Maintenance on New Equipment Designs, 2nd Edition – 2023
Author: JOHN W KOSHAK
Format: SOFT (SOFTCOVER) | DIGITAL
Publication Date: 2023
Since 2010, many changes to the ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators have happened. With the expiration of several patents for MRL designs with their unique components and driving machine locations, many more companies are now designing and installing similar systems.
Due to the the advent of these new technologies, ASME A17.6/CSA B44-6 includes these additions for guidance on their manufacture and application. Many changes were made to ASME A17.1/CSA B44 section 8.6 since the 2008 edition, and the latest Code is the 2022 edition. This new edition of Maintenance On New Equipment Designs covers these changes.
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John Koshak entered the elevator industry in 1980 in San Francisco, rising to adjuster for Westinghouse, adjuster and supervisor for Dover Elevator, service adjuster and route mechanic for Amtech Elevator. In 1996, he patented and developed the LifeJacket, and elevated to Vice President of Technical Support for Adams Elevator Equipment Company. In 2001, he joined Thyssenkrupp Elevator in a research and design capacity and then as Director of Codes and Standards. In 2008, he went full time into his consulting firm, Elevator Safety Solutions, LLC. In 2016, he founded eMCP, LLC to provide code compliant Maintenance Control Programs for owners and companies.
He holds several U.S. and foreign patents, authored two books, a novel in 2006 (The Pool Manager) and a technical book on the Maintenance Control Program in 2010 (Maintenance on New Equipment Designs), and has authored three Certified Elevator Technician (CET) Courses: Course 7, Unit 13 Construction Wiring, Equipment and Course 8; Unit 14 Hydraulic Theory and Installation; and Course 6, Traction Theory, Maintenance, Testing, and Safety. He has authored over 30 articles, including seven Continuing Education articles for Elevator World magazine.
He is currently an active member of the ASME A17 Standards Committee since 2005, and member of several ASME, CSA, UL and ANSI committees; a NAESA Certified Elevator Inspector, C2346 and Instructor, and a member of Elevator World magazine’s Technical Advisory Group and Board of Directors. He was formerly president of the International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC), a member of the NAEC Education Committee and the NAEC Board of Certification for the Certified Elevator Technician (CET) education program, chairman of the NAEC Codes and Standards Committee, and chairman of the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation.