13. Service and Freight Elevators

  1. George R. Strakosch and
  2. Robert S. Caporale
  1. Henry E. Peelle III1 and
  2. Al Saxer2

Published Online: 12 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470949818.ch13

The Vertical Transportation Handbook, Fourth Edition

The Vertical Transportation Handbook, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Peelle, H. E. and Saxer, A. (2010) Service and Freight Elevators, in The Vertical Transportation Handbook, Fourth Edition (eds G. R. Strakosch and R. S. Caporale), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470949818.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Elevator World Magazine, 354 Morgan Avenue, P.O. Box 6507, Mobile, AL 36606, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Peelle Company, 373 Nesconset Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788, USA

  2. 2

    retired, formerly of Otis Elevator, 38 Schoville Road, Avon, CT 06001, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470404133

Online ISBN: 9780470949818



  • service and freight elevators and elevator codes;
  • classes of freight loading on elevators - class “A,” “B,” and “C” loading and freight elevator rail reactions—elevation;
  • operation of service and freight elevators


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Service and Freight Elevators

  • Freight Elevators

  • Elevator Design

  • Service Elevators

  • Operation of Service and Freight Elevators

  • Elevators in Industrial Plants

  • Elevators in Warehouses

  • Elevators in Garages and for Off-Street Loading

  • Other Freight and Service Elevator Considerations

  • Unusual Installations