14 Frequently Asked Questions About Elevators

Elevator is an indispensable vertical transportation tool for high-rise buildings, and it is a large comprehensive equipment of electromechanical integration. To ensure its safety and reliability, preventive measures are set from various aspects, such as electrical safety devices and mechanical safety devices. These safety devices can ensure the safe operation of the elevator.

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How Does The Elevator Operate?

The elevator has a car and a counterweight, and they are connected by wire ropes, which are driven by the traction of the driving device (traction machine) to make the elevator car and counterweight move up and down on the rails inside the elevator.

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How to Use The Elevator?

When you take the elevator, you should choose the direction button you want to go on the elevator hall call panel. The elevator adopts the way of stopping in the direction of the control system, press the direction button upward and press the direction button downward.

Is There Any Danger of Sudden Power Failure In Operation Elevator?

In case of sudden power failure or power supply line failure, the elevator will stop automatically and there will be no danger. Because the elevator is equipped with electrical and mechanical safety devices, once the power fails, the brake of the elevator will automatically brake, so that the elevator can not run. In addition, if the power supply department has a planned power outage, it will notify in advance, and the elevator may stop running in advance.

What Should I Pay Attention to When Entering The Car?

When you enter the car, if the elevator door is open, look to see if the elevator is in the level position, or see if the car is on this floor, especially at night when the light is not clear, you should pay more attention, otherwise it may cause injury.

Can The Elevator Car Overload Be Controlled Automatically?

The load capacity of the elevator is different according to the need, the elevator can only run within the specified load capacity when it exceeds, the elevator will automatically alarm and cannot run.

Will The Elevator Be Caught When Closing The Door Cause Harm to People?

When the elevator closes, if the hall door or car door touches people or things, the door will automatically reopen and no one will be hurt. Because the elevator door is equipped with an anti-pinch switch, this switch action makes the elevator can not close, and re-open, and then re-close.

Can the Elevator Hall Door Be Opened?

The hall door of the elevator can’t be picked open, you must use special tools to open (special tools by the maintenance staff to master). Passengers are not allowed to pick the door, otherwise there will be the danger of falling down the shaft.

Will The Elevator Wire Rope Break?

The elevator with the wire rope is special, international has special regulations and requirements. The configuration of the wire rope is not only for bearing the elevator car and rated load, but also take into account the size of the traction force, therefore, the tensile strength of the wire rope is greater than the load of the elevator, their safety factor are above 12, the general elevator are equipped with more than four wire rope.

What Should I Do In The Car When The Elevator is Not Running Normally?

When you find that the elevator has over speed or slow speed, you should press the red emergency stop button on the operation panel, the elevator will stop automatically and notify the elevator maintenance personnel in time.

What Should I Do If I Find a Strange Smell In The Elevator Car?

When an abnormal smell is found in the elevator car, you should press the red emergency stop button on the control panel to stop the elevator and inform the elevator maintenance personnel in time.

What Should I Do If I Find Abnormal Vibration In The Elevator?

When you find abnormal vibration, shaking or scraping in the elevator, you should press the red emergency stop button on the control panel and inform the elevator maintenance personnel in time.

What Should I Do When The Elevator Suddenly Breaks Down and I am Trapped In The Car?

When you are locked in the car, you can contact the relevant personnel through the communication device for rescue. Never pick the door by force or jump out by yourself to avoid danger.

How to Do If The Elevator Runs Faster Suddenly?

The running speed of the elevator, whether upward or downward, should be within the rated speed range, and generally will not exceed the speed, if there is over speed, there is an anti-over speed device in the elevator control system, at this time, the device will automatically act to slow down or stop the elevator.

Elevator Installation, Maintenance Personnel Should Obtain The Appropriate Qualifications?

Yes. Elevator installation, repair and maintenance, renovation units should obtain the qualification certificate issued by the Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision before engaging in the corresponding work; elevator installation, repair and maintenance, elevator operators should obtain special personnel operation certificate, licensed to work.

In Conclusion

If you want to know more about elevators, or if you want to find a professional elevator manufacturer for your building, then just contact Dazen. Dazen Elevator is a professional elevator manufacturer in China, with products including passenger elevators, sightseeing elevators, home elevators, freight elevators, hospital elevators, etc. Our experts will support you from planning to shipping.

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