The world of lifts and elevators Interlift meets in 2015. By lifting sector, this fair is the first worldwide to introduce innovations, and its 2015 edition has many new and proposed solutions based on the latest standards EN 81 -20 and EN 81-50.
The introduction this year of the new directive on elevators 2014/33 / EU, which contains the above rules, it was considered the most important in the design of elevators in the past 20 years change. Therefore, this year was a must visit Interlift.
Being highly topical theme of the rules discussed in the forum of the Association of Elevator technology, VFA, along with other issues such as the professional development of young people in the lift industry, the roads to be taken to this development and experiences already made in this regard.
In view of the importance of these new regulations, it is essential to make a brief review of these. The interest generated EN 81-20 is concerned with the design and installation of elevators and in the case of EN 81-50 attracts the description of inspections, tests, calculations and types of testing components or parts of the elevator.
Some of the aspects that have changed in this new Directive 2014/33 / EU and its standards EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 are described below:
- The assumptions and links. Assuming that all hydraulic fluids meet the specifications of the certificate ISO 6743-4, engine rooms containing hydraulic equipment must be designed to withstand these spill. They have undergone a modification ventilation requirements of the well and the machine rooms. The ventilation shaft is the responsibility of the designer or the architect of the building, with the information provided by the lift installer. As for the link, if the setting of the safety valve is greater than 50MPa, the hydraulic products are excluded.
- The hole. In a building where the space between floors is greater than 11 meters, it is necessary to install intermediate emergency doors, booths adjoining elevators have emergency doors and emergency power operations. Protecting the well has new requirements also: screens counterweight dimensions have changed and there is a new requirement in that it must withstand, without deviating from its course, 300 N. headroom spaces and safety pit are different, since the surface area where people work must be enough for them to stand and there must be a clear signal of how many people are operating there.
- Elevator car. The car load is still calculated at 75 kg per person, and area covered wall to wall without finishing. However, the requirements of their lighting levels are modified by incorporating a level of normal emergency lighting.
- Electrical installation. It is one of the most important changes since remained under current regulations since 1989. In this sense, all electrical equipment must comply with EN 60204-1.
In addition to these and other changes, the innovations presented at Interlift 2015 by companies of the 41 participating countries paint a very promising industry for lifting and elevators future. Below, we detail some of the proposals:
- The company brings ELESYS SMS Lift Components, a new microprocessor designed for the control panels of elevators system with up to 24 stops. It is available for hydraulic lifts and rope lifts home. SMS also has a rescue device called Aliem 1000, for elevators, which recreates a 3-phase voltage 400 VAC and in case there is a power outage can supply the control panel. The device performs the energy exchange of the major networks and off automatically at the end of the emergency procedure. The RED-E allows the elevator to return to the nearest floor and open the doors in case of a power outage. An optional board can turn on the lights in the cabin.
- Böhnke + Partern Schmersal presents the new controller module lifts bp408. Its compact dimensions make it can be installed in door frames. Your safety device is built into the controller module fulfills the standards EN 81-20 and EN 81-50. Features include, for example, a safety relay circuit according to EN 81-50. Another key benefit is a group of highly developed algorithms which adapts to the relevant customer systems and allows them to control up to 8 climbs.
- Alberto Sassi of Spain has introduced a range gearbox Premium, the new S38. This component meets the requirements of Standard A3 and has an efficiency of around 90%.
- P + S Polyurethan- Elastomere has offered a new family of shock absorbers for elevators are certified according to EN 81-50. This new generation is maintenance, is made of Diepocel BM and can be used even in an area where there is high humidity in tropical conditions.
- Europanel has introduced several new products for the lifting industry as a control panel for rope lifts, a control panel for hydraulic elevators, a control panel for home elevators and also a line for hollow, flexible cables pre-wiring accessories.
- The German company has innovated with the TSG door actuator LDO AC 4.0. It is an intelligent door actuator drive and synchronous motor, which meets in sutotalidad the demands of the new standard EN 81-50.
- German Henning GmbH & Co have submitted a component to address the maintenance of lifts in a new way. The load sensor called Wear Watcher is an autonomous measurement and evaluation system that detects and evaluates the data permanently vibration and acceleration through an integrated three-axis accelerometer. This same company also offers an innovation for voice and data communication in elevators, alarm remote control. One of its advantages is that it is easy to install and program so it saves time and money.
- Warner Electric has exhibited a wide range of electric brake release specifically designed for applications including lift VAR ERS 15-02, 15-06 VAR, VAR 07 and VAR14-01 addition also presented its latest design, the brake with FENIX lever.
There have also been light and electrical components to fit new lifts in terms of modernity and maintenance. These include a wide range of fluorescent lighting, LED line lights to light the gaps, and LED lights in square panels for the cabin.
Conclusions Interlift 2015
Held in the city of Augsburg in Germany, from 13 to 16 October 2015 Interlift is now bigger than ever and presents the innovations of the global market, so that becomes the meeting place for all industry members and especially for those decision makers.
This year, the fair had a record number of exhibitors and, consequently, its surface has been extended. Of the participants, companies from a total of 41 countries presented their innovations 530. The number of visitors also increased and, according to organizers of the 2015 edition, it could break records.
Some of the numbers that give an idea of how relevant this fair has become the world of elevators and lifts are available from your information.
Italy, traditionally is the star country elevators, it has achieved the most notable foreign participation and had 85 representatives, ranking first. After Italy has followed China, with 61 participants; in third place is Turkey with 41 participants; and Spain ranks fourth, with 36 participants.
The strong presence of elevators producers like Italy and Spain may be logically explained by the cyclical problems with these states. In recent years, sales in these countries have become difficult, so choose to go outside their national markets and to grow and attract customers. Interlift represents a great opportunity as it is a door to the world market for both small to medium-sized companies (SMEs).
Finally, a very important component in this show are always visitors: 75% of them are decision-makers on investments in companies. In a 2011 survey, it was found that 69% of visitors use this event as their only source of information for the current development of the industry.