In 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.
Electrodyn’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.
FEMA’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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As 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.
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