GLOSSARY OF TERMS

The Lift Industry uses a bewildering number of specialist words when describing the various aspects of lifts and lift shafts.

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An arrangement of suspension ropes in which the car speed and rope speed are equal.

An arrangement of suspension ropes in which the car speed is one half the rope speed.

Electrical power supply that provides 3-phase alternating voltage.

Alternating Current (a type of power for a lift machine).

A period which the lift moves at an ever increasing rate of speed, usually referring to that period from standstill to full speed.

A device or system that controls access to a lift or building.

A control system for an AC motor which has a single synchronous speed or two different synchronous speeds.

A control system for an AC motor which has a single synchronous speed or two different synchronous speeds.