an electric elevator, as well as why the designs were implemented. The principles and concepts of all the mechanical components of of an elevator are discussed in detail, and supported by mathematical analysis.


  • Methods of suspension, recommendations on the selection of elevator ropes, and calculations on factor of safety
  • Types of typical elevator drives, sheave pressures, traction, and rope slip
  • The difference in gearing, and drives, as well as different breaking and counterweight systems
  • A full description and comparison of international standards

Explains safety gears, buffers, car frames, doors and operators, hoistways and much more. Full of charts and illustrations to help you grasp every aspect of elevator design, operation and safety.