The Edificio Castelar – popularly known as the Edificio Vitalicio, after the bank which established its headquarters on the same site in the 19th century – is one of the most stately and emblematic buildings in the city of Santander, on the north coast of Spain.
A prestigious office building, constructed in the sixties and located in West End London, required a refurbishment which was to include triplex control lifts, one of them being an adjacent entrance fire fighting lift.
It is a spectacular hydraulic lift system, which will be used to carry both goods and passengers, and is designed to carry loads of up to 10,500 Kg, or up to 142 passengers.
Lifts which are dedicated exclusively to the transport of goods now form an increasingly significant part of the overall lift sector and, over the past few years, IMEM Lifts has expanded to become a well-established specialist manufacturer in this field. We now offer some of the finest and most sought-after goods-only lifts available on the market.
IMEM Lifts in the lift and escalator Symposium of Northampton 2016 Lift & Escalator Technologies’ 6th Symposium was held at Highgate House in Northampton September 21th & 22th 2016. This annual Symposium, organized by Northampton’s University together with CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers ) and LEIA (Lift and Escalator Industry Association), brings together experts from the field of vertical transportation, offering an opportunity for speakers to present peer reviewed papers on the subject of their research. Prestigious professionals from universities, technological centers, R&D departments and the public sector from all over the world take part in this event. Mr. Vicente Pacheco, IMEM Lifts’ electrical R&D department manager participated as one of the symposium’s speakers. Mr. Pacheco, who was also a lecturer in the 2015 edition, authored a conference titled “Dynamic Lift Control for Improvements in Energy Efficiency”. The seminar achieved great interest amongst the audience giving clear proof of energy efficiency being one of the top priority research areas in today’s lift sector. Conference Abstract: Dynamic Lift Control for Improvements in Energy Efficiency. Lift’s energy behaviour is an important issue and R&D departments are constantly searching for ways to improve results. Focusing on the electrical-electronic area it is already well-known that the use of 3VF inverters and PMSM motors allows better energy results to be achieved. The combined use of real-time communications between lift control and inverter and the use of DTF (direct approach to floor) allows achieving an energy decision-making control panel and improves traditional energy consumption. From this point onwards, our objective is to present an improved concept for energy-efficiency based on the development of a new dynamic control. To achieve this, the following is important: Identify the different behaviours of the lift with regard to energy-efficiency in each different stage of the journey, taking into account: The number of people travelling, the direction of travel, the distance to be travelled and the lift’s speed. Propose energy-saving improvements for each stage, always using DTF & sharing information in real time basis. Develop an intelligent control capable of taking decisions affecting energy-efficiency in real time. This allows the best energy-saving profile to be selected for each journey, adapting the curves as well as the motor and brake control in any situation. Using a certain energy profile and incorporating a certain set of proposals can produce good results in some circumstances and only acceptable results in others. For this reason, the smart lift control must always select the most suitable option. Show a comparative analysis of the results obtained with the new dynamic control with traditional solutions, as well as a comparison against current regenerative systems. Results with ISO25745-2:2015 are also shown. The aim of this paper was to make an in-depth presentation of the studies carried out for the journey stages, the proposals and the obtained results. All the results shown were taken from real lift installations.
LIFTEX International 2016, the lift sector’s specialist trade exhibition for the UK, closed on 26th May following two days in which, as in previous editions, hundreds of visitors came to London to see the latest advances, trends and innovations that the leading manufacturers of complete lifts and components presented to the market.
A perfect fit for UK lift professionals
IMEM Lifts is one of Europe’s leading lift manufacturers with a well-established reputation for quality and reliability. We occupy a particularly competitive position in the lift market as we are one of the few fully independent lift companies on the entire continent able to design and build an almost limitless range of lifts and components – including lifts with or without a machine room in a wide range of sizes and configurations, hydraulic lifts, goods lifts, home lifts, lifts made to measure to satisfy a client’s special requirements – and more.
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