This will be the 2nd of a few posts on elevator door restrictors. We get a lot of questions in our area about door restrictors when some of the restrictors begin failing. Many in our area haven’t worked for years due to entrapments. We get asked; Why did it fail? What is the next step? We say “replace it with XY or Z”. But many building owners have no idea what a door restrictor is or the differences between the different types.
[This particular elevator used a new clutch and changed the clutch release rollers on each floor to comply with the State of Illinois mandate requiring all passenger elevators to have door restrictors]
[Older GAL door restrictor]