An Elevator Frame Hoistway is a structure that extends through the floor of a building. It provides the vertical travel path for the elevator installation. An elevator hoistway may also include a frame to enclose the hoistway penetration aperture. The hoistway frame may also contain a door, a wall, and shelves.
The dimensions of the frame hoistway must meet the required load specifications and be square and plumb. They cannot be changed later. The height of the elevator hoistway should be at least 700 mm. The elevator frame must have a clear opening of at least 2030 mm in width and 700 mm high.
The hoistway frame acts as the interface between the elevator suspension and elevator guide equipment. In addition, the hoistway frame should include anchoring mechanisms. It should be installed between the lower and upper floors of the building. In some cases, the hoistway frame may extend to the side or rear of the building.
A vertical structure for temporary use can maximize space in a building while allowing for the elevator to be installed in a space that is not currently needed. It is also highly adaptable to changing needs of the building's residents. The vertical structure can be coupled with prefabricated modules that can hold a toilet and shower.
An elevator frame hoistway may contain up to six elevator cars. The hoistway enclosures must be located in a 2-2 or 1-3 combination. A three-car combination requires two hoistways, while four cars in a single hoistway cannot be combined. Therefore, a minimum of two hoistways is required for an elevator installation.
When constructing an elevator frame, it is crucial to consider the requirements for fire safety. In addition to a building's fire safety, elevators must be designed for occupant safety. An elevator must allow for easy egress and access for firefighters. Fire service elevators should have a pictorial symbol of a firefighter's helmet on the hoistway door frame. Moreover, the door must not be wider than one-quarter of its height.
In addition, the machine room should be placed above the Elevator Frame Hoistway. Its lateral extension may be on the left or right side of the hoistway. The machine room must have at least one wall that is in line with the hoistway. The machine room should also be at the same level as the concrete floor that supports the traction machine. After completing the design process, the elevator machine room should be equipped with the necessary machinery.
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