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Elevator Mechanical Design 3rd Ed.


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by Lubomir Janovsky

Considerably updated and extended, this third edition of Elevator Mechanical Design benefits from a logical and clear arrangement of the topics and many worked examples. As in the first edition the author describes how to achieve the mechanical aspects of the design of an electric elevator, as well as discussing why the designs are implemented in a particular way. The principles and concepts of all the mechanical components of an elevator are discussed in detail, supported wherever necessary by mathematical analysis. A full description and comparison of international standards is also included.

Readership: Designers, manufacturers, operators, maintenance management and safety personnel. Electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, transportation and vertical transportation engineers, passenger control operators in the elevator industry. Researchers and students of transportation science. Architects and building service engineers.

Lubomir Janovsky is a Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Prague. An elevator/escalator consultant and expert witness, he has been chairman or member of various prototype, technical and standard draft committees. The author has written numerous books and papers on vertical transportation and materials handling, published in many countries.