Updated elevator safety standards have recently been put into effect for all passenger and cargo elevators to improve the safety of users, installers, inspection personnel and service technicians. As a result, elevator manufacturers face new, rigorous demands. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to improve the safety of your elevator without delay, using our SIL-certified absolute shaft copying system.
Let’s take a look at how this system meets the updated standards:
New Construction, Installation And Testing Requirements
Recently, two European safety standards—EN 81-20 and EN 81-50—came into effect for all elevator installations established after September 1st, 2017:
- EN 81-20 stipulates the safety requirements for elevator construction and installation.
- EN 81-50 outlines the test and examination requirements for certain elevator components.
Regulated by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), these standards include new conditions for elevator movement, speed, strength, lighting, door locks—and more. For example, elevator cars must meet improved strength, durability and illumination requirements.
The easiest way for you to improve the safety of your elevator system is to integrate components that are already SIL-certified. The alternative would be to submit your own safety concept to the Technical Inspection Association (TÜV), which can delay getting your elevator up and running.
SIL-Certified Shaft Copying System
To make complying with these standards easier than ever, Kuebler’s Absolute Shaft Copying System comes in an optional safe variant that you can add quickly and easily to any existing safety concept. In the event of an error, the system activates safety functions that automatically bring the elevator to a safe operating state according to EN 81 standards. Other required safety functions include inspection operation switches (top and bottom) and an overspeed protection drive.
In addition to saving installation time and costs, using this Sil3\Ple-certified and TÜV-approved system ensures greater safety and user confidence.
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