Elevator Electric Drives (Print)

Format: SOFT (Softcover)
Publication Date: 1990


41 in stock


This book should be of interest to anyone in the elevator industry concerned with the application, design and maintenance of modern electric hoisting machines. The technical information, in general, is universal and can be applied to any of the new solid state AC motors. Chapters include: specifications, design and construction of modern AC electric drive, control concepts and practice, mains distortion by elevator drive systems, energy losses/savings, motor design for low acoustic noise, monitoring and protection of AC motor, controller design (examples and installation), trends in the development of elevator drives and more. Includes dozens of formulas, charts, diagrams and examples.

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A digital edition of this book is also available.

Softcover | 197 Pages | 2 lbs.

Author Bio

Dr. Gina C. Barney has been in the UK lift industry for more than 50 years. Currently she is Honorary English Editor of Elevatori, a member of many British Standards Institution's MHE/4 Lift committees and the Technical Editor of CIBSE Guide D. In addition to writing for the industry magazines, Dr. Barney has published over 120 papers and authored, co-authored or edited over 20 books. As Principal of Gina Barney Associates she provides independent advice and opinion on many aspects of vertical transportation, including standards, expert witness, training and publications. She is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers.