Sensor System For Bed Detection

3D elevator BIM model inside Autodesk Revit software

CEDES AG has developed a sensor solution designed to eliminate the inconvenience of a bed-laden hospital elevator stopping on various floors, with little or no room for additional passengers. It comprises installing three TPS triangulation sensors in the ceiling of the elevator and mounting an evaluation unit on its roof. These triangulation sensors monitor the inside of the car and emit two independent beams. This allows the sensors to distinguish between passengers and large objects, such as beds, based on the differences in height. When a bed is detected, the sensors tell the elevator controls to send the elevator directly to the floor selected by the person accompanying the bed.

This means increased privacy and comfort for bed-bound patients traveling between floors, and no key switch, transponder card or destination-selection control is necessary. Elevator efficiency can also be enhanced by eliminating unnecessary stops. According to CEDES, the system has been successful in several major hospitals.

For more information, contact CEDES at Science Park, CH-7302, Landquart, Switzerland; phone: (41) 81-307-2323; e-mail: info@cedes.com; or website: www.cedes.com.

Wago Topjobs Endless Jumper

WAGO Corp.’s 2002 Series Endless Jumpers simplify continuous commoning for TOPJOB®S DIN-rail terminal blocks. Developed for blocks with one jumper slot per level, two compact Endless Jumper contacts (legs) fit in one jumper slot. The jumpers also eliminate wire jumpers for expanding commoning options. Jumpering within a single row via the series improves terminal block adaptability. The jumpers accommodate additional terminal block accessories, such as test and component plugs; for example, component plugs pair with diodes (backlash protection), LEDs (status indication) or resistors (signal conversion).

The Endless Jumper’s design features a retention spring, and each terminal block is spring-loaded with a double socket and resilient CrNi steel spring. The jumper contact is pure electrolytic copper, allowing extremely small designs, which help it carry the terminal block’s full-rated current.

Additional WAGO jumpers include:

  • Step Down Jumper – Moves from larger gauge to smaller gauge terminal blocks
  • Push-In Wire Jumper – Point-to-point jumpering across many terminal blocks
  • Colored Jumpers – Red and blue variants (indicate positive/negative) signals
  • Vertical Jumpers – Convert a multi-level terminal block into a common potential

For more information, contact WAGO at toll free: (800) 346-7245, e-mail: info.us@wago.com or website: www.wago.us.

Peelle Wireless Door Controller

The Peelle Co. has introduced its Wireless Freight Door Controller. The system provides wireless communication between all landing and car door(s). The amount of hoistway wire is reduced by 55-60% compared to that of conventional freight-door systems, and wiring time is reduced by one-third, or one less door per door gate. The control system provides closed-loop feedback and true door positioning, eliminating the need for limit switches and sensors. The variable-voltage, variable-frequency drive utilizes the latest inverter technology and motor protection, which makes the system self-learning and adjusting, intended for smooth open and close sequences. The machine-room-less controller features a backlit LCD display, which provides on-board diagnostics of live statuses of all control-system equipment.

For more information, contact Peelle at e-mail:sales@peelledoor.com or website: www.peelledoor.com.

Rath Elevator Phone Drop-In Replacement From Janus

Janus Elevator Products now offers the PNB-R elevator phone as a replacement car panel phone. The phone line powered unit, designed as a drop in replacement for Rath phone units, is code compliant. With a phone line monitoring feature as standard, the PNB-R complies with 2009 and higher American Society of Mechanical Engineers code requirements. The compact board fits into the existing bracket on the back of the elevator car panel without modification, connecting to existing wiring and 24-V AC/DC power.

For more information, contact Janus at toll free: (800) 527-9156 or website: www.januselevator.com.

Liftdesigner, Enhanced With Bim Exchange

DigiPara GmbH now offers an enhanced version of its DigiPara® Liftdesigner software, featuring Building Information Modeling (BIM) Exchange for Autodesk® Revit® software. The software can now save 3D elevator models into the “LD BIM” file format. It then loads the complete 3D elevator BIM model into the 3D architecture software Autodesk Revit. This can enhance and simplify the building-design process for elevator companies and architects by helping them work together more efficiently.

The new module “BIM Exchange for Autodesk Revit” enables elevator manufacturers to export and send complete 3D elevator BIM models, which show all elevator components, to architects and builders working with Autodesk Revit software. The new export format enables architects to display elevators more precisely, as well as perform interference checks between the elevator and the building. They can then make necessary adjustments and view space rquirements, structural supports and connection points. Brian M. Frank, industry executive at Autodesk, Inc., said:

“With BIM Exchange for Autodesk Revit software, DigiPara supports the Autodesk initiatives of providing building-product-manufacturer-specific information to the BIM process, improving project delivery, and we are happy to work with [the company] to help extend the value of BIM to [its] clients around the globe.”

BIM is a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a building intended to improve collaboration between architects, builders, elevator companies and other stakeholders, who typically focus on different phases of a building’s life cycle. Each stakeholder can insert, extract, update or modify information to support the various aspects of the design process. Since Liftdesigner can enable the elevator company to deliver customized elevator models, the elevator company’s requirement to create, maintain and deliver to the elevator Revit families can be omitted.

For more information, contact Karin Klingenberg of DigiPara at Augustinusstrasse 11 d, Frechen, Germany 50226; phone: (49) 0-2234-999-448-23; e-mail: karin.klingenberg@digipara.com; or website: digipara.com.

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