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Issue 02/2011

Issue 02/2011

interlift 2011: Run on exhibition space

For the past 20 years the interlift, the “World of Elevators” has been held in Augsburg. This year interlift takes place from18th to 21stOctober–neverbefore have there been so many bookings for the interlift as early as in January of the year of the event to be held in 2011. The Exhibition Halls 1 and 7 are as good as fully booked right up to the last square metre, and in the other exhibition halls considerablymore stands have already been booked than two years ago.

Calendar

One hundred announcements in six languages

The Digital Voice Master (DVM 70), a new development from Schaefer GmbH, is a compact voice announcement device which provides lift users with up to 255 floor and 64 special announcements, apart fromthe 100 standardised announcements (in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, German).

New DS C door contact series

The new Pizzato Elettrica series was developed with the goal of offering customers a universal product, which includes all the functions required by the market.

New lift door design to save energy

As a result of the continuing rise in energy costs, the energy consumption caused by the operation of the lift will alsomakeasignificantcostcontribution to the total energy costs of a building. The current and planned legal regulations will also affect lift operation and oblige the operator to take measures to improve energy efficiency. Total lift energy consumption is composed of the energy consumed byamultitude of components and structural conditions.

An emergency power device just in case

Swiss Lift Electronic AG has been a successful emergency power device manufacturer for over 40 years and has developed an innovative new emergency power device, the NSGeco. The NSGeco is suitable for 6/12/24V batteries, monitors batterycapacityandhasa very low standby consumption.

Floor display and announcement module

Emergencycall systemsfrom Amphitechhavebeenproviding safe serviceinliftsystems of different manufacturers for over 20 years and demonstratetheir reliabilitydaily. Thesystemscorrespondwith all relevant regulations and standards – in particular of course with EN 81-28, EN 81- 72 and TRBS 2181.

Lubrication system for escalators and moving pavements

Wherever escalators are in use, the highest degree of reliability is required. Optimal lubrication of the system lays the foundation for this. The specially developed simalube lubrication set – consisting of dispenser, brush and attachment support–lubricates escalators andmoving pavements automatically, continuously and economically. Thesystemis easy to install, the running time continuously adjustable and the lubrication reliable and precise.

Lubrication system for escalators and moving pavements

Wherever escalators are in use, the highest degree of reliability is required. Optimal lubrication of the system lays the foundation for this. The specially developed simalube lubrication set – consisting of dispenser, brush and attachment support–lubricates escalators andmoving pavements automatically, continuously and economically. Thesystemis easy to install, the running time continuously adjustable and the lubrication reliable and precise.

ISOstandard 9001:2008 implemented: Qualitymanagement improves services

With its audit by the technical standards organisation TÜV Industrie Süd it was possible to institute the further development of the Sobbe company in 2010. Threecertificates nowconfirmfor the managing partners Lothar Sobbe, Anja Sobbe and Thorsten Katzenellenbogen that their company is certified and managed in accordance with the requirements of quality management in compliance with ISO 9001:2008 combined with the Lift Directive 95/16/ EC for the planning, erection and distribution of new lifts and EN 13015 for the maintenance of lifts.

Touch sensitive call button

Memco has launched the latest member of its existing Commander ™ touch sensitive lift control system product family in the form of the L1 call button module. The Commander™ L1 call button module equipped with the latest touch screen technology according to DIN EN 81- 70 has a static display, which can be adjustedwith various colours, logos and arrow design options individually to the specific building design, ambience and project budget.

Optimising business processes for a secure future

The demand of the lift market for individualisation of lifts and components requires the realisation of tailored customer wishes by the producing companies. Dealing with this task is crucial for many companies’ survival.

Bucher Hydraulics successful in Slowenia

The Europe-wide well-known controller and lift manufacturer SEC in Kosana Lijubliana, Slowenia is counting on Bucher Hydraulics components starting from 2011.

Controlled ventilation prevents mould

The German state building codes prescribe smoke vents for lift shafts with a minimumsize of 2.5%of the shaft diameter, but at least 0.1 m² (Brandenburg 5%, minimum 0.2 m²). Consequently, permanentopenings of the corresponding size are normally produced in the shaft head. In the case of lift shafts inside the thermal building envelope warminterior airflowsthroughthegaps in the shaft doors into the shaft. Reinforced by the chimney effect it escapes outsideuncontrolled throughthesmoke vent. This results in considerable heat loss and high heating costs.

Design, functionality and economic efficiency

Fourteen lifts infour days–inFlensburg, Tallinn, Prague and Istanbul. For Niko Kotsalainen, head designer of the new Kone Design Signalisation, no distance is too far to see the first installations of his cabin annunciators himself and gather initial impressions fromcustomers and users directly. He spent about two-and-a-half years developing the design series together with a committed teamof technicians, specialists and creative spirits.

Evacuation systems for modern lifts

The options for “evacuating trapped people in the event of a power failure” arerepeatedly thesubject for discussion, both in the modernisation area as well as in the case of new buildings. It can be said in advance that „the“ one-kindfits- all solution for evacuation does not exist.Toomanyfactorsinfluencethebest individual solution forthecorresponding system.

From the lifting platform to designer lift

Grädler Fördertechnik GmbH is based in Thyrow (Brandenburg) and has branches in Berlin and Chemnitz. Currently it has a workforce of 30 and operates as an independent SME in the field of conveying technology services. It has been developing new concepts and ideas to make conveying equipment more energy efficient and safer for years. In particular, it specialises in combining environmental friendliness with optimising operating costs.

Transport hub in the World Trade Center

Otis Elevator Company will provide a total of 21 lifts and 47 escalators for the transport hub World Trade Center Port AuthorityTrans-Hudson(PATH) in Lower Manhattan in New York.

Maximum flexibility when modernising

The new Yaskawa lift converter L1000V has been available since June 2010. It was especially designed for modernising or refitting lifts. The L1000V is above all suitable for geared lifts with speeds ofupto1m/sandasynchronous machines without speed feedback. The new L1000V are part of the new 1000-convertergeneration and replace the familiar L7 converters.

A good network …

… makes a significant contribution to the functioning of a business or company. But with this I do not mean the social network, which these days is particularly cultivated in the lift industry and which for most companies is vital to their survival.

Thoughts on safe lifts and their maintenance

Install,passthetechnical inspectionand forget.Thetimeswhenfast lifts travelled 1.0 m/s, many lifts had not broken the sound barrier of 0.63 m/s, a proper TRA described what was what and users like testing organisations adhered to clear standards and guidelines are long since past.

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