Maxton Manufacturing Company released a new hydraulic elevator shut off ball valve for the elevator industry. The shut off ball valve for elevator systems has been designed and proven to comply with ASME A17.1/CSA B44 elevator safety standards. Maxton now provides that tested shut-off valve with a variety of connections, all labelled to meet code standards, in a Maxton ball valve design.
When Maxton talked with industry professionals, it was clear they assumed their shut off valve complied with ASME A17.1/CSA B44. However, after requests for supporting technical data and labelling, more questions than answers were found. For example, how do WOG markings relate or cross to ASME A17.1/CSA B44 regarding elevator code compliance? The other surprising aspect was the missing code required labelling for components used in the elevator industry. “Maxton just couldn’t ignore making this right by filling the niche with our own elevator industry code compliant solution, so that’s what we did”, said Karl Keller, marketing director at Maxton.