The key requirements for world class elevator control

Ride comfort

The elevator must move smoothly with strict limits set on acceleration to avoid any jerky movements

Start / Stop

Some elevator systems are rated for up to 240 start/stops per hour, requiring special attention to manging the amount of heat this will cause the motor to generate.

Levelling accuracy

An elevator is required to stop with precision, this could be as little as 1 or 2mm.

Speed feedback

Speed and position feedback is necessary to ensure speed control, levelling accuracy and ride comfort are delivered to the required standard.

Electrical braking

Electrical braking is required for accurate speed control of the lift with mechanical braking utilised as a parking brake.

Elevator control

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