New Components, Systems
Components that promote safety and unusual residential systems are featured this month.
Safety Products To Be Launched at WEEE
Avire is launching two products at the World Elevator & Escalator Expo (WEEE) 2014, to take place on May 16-19 in Guangzhou, China. Memco’s C100 emergency telephone can be surface or flush mounted, or installed behind the car-operating panel. The surface-mounted version features integrated emergency lighting, a customizable text plate and pictograms that remain hidden until backlit. It can also be programmed at the touch of a button.
The Optical Slot Sensor from TL Jones provides accurate elevator leveling to millimeter precision and is designed to ensure the safety of passengers as they enter and exit the elevator. It has exceptional resistance to dirt and debris thanks to its robust, fully sealed IP65-rated enclosure. It is marketed as having high light immunity, high repeatability and suitability for new or existing installations.
VElevator Loop to Meet Accessibility Norms
The Your Sense Elevator Loop is designed to meet the EN 81/70 accessibility norm requirement of two-way elevator communication. In the case of hard-of-hearing passengers, an elevator induction loop is to be installed. (Hearing-aid wearers cannot use this system, because of interference and background noise.) This product is designed to only require 5-10 min. of downtime for installation, which consists of connecting two cables. Other features include OEM or retrofit installation, built-in amplifier and microphone, external microphone cable, external-12 VDC power connection, compact size (135 X 105 mm), extension line/microphone inputs, and reduced background noise.
Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators
Area Access Inc., with offices in Manassas and Norfolk, Virginia, has added a trio of pneumatic vacuum elevators to its product mix. They are: PVE30, with an outside cabin diameter of 30 ft., inside cabin diameter of 20.5 ft., inside cabin height of 79 in. and 560-lb. capacity; PVE37, with an outside cabin diameter of 37 ft., inside cabin diameter of 32 ft., inside cabin height of 77 in. and 1100-lb. capacity; and PVE52, with an outside cabin diameter of 52.68 ft., inside cabin diameter of 43.5 ft., inside cabin height of 79 in. and capacity of 2025 lb. Touted by the company as being safer than traditional elevators (since they are powered by pressurized air), the units are ASME 17.7 certified and carry a one-year warranty. They are manufactured by Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators, LLC of Miami.