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February 2011 Electrically Assisted Braking Using DC Hoist Motors

Publication Date: 2011
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This test is based on the article, Electrically Assisted Braking Using DC Hoist Motors, published in the February 2011 issue and counts as two contact hour (0.2 CEU) of elevator-industry continuing-education credit. Most courses are approved by NAEC for CET/CAT and NAESAI for QEI and in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you should have learned:

  • Elevator AC and DC motors, when applied to several different types of drive/control designs, have the capability of regenerating electrical energy
  • The regeneration of electrical energy can provide a braking torque from both an AC and a DC motor to decelerate the mechanical load on the motor shaft
  • For DC control, the typical designs of the loop circuit and the effects on emergency stopping when the loop circuit is kept closed and it is opened during the stop
  • The difference between regenerative and dynamic braking as applied to both AC and DC motors/drives/control systems
  • The control methods by which elevator AC motors can provide a braking torque
  • During typical elevator emergency stops (e-stops), both the elevator machine brake and the regenerative or dynamic braking contribute to the total braking effort on the system
  • The sequence of events during a typical e-stop
  • That there are many elevator system parameters in play at the time of thee-stop, and that they influence the deceleration rate of the stop
  • There can be mechanical and electrical design conflicts for emergency stop braking systems when considering balancing ride quality issues during the stop with the effectiveness of making the stop
  • Looking forward, there are many design challenges to develop the optimum elevator braking systems that provide acceptable performance during an e-stop under all elevator operating conditions

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