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Elevator Mechanical Design, 3rd Edition (Print)

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Author: Lubomir Janovsky
Format: HARD (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 1999


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This third edition of Elevator Mechanical Design benefits from a logical and clear arrangement of the topics and many worked examples. The author describes how to achieve the mechanical aspects of the design of an electric elevator, as well as discussing why the designs are implemented in a particular way. The principles and concepts of all the mechanical components of an elevator are discussed in detail, supported wherever necessary by mathematical analysis, figures and examples. A full description and comparison of international standards is also included.

Readership: Designers, manufacturers, operators, maintenance management and safety personnel, electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, transportation and vertical transportation engineers, passenger control operators in the elevator industry, researchers and students of transportation science and architects and building service engineers.

Chapters include:

  1. Definition of the mechanical system and component parts
  2. Suspension of car and counterweight
  3. Types of drive
  4. Elevator Machines
  5. Brakes
  6. Counterweight
  7. Guiding the car and counterweight
  8. Safety Gear
  9. Buffers
  10. Car Frame
  11. Doors and door operators
  12. Elevator hoistway and machine room
Click here to view the Table of Contents and Foreword.

Also available in a digital edition.

Hardcover | 401 Pages | 3 lbs.

Author Bio

Lubomir Janovsky was a Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Prague. An elevator/escalator consultant and expert witness, he has been chairman or member of various prototype, technical and standard draft committees. The author has written numerous books and papers on vertical transportation and materials handling, published in many countries.

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