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1. (WO2018127523) DAMPER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/127523    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/050155
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 04 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B66B 5/16
Applicants: AIP APS
Inventors: SACRAMENTO GARCÍA, Germán Manuel
A damper for connecting an elevator car and a fall arrest device comprising a deformable element with a first joining portion configured to connect to the elevator car and a second joining portion configured to connect the damper to the fall arrest device. The deformable element of the damper is configured to deform from an undeformed state to a deformed state in the event of a force above a predetermined threshold force. The deformable element is further configured in such a way that when the deformable element is deformed from the undeformed state to the deformed state, the elevator car and the fall arrest device are relatively displaced. An elevator system comprising such a damper is also disclosed. Method for operating an elevator system having such a damper and method for retrofitting elevator systems are also disclosed.