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MDS1 Automatic Modular Lift Door for Residential Applications

By Elevator World | February 1, 2012

Overview of Wittur’s recently introduced Modular Door System 1, an automatic door for new lift installations in residential buildings submitted by The Wittur Group The Wittur Group recently introduced its new Modular Door System 1 (MDS1), an automatic door for new lift installations in residential buildings. MDS1 complies with ISO 4190 Class I requirements for…

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Obstruction Detectors – A Historical Review

By Elevator World | February 1, 2012

A review of door sensors from the 1950s to the present A major issue with automatically powered elevator doors is the risk of passenger injury from door impacts. Elevator companies have used various alternative devices to protect passengers, ranging from simple mechanical safety shoes to sophisticated infrared beam systems. This is a review of such…

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Elevator Door Protection from TL Jones

By Elevator World | February 1, 2012

This article looks at the history, growth and future of TL Jones’ Microscan technology. Having a long history in the elevator industry has helped TL Jones become a recognizable worldwide leader in elevator door-safety technology. In fact, in some parts of the world, the company’s Microscan® product has become a generic name for infrared door…

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SEES Light Screen and Resistor

By Elevator World | February 1, 2012

An overview of SEES’ new universal light screen/door protector Southern Elevator & Electric Supply (SEES) now offers a universal light screen/door protector, which works for almost all applications. The design has mounting holes through the body and includes hardware so it can be mounted on car doors without additional brackets or clips. For single-sided openings,…

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Keep Your Elevators Running with Door Operation Upgrades

By Elevator World | February 1, 2012

This article discusses the performance benefits of upgrading elevator door equipment. The average elevator door opens and closes more than 200,000 times a year. No wonder the majority – more than 70% – of all elevator trouble calls are caused by faulty or worn-out door components. Doors that are noisy, unreliable, unattractive or operating inefficiently…

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Sematic Elevator Door Equipment: Energy Conservation in the Elevator Industry

By Elevator World | February 1, 2012

An in-depth look at Sematic’s energy-efficient door-drive controllers Energy conservation is a current hot topic and one of the main challenges for the 21st century. Lowering and optimizing power consumption is a must in each sector and should be a primary objective when designing new products and systems. The objective of 20% power reduction by…

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Freight Elevator Door Control: An Opportunity for Wireless Technology

By Steven Reynolds, P. Eng and Henry E. Peelle, III, DM | February 1, 2012

A comparison between hard-wired freight elevator door-control systems and wireless systems by Steven Reynolds, P. Eng and Henry E. Peelle, III, DM Introduction To date, wireless technologies have found only limited application in the elevator industry. While a few access-lift manufacturers have applied wireless for call/send devices and some have applied Bluetooth™ to control setup,…

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Door Protection from Formula Systems

By Elevator World | February 1, 2012

An overview of the company’s recently launched Vision series In September 2011, Formula Systems launched its new Vision series, offering a variety of features designed to inspire passenger confidence and enhance the passenger experience. The series generated interest from OEMs, distributors, installation vendors, service businesses and property owners when announced at 2001’s National Association of…

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