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ARE - BS - Transport

ARE - BS - Transportation

TermDefinition
Hydraulic Elevator Elevator lifted by a plunger or ram. Used for low-rise buildings that are less than 5 stories or 50' in height. These do not require a penthouse machine room and cost less
Electric (Traction) Elevator Lifted by cables. Used for applications that are greater than 5' stories or 5o' in height.
Formula for calculating Elevator Speed 1.6 x Building Height + 350
Gearless Traction Elevator Lower speed electric elevator installation
Geared Higher speed electric elevator installation
Freight Elevators Transport materials and equipment only; not people.
Main Break Stops the car in the event of power failure
Governor Regulates the speed of the car
Interlocks Stop the elevator from operating unless the hoistway door is closed and locked
Escalators Used to move large amounts of people quickly, efficiently, and safely at a low cost of operation. Typical incline angle is 30 degrees. Not considered a legal exit and not considered an ADA route.
Moving Sidewalk Typically applied in situations like an airport
Single Automatic Control Single call button on each floor - passenger has exclusive use of the car until their trip is complete
Selective Collective Operation Most common type of control - Elevator remembers and responds to calls in opposite directions
Created by: skbehm