prEN 81-7

Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Part 7: Rack and pinion lifts prEN 81-7

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40.98 Project deleted   Jun 9, 2011


CEN/TC 10 Lifts, escalators and moving walks

European Norm

91.140.90   Lifts. Escalators


1.1 This standard specifies the safety rules for the construction and installation of permanently installed new rack and pinion lifts with the
drive unit attached to the car serving defined landing levels, having a car designed for the transportation of persons or persons and goods supported by rack and pinion and moving between guide rails inclined not more than 15° to the vertical. The maximum rated speed is 2 m/s.
1.2 In addition to the requirements of this standard supplementary requirements shall be considered in special cases (potentially explosive
atmosphere, extreme climate conditions, seismic conditions, transporting dangerous goods, etc.)
1.3 This standard does not cover:
a) lifts with drives other than those stated in 1.1;
b) installation of rack and pinion lifts in existing buildings1 to the extent that space does not permit;
c) important modifications (see annex E) to a lift installed before this standard is brought into application, and
d) lifting appliances, such as paternosters, mine lifts, theatrical lifts, appliances with automatic caging, skips, lifts and hoists for building and public works sites, ships hoists, platforms for exploration or drilling at sea, construction and maintenance appliances;
e) installations where the inclination of the guide rails to the vertical exceeds 15° ;
f) safety during transport, installation, repairs, and dismantling of lifts;
g) lifts with rated speed ≤ 0,15 m/s.
NOTE Exclusion mentioned under g) bases on the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC Noise and vibrations are not dealt within this standard because these are not relevant to the safe use of the lift. However, this standard may usefully be taken as a basis.
1.4 This standard does not specify the additional requirements necessary for the use of lifts in case of fire.

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prEN 81-7
40.98 Project deleted
Jun 9, 2011