A New Slide Guide Shoe to Suppress Elevator Vibration

Ken-Ichi Okamoto, Takashi Yumura, Hisao Kuraoka, Kazuki Saragai and Kazushi Kojima

Monday 1st May 2000

We have developed a new slide guide shoe to decrease the lateral car vibration of an elevator. The key features of this novel slide guide shoe are its support structure and the specific shoe shape. We first present a simulation model for evaluating lateral elevator vibrations caused by the force generated at the guide shoes. Next, we apply the simulation results to the design of the guide's structural parameters to decrease elevator vibration. Simulation and experimental results show that the slide guide shoes are effective in suppressing lateral car vibration of an elevator.

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