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34 Pa. Code § 405.39. Switches.

§ 405.39. Switches.

 (a)  An elevator shall be equipped with normal terminal limit switches located in the shaft way or a stop motion device on the operating machine. The switches or device shall automatically bring the platform to rest at either terminal landing.

 (b)  Final terminal limit switches shall be installed in the shaftway and meet the following requirements:

   (1)  The switches shall be connected so that the functioning of the switch will occur if the elevator runs by the normal terminal limit switch.

   (2)  A final terminal limit switch is to automatically shut off power, apply the brake and prevent the operation of the elevator in either direction until adjustments are made to return the elevator to normal operation.

 (c)  An approved and enclosed fused main line switch or an approved circuit breaker switch shall be installed to disconnect the elevator and meet the following requirements:

   (1)  The switch shall be located adjacent to the entrance door in a machine room containing the motor and controller.

   (2)  The switch shall be located outside the shaftway and adjacent to the pit access door when the motor and controller are located in the pit.

Cross Refenences

   This section cited in 34 Pa. Code §  405.31 (relating to applicability).

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