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elevator click to hear : elevator

Mechanical apparatus with a car that provides automated movement of people between the levels of a building.
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call button car guide rail speed governor car safety counterweight counterweight guide rail limit switch governor tension sheave buffer elevator car hoisting rope winch

call button click to hear : call button

Button that is pressed to summon the elevator car.

car guide rail click to hear : car guide rail

Metal bar along which the car slides, preventing it from rocking from side to side.

speed governor click to hear : speed governor

Mechanism that triggers the car safety in the event the car moves too quickly.

car safety click to hear : car safety

Security device that stops the elevator car in the event that it moves too fast or the hoisting rope is severed or damaged.

counterweight click to hear : counterweight

Mobile unit comprised of a heavy mass whose weight counterbalances that of the elevator car and its passengers.

counterweight guide rail click to hear : counterweight guide rail

Metal bar along which the counterweight slides; it prevents the counterweight from rocking from side to side.

limit switch click to hear : limit switch

Switch that allows the elevator car to stop at every floor.

governor tension sheave click to hear : governor tension sheave

Device that serves to keep the speed governor cable taut.

buffer click to hear : buffer

Piece of equipment that brings the elevator car to a stop and absorbs the impact.

elevator car click to hear : elevator car

The elevator’s mobile compartment, designed to transport passengers.

hoisting rope click to hear : hoisting rope

Cable that allows the vertical movement of the elevator car.

winch click to hear : winch

Mechanism that moves the car by means of the hoisting rope.