For hoistway information and communication, the second-generation APS has arrived. The SIL 3-rated APS is a contactless absolute positioning system for elevators and features improved mounting tolerances and position-indicator-clip recognition.
Thanks to a special demonstrator units, visitors to the CEDES booth can see for themselves how the APS performs so reliably under typically tough hoistway conditions.
Our TOFgard/Mini offers ultra-reliable elevator door safeguarding across both the cabin and landing door closing edges - but in a camera sensor that is some 40 times smaller than a standard comfort light curtain. In addition, the TOFgard/3D also offers entrance-area monitoring.
Improving escalator energy efficiency and safety is also a priority for CEDES. The TOF/Start sensor greatly enhances this via its direction recognition capability. Many sensors activate an escalator when someone enters the entrance area. However, the TOF/Start checks if the person is walking towards the escalator to use it, or if they are just passing by. This greatly reduces false starts, energy consumption and wear-and-tear.