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Power controller

A power controller with a cable connected remote controlling device is disclosed. The remote controlling device is configured to transmit a pulsed instruction signal according to a predetermined signal pattern to the power controller. ... Kone Corporation

An arrangement and a method for inspecting the condition of a chain

There is provided a fast and a reliable way to inspect a condition of a chain by an arrangement comprising a camera and guide for positioning a chain in front of the camera such that holes of consecutive chain links are visible to the camera. In a method for inspecting a chain connected movable to a hoisting device, the chain is positioned in front of the camera by the guide and the chain is driven past the camera by the hoisting device.. ... Kone Corporation

Method for installing an elevator in the construction phase of a building

The object of the invention is a method for installing an elevator in the construction phase of a building. The elevator comprises an elevator car adapted to move reciprocally in an elevator hoistway in the construction phase and a compensating weight, which is connected via a suspension beam to support the elevator car by means of at least one suspension member and also by means of diverting pulleys. ... Kone Corporation

Rope, rope arrangement and hoisting device

A belt-shaped rope of a hoisting device, the rope being substantially larger in its width-direction than thickness-direction, and comprising two or more load bearing members; a coating forming an outer surface of the rope, in which coating the two or more load bearing members are embedded, wherein the two or more load bearing members are oriented to extend parallel with longitudinal direction of the rope adjacent each other in width direction of the rope such that a gap is formed in width direction between load bearing members next to each other, the coating extending into the gap. The coating comprises a first coating portion between load bearing members next to each other, and a second coating portion forming an outer side of the rope facing in thickness direction of the rope, and in that the material of the first coating portion is substantially harder than the material of the second coating portion.. ... Kone Corporation

Method for avoiding unwanted safety gear tripping in a safety stopping system of an elevator system, a safety stopping system, and an elevator system

In an elevator system, so as to avoid unwanted safety gear tripping, the kinetic energy, which is caused by inertia of the overspeed governor rope to the lever arm, is dissipated by implementing fluid viscous damping to dampen the rotary movement of the spindle shaft to prevent unwanted safety gear tripping in the event when the upwards movement of the moving mass is decelerated by a machinery brake to perform a quick stop of the moving mass. The fluid viscous damping is effected by a viscous fluid damper which is arranged in the synchronization linkage mounted to the moving mass.. ... Kone Corporation

Arrangement and method for aligning guide rails of an elevator

An arrangement for aligning guide rails of an elevator, comprising a carrier moving upwards and downwards in an elevator shaft along guide rails, at least one plumb line being provided in the vicinity of each guide rail. A laser scanner is attached fixedly or movably to the carrier or to the guide rail or to an apparatus, which is supported on walls of the elevator shaft and/or on the carrier. ... Kone Corporation

Load transport by means of load handling equipment

Load handling equipment comprises vertical support structures between which transport means are mounted to be moved along a horizontal support structure between the vertical support structures to move a load relative to the support structures, and a distance-measuring device capable of generating distance measurement data is mounted in at least one of said support structures. The distance-measuring device is arranged to generate distance measurement data on at least two of the following objects relative to their mounting position, the objects comprising: a vehicle positioned beneath or on a side of the load handling equipment, the door of a vehicle, a person, a load, a reflector and transport means for moving a load.. ... Kone Corporation

Remote configuration of elevators, escalators and automatic doors

There are provided measures for performing a configuration control in relation to an elevator, an escalator and automatic doors in a remote manner. Such measures exemplarily comprise determining a status of a component of said control apparatus, detecting whether a change with respect to said component has occurred based on said status, defining configuration parameters for said component, if it is detected that said change has occurred, and initiating transmission of said configuration parameters to said control apparatus.. ... Kone Corporation

Method and system for controlling access in an environment

A method for controlling access in an environment, including the use of an access control system to lock/unlock access devices in the environment, which control system is configured to communicate via a short range communication system with at least one first mobile phone of a first user wanting to get access to at least one access-restricted area of said environment, and which control system is configured to communicate with a second communication device of a second user located in said environment and holding access rights to said area. After the first user enters the environment, the control system initiates the first mobile phone via the short range communication system to send an access request to the second communication device, which access request includes a unique id of the first mobile phone. ... Kone Corporation

Method for detecting over connected access cover plate

An escalator system includes a pit having an access cover plate, a detector indicating when the access cover plate is open and when it is closed, and a user interface which is located in said pit and which in an active state provides the escalator system with control signals controlling the operation of the escalator and which in a passive state does not affect the operation of the escalator. In order to improve the safety of the escalator system the escalator system is configured to stop movement of the escalator if the detector indicates that the access cover plate is closed while the user interface is in the active state.. ... Kone Corporation

Escalator system

In order to improve safety, an escalator system is configured to drive an escalator in response to a signal received from a user interface located in a first end of the escalator, and to stop movement of the escalator in response to detection of opening of an access cover plate in a second end of the escalator.. . ... Kone Corporation

Arrangement and methods for condition monitoring of the traction belt and/or the traction belt termination

An arrangement for condition monitoring of a traction belt and/or termination of a traction belt, wherein the arrangement comprises at least two independent condition monitoring means. The invention contains independent claims also for methods for the condition monitoring of the traction belt and/or termination of the traction belt, as well as a method for evaluating the way how traction belts wear, and an elevator.. ... Kone Corporation

Method, elevator control unit and elevator for moving an elevator car to landing floor in case of event related to main electrical power supply of the elevator

A method and an elevator for moving an elevator car to a landing floor in case of a predefined event related to a main electrical power supply of an elevator are disclosed. The method includes charging energy from the main electrical power supply into an external electrical energy storage prior to detecting the predefined event related to the main electrical power supply, controlling an operation of an electric motor for moving the elevator car with an electrical drive to decelerate the elevator car and to produce regenerative electrical energy, selectively utilizing said energy charged from the main electrical power supply into the external electrical energy storage and said produced regenerative electrical energy to maintain an elevator brake in deactivated state.. ... Kone Corporation

Rope drum system

A rope drum for drawing and releasing a rope under tensile stress. Support segments are arranged to provide a number of grip sections for supporting the rope through the grip sections as a continuous spiral surrounding the rotated drum part by at least two rounds so that, when the drum part is rotated, a number of grip sections move due to the guidance of the support segments along the drum part depending on the rotation direction of the drum part towards the first end of the drum part or towards the second end. ... Kone Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180127234

Control panel with accessibility wheel

The invention concerns a control panel for an elevator system, the panel having an electronic control unit to which a touch sensitive screen as an interface available to a user is connected, the touch screen having incorporated a user accessibility-wheel which is felt haptic for the user, wherein an elevator command can be entered by means of the accessibility-wheel.. . ... Kone Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180105396

Elevator with linear motor

An elevator includes at least one elevator shaft and at least one elevator car traveling in the elevator shaft. The elevator has at least one elevator motor including at least one linear stator located vertically along the elevator shaft and at least one mover located in connection with the elevator car and co-acting with the stator. ... Kone Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180105390

Content information of floor of elevator

Floor content information of an elevator is described. According to an embodiment, a device is disclosed, comprising: a processor; a storage comprising a set of instructions; wherein the set of instructions cause the processor to: receive a destination floor of the elevator; receive information describing content of the destination floor, wherein the content identifies the content located within the destination floor; based on the destination floor and the information describing the content of the destination floor, display a data notification to at least one user using the elevator travelling to the destination floor. ... Kone Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093863

Roller guide assembly and elevator system

. . A roller guide assembly for an elevator device, the roller guide assembly comprising a base member having a mounting means for mounting to the elevator device, the base member comprising a shaft support member; a roller wheel for engaging a guide rail to be rolled on the guide rail; a shaft on which the roller wheel is bearing-mounted, the shaft being straight and non-rotatably supported by the shaft support member, and a vibration dampening element, the vibration dampening element comprising an elastomer body arranged between the shaft and the shaft support member for dampening vibration of the roller wheel and for isolating the vibration from the base member. The shaft is attached to the shaft support member by the vibration dampening element forming a single attachment point for the shaft. ... Kone Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093862

Solution for displacing an elevator car

An apparatus for displacing an elevator car from its pathway includes a rotational vehicle configured to rotate around an axis of rotation and at least one guide rail section mounted with the rotational vehicle along, which at least one guide rail section the at least one elevator car is arranged to travel. The at least one guide rail section is mounted substantially parallel to the axis of rotation of the rotational vehicle. ... Kone Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093853

Method for the call allocation in an elevator group

A method for the call allocation in an elevator group uses a call allocation unit of an elevator group control. In the call allocation unit, passenger flow data of the elevator group is used to adapt call allocation parameters to improve the performance of the elevator group. ... Kone Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180088003

Techniques for monitoring gear condition

. . . . A method comprising performing the following steps with respect to a system that comprises an electrical motor and a speed output unit, and the electrical motor is followed by a gear, wherein the following acts are performed by a processor operationally coupled to the system: monitoring a first set of frequencies from the system over a measurement period when the system is in a known good operating condition; storing the first set of monitored frequencies or derivatives thereof as reference data in a long-term storage system, monitoring a second set of frequencies from the system over a measurement period when the system is in an unknown operating condition, comparing the second set of monitored frequencies with the first set of monitored frequencies in a frequency domain and in the frequency domain, detecting changes between corresponding frequencies resulting from the second set of monitored frequencies and the first set of monitored frequencies, wherein the electrical motor is driven by a motor drive, and the electrical motor and the motor drive are in a closed-loop configuration, wherein the motor drive utilizes a closed-loop speed feedback signal for controlling the electrical motor and the motor drive in the closed-loop configuration, and wherein at least some of the monitored frequencies are obtained from the closed-loop speed feedback signal or its derivative, wherein the closed-loop speed feedback signal or its derivative comprises a rotational speed information of the electric motor, wherein the rotational speed information is sampled at equal intervals, and wherein the processor is integrated in a controller of the motor drive.. . ... Kone Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180086605

Impact detection in an elevator door

The disclosure relates to a method for detecting an impact on an elevator door. The method is characterized in that it comprises detecting a break in an elevator door safety circuit; comparing characteristics of the break to a set of parameters; and performing an action when the characteristics of the break fulfil the conditions determined by the set of parameters. ... Kone Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180065831

Elevator

. . The invention relates to an elevator comprising a hoistway, a vertically movable elevator car, a vertically movable counterweight at least one first rope interconnecting the car and counterweight and passing around one or more rope wheels mounted in proximity of the upper end of the hoistway, the weight of the elevator car being arranged to exert an upwards directed pull on the counterweight via said first rope, and the weight of the counterweight being arranged to exert an upwards directed pull on the elevator car via said first rope. The elevator further comprises a motor-driven winding device connected at least with the car or the counterweight for exerting a vertically directed pull on said only one of the car and counterweight for thereby changing the balance between the car and counterweight.. ... Kone Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180057309

Elevator

The invention relates to an elevator comprising an elevator control having a motor drive of an elevator motor driving an elevator car on an movement path, which motor drive comprising a frequency converter with a rectifier bridge designed to be connected to mains, a converter bridge for feeding the elevator motor and an intermediate dc circuit located in-between, the elevator further comprising a brake drive for supplying energy to at least two motor brakes with the brake drive being connected to the intermediate dc circuit as well as an emergency power supply battery designed to allow safe release of passengers in case of a power outage. According to the invention the battery is connected to the intermediate dc circuit, and the elevator control has a measuring circuit connected to the intermediate dc circuit and the elevator control has a battery testing module which is configured to apply a defined load to the battery and to measure the voltage of the dc circuit for a defined time period. ... Kone Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180057308

Elevator safety arrangement having earth fault detection

A safety arrangement of an elevator and a method for monitoring electrical safety in an elevator system is disclosed. The safety arrangement of an elevator includes a motor drive of the elevator, which motor drive includes a main circuit, an accessible conducting part, which is earthed, an insulator, which is adapted to electrically insulate the aforementioned conducting part from the aforementioned main circuit and also a monitoring circuit, which is configured to determine an earth fault of the aforementioned main circuit occurring via the aforementioned conducting part. ... Kone Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047472

Cask transport assembly

A low profile transport device includes a frame having a top surface and a recess disposed along the top surface to hold and transport an object. The low profile transport device also includes a plurality of wheels disposed below the frame that support the frame, and a plurality of pivotable wheel struts coupled to the wheels. ... Kone Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180044144

Optical measurement device, load handling apparatus, method for protecting optical measurement device and method for updating load handling apparatus

There is provided an optical measurement device, a load handling apparatus, a method for protecting an optical measurement device and a method for updating a load handling apparatus, where the optical measurement device comprises a permeable surface for communicating light to and from the optical measurement device. A hydrophilic coating is arranged on the permeable surface.. ... Kone Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180044137

Rope for a hoisting device, elevator and use

A hoisting device rope has a width larger than a thickness thereof in a transverse direction of the rope. The rope includes a load-bearing part made of a composite material, the composite material including non-metallic reinforcing fibers, which include carbon fiber or glass fiber, in a polymer matrix. ... Kone Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180037441

Elevator landing door leaf

The invention refers to an elevator door leaf comprising a door panel and a support structure having at least one profile. The door leaf comprises a vertically extending expansion member which is fixed to the door leaf only at one vertical level, whereby the expansion member consists of a material having a larger thermal expansion coefficient than the material of the door panel and/or of said profile.. ... Kone Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180037436

Method, elevator control unit, and elevator system for dynamically adjusting a levelling speed limit of an elevator car

A method for dynamically adjusting a levelling speed limit of an elevator car during a levelling operation includes obtaining an indication that the elevator car is detected to arrive to a zone; obtaining at least one value indicating the speed of the elevator car, in response to detecting that the elevator car arrives to the zone; and dynamically adjusting the levelling speed limit of the elevator car based on the speed of the elevator car. An elevator control unit and a system are provided to perform at least partly the method.. ... Kone Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029831

Pulley wheel rack

A pulley wheel rack includes a first rack part and a second rack part; a pulley wheel space between the first rack part and the second rack part; a first frame arranged to the first rack part, and a second frame arranged to the second rack part; an axle configured to extend from the first frame to the second frame, and configured to be rotatable into different securable positions by a ball joint arranged into the first frame and the second frame; and a pulley wheel bearing-mounted on the axle by hub bearings, and including at least one traction surface for engaging an elevator rope. A method for aligning a pulley wheel in a pulley wheel rack is also disclosed.. ... Kone Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180022579

Arrangement for adjusting the tautness of a traction member of an elevator

The object of the invention is an arrangement for adjusting the tautness of a traction member of an elevator, which arrangement comprises an elevator car and a compensating weight, which are for their part connected to support the elevator car by the aid of a suspension member, such as a rope or belt, and also a hoisting machine provided with a traction sheave, and one traction member, such as a belt, which is adapted to transmit the rotational movement of the traction sheave into movement of the elevator car and of the compensating weight, and also a tension control means, which is arranged to adjust the magnitude of the tension forces exerted on the suspension member and on the traction member. The arrangement comprises a tensioning means connected to the traction member, and the tension control means is connected to that part of the traction member that is on the side of the compensating weight with respect to the traction sheave, and the tensioning means is connected to that part of the traction member that is on the side of the elevator car with respect to the traction sheave.. ... Kone Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180016116

Arrangement for the allocation of destination calls

The invention refers to an arrangement for the allocation of destination calls in an elevator system with at least two elevators, comprising a wireless transmitter device connected with an allocation control of the elevator system. The transmitter device interacts within a certain mutual distance with a wireless id device carried by a passenger, which id device is configured to transmit to the transmitter device an id which is linked with a special transportation service in the elevator system. ... Kone Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002141

Elevator

An elevator includes a hoistway; an elevator car vertically movable in the hoistway, the passage to and/or from the elevator car being provided in depth direction of the hoistway; a counterweight vertically movable in the hoistway beside the elevator car in width direction of the hoistway; one or more ropes interconnecting the elevator car and the counterweight and hanging from these; a rope wheel arrangement in the bottom end of the hoistway for guiding the one or more ropes; and a vertically oriented guide rail for guiding the elevator car extending between the elevator car and counterweight. The elevator includes a bridge structure mounted on the floor of the hoistway, the bridge structure including a cross member, wherein the guide rail for guiding the elevator car is mounted on top of the cross member, the bridge structure including a passage for the one or more ropes below the cross member, and the one or more ropes pass from the counterweight downwards to the rope wheel arrangement, and the rope wheel arrangement is arranged to guide the one or more ropes to pass below the cross member via said passage and up to the elevator car.. ... Kone Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002138

Brake control apparatus and a method of controlling an elevator brake

The invention concerns a brake control apparatus and a method of controlling an elevator brake. The brake control apparatus comprises a first switch and a second switch connected in series with each other for selectively supplying current from a power source to an electrically operated actuator of an elevator brake. ... Kone Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170362056

Elevator

The elevator comprises guide rails extending along a height of a shaft, a car and/or a counterweight moving upwards and downwards in the shaft and being glidingly supported on the guide rails. A stop block is attached to at least one guide rail in order to prevent movement of the car and/or the counterweight beyond the level of the stop block. ... Kone Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170362055

Redundant safety circuit

In modern elevators, safety circuits are used for preventing the operation of an elevator having possibly safety related problems. Sometimes the problem is in the safety circuit itself, and the operation could be continued. ... Kone Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170355574

Apparatus, methods, computer program, and collection for generating image data of load stack

Image data is generated from a load stack in the operating area of a load handling apparatus. The image data includes a sight apparatus having several lines that are set in relation to each other such that the lines correspond to at least two sides of the lowest load in the load stack and at least two sides of a load set on top of the lowest load in the load stack.. ... Kone Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170355572

Detection device for conveyor, a conveyor, and an associated method

A detection device, a conveyor and an associated method are provided. The detection device includes: an attaching member for fixating the detection device to the conveyor; an axle coupled to the attaching member; a roller rotatably disposed around the axle and abutting against a pedal of the conveyor and being actuated by the pedal in response to a movement of the pedal along a first direction; and a sensor for detecting an operating state of the conveyor by detecting the operating state of the roller.. ... Kone Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349412

Main girder of crane

A main girder of a crane for a crane trolley moving in a horizontal direction along the girder includes a cellular structure in a longitudinal direction thereof that has at least two separate, yet interconnected, longitudinal cellular elements, each cellular element including an outer cover structure and at least one outer cover structure having an inside filled with a core.. . ... Kone Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349403

Elevator brake release monitoring

Brake release sensors for an elevator can be replaced by an arrangement wherein the brake release is determined from the force caused by the brake. This is achieved by providing measuring device for measuring the weight of an elevator car between the brake and the motor body so that the weight of the elevator car is measured only when the brake is on.. ... Kone Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349401

Brake, and elevator system

A brake, which includes a frame part of the brake, an armature part movably supported on the frame part, and attached to the frame part a limit switch, the switching state of which changes when movement is exerted on the limit switch in the operating direction of the limit switch. The brake also includes a measuring pin that is movably supported on the frame part of the brake and that is separate from the armature part, which measuring pin is connected to the limit switch.. ... Kone Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170341911

Emergency button

An emergency button for an escalator or a moving sidewalk, wherein the emergency button comprises a button main body and a stripe plate; the button main body is mounted in a stripe plate hole of the stripe plate; the stripe plate is embedded between two adjacent supporting side plates of the escalator or the moving sidewalk; the stripe plate and the button main body have a color different from that of the supporting side plates.. . ... Kone Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170334682

Elevator door panel

The elevator door panel is formed of a composite material based on reinforcement fibres embedded in a polymer matrix material, the reinforcement fibres being arranged in the polymer matrix material so that the elevator door panel is stiff in a vertical plane, but can be bent to a curve around a vertical corner.. . ... Kone Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170310146

Wireless charging device and notebook computer

Disclosed are a wireless charging device and a notebook computer including the wireless charging device. The wireless charging device includes a device body, wherein further includes a charging board rotatablely connected with the device body; the charging board is provided with a charging-discharging coil; the device body is provided with a hollow for accepting the charging board; the hollow has a touch switch disposed therein for switching working circuit of the charging-discharging coil; the device body has a battery disposed therein and a charging circuit and a discharging circuit, both of which are connected with the battery; when the charging board is located inside the hollow, the charging-discharging coil is connected with the charging circuit so as to enter a charging mode; and when the charging board is located outside the hollow, the charging-discharging coil is connected with the discharging circuit so as to enter a discharging mode.. ... Kone Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267496

Configuration apparatus and main safety circuit for an elevator system and an elevator system

According to an aspect of the invention there is provided a configuration apparatus for an elevator system. The configuration apparatus comprises a communication interface configured to enable communication with a main safety circuit of the elevator system via a communication channel; at least one memory configured to store safety configuration data of the elevator system; wherein configuration apparatus is configured to provide via the communication interface at least part of the safety configuration data to the main safety circuit in response to a safety configuration data query.. ... Kone Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267490

Elevator arrangement with multiple cars in the same shaft

The invention relates to an elevator arrangement with multiple elevator cars in the same elevator shaft, the arrangement at least an uppermost elevator with its operating system, hoisting machinery and elevator car, and a lowermost elevator with its operating system, hoisting machinery and elevator car, which elevator cars are arranged to run in the same elevator shaft along the same guide rails. The types of the two elevators in the same elevator shaft are mutually different from each other.. ... Kone Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170261959

Evacuation controller

Modern large buildings and public places are equipped with a plurality of elevators, exits and points of interest for fluent movement. The passenger flows in a building or public place can be traced and modelled by using statistics and information regarding current state of the modelled building or public place. ... Kone Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170260022

Method for determining speed of an electric motor, an elevator control unit utilizing the method thereof and a computer program product

A method for determining a speed of an electric motor of an elevator comprising a plurality of phases for supplying electric current to the electric motor. The method comprises forming an effective short-circuit between at least two of the plurality of phases of the electric motor, determining a short-circuit current, the short-circuit current being the current flowing in the effective short-circuit, and determining the speed of the electric motor based on at least one characteristic of the short-circuit current.. ... Kone Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170253463

System for the generation of call advance data

. . A system for the generation of call advance data for an elevator control, which system is going to be installed in an elevator car moving in an elevator shaft and includes at least one acceleration sensor outputting current acceleration data and/or magnetometer outputting a magnetic flux signal which includes current magnetic flux data at the current position of the elevator car, which acceleration sensor and/or magnetometer is mounted in connection with the elevator car; a velocity calculating unit which calculates from the current acceleration/magnetic flux data current car velocity data; a position calculating unit which calculates from the current acceleration/magnetic flux data and/or from the current car velocity data current car position data; and a call advance processing unit which calculates from the current car velocity data and the current car position data call advance data which designates the time until which the car is able to stop at the next approaching floor in travelling direction, which call advance data is transmitted to a call allocation unit of an elevator control. Call advance data is provided in an easy manner without using existing car position detection devices of an existing elevator to be modernized.. ... Kone Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170240392

Rope guide of rope drum in crane

A rope guide of a rope drum in a crane surrounds the rope drum and keeps the hoisting rope in a spiral rope groove of the rope drum when the hoisting rope is wound into the rope groove or unwound from it. The rope guide includes a body that is made up of several parts and surrounds the rope drum; a rope guide element at a winding/unwinding point of the hoisting rope; a hoisting rope retainer for pressing the hoisting rope into the rope groove; and several guide members distributed on the circumference of the rope guide and arranged to move on a surface of the rope drum or the hoisting rope to guide the hoisting rope being wound onto the rope drum or unwound from it. ... Kone Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170233222

Elevator

An elevator includes an elevator car; a counterweight; one or more ropes interconnecting the car and counterweight, one end of each rope being fixed to the counterweight, and each rope comprising one or more electrically conductive load bearing members that extend unbroken throughout the length of the rope embedded in a non-conductive surface material; a monitoring circuit comprising at least two of said electrically conductive load bearing members of the one or more ropes connected in series, and one or more connectors mounted on the counterweight and connecting ends of said at least two electrically conductive load bearing members in series, said one or more connectors comprising a switch that is movable between a conductive and a non-conductive state, whereby the state change of the switch is arranged to change conductivity of the monitoring circuit; a monitoring system connected with the monitoring circuit and arranged to monitor the state of the monitoring circuit; and a counterweight position sensor mounted on the counterweight, and arranged to sense position of the counterweight. The switch and the counterweight position sensor are connected, and the state of the switch is arranged to change in response to position change of the counterweight sensed by the counterweight position sensor. ... Kone Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170217734

Passenger conveyor system

. . The invention refers to a passenger conveyor system comprising a longitudinal conveyor frame having at its longitudinal ends mounting points, a conveyor unit mounted to the conveyor frame and comprising an endless conveyor means comprising an upper conveyor track and a lower return track and turnover means at the conveyor unit ends to turn the conveyor means from the conveyor track to the return track and vice versa, and at least one compensation means comprising a compensation mass which is in transversal direction of the conveyor frame movably mounted to the conveyor frame via a spring means or a swing drive.. . ... Kone Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170217733

Elevator counterweight

A counterweight module, a locking element, a counterweight and a method for assembling a counterweight are disclosed. The counterweight module includes a first part and a second part, between which a straight joint is arranged at right angle in relation to the longitudinal direction of the counterweight module. ... Kone Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170217730

Rope terminal device, rope terminal arrangement and elevator

The invention relates to a rope terminal device for fixing rope ends of ropes of an elevator, comprising a rope terminal body comprising one or more cavities for accommodating one or more rope ends; one or more fixing members for fixing the one or more rope ends immovably into the one or more cavities; wherein the rope terminal body is a metallic block surrounding said one or more cavities, and weighs more than 200 kg, the rope terminal body providing thermal mass around the one or more rope cavities for delaying heat transfer from the exterior to the rope ends contained in the one or more cavities. The invention relates to a rope terminal arrangement and an elevator implementing said rope terminal device.. ... Kone Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170217729

Hoisting rope and hoisting apparatus

A hoisting rope for a hoisting apparatus has a longitudinal direction, a thickness direction and a width direction, and includes a group of load bearing members made of composite material comprising reinforcing fibers embedded in polymer matrix; and a coating encasing the group of load bearing members; wherein the load bearing members extend in an untwisted manner inside the coating parallel with each other as well as with the longitudinal direction of the rope throughout the length thereof, the load bearing members being substantially larger in width direction than in thickness direction of the rope and stacked against each other in thickness direction of the rope. An elevator includes the hoisting rope.. ... Kone Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170203941

Method of detecting a worn link in a chain, and a hoist arrangement

A method for detecting a worn link in a chain of a host arrangement includes measuring a first signal while the hoist operates. A hoist arrangement and use of a signal for detecting a worn link in a chain are also disclosed.. ... Kone Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170197804

Method and elevator

A method for testing operation of an elevator including an elevator car includes starting movement of the elevator car; and thereafter starting a stopping sequence for stopping movement of the elevator car; and monitoring movement of the elevator car, the monitoring preferably including monitoring acceleration of the elevator car; and detecting a predefined response in movement of the elevator car, the predefined response preferably being cease of acceleration of the elevator car; and determining time elapsed between the starting a stopping sequence and the detected predefined response in movement of the elevator car, wherein the response is preferably cease of acceleration, for thereby determining reaction time of the elevator; and comparing the time elapsed with at least one reference, such as with at least one predefined threshold. An elevator is provided for implementing the method.. ... Kone Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189952

Method for manufacturing a rope terminal equipment, method for manufacturing a rope terminal arrangement and elevator

The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a rope terminal equipment of a hoisting device, comprising extruding a profile bar; and cutting a wedge shaped piece from the extruded profile bar; and providing a rope terminal frame comprising a tapering nest suitable for accommodating an end of a rope and said wedge shaped piece. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing a rope terminal arrangement of a hoisting device and to an elevator, which implement said method for manufacturing a rope terminal equipment.. ... Kone Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170174474

Method and an arrangement for maintenance operation of an elevator

The method comprises unlocking and opening a landing door (25) at a lowermost landing (l1) manually, activating a first stop button (p1) in the shaft (20), whereby a safety circuit (s1, s2) of the elevator is opened so that operation of the car (10) is completely prevented, entering into the shaft (20), closing the landing door (25), climbing down from the lowermost landing (l1) to the pit (22), turning a drive switch (sw1) in a maintenance control unit (100) positioned in the pit (22) into a maintenance drive mode, whereby the first stop button (p1) is by-passed so that the car (10) can be driven from the maintenance control unit (100) upwards and downwards in the shaft (20).. . ... Kone Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170174471

Wireless communication in an elevator

A data communication arrangement for elevators is disclosed. In the arrangement a directional antenna is used for transmitting data from elevator car. ... Kone Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170174470

Elevator arrangement, method and computer program product

An elevator arrangement comprises an elevator group. A connection to a remote elevator system group controller is monitored. ... Kone Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170166419

Method and arrangement for installing an elevator

The invention relates to a method and arrangement for installing an elevator, which comprises an elevator car arranged to run in an elevator shaft along the guide rails, a balancing weight connected to the elevator car with suspension ropes and with a traction member, the elevator comprising further a hoisting machinery with a driving wheel in the lower part of the elevator shaft below the elevator car, the installing comprising one or more jumps to make the elevator serve higher floors. During the jump phase extensions needed for the suspension ropes are taken from first supply reels and extensions needed for the traction member are taken from second supply reels.. ... Kone Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170166418

Overspeed governor for an elevator

The invention concerns an overspeed governor and an elevator comprising the same. The overspeed governor comprises a governor sheave, a permanent magnet rotor coupled to the governor sheave, a stator arranged to interact with the permanent magnet rotor, a safety gear for braking movement of an elevator car and a safety rope fixed to the safety gear and arranged to run via the governor sheave. ... Kone Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170166417

Display language arrangement

Public displays are used for various purposes. They are used for displaying any kind of information and even for controlling devices such as elevators. ... Kone Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170158466

Elevator car arrangement and method for dampening vibrations

. . An elevator car arrangement includes an elevator car body and an elevator car sling. The elevator car arrangement further includes a hanging damper arranged to connect the elevator car body and the elevator car sling together for dampening vibrations coming from guide rails through the elevator car sling to the elevator car body. ... Kone Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170158460

Elevator control apparatus and method for controlling an elevator group

According to one aspect, there is provided a method for controlling an elevator group including at least a first elevator and a second elevator, wherein a counterweight balance of the first elevator differs from a counterweight balance of the second elevator, the method including: controlling the elevator group comprising at least the first elevator and the second elevator; determining threshold loads for the first and second elevator separately for up and down direction, a threshold load being dependent of the counterweight balance of the corresponding elevator, wherein the threshold load being a load for which consumed energy per up-down run is approximately zero; and controlling, when allocating an elevator in response to a destination call, route determination for the first and second elevator comprises minimizing a load difference from the threshold loads.. . ... Kone Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170158459

Call allocation in an elevator system

According to an example embodiment there is provided a method for allocating an elevator in an elevator system. The method comprises constructing passenger batch size distributions for each pair of floors in a building based on passenger batch journeys, each passenger batch journey defining at least the origin and destination floor of the journey, the number of passengers relating to the journey and the time of the journey; receiving a call for an elevator; estimating the number of passengers waiting behind the call based on the passenger batch size distributions; and allocating the call to an elevator being able to serve the estimated number of passengers.. ... Kone Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170121153

Elevator car

The invention relates to an elevator car comprising a support frame, a floor structure and a ceiling structure, as well as at least one car door, and side walls extending between the floor structure and the ceiling structure, wherein the side walls are formed from several wall elements, which are aligned end-to-end or end-to side in corners, wherein the wall elements are composite panels consisting of at least one support material and at least one noise insulating material, that the elevator car comprises at least one flatbar, extending over the surface of both adjacent wall elements, and covering the joint between them, which flatbar comprises or is connectable with fixing elements to at least one of both adjacent wall elements. Via this means the joint between two noise insulating wall elements does prevent any essential noise leakage.. ... Kone Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170121149

Method, rope, arrangement and elevator

A method for providing a rope end block on an end of a coated rope includes providing a rope including one or more elongated load bearing members embedded in a coating; and processing an end section of the rope, said processing including removing from the end section of the rope material of the coating from around said one or more load bearing members; and molding a rope end block around the processed end section of the rope. One or more electrically conductive connectors can be embedded in the end block, a method for manufacturing a rope terminal arrangement, a rope terminal arrangement of an elevator as well as to an elevator are also disclosed.. ... Kone Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170115122

Allocation of facilities on a route

Elevators and other facilities in buildings and other constructed environments can be controlled remotely. In an advanced controlling method at least one person is guided through constructed environment along a predetermined route. ... Kone Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170107079

Rope lifting tool and a rope lifting arrangement

A rope lifting tool for belt-shaped ropes provided with an uneven surface pattern on one or both of its opposing wide sides, includes a first guide for guiding the rope lifting tool along a first guide rail; a second guide for guiding the rope lifting tool along a second guide rail; an upright plate, and an inclined plate at an acute angle relative to the upright plate, the upright plate and the inclined plate having a wedge shaped space between them; and a plurality of wedge members placed adjacent each other inside the wedge-shaped space. A rope gap for receiving an end of a belt-shaped rope is formed between each wedge member and the upright plate, which rope gap is narrowable by wedging of the wedge member in the wedge shaped space. ... Kone Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170101290

Sensor connecting unit, safety system and elevator

A sensor connecting unit includes a safety input for connecting with a sensor; a power supply that is controllable through a controllable power switch; and a first i/o processing unit and a second i/o processing unit being connected to each other through a reciprocal comparison communication channel. The first i/o processing unit and the second i/o processing unit are both connected through a measurement circuit to measure voltage, current or power between a reference input and the safety input, and connected to a safety bus. ... Kone Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170101289

Method for controlling an elevator

An elevator includes an elevator car and lifting machinery including a traction sheave, an electromechanical machinery brake, and an electric motor having a rotor. The traction sheave, the electromechanical machinery brake and the rotor of the electric motor are connected via a shaft, whereby the lifting machinery moves the elevator car upwards and downwards in a vertically extending elevator shaft controlled by a main control unit. ... Kone Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170073196

Lifting hook, safety latch of lifting hook and locking and releasing device of safety latch

. . . . A lifting hook, its safety latch and a locking and releasing device of the safety latch are disclosed. The lifting hook includes a hook body having a hook stem and tip. ... Kone Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170073188

Method for using an elevator system and elevator system

The invention relates to a method for using an elevator system in a building having several vertically spaced floors served by an elevator system, particularly by one or more vertically traveling elevator cars of an elevator system, said floors comprising at least a first floor, a second floor, and a plurality of intermediate floors positioned vertically between the first and second floor, the elevator system being configured to have several modes, including at least a normal operating mode and an evacuation operating mode, in which normal operating mode a car of the elevator system is used to serve a first set of floors, and in which evacuation operating mode said elevator car is used to serve a second set of floors different from said first set of floors; the method comprising evacuating passengers from the first floor to the second floor, the evacuating comprising changing the mode of the elevator system from the normal operating mode to the evacuation operating mode; and determining the second set of floors to include the first floor and an intermediate stop floor from amongst the plurality of intermediate floors or a subset thereof; and transporting a load of passengers from the first floor with said elevator car without intermediate stops to said intermediate stop floor; and repeating one or more times said transporting a load of passengers from the first floor; and after one or more of said transporting, transporting passengers from said intermediate stop floor with an elevator car to the second floor. The invention relates also to an elevator system implementing the method.. ... Kone Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170073185

Call panel and method for manufacturing a call panel

A call panel of an elevator system includes at least one touch-sensitive display. On the surface of the touch-sensitive display are embossed marks, e.g. ... Kone Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170067943

Elevator brake release monitoring

. . It is desired that elevators are not operated when the brake is not completely released. Thus, the disengaging of brakes must be monitored or guaranteed otherwise. ... Kone Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170057788

Method, arrangement and elevator

A method for monitoring a condition of a belt-shaped rope of an elevator, which rope is connected with one or more elevator units of an elevator, includes monitoring lateral positions of successive rope locations, which rope locations pass during use of the elevator via a monitoring zone located in proximity of a crowned rope wheel around which the belt-shaped rope is arranged to turn; gathering lateral position data of the belt-shaped rope, which lateral position data indicates lateral positions of several successive rope locations of the rope at the monitoring zone; analyzing the lateral position data; detecting characteristics in the lateral position data indicating damaged rope; and triggering one or more predefined actions if characteristics indicating damaged rope are detected. An arrangement and an elevator, which implement the method, are also disclosed.. ... Kone Corporation

02/23/17 / #20170050821

Method for moving an elevator car

A method is provided for moving an elevator car in a rescue operation after at least one electric elevator brake have been actuated, whereafter the brake is re-opened via a manual brake opening device and operated to allow a movement of the elevator car to a next landing. The manual brake opening device is connected to an end limit indicator detector, which end limit indicator detector is configured to issue an end limit signal when elevator car arrives at an area of an end limit indicator at the end of its movement range of the elevator car in the elevator shaft. ... Kone Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170044830

Pit ladder with safety device

. . A ladder support bracket has a support shoulder for creating a support contact with a complementary backup. The bracket includes at least one jaw for joining the bracket to an upstanding rail of a ladder, the jaw having also a retainer mechanism by means of which the bracket—when being attached to a rail of a ladder—can be brought into a clamping position attaching the bracket unmovably to the rail and a release position holding the bracket in a swivel connection relative to the rail and/or movably along at least a section of such rail.. ... Kone Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170043977

Rope and rope groove monitoring

Modern elevators involve a plurality of ropes and wheels for ropes in a variety of different functions related to the operation and security of an elevator. The wearing of a rope and a wheel may be inspected by scanning a profile of a wheel or ropes on a wheel. ... Kone Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170038204

Arrangement and a method for measuring the position of an installation platform in an elevator shaft

. . An arrangement includes an installation platform arranged to be movable upwards and downwards in a first direction in the elevator shaft, and two laser transmitters arranged at a bottom of the elevator shaft. Each of the two laser transmitters produce a vertical upwards directed laser plane in the elevator shaft, the laser planes being perpendicular to each other. ... Kone Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170036890

Guide rail arrangement and method for installing guide rails

A guide rail arrangement for an elevator shaft includes two guide rails guiding the movement of an elevator car or a counterweight. Each guide rail guides the movement of a different elevator car or counterweight, the guide rails are connected to each other by a plurality of connector beams positioned along the length of the guide rails and each connector beam has two ends. ... Kone Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170029251

Low-construction trolley for wire rope hoist

A low-construction trolley for a wire rope hoist is arranged to travel along a lower flange of a horizontal rail, on both longitudinal edges thereof the trolley includes a trolley frame; bearing wheels that are attached to the trolley frame and arranged to travel on an upper surface of the lower flange of the rail; a hoisting mechanism including a rope drum for a hoisting rope, a hoisting member in cooperation with the hoisting rope for hoisting a load, a hoisting motor for driving the rope drum, and a gear to interconnect the hoisting motor and the rope drum; whereby the rope drum is supported to one side of the trolley frame and the hoisting member is arranged to travel under the rail in a vertical plane (a) passing substantially through the middle of the beam. For balancing the trolley without using a counterweight, the hoisting motor is placed under the rail and at least partly on a different side than the rope drum in relation to a vertical plane (b) passing through contact lines of the bearing wheels that touch the lower flange of the rail on the rope drum side.. ... Kone Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170022032

Low-construction trolley for wire rope hoist

A low-construction hoist for a wire rope hoist is arranged to move along a lower flange of a horizontal beam or rail. The trolley includes a trolley frame; bearing wheels, which are fixed to the trolley body and arranged to move on the upper surface of the lower flange of the rail, a hoisting mechanism including a rope drum for a hoisting rope, a hoisting member in cooperation with the hoisting rope for hoisting a load, and a hoisting motor for driving the rope drum; whereby the rope drum is supported to a first side of the trolley frame so that the axle of the rope drum is parallel to the rail, and the hoisting member is arranged to move under the rail; whereby the hoisting rope is led from the rope drum to a fixing point in the trolley frame through at least a rope pulley arrangement of the hoisting member, whereby the fixing point of the hoisting rope to the trolley frame is located in the longitudinal direction of the trolley outside the end of the rope drum, or outside the vertical plane which is transverse in relation to the rail or beam and passing through the end of the rope drum.. ... Kone Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170019528

Processing test calls from elevator emergency telephones

The invention allows utilizing caller line identification (cli) feature in receiving test emergency calls from any kind of elevator emergency telephones. A call attempt including cli information from an elevator emergency telephone is received at an elevator emergency call receiver unit. ... Kone Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170015532

Moving crane

A moving crane including a frame which, in its upper part, is provided with a main support structure and which, in its lower part and on opposite sides of the lower part of the frame, is provided with lower beam structures transverse to the main support structure; at least one wheel or wheel arrangement at both ends of the lower beam structures, i.e. In each lower corner of the crane; a trolley arranged to move along the main support structure and provided with a hoisting member; a hoisting mechanism for driving the hoisting member of the trolley, and a cab for the crane operator, whereby the cab is placed in connection with one lower beam structure and the hoisting mechanism in connection with the other lower beam structure.. ... Kone Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170015523

Elevator guide rail bracket and method for securing a guide rail

The invention concerns an elevator guide rail bracket for securing a guide rail section to a base via a counterpart, the guide rail bracket comprising a face, a pair of fixed claws arranged into the face, and a fastening part with fastening elements. The claws form a claw coupling with the guide rail section. ... Kone Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170008730

Method and apparatus for automatic elevator drive configuration

The invention relates to a method and an apparatus the invention is a method for automatic configuration of an elevator drive in a traction elevator comprising an elevator car, a counterweight, a traction sheave, an electrical motor and a plurality of elevator ropes arranged to hoist the elevator car in response to the electrical motor rotating the traction sheave. The method comprises obtaining a plurality of electrical motor parameters from a memory associated with the electrical motor. ... Kone Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170001830

Elevator system and method for biasing elevator movements

An elevator system includes a destination control system and an input system. An elevator car is called by an identification-device of a passenger being read by the input system. ... Kone Corporation








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