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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OverheadThe upper portion of the elevator hoistway. Overhead is determined by t...
OvertravelA short distance beyond the terminal floor as allowance for building, ...
PitThe area at the bottom of the hoistway under the car, extending from the sill...
RiseVertical distance from the finished floor level of the terminal landing to t...
Terminal LandingsThe top or bottom landing to which an elevator travels.
TravelVertical distance from the finished floor level of the terminal landing to...
Travel – NetThe distance from the top floor to the bottom floor.
Travel – TotalNet travel plus top and bottom overtravels.
Typical Floor to Floor HeightThe distance between the surface of the finished fl...

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