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Germans Fight to Keep Paternoster Elevators

August 18, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

Legislation in Germany that would have banned the use of traditional paternoster elevators was defeated after a public outcry. The new workplace safety regulations said that paternosters could only be used by employees who had received training in how …

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Company Gets Patent for Space Elevator

August 11, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

The idea of creating an elevator to transport people and vehicles to space was proposed by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in 1895. Rockets are difficult to launch off the surface of the Earth due to gravity and air resistance. The space elevator idea would att …

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The Americans with Disabilities Act Has Improved Accessibility for All

July 28, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The law prohibited discrimination in employment based on disability and mandated access to government services and public accommodations for people …

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IGV Opens Showroom in Miami

July 16, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

Italian elevator maker IGV, which created the DomusLift, a high-end home elevator, opened a new showroom in Miami, Florida in December, its first in the United States. DomusLifts are well known for their quality Italian craftsmanship.   Over 30,00 …

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What Is Destination Dispatch?

July 7, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

Destination dispatch is a way of optimizing elevator travel to reduce wait and travel times. Passengers are grouped by their destinations so that people traveling to the same floor ride in the same elevator. This reduces the number of stops the elevato …

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Freight Elevator Classes

July 1, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators

Every elevator is assigned a classification related to its weight capacity and the type of loading method that can be used. The loading classification must match the elevator’s intended use for it to operate safely.   Most passenger elevators and …

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