Elevator Weight and Overload Sensor

The Elevator industry has been around for a very long time and has constantly been innovating in terms of safety, power efficiency, and smoothness. The first elevators were built out of wood and screws and required hand pulled ropes or steam and water pistons. Today, elevators are getting safer, more autonomous and offer a much smoother ride then back in the days.

How did we get to the elevators we have today?

Thanks to each and every elevator OEM and their constant improvements, elevators can go through an important process called modernization. Scheduled by the OEM or a building’s owner, this process involves inspecting the elevator’s lifting system as well as the esthetics of the elevator in question.  After the inspection, the modernization company you work with will suggest the right upgrades for your elevator. More and more upgrades are available every year that make the lifting/automation systems available a lot more advanced than previous models. “Of course, cabin decor is also subject to be modernized”. Modernizing your elevator will generally help improve its life, performance and efficiency and is crucial to keep your elevator running smoother than ever.

How does Flexco Elevator Sensor fit in?

As a passenger that wants to change floors, you do not take in consideration power efficiency and you simply rely on the safety systems integrated in the elevator. The one thing a passenger will definitely feel is the smoothness of the ride up and down. Flexco’s sensor technology is bonded to your elevator structure, without any modifications, regardless of the brand, model or capacity and results in accurate cabin load reading. This results in a smoother start/stop process due to the load being read more accurately by the system that controls the torque of the elevator motor.

Advantages of our patented technology are:

-no modifications to install “no drilling to apply elevator sensor on structure”

-can be applied during fabrication or on retrofits

-same elevator sensor for any brand, model or capacity

-reads the weight of the steel wire rope under the cabin “that increases as you go up”

-eliminates the need to apply multiple elevator sensors on every wire steel rope

-reads the right value no matter where the load is applied in the cabin

-connects to any system with the same wiring as any traditional steel rope sensor

-does not require frequent recalibration

-durability of sensor tested and approved by putting elevator through drop test with emergency brake system, after calibrating the sensors

 

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