Elevator safety: give the miner a brake

  • T.D. Barkland
  • Published 1990 in
    Conference Record of the 1990 IEEE Industry…


Basic elevator principles, elevator safety hazards and regulations and several methods available to provide ascending car overspeed protection are reviewed. A pneumatic rope brake which grips the suspension ropes and stops the elevator during emergency conditions is described. The result of several tests performed on the rope brake system are discussed… (More)


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