Kinetic Energy Calculator

Elevator Passenger Door Accidents

The bottom line is if you want to make sure that your power passenger doors are adjusted properly then the Kinetic Energy Calculator is the tool you need. Certified Conveyance Training Corporation developed this product after they saw a real need of measuring elevator door force.  Much better and more accurate than the typical door pressure gauge with the good old rubber washer, the Kinetic Energy Calculator measures the energy and force for the entire travel of the elevator door to ensure it’s adjusted properly. The Videos Below are worthy of a watch and are from CCTC's page.

Video Below - The Article that is covered in this video is key!

The video below is a short tutorial on how easy it is to use this device.

This device and the use of it during regular elevator maintenance and inspections could possibly prevent our industry from seeing another passenger door strike lawsuit, not involving a light curtain/reversing edge. We now finally can prove that elevator doors are properly adjusted and are in accordance with the code. With time/date stamping of each test, bringing test reports into any lawsuit will maximize the elevator owner/managers defense and should help in minimizing liability. When it comes to litigation the more solid data you have the better your defense.

The Kinetic Energy Calculator is the perfect tool for contractors, consultants, mechanics and inspectors. For you attorneys out there looking for information, if this device is used in a case you're working on, there’s no more accurate way of measuring the kinetic energy of an elevator door than with this unit.

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Post: October 27th, 2010: ERS-2010-10-27 #225 Show Notes

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Even in with yesterday and today’s storms that are rolling through the show must go on! I don’t know about you but I love storms like this. I’m just glad it isn’t snowing. Today on the program there are a few stories worthy of sharing with your co-workers. There are two articles about the stimulus money funding elevator additions, a 4-year-old girl is killed by an elevator and in another country elevator and escalator accident data is shared openly with the public.

I realize that the death of the 4-year-old girl happened in another country but if we all do our part to spread the word about the EESF it just might catch on world-wide.  Also on the program today we’ll be giving away our prize pack giveaway! This month we’ve got $100 Gift Certificate from Duluth Trading Company a great company who has some great working gear and one of my favorite stores to shop from.

Special thanks to the companies who have donated goodies to the prize pack giveaway!

Fujitec America, GAL, The National Association of Elevator Contractors, The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, Peelle, C.J. Anderson, Truxes, EMS Group, Elevator Bob’s Elevator Pictures, Minnesota Elevator,,,, Elevator World Magazine, Elevator Cab Renovations, The Elevator Preservation Blog & ECS Corporation

News Links: Stephen Carr Presents on the Kinetic Energy Calculator Why the Universe Delayed My Elevator Finally, Salem City Hall welcomes its first elevator Funny Zombie Elevator Skit 10 injured in Baku elevator accident   NYPD releases video of elevator rape suspect Bethesda station escalator returns to service Power outage and door restrictor keeps passengers safe FFA Focused on safety year after boy’s fall Landmarks Commission Approves New Escalator 7 City points to get escalators Great Photo of the week from EW! Federal Stimulus Money Pays for Elevator at School – Under ADA Elevator wait time function forum question Sketch of San Diego elevator attacker released Lift accident caused by counterweights falling out of frame Terrible accident when four-year old girl is killed in Bangalore World’s shortest escalator….all I can ask is Why? ThyssenKrupp Elevator prevails in patent lawsuit Innovative solutions has interesting study ThyssenKrupp Elevator receives order for tallest building in SA Elevator mishap injures deputy Elevator Etiquette – Part 2 Ways a Mine Capsule is better than an elevator