Friday, October 3, 2008

Elevator Secrets #1 - A Humble Motor


I snapped this photo of a typical motor that powers the elevator systems many of us ride every day:



In spite of it's humble, "smaller than you'd think" size, this highly-engineered motor and it's high-tech parts (shown above in the crushed cardboard box marked "elevator") make modern elevators extremely safe. "mostly..."

Learn more about elevators at HowStuffWorks.com.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

After viewing this, getting in an elevator is never going to be the same...