I am in the process of designing a elevator that is steel framed with metal studs. I need to provide rail support for the car as it travels up and down the elevator shaft. Loads are provided by the manufacturer for me to design my rails (simple enough). I am looking for some guidance as to what allowable deflection would be for these rails. I seem to remember a figure of H/1000 but I can't seem to find anything on the elevator shop drawings. Is H/1000 correct?
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