Structures and Selection of Wire Ropes for Elevators

Dr Ing C. Erdem Imrak and MSc.Eng. Mustafa Ozkirim

Monday 1st May 2000

In the elevator installations, wire ropes are used to suspend the cars and the counterweights. Wire ropes in elevators are of round stranded and usually of right hand lay. Service life of elevator ropes depends on a number of factors such as wrap angle and lubrication. In this study types and structures of wire ropes are examined and compared. Then selection of elevator wire ropes is explained and service life of ropes is discussed in accordance with the standards.

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