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Rope Traction Theory & Practice Video (Digital)

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Rope Traction Theory & Practice is a seminar presentation by George Gibson, the Chairman of the A17 Mechanical Design Committee and a 50-year veteran of the elevator industry. In just a short time you can gain a working knowledge of the principles of rope traction. Subjects covered:  

    • Applicable Codes & Standards
    • A17.1/B44 Rules
    • Principles of Traction
    • Groove Shapes
    • Angle of Wrap (SWT, DWT, & LWT)
    • Traction Calculations
    • Excess Traction
    • Groove Wear
    • Groove Pressure
    • Non-metallic Grooves
    • Traction Loss
    • Traction Testing
Digital - 110 minutes Earn 3 contact hours of continuing education. Click here for more details.

Author Bio

George W. Gibson is the president of George W. Gibson & Associates, Inc., an elevator consulting firm specializing in elevator technology, strategic technical planning, codes and standards, product safety, and technical support of litigation. Prior to founding his own company, Gibson had a 37-year career with Otis, where he held several design engineering, engineering management and corporate management positions. He is the chairman of the Advisory Board of NAESA International, a past regent of the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, a member of the Board of Executives of the International Association of Elevator Engineers, and a member of the board of directors of Elevator World, Inc. He is a founding member of the OEI Standards Committee. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), where he has served as chairman on a number of committees and on its board of directors. In his role as chairman of the ASME A17 International Standards Committee, he has been the head of the U.S. delegation to the International Standards Organization Technical Committee 178 on Elevators and Escalators since 1981. In 1997, he was the recipient of the ASME Codes and Standards Medal, and was awarded the ASME grade of fellow, and the ASME Dedicated Service Award in 2007.

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