European Standards for Elevators
Elevator sector in the world is growing day by day. Demand for elevator parts and services came to around 90 billion U.S. dollars. Transportation becomes a part of our urban life. Transportation has a major impact on the economic development of provinces. All the elevators must be manufactured and established in accordance with the standards. After August 2014, two new European standards for elevator design and manufacture are began to be used. One of them is EN 81-20:2014, and the other one is EN 81-50:2014. EN 81-20:2014 updated safety requirements for both construction and installation of lifts. EN 81-50:2014 explains the examination and test requirements for certain elevator parts.
These standards are started to use on 1 September 2017 instead of the EN 81-1 and EN 81-2 standards that were introduced in 1998. The new standards (EN 81-20:2014 and EN 81-50:2014) aim to improve safety and comfort of the lift passengers and also the service quality. The standards offer stipulations in terms of building design and interface. The new two standards contain a number of requirements with the aim of improving traveler (passenger) safety. In my opinion; the philosophy of the life and the standards can be summarized as; “human life is important than everything”.
Two new standards gives us a main changes about movement and speed, door detection systems, car door locking mechanism, fire classification for lift car materials, lift strength and car lighting. For full details, customers and manufacturers should refer to the official standards documents. All the part of the lift can be manufactured in Turkey in İstanbul according to the European Standards. All elevator parts can be supplied by ISF Elevator Company according to European Standards or our employers (engineers) offer a modernisation solutions or a new projects with a suitable price.