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Motion Control Engineering is a member of the Kinetek group of companies. Kinetek traces the beginnings of its motion control systems expertise to 1889, and has developed advanced technologies ranging from sub-fractional AC and DC motors and gear motors to elevator and escalator motors and controls.

Imperial Electric

Imperial Electric is a custom manufacturer of special application AC and DC motor systems (motors and drives; motors and generators; motors and gearboxes) for the elevator/escalator, commercial floor care, commercial food equipment and hose reel markets. Celebrating 100 years in business in 2008, Imperial’s complete line of products now include permanent magnet motors, gear motors, AC and DC elevator motors, AC induction motors, generator sets, vacuum motors, transaxles, wheel drives, gear boxes, special reducers, and gearing.

National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC)

NAEC is the association of elevator contractors and suppliers that serves primarily the interests of independent elevator contractors and independent suppliers of products and services; promoting safe and reliable elevator, escalator and short-range transportation and promoting excellence in the management of member companies.

Elevator World

Elevator World, Inc. (EW) is the acknowledged leader in print and online publishing for the elevator and escalator industry. EW products include Elevator World Magazine, Web site, Elevator World Source directory, and ELENET email newsletter.

Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF)

The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on the safe and proper use of elevators, escalators and moving walks through informational programs.

National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities

NAESA International is a non-profit international organization with over 1300 members and nearly 1500 QEI credentialed Inspectors. Their members are comprised of elevator inspectors, consultants, contractors, architects, engineers, elevator manufacturers or anyone interested in elevator safety, code enforcement, and technology. The purpose of NAESA is to "To foster and assist in the promulgation of a standard safety code and interpretation thereof, for elevators and related equipment, and to engage in activities and establish programs to exchange and impart information of common interest to the membership and to develop the professional reputation of elevator safety authorities."

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)

BOMA coordinates many safety activities for building owners and managers, and offers a number of safety-related publications.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

A17.1 Code Compliance

ASME codes are the industry safety codes in the US, and have been adopted by many cities and states nationwide. ASME A17.1 code specifically applies to elevators and escalators.

Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)

TSSA is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for the delivery of various safety programs and services including the administration of Ontario's Technical Standards & Safety Act, 2000. TSSA reviews and registers elevating device designs, conducts initial inspections and licenses devices when they conform to the Act, Elevating Device Regulation and adopted safety codes and standards.

How Elevators Work

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World’s Tallest Skyscrapers

Official world’s 200 tallest high-rise buildings Web site.

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