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ASME A18.1-2020 pdf download.Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts.
1.3 ð20Þ Definitions ThissectiondefinesvarioustermsusedinthisStandard. alteration: any change to equipment other than mainte- nance, repair, or replacement. approved: acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction. authority having jurisdiction: organization, office, or indi- vidual responsible for approving equipment. Where compliance with this Standard has been mandated by law, the “authority having jurisdiction” is the federal, state, or local department or individual so designated in the enacting legislation or administrative regulation. authorized personnel: persons who have been instructed in the operation of the equipment and designated by the owner to manage the use of the equipment. building code: an ordinance that sets forth requirements for building design and construction, or where such an ordinance has not been enacted, the International Code Council (ICC), International Building Code (IBC), and International Residential Code (IRC) are the code stan- dards. cable, traveling: see traveling cable. capacity: see rated load. certified: a certification by a testing laboratory, a profes- sional engineer, a manufacturer, or a contractor that a device or an assembly conforms to the requirements of this Standard.
compensating-rope sheave switch: a device that automat- ically causes the electric power to be removed from the driving-machinemotorandbrakewhenthecompensating sheave approaches its upper or lower limit of travel. contacts: see door or gate electric contact. control:thesystemgoverningthestarting,stopping,direc- tion ofmotion, acceleration, speed, and retardation ofthe moving member. controller: a device or group of devices that serves to control in a predetermined manner the apparatus to which it is connected. door or gate: the movable portion(s) of the platform or runway entrance that closes the opening providing access to the platform or landing. It consists of one or more panels that may be equipped with a vision panel. door or gate, manually operated: door or gate that is opened and closed by hand. door or gate, power-operated: a door or gate that is opened and closed by a door or gate power-operator. door or gate, self-closing: a manually operated door or gate that closes when released or a power-operated door or gate. door or gate closer: a device that closes a door or gate by means of a spring or gravity. doororgate electriccontact: an electrical device, the func- tion of which is to prevent operation of the driving machine by the normal operating device unless the door or gate is in the closed position.
governor pull-through tension force): the magnitude of the tensile load developed in the moving governor rope after the governor rope-retarding means is actuated. inclined platform lift: a guided, powered hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a seat to transport seated passengers along stairways. inclined stairway chairlift: a guided, powered hoisting and lowering mechanism, equipped with a seat to transport seated passengers along stairways. installation: a complete platform lift or stairway chairlift, including all machinery and equipment necessary for its operation. installation, existing: an installation that has been completed or is under construction prior to the effective date of this Standard. installation, new: any installation not classified as an existing installation by definition, or an existing platform lift or stairway chairlift moved to a new location subse- quent to the effective date of this Standard. installation, placed out of service: an installation whose power feed lines have been disconnected from the machine disconnect switch. labeled: equipment or materials to which has been attached a label, symbol, or other identifying mark of an independent certifying organization concerned with product evaluation, that maintains periodic inspection of production of labeled equipment or materials and by whose labeling the manufacturer indicates compliance with appropriate standards or performance in a specified manner.

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