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1 Glossary

Dust Covers (Hanger Cover)Sheet metal cover that protects the door hangar track ...
End PostA method of mounting the two stacks of rails on a common wall at the end...
FasciaSteel plate installed in the hoistway vertically to extend from the top of...
Fish PlatesA steel plate, which spans the joint where two lengths of guide rails...
Guide Rails“T” or Omega shaped sections installed vertically in the hoistway to ...
Hanger RollersRollers (two per panel) from which horizontal door panels are susp...
Hanger TrackThe track through which the hanger rollers are guided.
Junction BoxBox with a cover that serves the purpose of joining different runs o...
PitThe area at the bottom of the hoistway under the car, extending from the sill...
Rail GuidesRail Guides: is the assembly that fastened to the sling and guides th...
StackAn accurate, vertical line of rails located in the hoistway. ("Stack: may a...

2 Basic Elevator Design

Inserts & BracketsRail brackets are used to secure the rails to the wall. Th...

3 The Hydraulic Elevator

Rail ModuleRail Module: The rail module contains the rails (typically 16 feet lo...
Hatch Package ModuleHatch Package Module: The hatch package module is the core o...
Accessories ModuleAccessories Module:This module contains a number of individual...

4 The Traction Elevator

Hatch Equipment Module1. The platform assembly is the surface that the cab sits ...
Accessories ModuleAccessories Module:This module contains a number of individual...

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