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BENEFITS

Environmentally friendly

Energy savings (up to 75%)

Lower Harmonic Distortion (typically below

5%)

Reduced Radio Frequency Interference

Significant cost savings

Smaller main cables possible 1

Reduced power demands in peak periods

possible 1  Reduced power demands in peak periods Otis brings the advantages of ReGen™ Drives

Otis brings the advantages of ReGen™ Drives to low and high-rise residential and commercial buildings. The compact modular design makes the ReGen Drives ideal for all round applications.

makes the ReGen Drives ideal for all round applications. FEATURES Less Harmful to the Environment Energy

FEATURES

FEATURES

Less Harmful to the Environment

Less Harmful to the Environment
Less Harmful to the Environment
Less Harmful to the Environment

Energy savings, lower harmonic distortion and smaller radio frequency interference that meet or exceed the established world standards make regenerative drives the product of choice for ‘green’ building initiatives.

Energy Savings

In a typical non-regenerative drive, energy is dissipated as heat in a set of resistors when braking occurs, resulting in reduced efficiency and creating additional waste-heat loads in the building. The ReGen™ Drive feeds this energy back into the building’s internal electrical utility where it can be used by other loads or users connected to the same network.

ReGen Drive is so efficient that its ‘power factor’ cos(PHI) is close to unity. The result is a reduction in overall energy demands used for propulsion of the elevator by up to 75%.

Low Harmonic Distortion

ReGen Drive produce ‘clean power’ with low distortion of the incoming sinusoidal waveform line current. Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) at nominal load is typically equal or below 5 per cent, versus more than 80 per cent for non-regenerative drives— resulting in less pollution of the building’s electrical power system, thus helping to protect sensitive building equipment.

Reduced Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)

ReGen Drive are designed to substantially minimise the RFI, also known as Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), in compliance with strict legislations around the World.

Significant Cost Savings Two key factors influence the energy costs:

A fixed amount per year proportional to the subscribed peak power demand

expressed in kilovolt amperes (kVA)

A variable amount related to the energy consumption expressed in kilowatt-

hours (kWh) With ReGen Drive, both the peak power demand and the energy consumption are substantially reduced. The overall effect is significant savings to the building owner and tenants, year-after- year during the life of the elevator.

tenants, year-after- year during the life of the elevator. Energy saving with a regenerative drive in

Energy saving with a regenerative drive in relation to the number of floors and percentage of load. Maximum energy saving of 75 per cent can be achieved when the car load is zero or 100 percent.

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75 per cent can be achieved when the car load is zero or 100 percent. 1

TM

31-445-014 (Sep-2010)

Electrical power is generated when the elevator travels up with a light load, travels down with a heavy load and during the elevator system’s deceleration. In effect, a fully loaded, descending elevator can now provide a significant portion of the power for an adjacent ascending elevator.TM 31-445-014 (Sep-2010) The amount of energy savings due to regeneration depends on various system parameters TM 31-445-014 (Sep-2010) The amount of energy savings due to regeneration depends on various system parameters

The amount of energy savings due to regeneration depends on various system parameters and configurations such as duty load, speed, length of run, traffic pattern and system efficiency.
load, speed, length of run, traffic pattern and system efficiency.The amount of energy savings due to regeneration depends on various system parameters and configurations such

speed, length of run, traffic pattern and system efficiency. Modelling and simulation results show that ReGen

Modelling and simulation results show that ReGen Drive use up to 75 per cent less energy than non-regenerative drives for equivalent elevator motion; that is, the energy consumed by the propulsion system to move the loads. As a ‘green’ cost-effective option for the GeN2 TM system, ReGen Drive are the smart choice for your next low or mid-rise installation.

SPECIFICATIONS

ReGen Drives can be used with gearless systems (up to 15 m/s) and is best suited for application on GeN2 systems.

Typical duty specification GeN2 systems 2 with loads from 630kg to 2500kg and speeds from 1.0 m/s to 2.5 m/s are ideally suited to a ReGen Drive.

Optimal System Performance The combination of regenerative drive control with Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) permits the optimisation of motor and drive voltages resulting in a reduction of currents during regular usage.

‘Brown-out’ tolerant The drive will continue to operate with acceptable levels of degradation (reduction of contact speed and acceleration rates) in the event of a drop in voltages up to 30% below standard.

Superior ride quality State-of-the-art, 32-bit high-speed digital signal process and new control algorithms for profile generation and position accuracy result in a smoother ride and improved floor-to-floor time to move more people in less time.

Profile: 8-floor building, 1.6m/s, 21 metre rise, over 5 years for a typical office building

 

GeN2 system ReGen Drive Gearless PRSM motor

GeN2 system Non-Regenerative Drive Gearless PMSM motor

Geared system Non-Regenerative Drive Induction Motor (IM)

Duty

Annual

Total Cost Per Year * (AUD)

Annual

Total Cost Per Year * (AUD)

Annual

Total Cost Per Year * (AUD)

Energy

Energy

Energy

Consumption

Consumption

Consumption

[kWh]

 

[kWh]

 

[kWh]

 

1275

kg

1522

$628

2766

$948

2882

$960

1.6

m/s

1600

kg

1853

$664

3435

$1206

3558

$1220

1.6

m/s

(*) Cost of energy assumes $0.13/kWh. Energy savings calculator represents energy usage for propulsion systems only. It does not include energy used by door systems, lights, controllers, fans and other idle components

For how much your building will save by installing the ReGen Drives System, please contact your local Otis office.

2 ReGen Drives are also available on GeN2Lux as a premium option

Drives are also available on GeN2Lux as a premium option Australia (Head Office) Unit 1-3, 5-9

Australia (Head Office) Unit 1-3, 5-9 Ricketty Street Mascot NSW 2020 Australia tel: 61 2 8338 2700 fax: 61 2 8337 6788

New Zealand (Head Office) Level 4, 60 Stanley Street Parnell New Zealand tel: 64 9355 6600 fax: 64 9355 6696

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