Escalator components join a new digital platform and jobsite aid.
Escalator Steps and Step Chains
Adams Elevator Equipment Co. escalator steps and step chains are designed and built to ensure the safe operation of escalators. The company has improved its manufacturing processes for them, while retaining what it calls “true OEM quality.” It offers escalator steps and step chains for a variety of makes and models, including Schindler SWE/9300/9700 escalators and 9500 moving walks.
Mobile Power Substation
Larson Electronics LLC has released a mobile temporary power distribution system, the MPD-480-50KVA-24X120.20A-20C. Designed for ruggedness, the system can power three-phase 480-V equipment on single-phase 120/240 VAC from generators and direct grid power. Intended for use in both indoor and outdoor worksites, it uses 480-V line-in power connected to the primary side to a 125-A three-phase 480V primary disconnect, which contains three time-delay fuses protecting the 50 KVA transformer. The 480-V current is then converted to 120/240V AC and passes through the secondary panel, which contains 24 20-A, 120-V breakers that protect 24 panel-mounted 120-V, 20-A 5-20R duplex receptacles equipped with weatherproof covers.
Designed for heavy-duty industrial applications and demanding conditions, the product’s assembly is grounded onto a thick carbon-steel platform with a carbon-steel tube frame that protects the transformer from damage. Forklift skid pockets, locking polyurethane casters and an eyelet on the top of the frame makes the system easy to lift with cable or chain hooks. It is certified to UL 1640, and all equipment is NEMA 3R rated for indoor and outdoor use, protecting against dirt, water and ice.
Digital Platform, Renewed Product and Service Portfolio
KONE has introduced a new digital platform and renewed its products and services portfolio. Open to third-party solutions, the platform enables KONE to create custom, personalized solutions that connect customers, users and employees to equipment and data. KONE states using open application interfaces makes it easy to manage different devices and integrate them with new and existing systems.
KONE Chief Technology Officer Tomio Pihkala gave a few examples of how the company is moving toward a digital future, including its 24/7 Connected Services, which uses Internet of Things technology to enable data from elevator sensors to be monitored, analyzed and displayed in real time. He also spoke about Residential Flow, which connects elevators, doors and information systems with the digital platform. “At the moment, we are, for example, testing the cloud-based Amazon Alexa voice service, which allows residents to call an elevator from their apartment.” ELEVATOR WORLD got to try out this technology firsthand during a visit to the REDI high-rise residential development in Helsinki in 2017 (EW, July 2017).