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Types

Cable (drum type and traction
Hydraulic

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Drum Type

Car attached to one or more cables that pass around a winding drum and to a moving counterweight.
150' lifts and slow speed
Requires more space

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Equipment Room Locations

Drum-Basement or on roof
Traction-roof or above an elevator shaft in high rise
Hydraulic-lower level of building, any floor 50-100' away from shaft

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Traction Type

Used for higher lifts and greater speeds
Cables are attached to the car and pass over a traction sheave to counterweights.
Cables passing over the traction sheave unwind as fast as they wind
Car speed is dependent on size of traction sheave and electric motor speed

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Two Types of Traction Equipment

1. High speed direct traction or gearless type traction: slow speed DC motor directly coupled to a traction sheave with a brake wheel mounted on the motor shaft
2. Geared traction type uses a high speed motor. Motor is geared to a traction sheave through worm gears with a brake wheel between the worm gears and motor

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Hydraulic

Limited to 6 stories
Older rams powered by water
Newer rams powered by oil pressure

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Hydraulic Equipment Room

Lower level of building
but can be any floor 50-100' away from elevator shaft

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Hydraulic Equipment Room Components

1. Controller or relay panel (electronics necessary to run the elevator)
2. Hydraulic power unit (reservoir for oil, hydraulic pump, and valves to raise/lower car)

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Freight Elevators

Larger than passenger elevators
12x14'
up to 3 tons

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Modern elevators utilize two sets of doors for?

Operation and passenger ingress and egress

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Inner Car Door

Door on elevator car
Travels with the elevator

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Outer/Hoistway Door

Door that is seen from each floor
Part of building (each landing)

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4 Types of Doors

Swing Hall
Single Slide
Center Opening
2 Speed

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Swing Hall

Consists of a hoistway door that is manually opened and a single slide car door that is power operated by a collapsible gate

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Single Slide

Power operated single panel doors

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Center Opening

Two power operated panels that part simultaneously with a brisk, noiseless motion

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2 Speed

Two power operated panels that are geared together.
One door moves twice as fast as the other door so that both doors will meet concurrently int he open position

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Where is the power unit located that opens elevator doors?

Top of elevator car

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Gib Blocks

Bottom of hoistway doors
Made of various plastic or phenolic materials

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Gib Block Dimensions

3" wide
1" high
1/2" thick
Installed every 18" across the underside of door panel
Ride in tracks in floor landing

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Brakes
What guards against overspeeding?

A Centrifugal Force Governor

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Brakes
When a car travels in excess of ___ of top speed, governor will activate a safety stop device

20%

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Brakes
Safeties are installed at the ___ of an elevator car and occasionally on ___ to provide positive emergency stopping when activated by the governor

Bottom
Counterweights

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Rescue Guidelines
Position personnel equipped with portable radios?

1. Elevator equipment room (access to main power switches and elevator equipment)
2. Floor where elevator is inoperable

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Turn power off for at least ___ sec to allow relays to reset

30 sec

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Hydraulic elevators and some cable elevators the hoistway doors will open if the elevator is ___" above or below the floor level.

6"

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Some CABLE elevators the hoistway doors will open if the elevator is ___ above or below the floor level.

18"