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Rope Brake Management During Unintended Motion or Up Overspeed Event

In the U.S., ASME A17.1 code, requiring elevator systems to incorporate a rope brake, was not introduced until 2001 (1996 in Canada). Because of this, controllers installed before 2001 may lack the necessary logic to appropriately manage a rope brake … Continue reading

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Fire Service Operation – Phase I & II

Electrodyn’s flagship product, Fire Service, has been installed in over 35,000 elevator systems across North America since 1986. Sales have shown no signs of slowing down either. Electrodyn’s Fire Service retrofit is a viable solution for legacy and relay-logic systems … Continue reading

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What FEMA Says About Elevator Flood Prevention

FEMA’s¬†Elevator Installation Technical Bulletin states that all elevator systems should have a means by which to reduce damage to elevators in the case of a flood event. Read More

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The Deadline for Firefighter’s Emergency Operation in Chicago is Quickly Approaching!

Per Chicago Building Code 18-30-320:On or before January 1, 2017, all elevators with Phase II Emergency In-Car Operation shall either comply with 1.¬† all of the requirements set forth in 2.27.3 through 2.27.8 of ASME, as modified by items (46) … Continue reading

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How Door Restrictor Maintenance Can Affect Your Bottom Line

Check out the definitive Door Restrictor Maintenance Cost Comparison Guide to see a side-by-side comparison of the industry-recommended maintenance requirements and learn what each door restrictor actually costs an elevator company in terms of maintenance time. Get the Door Restrictor … Continue reading

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New York’s Answer to Door and Gate Monitoring

As of January 1, 2015, NYC Building Code 3.10.12 (Appendix K3) went into effect. This code requires a system be in place to monitor and prevent automatic operation of passenger and freight elevators with faulty door contact circuits. Compliance must … Continue reading

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What the Code Says About Unintended Motion & Up Overspeed Control

As an elevator professional, how to effectively solve for code compliance issues is an every day concern. What exactly does the code say about up overspeed and unintended motion? What if the controller lacks functionality? Find the answers, then learn … Continue reading

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