Rope Brake Management During Unintended Motion or Up Overspeed Event

mechanics_top_elevatorIn the U.S., ASME A17.1 code, requiring elevator systems to incorporate a rope brake, was not introduced until 2001 (1996 in Canada). Because of this, controllers installed before 2001 may lack the necessary logic to appropriately manage a rope brake during an unintended motion or up overspeed event. Electrodyn’s UMDC provides the necessary code-compliant control to properly manage a rope brake and ensure passenger safety. Capable of retrofitting to any controller and brake type, it’s one-of-a-kind. It is the ONLY after-market retrofit product on the market today that provides unintended motion logic. Click here for a list of controllers lacking this functionality. Get a quote.                                                                          

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Fire Service Operation – Phase I & II

FireTrucksElectrodyn’s flagship product, Fire Service, has been installed in over 35,000 elevator systems across North America since 1986. Sales have shown no signs of slowing down either. Electrodyn’s Fire Service retrofit is a viable solution for legacy and relay-logic systems still in operation today. Find out more.

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What FEMA Says About Elevator Flood Prevention

water_rubber_bootsFEMA’s Elevator Installation Technical Bulletin states that all elevator systems should have a means by which to reduce damage to elevators in the case of a flood event. Read More

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The Deadline for Firefighter’s Emergency Operation in Chicago is Quickly Approaching!

no_time_to_losePer Chicago Building Code 18-30-320:On or before January 1, 2017, all elevators with Phase II Emergency In-Car Operation shall either comply with

1.  all of the requirements set forth in 2.27.3 through 2.27.8 of ASME, as modified by items (46) through (60) of Article II of this chapter; or
2.  all of the applicable requirements of the Chicago Building Code in existence at the time the existing elevator was equipped or required to be equipped with Firefighters’ Emergency Operation and all of the requirements set forth in section 18-30-2610 of the Chicago Building Code adopted on January 10, 2001, and appearing in the Journal of Council Proceedings on page 50236 of that date.Provided, however, that if, at the time an existing elevator was installed or altered, the Chicago Municipal Code did not require that such existing elevator be equipped with a fire alarm initiating device, nothing in this Section 18-30-320 or in Section 18-30-2610 of the Chicago Building Code adopted on January 10, 2001, as referenced in item (2) of this section, shall be construed to require the installation of a fire alarm initiating device in such existing elevator until such time that an alteration is made to such existing elevator where ASME 8.7 requires a fire alarm initiating device to be installed. Click here for compliance solutions.

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How Door Restrictor Maintenance Can Affect Your Bottom Line

Realized Savings_Door Restrictor Chart

Check out the definitive Door Restrictor Maintenance Cost Comparison Guide to see a side-by-side comparison of the industry-recommended maintenance requirements and learn what each door restrictor actually costs an elevator company in terms of maintenance time.

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New York’s Answer to Door and Gate Monitoring

NewYorkSkylineAs of January 1, 2015, NYC Building Code 3.10.12 (Appendix K3) went into effect. This code requires a system be in place to monitor and prevent automatic operation of passenger and freight elevators with faulty door contact circuits. Compliance must be met by January 1, 2020. While 5+ years sounds like plenty of time, there is a huge demand to be met. There are over 72,000 elevators in the NYC area and less than 1300 working days left before the deadline. Fortunately, Electrodyn saw the need for this product long before a code was passed and has been proactive in designing a system to comply. The Monidor meets all aspects of the code with a few extra features to boot. Read more.

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What the Code Says About Unintended Motion & Up Overspeed Control

As an elevator professional, how to effectively solve for code compliance issues is an every day concern. What exactly does the code say about up overspeed and unintended motion? What if the controller lacks functionality? Find the answers, then learn one practical way to manage up overspeed and unintended motion to satisfy code requirements. Read More

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