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RESCUE DEVICE (A.R.D.

) FOR TRACTION LIFTS

 Automatic emergency functioning for mains blackout (power failure).

 An internal logic circuit chooses the best direction, taking the lift car to floor level and opening the
doors letting the passengers safely outside.

 Suitable for any winch motor lift plant.

 Works on both new and old plants.

 Minimum maintenance.

The A R D equipment operates automatically upon occurrence of a mains blackout. It drives the hoist gear
motor by means of a static frequency converter powered by a bank of storage batteries, brings the car to
the nearest floor and opens the automatic doors.

During the emergency operation a special load sensing circuit automatically chooses the best travel
direction in counterweighted lift systems, whenever an unbalance is detected between the car load and
the counterweight.

The automatic rescue device UPS operates immediately and, powered by an internal battery,
enables the arrival of the lift to the nearest floor at low speed and opens the automatic doors.

Emergency communication.
 Most elevators have an Alarm Bell and Most and Telephone or Intercom.
 It is also important to have a functioning emergency light in the elevator to avoid leaving
a trapped passenger in the dark as leaving as they wait for assistance.

Types of emergencies

• Person trapped in elevator car

The 3 most common reasons:

– Power failure.
– Malfunction of control components.
– Deactivation of safety equipment.

leave a member with a radio and fire phone (if available). . if you have a true emergency. If there is no emergency power. This will prevent any unexpected movement of the car when the power is restored.Power failure If it’s going to be short term. a car automatically moves to the nearest floor using a rechargeable battery to facilitate the safe evacuation of passengers. Deactivation of safety equipment. If emergency power is available. then shut off the power to that elevator in the machine room. This will prevent any unexpected movement of traction type elevators when the power is restored. its best not to attempt a rescue. However. *Remember. to guard the switch. Calm and reassure them and let them know that they are not in danger and steps are being taken to remove them safely. it can be used. If this does not work leave the power to the elevator off in the machine room. Explain the situation to the occupant. Upon power failure. do not restart an elevator without consulting an elevator technician. Malfunction of control components Shut off the power to the elevator in the machine room. If this does not work leave the power to the elevator off in the machine room. Whenever you turn the power off to an elevator. try a Phase I recall or turning the power off and on to see if the system will restart correctly.

and open the doors and the passengers are out. However. turn off the main power to the elevator in the machine room. Leave the power on to the elevator. if you have to perform a rescue.In this situation you should wait for an elevator technician. This will help the technician in determining the problem. . If the hoistway door has an escutcheon tube. insert the appropriate key and release the hoistway door interlock.