Classroom on demand

Welcome to Classroom on demand, your source for educational materials related to the vertical transportation industry. This site represents the knowledge and expertise of the best engineers and mechanics in the elevator industry, and will help those new to the elevator industry learn about the basic workings of elevator systems, and also will serve as a reference for people with more experience.

Max Car Loading

The percentage of total capacity that the car carries on each round trip. Even though the nameplate on a 3500 pound car lists the capacity as 21 persons, it is very unusual that 21 people will crowd into the car. This averages about 80% but can vary depending upon tenant behavior and culture.

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