Get the Best Passenger Elevator Maintenance


Passenger elevator are used to move the various people present on different floors of a particular building. Elevators are very vital in any building. They make the process of moving from one floor to another in a building very spontaneous and relatively easy. The size and capacity of different elevators vary depending on various factors. More often than not, the amount of floor space available for their construction plays a vital role in the capacity of the elevators present in the building. The elevators used in the various buildings have different pattern of design, different type of material used in their construction and the type of material used for their swift movement across the building also varies. And all these various elevators differ due to the different services they perform in a building.

The traditional passenger elevator gets people from one floor to the next. The elevators usually can take 8 to 14 persons for one time, depending on the size. In some larger-volume areas, the elevator can accommodate up to 30 people.

Freight elevator describes an elevator used to transport things other than people from one floor to the next. They are typically used in large, industrial buildings where large equipment needs to get to another floor. They usually feature padded walls, and hydraulics and cords that allow much higher weight occupancies.

Personnel elevators describes elevators used for small groups of people, often reduced to one person with a little space for anything he or she might be carrying. These are often used in dam facilities to minimize the amount of space that the elevator shaft takes up.

The limited use elevator is a special and interesting kind of elevator. These types of elevators are featured in nightclubs or hospitals where mobility needs to be regulated. These elevators often only connect several floors as opposed to all floors. They are often only accessible by key and are relegated to a select group of people.

Car Interior

One of the first items to inspect on an elevator maintenance checklist is the doors. The doors should open and close smoothly and with appropriate force. In addition, the "Stop Elevator" button should be fully functional. The elevator should accurately stop at each of the floors. Internal lights should be checked and replaced if necessary. In addition, the "Emergency Exit" button must be checked and operational. If the elevator is equipped with an emergency phone line, it should also be checked that it connects promptly with the local fire department or 911 operator.

Machine Room

The second part of the elevator maintenance checklist should focus on the machine room. It is important that there is appropriate access to the room and that no equipment interferes with adequate headroom in the area. The lighting must be checked and any lights replaced if necessary. In addition, the machine room should be properly heated and ventilated and equipped with fire extinguishers. The stop switch and control panel should be tested. The electric motor or hydraulic pump must be tested as well.

Ceiling and Roof of Car

The mechanical equipment on the top of the car must be inspected, including the wiring and pipes. The top emergency exit in the interior of the car should be inspected for proper ingress and egress, and lights should be checked to ensure proper functioning. In addition, the stopping devices on the top of the car need to be tested.

Hoist Way and Pit

The hoist way door and elevator parking devices should be tested. Users must check the emergency doors in the hoist way. The pit should be inspected for proper access, lighting and clearance. The cables, terminal stopping device and other machinery must be tested. The car frame and platform are also examined.

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