Applications

Elevators & Escalators

KEB Elevator drives are built to handle the most difficult and demanding elevator and escalator applications. Integrated brake handling and proven motor control provide excellent ride quality. High overloads and protective features provide years of trouble-free operation.

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Elevator Drives

During the past 30+ years, KEB has earned a global reputation as the premier Elevator Drive supplier. KEB drives are found on small residential elevators up to large high-speed high-rise buildings. Advanced elevator drive software increases the safety of the elevator system and helps the controller meet local elevator code requirements.

Regerative Drives

Counterweighted traction elevators naturally regenerate energy during operation. KEB's R6 Line Regen unit allows this energy to be returned to the building power instead of being dissipated as wasted heat across a resistor. High-speed, high-usage elevators are prime candidates for R6 Regen technology. Use our Elevator Regen calculator to find out how much you can save.

Escalator Drives

KEB leads the way in VFDs for escalator applications. Our escalator drives are highly compact and efficient, making them ideal for 24/7 operation. KEB drives are compatible with a wide range of motor types, including induction and permanent magnet motors, as well as various motor control options (Basic Volts/Hertz Control, KEB SCL, etc.).

KEB drives allow escalators to lower their speed when not in use via sensor technology, improving energy savings while reducing wear on mechanical components over time. We’ve helped customers reduce energy up to 80% by implementing KEB escalator drives. Our escalator drive solutions are replete with flexible design features to support all major protocols while ensuring efficiency and safety.

Reach New Heights with KEB Elevator Solutions

KEB offers a robust catalog of high-power drives for elevator systems, designed to increase flexibility while reducing installation time and complexity. To further support the elevator market, we’ve designed complementary solutions to make vertical transportation more efficient, reliable, and safe:

Long Endat Cable

KEB encoder cable systems set the new standard for robotic-grade, noise-immune signal transmission. Our extra-long 110m (360ft.) encoder cable is ideal for even the most demanding MRL or remote machine room applications. This feedback cable solution enables a direct SubD connection into the F5 Elevator drive. We also offer an additional encoder cable adaptor to eliminate the need for cable cutting or splicing.

 

KEB Elevator App

The KEB Elevator App is fully compatible with the F5 Elevator Drive, allowing any user with an Apple or Android smartphone to connect to the drive using Bluetooth. This solution makes it easy for users to view diagnostics in real time—or edit parameters on the fly. The app can even be used to create backup parameter lists, which can be emailed for troubleshooting or saved for future reference!

 

The Future in Escalator Drive Technology

KEB leads the way in VFDs for escalator applications. Our escalator drives are highly compact and efficient, making them ideal for 24/7 operation. KEB drives are compatible with a wide range of motor types, including induction and permanent magnet motors, as well as various motor control options (Basic Volts/Hertz Control, KEB SCL, etc.).

 

KEB drives allow escalators to lower their speed when not in use via sensor technology, improving energy savings while reducing wear on mechanical components over time. We’ve helped customers reduce energy up to 80% by implementing KEB escalator drives. Our escalator drive solutions are replete with flexible design features to support all major protocols while ensuring efficiency and safety.

 

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