Tomsk's EleSy launches production of elevator frequency transformers
14 Jun '12
EleSy, a Tomsk SEZ resident, has launched serial production of frequency converters for elevators. The devices make elevator movement smoother and less energy consuming, news agency RIA Novosti reports citing Sergey Chirikov, the company’s CEO.
According to Mr. Chirikov, Russian import-replacing frequency converters have been tried at the Scherbinsky and Karacharovsky elevator plants. The company’s plan is to make 200 frequency transformers per month. The devices are reportedly in demand from many elevator manufacturers; the converters are believed to make elevator movement smoother and reduce a breakdown rate.
The market for the Tomsk-made devices is already growing in Perm, Saratov, Penza, Moscow, and Omsk. Frequency converters are integrated into modern elevator control stations, and are also used for reconstruction of old elevators with outdated control stations and relay automatics. According to Mr. Chirikov, with the frequency converters elevators start with minimal energy consumption and save up to 20-25% of electricity.