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.

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1 Glossary

AccelerationA period during which the elevator moves at an ever increasing rate ...
DecelerationA period during which the elevator moves at an ever decreasing rate ...
Landing ZoneA zone extending from a point 18” below an elevator or material life...
LevelingA slow rate of speed used for the final approach to a floor to ensure an...
StoppingThe action of final motion of the elevator from leveling speed to an acc...
TorqueThe pulling effort developed by the motor

4 The Traction Elevator

Controller/Selector ModuleController/Selector Module: The controller, using micr...

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