Building Construction (Conveying Systems - Elevators)

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Building Construction (Conveying Systems - Elevators)

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  • 1. 
    A moving platform or cage for carrying passengers or freight from one level of a building to another. 
  • 2. 
    Elevator system consisting of a car supported by a piston that is moved by or moved against a fluid under pressure. 
  • 3. 
    Elevator system consisting of a car mounted on guide rails supported by hoisting cables, and driven by electric hoisting machines. 
  • 4. 
    British term for Elevator.
  • 5. 
    Elevators for the exclusive use of passengers. 
  • 6. 
    Elevator for carrying heavy cargo. 
  • 7. 
    Small elevator for conveying food, dishes or other materials between floors of a building.
  • 8. 
    Row of elevators in a high-rise building controlled by a common operating system and responding by a single call button. 
  • 9. 
    Vertical distance traversed by an elevator car from the lowest to the highest landings of the hoistway. 
  • 10. 
    Vertical enclosed space for the travel of one or more elevators. 
  • 11. 
    Structure housing an elevator machinery on the roof of a building. 
  • 12. 
    Weight balancing another weight to counterbalance the load placed on the hoisting machine by an elevator car
  • 13. 
    Portion of a hoistway extending from the level of the lowest landing to the floor of the hoistway. 
  • 14. 
    Vertical distance from the floor of an elevator pit to the lowest part of an elevator car platform when the car rests on fully compressed buffers. 
  • 15. 
    Piston or spring device for absorbing the impact of a descending elevator car or counterweight at the extreme lower limit of travel. 
  • 16. 
    One of the electric cables connecting an elevator car to a fixed electrical outlet in the hoistway. 
    • A. 

      Hoisting cable

    • B. 

      Traveling cable

    • C. 

      Driving sheave

    • D. 

      Guide rail

  • 17. 
    Contains switches, buttons and other equipment for regulating electrical devices. 
  • 18. 
    For raising and lowering an elevator car; has motor-generator set, traction machine, speed governor, brake, drive shaft, driving sheave and gears. 
  • 19. 
    Pulley for tightening and guiding the hoisting cables of an elevator system 
    • A. 

      Traveling cable

    • B. 

      Guide rail

    • C. 

      Driving sheave

    • D. 

      Idle sheave

  • 20. 
    Abbreviation is MRL. 
  • 21. 
    Operate at speeds greater than 500 ft per minute. this technology makes the tallest buildings in the world possible. 
    • A. 

      Machine roomless elevators

    • B. 

      Geared traction elevators

    • C. 

      Gearless traction elevators

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 22. 
    Introduced the design that would become the standard in the elevator industry
  • 23. 
    Portion of the floor adjacent to an elevator hoistway, used for the receiving and discharge of passengers or freight. 
  • 24. 
    Door between a hoistway and an elevator landing, normally closed except when an elevator car is stopped at the landing. 
  • 25. 
    Safety device for preventing the operation of an elevator car unless its door or gate is fully closed