Travel in an Elevator is Safer than any other means of transport.
On an average, about 20,000 people ride a single elevator every year, and we have about 500,000 working elevators in India today, which means that about 27.4 million safe rides every day.
Thinking about safety mechanisms in an elevator, we could think of the only one invented in 1853. But times have changed and technological development has brought about dramatic shifts in the safety systems used in elevators. There are more than 50 safety devices working at any given point in an elevator making the ride safer than ever before.
Some of the safety features like door contacts, over-speed switches are deployed in a series, creating a series of safety chains, which when tripped stops the elevator immediately (sometimes even in between the floors). Some of the other safety features either bring the elevator to the nearest floor or home landing before stalling or do not allow the elevator to start itself like in case of a car overload. Generally all safety resets require manual intervention, so that only a trained person may check the elevator, remove /correct the condition, and then restart the elevator for safe usage.
With ECE elevators, the intelligent system, controlled and monitored by micro-processors, continuously monitors the movement of elevator components & their performance such as rope slippage, door opening and closing, acceleration and deceleration, vibrations , etc. If there is any deviation from the normal parameters repeatedly a specified number of times, it either warns the building monitoring system, or brings the elevator to stall at the home landing after the elevator completes the ride, therefore making the elevators safer than the previous electromechanical elevators.
At ECE Elevators, we consider Safety First and Always.