In the near future, cable-based elevator technology will no longer need microswitches for brake release monitoring. That’s because the new HEIDENHAIN KCI 419 Dplus rotary encoder for elevators provides not only position feedback for elevator motor control but also additional data for brake monitoring.
In the more distant future, elevators will even run without cables. At interlift 2019, HEIDENHAIN will be showcasing an encoder solution for this as well: the LINA 200 absolute linear encoder.
Information about encoders for elevators of the future: elevator.heidenhain.com
HEIDENHAIN at interlift 2019 in Augsburg, Germany:
Hall 5, Booth 5099