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A Study on the control system for the Unintended Car Movement Protection Means to meet the International Standards of lifts

  • Choi, Youngkiu (Department of Electrical Engineering, Pusan National University) ;
  • Lee, Hochul (Occupational Safety Department, Korea Elevator Safety Agency)
  • Received : 2016.10.14
  • Accepted : 2017.06.22
  • Published : 2017.09.01

Abstract

As the number of tall buildings is increasing, the high-speed lift is necessary in the modern world. Therefore, the further considerations for associated safety devices of lifts were required by the International Standards. In order to stop the moving of cage and keep it, the lifts have to be provided with means that can detect the unintended car movement. Therefore, the International Standard Safety Rules for the construction and installation of lifts had been revised. This paper describes the operation principles of the Rope Brake to fit the Unintended Car Movement Protection (UCMP) means required by the International Standards. This paper confirmed that the performance of these devices was suitable in the scope of the safety standards. This paper also analyzed that the shocks on working of these devices in a car would be dangerous to each passenger differently. Thus, this paper proposes a new design that the circuit diagram of the Unintended Car Movement Protection systems should be improved from the existing design to solve these internal shock problems. So, it is expected to protect passengers from the internal shocks by working of Rope Brake due to irrelevant factors.

Keywords

Lift;Internal shock;UCMP;Control system;Safety standard;Rope brake

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