PC-Elevators Symbiosis

Doron Shalev

Monday 1st November 1993

Personal Computers (PC) and elevators have undergone a major evolutionary process during the last decade. PC’s have evolved from specialists’ equipment to the everyday common users. Elevators now utilize several types of microprocessors for different purposes. The application of PC to elevators enables improved local and remote management. This paper describes how a remote or in-situ PC may carry out monitoring, data logging and programming functions to improve the performance of the elevator system. Monitoring enables full recording of faults and events. Data logging allows subsequent statistical analysis. Programming allows changes to be made to the controller parameters. Real time animation and other multi-media aspects are described.

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