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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.

Cab Module

Cab Module: The cab module may be either a passenger or freight type. The cab module is made up of a number of assemblies: enclosure; platform, car frame; car door or gate. The cab enclosure is the part of the elevator that people or freight ride in. A freight cab is typically constructed from a series of formed sheet steel wall panels.
A passenger cab has many options for the finished interior enclosure materials: such as stainless steel, bronze, cold rolled steel and plastic laminate. (see file 1004-13)
Both the freight and passenger cab sizes are designed to size standards provided by the A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators & Escalators. For passenger elevators a maximum inside net platform area is provided in relationship to capacity. For instance, a 2,500# capacity would be a maximum of 29.1 square feet. For freight elevators the size is governed by the type of freight to be hauled and a design formula.

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