An efficient and effective lift control system is vital to building owners and, aside from the reliability and safety aspects associated with the ever changing areas of lift legislation, going green is becoming the prime consideration when installing or upgrading a building’s lifts.
As part of a wide range of innovative products, this year has seen the launch of the TVC Ethos Eco-Mode control system from the UK based manufacturer of lift components and control systems, LiftStore.
Designed to offer significant energy savings, central to the Ethos system is an adjustable velocity control module (V-COM) which allows for energy efficient lift movements in times of low demand – on return or homing journeys, for example. This is offered with the option of a regeneration drive which converts braking energy into power that can be redelivered to the mains. Ethos also offers an escalating three way energy conservation setting, incorporating snooze, sleep and hibernate modes. This allows non-essential components such as car lights, fans, indicators & transformers to be turned off and then reactivated at the press of a call button or, automatically, by time of day.