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Modern Lift Controls

The earliest modern lifts were manually controlled by an operator or lift boy who was always present in the car. The introduction of the single-button collective control system marked a further stage of development. It allowed external calls to be accepted and stored by a memory mechanism, even when a car was occupied. Today, the most common control system for both single and group lifts is the up-and-down collective mechanism, with two external call buttons – one for each direction of travel. At the end of the 1980s, the Schindler lift company developed a storey-selection system, which allow the desired destination to be entered externally at the various stops. This operating system is now available from all major lift manufacturers in Germany.
This article is taken out of the following magazine:
DETAIL 5/2004

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