Product certification: based on prevailing standards in North America

In March 2009, Liftinstituut was officially appointed as an Accredited Elevator/Escalator Certification Organization (AECO) by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) (ID#0842). As a result,...

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PESS, PESSRAL, and PESSRAE - a fast track to electronic safety in elevators

It is impossible to imagine modern cars and planes without electronics and software. It has not taken long at all for a lot of their control and safety systems to become software-based. Elevators and...

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New standards, EN 81-20 and EN 81-50, harmonized and effective

The new standards, EN 81-20 and EN 81-50, have been harmonized under Directive 95/16/EC for Elevators since November 14, 2014. The harmonization and application of these standards infer conformity with...

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The European Lifts Directive 2014/33/EU

The national legislation of EU Member States relating to elevator safety has been replaced by the European Lift Directive. This directive has two important objectives:  to remove trade barriers: elevators...

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European elevator safety standards

There are a number of European standards detailing safety rules for various types of elevator. They cover different aspects of elevator construction and operation. The most important standards are summarized...

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The European Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

On December 29, 2009, the most recent version of the Machinery Directive came into force (Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC). This directive replaces the previous Machinery Directive 98/37/EC. The new...

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Elevators always essential for evacuating high-rise buildings

In 2011, the ‘Evacuating high-rise buildings by elevators and stairs’ report was published in the Netherlands. This was the result of extensive research into the circumstances and options surrounding...

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Elevators in wind turbines

To fulfill sustainability objectives, wind turbines are being installed across the whole of Europe. They are often equipped with an elevator as standard. These days, wind turbines of a height exceeding...

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