Elevator Speed

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I was just wondering if anyone can give me an approximate range of the speeds elevators travel. My physics class has asked and I don't know the answer, but I'd like to be able to give them a range so that we can discuss the implications of this.

Thanks for any information you can provide.

-- Pat Cannamela (pcannamela@mecs.moric.org), September 23, 2002


I assume you mean passenger elevators. 100 fpm to 1200 fpm. Usual increments are 100, 150, 200. 350, 500, 700, and 1000 fpm. Fred

-- Fred Baltes (Elman101@pacbell.net), September 23, 2002.

Some high-rise buildings also use 1,200, 1,400, and 1,600 feet per minute (fpm) contract speeds for shuttle car express service. A few specialty lifts reportedly reach 2,500 fpm.

-- Don Vollrath (dvollrath@magnetek.com), September 25, 2002.

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