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I was just wondering if anyone can give me an approximate range of the speeds elevators travel. My physics class has asked and I don't know the answer, but I'd like to be able to give them a range so that we can discuss the implications of this.
Thanks for any information you can provide.
-- Pat Cannamela (email@example.com), September 23, 2002
I assume you mean passenger elevators. 100 fpm to 1200 fpm. Usual increments are 100, 150, 200. 350, 500, 700, and 1000 fpm. Fred
-- Fred Baltes (Elman101@pacbell.net), September 23, 2002.
Some high-rise buildings also use 1,200, 1,400, and 1,600 feet per minute (fpm) contract speeds for shuttle car express service. A few specialty lifts reportedly reach 2,500 fpm.
-- Don Vollrath (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 25, 2002.