Elevator Controls

Elevator Controls

MCE’s industry-leading Non-Proprietary elevator controls are preferred by contractors, building owners and consultants — and have been used to modernize almost every type of elevator equipment manufactured. Our hydraulic and traction controls provide superior value and performance for low, mid and high rise applications.

MCE has become the industry leader by consistently bringing innovative products to the controller marketplace. Our technically superior products are developed in a state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing facility by a team committed to excellence. Our customers — some of the best-known and most trusted names in the industry — are the ultimate beneficiaries of this commitment.

To learn how MCE controls can benefit your next project, click on the elevator controls links on the left side of this page.

  • iControl

    Integrated, intelligent, intuitive: the next generation in elevator control technology

    Designed from the ground up using next-generation technology, iControl is the revolutionary platform that outperforms today's industry-standard controllers. How? Through integration: A system of components that work together, smoothly and automatically, to deliver the best possible performance.

    iControl delivers processing performance through the intelligent iBox processor and motion performance through closed-loop-control, 16K PWM AC or 12-Pulse DC drives.

    Configuration, diagnostics, and adjustments are handled through iControlware, a user-friendly software suite designed specifically for iControl. iCue software, running on a centralized dispatcher or an iBox in an elevator group, uses artificial intelligence to make optimal dispatching decisions.

    An innovative, maintenance-free landing system uses sensors and magnetic encoding to ensure absolute hoistway position - without tape or switches. iControl's cartop station converts discrete car signals to serial communication for transmission to the iBox, reducing traveler cable bulk and expense.

    Through high-tech electronic integration, intelligent buildings maximize efficiency, respond faster to changing user needs, and control resources at the lowest possible cost. It's precisely this kind of building-sensitive, forward-thinking integration that can maximize elevator return on investment and maintenance value - with iControl.

    Applications

    • Modernization or new construction
    • Low-rise through high-rise — up to 96 stops, as little as one inch between floors
    • Gearless or geared, induction or permanent magnet
    • Groups to 12 cars
    • 1,600 fpm, 8.13 m/s (AC), 1,800 fpm, 9.14 m/s (DC)


    Benefits

    • Intelligent — automated calibration, dispatching and traffic-handling allow iControl to learn and optimize for specific
      building requirements, increasing owner and tenant satisfaction.
    • System self-configures for standard commissioning tests — you select the test, iControl sets up for it.
    • Intuitive — Windows-based user interface is easy to learn and use, reducing installation
      time and maintenance cost.
    • Safe — the most direct, advanced solution available, designed for ASME A17.1/CSA B44 and CSA B44.1/ASME A17.5 code compliance, with robust engineering that anticipates updates.
    • Cost-effective — streamlined, fieldconfigurable hardware design. Fewer components to install, maintain or replace.
    • Flexible — modular software and hardware layers accommodate changing system needs, gracefully and economically.
    • Responsive — robust Ethernet interface facilitates secure remote monitoring, remote equipment control, remote diagnostics, even real time remote troubleshooting and adjustment.
    • Create and configure complex car and group installations off site — then upload, remotely or from the machine room. Create and re-use a “golden” file with minor adjustments from job to job.


    iControl features
    Powered by intelligent iBox processor and closedloop 16K PWM AC Drive, or 12-Pulse DC Drive, and supported by integrated system components:

    Intelligent dispatching software

    • Powerful, software-based dispatching engine uses artificial intelligence to continually optimize dispatching decisions.
    • Easily modify, refine and scale configuration to meet changing traffic patterns.
    • Modular upgrades ensure long-term performance, flexibility and return on investment.
    • Real-time car status information delivered via high-speed, high bandwidth network for optimized response.


    iControlware suite

    • Reduces traveling cable wires for labor and material savings. Plug-and-play installation reduces setup time.
    • Traveler and hoistway cable tailored for iControl. All conductors clearly labeled and color-coded. Eliminate connection errors and save installation time.
    • Prevents doors from opening unless car speed is within acceptable limits.
    • Maintains absolute position of the car during a power failure.
  • Motion 4000MRL Traction Control

    Motion 4000 MRL - A tailored solution for MRL hoistways

    The MCE Motion 4000 MRL™ traction elevator package is the ideal solution for machine-roomless installations. 4000 MRL provides service to 32 floors/64 openings, speeds to 500 feet per minute, and group control of up to 6 cars. And, the MRL package provides a standard wavelength/infrared video-assisted rescue system, remote governor overspeed switch set/reset, and remote brake picking capability. Motion 4000 MRL makes the jobs of installers, adjusters, and maintenance personnel as straightforward as possible, stressing minimal hardware requirements, “out-of-the-box” job readiness, and simple adjustment.

    *500 fpm (2.5 m/s) is possible, consult MCE for more information

    Installers

    • Choose the landing system that suits the job. ELGO for fewer hardware requirements or LS-EDGE for specific code or NEMA 4X installations.
    • Final limits must be physical switches. Slowdowns may be virtual, saving installation time and effort. If required, ETS may also be virtual for ELGO landing systems; LS-EDGE systems use ETS magnets.
    • Hall call fixtures are connected serially along a simple, four-wire drop, providing signal communication and fixture power.
    • Universal I/O boards for field connections accept 24 to 120-volt inputs, AC or DC.

    Adjusters

    • Factory pre-adjusted per job requirements.
    • Easy, hand-held device (mPAC) lets you learn and adjust floor heights and make car call entries. mPAC connects in the car, on the cartop or in the machine room.
    • Traditional MCE LCD display/keypad parameter entry.

    Maintenance

    • Plug the hand-held mPAC into any controller or car CAN Bus port and diagnose the system.
    • Multiple, redundant, self-contained processors ensure reliable control and constant safety monitoring. Each processor is continuously aware of all system activity.
    • Components shared with MCE’s Motion 2000 hydraulic controller.
    • Available MCE TAPS (Traction Auxiliary Power Supply) for automated rescue in the event of power failure.
    • Built-in event log with 100 events.

    1Lift-Net™ is a trademark of Integrated Display Systems, Inc.

    Maximum Car Speed  500 fpm, 2.5 m/s
    Configuration Simpex, duplex, 6 car group
    Stops Up to 32 with 64 openings
    Drive Type VVVF AC
    Motor Control Closed loop/velocity feedback

    ELGO - 1/2 inch wide magnetically encoded tape w/1mm resolution
    Landing Systems LS-EDGE - Robust, high accuracy, perforated steel tape. NEMA 4X certified
    System Access Hand-held basic or advanced user interface
    Monitoring  iMonitor, IDS Lift-Net™, BMS Link
    Report Generation iReport
    Lobby Display iLobby
    Environment 32–104°F, 0–46°C, relative humidity non-condensing up to 95%; harsh enviornment rugged service available (newmay, 4x, 12)
    Standard Enclosures Enclosure size may vary per specific application


    Benefits

    • Full domestic and export compliance
    • Flexible component location for small machine room and machine room-less jobs
    • Absolute position/distance feedback
    • Up to 400 fpm* (2.0 m/s), 32 stops, simplex/duplex/groups to 8 cars
    • Front and rear openings (up to 64)
    • No leveling magnets, slowdown, or emergency terminal switches needed
    • Simple installation, adjustment, and maintenance
    • Minimal traveler and hoistway cable wire counts; minimal compensation requirement
    • Universal I/O with electrical protection
    • Easy setup and diagnostics

    *500 fpm (2.5 m/s) is possible, consult MCE for more information

    Features

    • Serial hall call (optional)
    • Serial COP (optional)
    • Full distance feedback
    • Universal I/O (24 to 120V AC or DC)
    • DC, permanent magnet or AC induction machine compatible
    • Serial P/I or voice annunciation interface
    • iMonitor, iReport, iLobby, or IDS ready (monitoring, reporting, lobby display)

    Compliance

    • ASME A17.1/CSA B44-04
    • BS EN 81
    • AS 1735
    • CSA B44.1/
    • ASME A/7.5
    • EN 12015 and 12016

  • Motion 4000MRL

    Motion 4000 MRL - A tailored solution for MRL hoistways

    The MCE Motion 4000 MRL™ traction elevator package is the ideal solution for machine-roomless installations. 4000 MRL provides service to 32 floors/64 openings, speeds to 500 feet per minute, and group control of up to 6 cars. And, the MRL package provides a standard wavelength/infrared video-assisted rescue system, remote governor overspeed switch set/reset, and remote brake picking capability. Motion 4000 MRL makes the jobs of installers, adjusters, and maintenance personnel as straightforward as possible, stressing minimal hardware requirements, “out-of-the-box” job readiness, and simple adjustment.

    *500 fpm (2.5 m/s) is possible, consult MCE for more information

    Installers

    • Choose the landing system that suits the job. ELGO for fewer hardware requirements or LS-EDGE for specific code or NEMA 4X installations.
    • Final limits must be physical switches. Slowdowns may be virtual, saving installation time and effort. If required, ETS may also be virtual for ELGO landing systems; LS-EDGE systems use ETS magnets.
    • Hall call fixtures are connected serially along a simple, four-wire drop, providing signal communication and fixture power.
    • Universal I/O boards for field connections accept 24 to 120-volt inputs, AC or DC.

    Adjusters

    • Factory pre-adjusted per job requirements.
    • Easy, hand-held device (mPAC) lets you learn and adjust floor heights and make car call entries. mPAC connects in the car, on the cartop or in the machine room.
    • Traditional MCE LCD display/keypad parameter entry.

    Maintenance

    • Plug the hand-held mPAC into any controller or car CAN Bus port and diagnose the system.
    • Multiple, redundant, self-contained processors ensure reliable control and constant safety monitoring. Each processor is continuously aware of all system activity.
    • Components shared with MCE’s Motion 2000 hydraulic controller.
    • Available MCE TAPS (Traction Auxiliary Power Supply) for automated rescue in the event of power failure.
    • Built-in event log with 100 events.

    1Lift-Net™ is a trademark of Integrated Display Systems, Inc.

    Maximum Car Speed 500 fpm, 2.5 m/s
    Configuration Simpex, duplex, 6 car group
    Stops Up to 32 with 64 openings
    Drive Type VVVF AC
    Motor Control Closed loop/velocity feedback

    ELGO - 1/2 inch wide magnetically encoded tape w/1mm resolution
    Landing Systems LS-EDGE - Robust, high accuracy, perforated steel tape. NEMA 4X certified
    System Access Hand-held basic or advanced user interface
    Monitoring iMonitor, IDS Lift-Net™, BMS Link
    Report Generation iReport
    Lobby Display iLobby
    Environment 32–104°F, 0–46°C, relative humidity non-condensing up to 95%; harsh enviornment rugged service available (newmay, 4x, 12)
    Standard Enclosures Enclosure size may vary per specific application

     


    Benefits

    • Full domestic and export compliance
    • Flexible component location for small machine room and machine room-less jobs
    • Absolute position/distance feedback
    • Up to 400 fpm* (2.0 m/s), 32 stops, simplex/duplex/groups to 8 cars
    • Front and rear openings (up to 64)
    • No leveling magnets, slowdown, or emergency terminal switches needed
    • Simple installation, adjustment, and maintenance
    • Minimal traveler and hoistway cable wire counts; minimal compensation requirement
    • Universal I/O with electrical protection
    • Easy setup and diagnostics

    Features

    • Serial hall call (optional)
    • Serial COP (optional)
    • Full distance feedback
    • Universal I/O (24 to 120V AC or DC)
    • DC, permanent magnet or AC induction machine compatible
    • Serial P/I or voice annunciation interface
    • iMonitor, iReport, iLobby, or IDS ready (monitoring, reporting, lobby display)

    Compliance

    • ASME A17.1/CSA B44-04
    • BS EN 81
    • AS 1735
    • CSA B44.1/
    • ASME A/7.5
    • EN 12015 and 12016
  • Motion 2000 Hydraulic Control

    The simple, solid, dependable hydraulic elevator control

    The all new Motion 2000 Hydraulic elevator control from MCE is built solidly upon the experience of our customers. Before we began designing, we analyzed years of comments and suggestions. Then made certain we were building the controller that both installers and building owners wanted us to build.

    The Motion 2000 supports simplex, duplex, or group control for up to six cars serving up to nine landings and beyond. Motion 2000 design achieves simple interconnectivity and easy field expansion through CAN Bus technology, phone-style connectors and optimized field connection locations.

    MCE's Motion 2000 offers the same landing system straight-forward user interface, switch programming, and LCD display as previous generation MCE controllers; minimum learning curve required. To make field programming even easier you can use the hand-held user interface plugged into a controller, COP or cartop CAN connection to access all system parameters. Motion 2000 uses multiple, redundant, self-contained processors for reliable control and constant safety monitoring. Through the CAN Bus, each processor is continuously aware of all system activity.

    An optional Ethernet port supports real time connection to MCE iReport for current and historical performance, activity reporting and archival; to MCE iMonitor for remote monitoring and control; to MCE iLobby for eye-pleasing, graphic display of elevator group activity. IDS Lift-NetT monitoring and control application is available using the optional ethernet connection.

    Motion 2000 uses a standard, wall-mount enclosure

    Motion 2000 Specifications

    Maximum Car Speed 200 fpm, 1.0 mps.
    Configuration Simplex, duplex, group
    Landings Up to 9 landings and beyond
    Motor Control Solid state, Wye/Delta or Across the Line
    Landing System LS-QUTE (solid tape/magnets)
    LS-STAN (vanes/switches)
    System Access LCD and switches or hand-held user interface
    Dispatching Distributed control of up to 6 cars
    Environment 32–104˚ F, 0–40˚ C, humidity non-condensing up to 95%; harsh environment rugged service available (NEMA 4, 4X, 12)
    Standard Enclosure 34" w x 31.5" h x 9" d (864 x 800 x 280 mm) includes knock-outs
     
    Optional enclosure (Feature dependent)  36" w x 42" h x 9" d (914 x 1067 x 305 mm) includes knock-outs
     
    Input   208–600 VAC, 50/60 Hz, single or 3-phase
     

    Applications

    • Modernization or new construction
    • Simplex, duplex, or group control
    • Groups up to 6 cars
    • Service up to nine landings and beyond

    Benefits

    • Serial COP dramatically reduces traveler wire count
    • Solid state control replaces relays
    • Universal I/O boards provide 16 independent channels; 24-120V AC or DC with built-in current limiting protection
    • Enclosure knock-outs for easy installation
    • Optimized customer connection points
    • Open architecture and simple phone-style connectors allow easy field expansion
    • Programmable using standard MCE on-board display or hand-held user interface
    • Simplified diagnostics using LED status indicators on most customer connections
    • Redundant, self-contained processors monitor safety, increase control reliability, and enhance noise immunity
    • Expandable to four motor/valve combinations using additional interface boards
    • Optional ethernet port for iReport or iMonitor connection (automated email notification through monitoring application)
    • Lift-Net compatible using optional ethernet port

    Compliance

    • Latest ASME A17.1 code
    • CSA B44.1-04/ASME A17.5-2004
    • BS EN 81
    • AS 1735
    • EN 12015 and 12016
  • Element Series

    Simple, Efficient, Streamlined

    MCE’s Element Series controls are the latest innovation from the leader in non-proprietary elevator controls. Element Hydro and Element Traction are designed for simple, efficient installation, and dependable performance over long years of service. Element controls feature solid state design and 32-bit processing in a logical layout in a compact enclosure — and share components to reduce spares.

    Element supports most popular door operators. The controls can be factory pre-adjusted for a particular job or include standard default settings for on-hand inventory. Easy data and parameter transfer from one controller to another is accomplished with a USB thumb drive, or use the thumb drive to transfer diagnostic data trap information to a PC for email or consultation. On-board diagnostics and clear message display on the built-in 3.5” color touchscreen. Built-in event log with 500 events — each with on-screen, detailed support description.

    Features

    • Non-proprietary
    • No special tools required
    • Modernization or new construction
    • Simplified set-up; fewer parameters to get running
    • Simplex and duplex capable
    • Minimal traveler and hoistway wire count
    • Serial car and hall calls
    • Serial PI and voice annunciator interface
    • PC configurable with any web browser
    • Seamless integration with iMonitor and Lift-Net

    Element hydro provides simplex or duplex operation and service for up to 6 stops at 150 feet per minute (0.8 m/s). Available with optional MCE HAPS (Hydraulic Auxiliary Power Supply) and LS-QUTE 24V landing system.


    Element Hydro Specifications

    • 3.5” on-board color touchscreen for simple parameter entry and easy to read display
    • MCE HAPS (Hydraulic Auxiliary Power Supply) optional
    • Serial hall call interface on a simple, four-wire drop, providing communication and power
    • Solid state starter smoothly controls electrical current eliminating power spikes

    Element traction is designed for simplex or duplex applications with up to 16 stops and speeds to 350 feet per minute (1.8 m/s).

    Closed loop speed and distance feedback or open loop with distance feedback and tape or tapeless landing system.

    Element Traction Specifications

    • 3.5” on-board color touchscreen for simple parameter entry and easy to read display
    • AC drive with closed loop speed and distance feedback or open loop with distance feedback
    • Serial hall call interface on a simple, four-wire drop provides communication and power
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