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Elevators 101 – 3rd Edition

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Author: Zack MacCain
Publication Date: 2015



Elevators 101, this must-have manual is for anyone in the industry including salespersons, new hires or anyone who wants a better understanding of elevator technology. Topics include:

  • Common Elevator Terms
  • Codes and Publications
  • Types of Elevators
  • Elevator Driving Machines
  • Control Systems, Operation and Drives
  • Machine Space and Equipment
  • Hoistway Equipment
  • Pit and Equipment (including Safeties)
  • Elevator Doors and Gates
  • Escalators and Moving Walks
In this 3rd edition are updated images, industry terms and definitions as well as updated information on codes, publications and associations.

Author Bio

Zack R McCain, Jr. is a Registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as well as a member of the ASME/ANSI QEI-1 "Standards for the Qualification of Elevator Inspectors" since it's beginning in 1982. He is the 1995 recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Safety Codes and Standards Medal and was named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in October of the same year. McCain is also a Certified Elevator Safety Inspector in accordance with ASME QEI-1 by NAESA. McCain has served as course director and instructor on numerous courses for ASME, has had several articles published in ELEVATOR WORLD magazine and has written several books. McCain received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lamar State College of Technology (Lamar University) in Beaumont, Texas.

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