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Issue 03/2011

Issue 03/2011

New comfort drive for lift doors

In March 2011 the newly developed Siemenscomfort liftdoor driveSidoor AT40 replaced the almost legendary door drive AT25as thenewstandarddrive for Meiller doors. The AT40 in its Meiller version represents a clear enhancement compared to its predecessor and includes numerous innovations for more comfort inoperationand diagnosis.

TÜV Austria certifies Telegärtner control centre at ÖWD in Vienna

Apart from the Telegärtner emergency call devices already certified by TÜV Austria, the first nationally operating control centre in Austria has now been equipped with Telegärtner technology and certified by TÜV Austria.

Certified environmental orientation

D+H Mechatronic AG based in Ammersbek has had a certified environmental management system in accordance with DIN ENISO 14001:2009 since February 2011. The internationally leading company in the field of systems for natural smoke extraction was accorded special recognition by the testers of TÜV NORD CERT GmbH for the ecological commitment of its board of management and employees in the introduction of the environmental management system.

Product guide online

CAN in Automation (CiA) haspublished the online product guide “CANopen Product Guide 2011” on the Internet and as CD ROM Seventy-twocompanies with a total of 273 entries provide an overview of the CANopen products available on the market.

With style against rowdies

The new KSS 140 KONE signal systemis attractive indesignand yet still vandal-resistant for new lifts and those to bemodernised in all locations where rough handling is sometimes to be expected: in railway stations, airports, parking garages, public buildings, residential and office blocks and cargo lifts.

Strategic partnerships between family-run companies

At a time when competition is getting tougher partnerships of equals are an option to secure market share and expand particularly for small, family-run companies. There is a tendency by both large and small lift manufacturers and maintenance companies to one-stop-shop. This in turn is forcing the corresponding subcontractors to stop just sticking to the triedand- tested and instead expand their range of products and services.

Over 24000 visitors in Istanbul

Asansör Istanbul Exhibition, which brought together the international lift sector for the 12th time between April 14 to 17, hosted about 400 companies from 37 countries. Lift equipment producers and suppliers, construction companies, consultation institutions and national and international sectoral publishers cametogether with 24.126 professional visitors from 60 countries.

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Product Spotlight: L10 for unintended car movement in Hydraulic liftsProduct Spotlight: L10 for unintended car movement in Hydraulic lifts

DIN EN81-1/2+A3 would be the new safety amendment coming into effect from 1st January 2012. Amendment A3 underlines guidelines in preventing an unintended car movement when the elevator cabin is at floor level with elevatordoorsopen (unlocked). Protection against such carmovements in the upanddowndirection is to be provided by suitable means whichwould ensure passenger safety.

Hydraulik: EN81-2 A3 – hydraulic solutions

Allnewlifts which undergoatest before being put into operation from 1.1.2012 must comply with EN81-1 and 2 as amended in 2010 and the annex A3. The most important new requirement is a safety installation consisting of a redundant system against unintended travel movements due to a single error cause. The new generation valve (NGV) fromGMVin the certified A3 design has been available since January 2011.

Safety through various lift emergency call options

Emergency call systems from Amphitechhavebeenproviding safe and reliable service in lift systems of many different manufacturers for over 20 years. The company has equipped over 40,000 lifts in Germany alone with emergency call systems in the last 10 years in order to enhance passengers’ safety.

Trainees: mood snapshots

The image of trainees is at rock-bottom.Why and what do trainees themselves have to say about it? “Justoneout of tenapplicants isemployable” was a recent headline in a south German newspaper. The employer quoted added that apart from social skills, applicants should demonstrate corresponding school performanceand inthis respect theoutlookwasverypoor. BASF, which has been conducting more or less the same suitability test for years, likewise cameto the conclusion that the average performance of today’s candidates is farbelowthat 35 yearsago. Two examples which reveal a lot and permit assumptions which give rise to prejudices. Prejudices which are seldom just andclose to reality. Butwhatdotrainees themselves have to say about this?

Hearing Loop Systems in elevators

Your Sense is the Induction Loopcompany witht hirty years experience. Following developments, and conducting to them makes Your Sense an up to date company with measure made solutions.

New standard for emergency call monitoring and service control centres

The European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) hasdrawnupastandardformonitoring and alarm receiving centres ([M]ARCs) - also alarm receiving bodies: EN 50518.

The calm before the storm

Half-time party – the months are rushing by again and we already have almost half the year behind us. Summer will soon be upon us and before long one or other of you will doubtless be enjoying the sea or mountains. Let me wish you happy holidays and plenty of relaxation! Take a deep breath and recharge your batteries before things take off again in the second half of the year.

Special requirements for conveying technology in the Dusseldorf district and local court: Security and size

Everything in this projectwas subject to special requirements–onaccountof the dimensions ofoneof the biggest judicial centres in Germany, as well as the fact that every means of access, routes and rooms had to meet the highest security standards.

Is there such a thing as absolute safety?

Lifts are the safest“means of transport”– absolute safety is unattainable. But we have to work at getting as close to the 100% mark as possible and to find measures to overcome the gap to reaching 100%. Fromthis point of view SafeLinewould like to consider the subject of “communication”, or more narrowly, that of emergency call telephones.

[Translate to English:] Special requirements for conveying technology in the Dusseldorf district and local court: Security and size

[Translate to English:] Everything in this projectwas subject to special requirements–onaccountof the dimensions ofoneof the biggest judicial centres in Germany, as well as the fact that every means of access, routes and rooms had to meet the highest security standards.

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