We encounter automated doors in our everyday lives, the level of technical sophistication needed for these systems is high. The Maxon use case dives deep into the challenges of door drive solutions.
Elevator doors – more than just open and close
Have you ever considered the mechanisms that are set in motion when we stand in front of an elevator door and press the button?
We frequently encounter automated doors in our everyday lives: on trams, public buses, and in build-ings with elevators, to name just a few. What we often overlook in our daily use is the high level of technical sophistication needed for these automatic doors. They have to function flawlessly, be robust, and ensure passenger safety.
The requirements vary depending on the type and location of the automated door. In commercial buildings, such as train stations or shopping malls, the requirements for the functionality of automated doors such as those of elevators are very high because they are subjected to greater stress, longer operating hours, and higher visitor frequencies.
Behind every automated door lies a conventional mechatronic system. This means they consist of mechani-cal components such as belts, guide rollers, and door mechanisms, as well as electronic parts including motors, gears, and control systems with specialized door software. The door software is usually integrated into a higher-level system.
The door system itself has many relevant functions that determine its robustness, functionality, and behav-ior. What may seem like a simple sequence at first glance, namely opening and closing, is not so trivial when examined in detail.
In our use case we dive deep into the challenges of door drive solutions and give you many useful insights at hand. We also show how the powerful and flexible maxon control system with a reliable and bespoke Parvalux geared motor provides a reliable Door Drive.