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CEDES Installs IMS 100 Safeguards in Lucerne

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Lucerne Cantonal Hospital

CEDES Corp. has installed its IMS 100 safeguard sensors, an entrance-area monitoring device, in Lucerne Cantonal Hospital in Lucerne, Switzerland. The 19-story building, which is equipped with nine Schindler elevators, was provided with the IMS 100 this summer. According to CEDES, the 3D camera sensor helps improve elevator efficiency, reliability and safety.

According to Walter Vogel, the hospital’s head of Facility Engineering and Control, some disabled patients or those who have recently had surgery find the elevators difficult to enter and exit before their doors close. “It is usually better for the healing process when patients become as independent as possible. This sensor greatly improves accessibility and comfort for our patients, as well as our staff and visitors,” Vogel said.

Another challenge the hospital faces is damage to the elevator doors caused by large hospital beds striking the closing door as the staff moves patients. Vogel added:

“Again, the IMS offers [an ideal] solution, as it detects the approaching bed and [helps] ensure the doors either remain open or reopen. This not only eliminates door damage, it also means the elevators do not have to be taken out of service for repairs.”

Typical elevator light curtains detect when an object is in the path of an elevator’s closing doors. According to Robert Reeves, CEDES Sales Manager in Switzerland:

“The IMA 100’s [time-of-flight] technology allows for automatic door-recognition, meaning the movement of the closing elevator door does not trigger its own reopening. This [eliminates] the need for additional magnets or switches.”

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