MCE offers an extensive array of components and peripherals for elevator modernization—from dispatching, drive and landing system options to monitoring, load weighing, serial communication and and traveler and hoistway cable.
From this Components & Peripherals page you can access MCE’s complete line of features and options. Click on a link to the left for access to a specific product.
TorQmax™ delivers superior AC VVVF drive performance for geared and gearless applications. Designed specifically for MCE’s PTC-AC Series M and IMCAC control systems, TorQmax is the result of a multi-year development partnership with a leading German drive manufacturer. TorQmax drives have a compact profile, a notable absence of audible motor noise and simple, user-friendly adjustment.
TorQmax high performing drives have refined motion control across the full speed spectrum— and virtually eliminated takeoff lag associated with AC elevators. The car moves away from the floor immediately when door lock contact is made because TorQmax drives build required magnetic flux within 100 milliseconds; a significant advancement over AC drives that may take over one second to build flux. The smooth operation of the TorQmax drive—through acceleration, contract speed and deceleration—helps ensure optimal passenger comfort.
Customized software and preset standard parameters minimize installation time—providing a significant level of simplicity to TorQmax drives. A few simple adjustments (for most applications) enable the car to run at contract speed. And all parameters are set and displayed in common elevator industry units of measure—no conversion charts or interpolation are required.
Since 1983, Motion Control Engineering has developed a reputation as the Premier provider of advanced, non-proprietary elevator control systems in the world. MCE reliability is designed into every product and is supported with unprecedented levels of customer service. MCE’s long list of satisfied customers includes the most trusted names in the elevator industry.
In the mid 1990s, MCE introduced IMC (Intelligent Motion Control) for motor generators. This technological advancement incorporated two key elements of MCE’s product development strategy:
By 1995 development engineers at MCE were ready with the third element of their strategy: the introduction of a 12-Pulse elevator drive.
This new technology doubled the resolution of conventional six-pulse drives. Designed specifically for elevator applications, the integrated, digital drive cut current harmonic distortion in half while delivering an exceptional elevator ride.
System 12 benefits from literally hundreds of years of drive design expertise.
The System 12 digital drive has been integrated with the IMC-SCR control to provide the very best technology available.
Designed for Elevators
The System 12 drive, designed and manufactured by MCE, is optimized specifically for elevator applications.
One vendor for both drive and control; one telephone
number for technical support and problem resolution.
Fully “Serviceable and Maintainable” equipment.
Lower Harmonic Distortion
System 12's Lower Total Harmonic Distortion, documented in extensive lab and field tests, provides a greater margin of protection from power corruption.
A Wealth of Drive Knowledge
System 12 benefits from literally hundreds of years of drive design expertise. Check out our elegant feedback loops and precise control algorithms.
For compliments instead of complaints.
Drive of Choice
For buildings with sophisticated computer equipment (ie: hospitals, data centers, universities).
Smaller Filter Components
A large machine room filter cabinet can typically be eliminated, saving installation labor time and cost.
LS-QUIK employs a cartop mounted encoder to provide precise, reliable car position information for premium applications.
LS-QUAD provides positioning information for control of car motion utilizing industry standard perforated steel hoistway tape.
SmartLink for Car Call signals provides simplified wiring, reduced installation time and elimination of heavy multi-strand traveling cables for MCE Intelligent Motion Control (IMC) systems.
At the heart of SmartLink for Car Call signals is LonWorks® networking technology from Echelon®. LonWorks integrates advanced communications and networking technologies using Echelon’s Neuron Chip—a semiconductor device specifically designed for providing intelligence and networking capabilities to low-cost control devices.
In a LonWorks network, intelligent control devices (nodes) communicate with each other using a common protocol. Each node in the network contains embedded intelligence that implements the protocol and performs control functions. Consistent with MCE’s non-proprietary philosophy, LonWorks technology has helped accelerate the trend away from proprietary network control schemes and centralized systems.
Thousands of companies have developed and installed LonWorks products, and more than 30 million LonWorks enabled processors have been shipped for use in homes, buildings, factories, trains, and other systems worldwide.
SmartLink for Hall Call fixtures combines electronics, node power and two-way communication on a single-twisted-pair—the MCE bus—which results in reduced wiring requirements, shortened installation time and simplified diagnostics.
The basis of SmartLink Hall Call system is a unique node designed by MCE. Each system will handle up to 98 floors with 10 sub-addresses per floor. MCE’s robust circuitry uses high voltage logic and a low frequency clock to provide EMI/RFI immunity, high ESD protection and minimal radio frequency radiation.
The TLS-C Cartop Terminal Limit Switch System is a highly accurate, maintenance-free replacement for old style mechanical TM switches and contacts that are often incompatible with today’s computer based control systems. State-of-the-art TLS-C eliminates noisy rollers and cams, cumbersome lever arms and the necessity for regular cleaning and adjustment.
|Car Speed (fpm)||Pre A17.1-2000 Switches||A17.1-2000 Switches|
|200 and below||6||6|
ETS included above 200 fpm
*(TLS-C-16) & (TLS-2-2) Switches
LWI Load Weighing for Isolated Platform provides signals for various load dispatching operations and pre-torquing for IMC family controllers.
By identifying whether the load in the car is light, heavy or an overload, the system can activate loaded car hall call bypass, anti-nuisance car call cancellation, and lobby up peak mode.
The load weigher=s pre-torquing signal is used to adjust the amount of torque produced by the motor B as the brake lifts B to provide smooth starts. Every time the car leaves a floor, a new value is computed, based on how the car is loaded, insuring that every start is the smoothest possible start.
Without pre-torquing, some slight initial armature rotation occurs as the brake is lifting in order to gain complete control of the motor. As a result, the start may not be as smooth as it could be. With LWI, an initial torque value is determined to exactly counteract any tendency for the motor to move in the direction of the load as the brake is lifted, thereby insuring ideal starts under all load conditions.
How it Works
The LWI system uses a proximity sensor and amplifier, which are both mounted under the cab floor. The proximity sensor bracket is typically attached to one of the car sling channels underneath the car. A target bracket is attached to the floor itself. The clearance between the sensor and target varies with car loading, generating a signal value from 0 to eight VDC.
The LWI system is for isolated platform elevators (70-80% of all elevators with contract speed of 500 fpm or more have isolated platform cab construction). The condition and composition of rubber isolation pads (4-6 per cab typical) is critical to successful, reliable operation. Pads should be replaced every five years, or whenever any cracking or damage is detected.
The LWI system provides premium load weighing performance at lower cost.
The MCE Powerback™ AC Regeneration system provides impressive financial payback by recapturing elevator overhaul energy for other uses. Traditionally, this energy is dissipated in the form of heat through resistors located in the machine room. By enabling overhaul power to be reused, Powerback eliminates unnecessary machine room heat, and reduces machine room cooling requirements and attendant operating costs.
Building on technology pioneered in our development of digital elevator controls. MCE introduced SmarTraq—a limitless, closed-loop door operator. The SmarTraq product line addresses the most visible part of an elevator system…door operation.
SmarTraq is an advanced solution that ensures smooth, quiet, reliable and safe operation of elevator doors. SmarTraq dramatically reduces installation time, recurring maintenance and mechanical problems associated with conventional door operators.
Modernize & Repair with SmarTraq™
MCE is proud to introduce a state-of-the-art ‘true’ closed loop door operator controller for modernization and repair.
True Closed Loop Technology
Closed loop technology is part of an electronic revolution that is changing the way elevators are designed, manufactured and modernized. It replaces older mechanical circuits, cams and resistors with a digital control system that provides precise door operation. Closed loop technology smooths and dramatically improves door operation regardless of lobby door mass and wind loading. Its motor-mount encoder does this by providing constant distance and velocity feedback.
Elevator door operation often creates the first impression of your building. It is the most visible part of your elevator system and the source of the majority of all service calls.
Upgrading with SmarTraq provides a noticeable performance improvement at a fraction of the cost of their system upgrades. SmarTraq returns your investment with increased reliability and safety, and reduced down time for repair.
From the Leader in Controller Upgrades
MCE, the company known for designing the world’s finest controller modernization solutions, now offers an upgrade solution for door operators. Whether you are a building owner, a contractor, a consultant or a maintenance provider, SmarTraq door modernization solutions will benefit you with superior technology and a measurable return on your investment.
Superior Performance Adds Value, Keeps you Competitive
In the competitive landscape of commercial and residential rental property, an older building requires key upgrades in order to continue to attract tenants and maintain rental rates. SmarTraq™ is just such a key upgrade, providing smoother, quieter door operation—and operation that is more efficient. Closed loop technology ensures high performance regardless of door weight temperature or atmospheric conditions.
Reliability Means Reduced Downtime
Over their installed life, door operators open and close millions of times. Older, out-of-date operators are prone to frequent and unexpected downtime—this means higher maintenance costs and dissatisfied tenants. A modernized SmarTraq door controller greatly reduces downtime and saves you money.
There are no special tools required. Access to the built-in cartop adjustment panel is easy.
Safety—It’s a Smart Investment
In addition to providing a safer work environment for your tenants, SmarTraq is an important element in protecting yourself against potential litigation arising from faulty door operation or fraudulent claims. Once door closing speed and still pressure are set within code tolerances, you can be certain the SmarTraq digital technology will maintain these settings. Consider SmarTraq an inexpensive alternative to the cost of a legal judgment.
SmarTraq offers the widest mechanical and electrical interface on the market today. Regardless of your existing door operation, SmarTraq provides a cost-effective modernization and repair solution.
Fast, Reliable, Safe Door Operation
Introducing SmarTraq Closed Loop Upgrade Kit
MCE is proud to introduce a state-of-the-art ‘true’ closed loop door operator controller for modernization and repair. Closed loop technology smooths and dramatically improves door operation regardless of lobby door mass and wind loading. Its motor-mounted encoder does this by providing constant distance and velocity feedback.
Door operation is the most visible part of your system—upgrading with SmarTraq provides a noticeable performance improvement at a fraction of the cost of other system upgrades.
SmarTraq returns your investment with increased reliability and safety, and reduced down time for repair.