Classroom on demand

Welcome to Classroom on demand, your source for educational materials related to the vertical transportation industry. This site represents the knowledge and expertise of the best engineers and mechanics in the elevator industry, and will help those new to the elevator industry learn about the basic workings of elevator systems, and also will serve as a reference for people with more experience.

Pump Unit Operation

Let's take a quick look at some of the "behind the scenes" events that happen when you ride an elevator. Several things happen once you press a button to call an elevator. The animation depicts a few of these events. In reality, this process happens in a matter of seconds. In our example, it has been slowed to make it easier to follow. This animation is just an overview. Please watch it a couple of times to become familiar with the process. There were quite a number of electrical and mechanical events occurring in a very short time period but don't worry if it seemed to go by too fast.

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