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Hydraulic Elevators Technical Info No.


KV Elevator Control Valve

Trouble Shooting Up Travel
Jan. 2000

I Valves are fully adjusted at the factory. Check electrical operation before changing valve setting. II For checking operation of the solenoids, remove the top nuts. By lifting the solenoids a few millimeters the magnetic pull of the solenoid can be felt as well as the operation of the elevator car. Problem Possible cause 1) Solenoid A not energised or voltage too low. 2) Solenoid A tube not screwed down tight. 3) Solenoid valve A dirt between needle and seat. 4) Orifice in bypass valve blocked. 5) Adjustment 1 is too far back (not enough pilot pressure, minimum 5 bar) or bypass flow guide too large (slots too wide). 6) Relief valve set too low. 7) Down valve 7 or 9 is open due to contamination in its orifice. (Especially if the elevator settles back on the buffers after pump is stopped). 8) Pump running in the wrong direction. 9) The pump is undersize or worn. 10) The pump connection flange is leaking excessively. 11) See 7), 9) and 10) above. 12) Solenoid C not energised or voltage too low. 13) 14) 15) Up Start too hard 16) 17) 18) 28) 29) 30) floor level. Relief-Valve not adjustable to lower value. 31) 32) Recommended See note II at top of page. Turn adjustment 5 all the way in. If the elevator now starts upwards the problem is at solenoid A. Change bypass valve at U. With the pump running, turn adjustment 1 in, or if already too far, insert smaller bypass flow guide (see diagram literature EV). Set higher Replace down valves 7 (KV2 only) and 9.

No Up-Start (Elevator remains at floor)

Up Start but no Full Speed

Elevator slows down but travels

If by turning adjustment 1 with the pump running the pressure does not rise above 5 bar, even with a smaller bypass valve inserted, the problem should be sought under 8), 9) or 10). --See note II at top of page. Turn restriction 3 all the way in. If the elevator now travels with full Dirt in solenoid C or solenoid tube not pulled speed, the cause is 12) or 13). up tight. Adjustment 1 turned in too far. Open adjustment 1. Bypass flow guide U too small (slots too Change to flow guide with wider slots. narrow). See also 32) below. Star to delta motor switch period is too long. 0,2 - 0,3 secs. is sufficient. UO O-ring on the bypass valve U is leaking. Change O-ring. Excessive friction on the guide rails or in the Can not be eliminated through valve adjustment. cylinder head. Solenoid A (Up stop) is de-energised too See note II at top of page. late. Adjustment 5 (Soft Stop) not far enough Open further out. open. Adjustment 1 Bypass not far enough open Open adjustment 1 two turns further out. and pump flow does not completely by-pass. Adjustment 1 too far in. Open adjustment 1 further out. pipe thread connection in return line T With tape threads, 4 6 threads of engagement should not exceed 14 mm. is sufficient.
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Hydraulic Elevators Technical Info No. K10a

KV Elevator Control Valve

Trouble Shooting Down Travel
Jan. 2000

Problem No Down Start (Elevator remains at floor) KV2 only: Down start but no full speed KV2 only: Down full speed but no Down leveling Elevator travels

Possible cause Recommended 51) Solenoid D not energised or voltage too low. See note II at top of page 1. 52) 53) 54) 55) Adjustment 6 not open enough. O-ring XO on down valve, leaking. Solenoid C not energised or voltage too low. Adjustment 7 (Full speed down) not far enough open. 56) Solenoid D not energised (possibly solenoids C and D reversed). 57) Adjustment 9 (Down Leveling speed) not far enough open. 58) Down flow guide too small (slots too narrow). 59) Down Leveling speed 9 too fast. Open 6 further out. Replace. See note II at top of page 1. Open 7 further. See note II at top of page 1. Open 9 further out. Change flow guide. Adjust to between 6 and 10 cm/sec. Clean or change needle and seat. Replace flow guide. Replace and test in sequence. Where possible, isolate and check. Consider oil cooler to keep oil temperatures down.
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through the lower floor. 60) Solenoid Valve C leaking at needle. 61) Orifice in flow guide contaminated. 62) Leak at DN, XO, VO, WO or HO. With KVH valve, HN instead of DN. 63) Other valve or handpump in system leaking. 64) Contraction of oil during cooling especially from above 35C.

Leakage (Elevator sinks away from floor).

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