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 and innovations, elevators 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, safety components, and the esthetics of the elevator in question.  After the inspection, the modernization company with will suggest the right upgrades for the elevator in question. 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 an elevator will help increase its life, performance, efficiency, and is crucial to keep your elevator running smoother and safer than ever.

How does Flexco Elevator Sensor fit in?

Passengers that just want to change floors do not take the time to consider all the technology that goes into the elevator they are riding. Today’s elevators focus a lot of safety, power efficiency, and comfort. One major thing passengers definitely feel and that 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 of the elevator and results in accurate cabin load measurement. The end result is a smoother start/stop process. The Flexco Sensor constantly monitors the load inside the cabin signals the motor that drives the cabin to apply the right torque. The Flexco Sensor is more accurate than traditional methods and offers a better over-time result without the need for frequent calibrations

Advantages of our patented technology are:

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

-can be applied during fabrication (OEM) or on the field (retrofit)

-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 load sensors (no need for a sensor per 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 or load cell

-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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