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Element Series: Basic Elevator Control. Simple. Efficient. Streamlined.

Introducing Element Hydro® and Element Traction™ – the newest additions to MCE’s industry leading family of elevator controls. Element Series™ controls have been designed specifically for hydraulic and low-rise traction projects that need a basic control solution that is easy to install, service, and maintain.

  • Engineered for ease of installation
  • Our 3.5″ touchscreen will be your guide

     

  • Infused with MCE NP Philosophy
  • Element Online Lets You Take Control

Installation Simplicity

Installation simplicity starts with serial communication. Element features a hall call interface on a simple, 4-wire drop that provides communication and power, plus serial car call connectivity, position indicators, lanterns and voice annunciator interface. Precision landing is accomplished through our advanced landing systems, LS-EDGE (Hydro® and Traction™) and LS-RAIL (Traction™ only).

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Details

  • Smaller controller enclosure can be wall or tank mounted, whereas the larger enclosure can be mounted on the wall or on pedestals (feet)
  • Pre-wired construction mode jumper and Quick Start Reference shipped with the controller
  • Traveling cable reduced to average 25 conductors

Streamlined Adjustment & Maintenance

How do we streamline adjustment and maintenance? We start with a colorful, intuitive touchscreen that simplifies parameter entry and access to diagnostics. Want to quickly update parameters? Transfer from one controller to another through a USB drive. Notice that Element Hydro® and Element Traction™ components have a certain familiarity? That’s another way we streamline maintenance—with components that can be shared to reduce spares.

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Details

  • Easier construction mode setup
  • High speed automatic floor learning for Hydro’s
  • Inspection speed automatic floor learning for Traction
  • On-board advanced mnemonics that are easy to understand and relate
  • Valve adjusting while observing real time linear car speed feedback on the LCD screen
  • Minimal adjustment speed profiles can be chosen from the pre-configured set on Traction
  • LCD screen programmable stepping distance right from the machine room
  • On-board integrated scope
  • On-board web browser access for parameters updates, event log management and viewing diagnostic flags
  • Ability to register car calls directly from the controller LCD screen

Freedom of Choice

Freedom of choice is the reason most often mentioned by building owners when specifying non-proprietary, universally serviceable elevator control equipment. As a pioneer in the development of non-proprietary controls, we introduced the MCE Bill of Rights for Building Owners to establish performance standards against which all equipment can be measured for freedom from Proprietary restraint. All MCE controls and packages, including Element Series™ are based on this philosophy.

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Quote, Configure, Order, Track, Repeat

Element offers an advantage not found with other MCE controls. With Element, you’ll be able to get an instant online quote, place an online order using a PO or credit card, and set shipping options and addresses. You’ll be able to track your order after it ships. Plus, access quotes created online for up to a year and orders placed online indefinitely, all through your account dashboard. Order online today or directly through your MCE sales representative.  Online orders are limited to Element Hydro controllers at this time, Traction to be available online soon.

Element Hydro®

Element Hydro® provides simplex or duplex operation and service for up to 6 stops at 150 feet per minute (0.8 m/s). Available with optional MCE HAPS (Hydraulic Auxiliary Power Supply), LS-EDGE, and LS-QUTE-24V landing system.
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Specs

Maximum car speed Up to 150 fpm, 0.8 m/s
Configuration Simplex or duplex operation
Starter Type Solid State (Siemens or Sprecher & Schuh)
Landings Up to 6, in-line
Landing systems LS-QUTE-24V or LS-EDGE
Battery Lowering System HAPS – Hydraulic Auxiliary Power Supply (optional)
System access On-board advanced user interface
Monitoring/Reporting iMonitor, IDS Lift-Net™, iReport
Lobby display iLobby
Environment 32–104° F, 0–40° C, relative humidity, non-condensing to 95%
Input power 208 – 480, 575, 600 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 3-phase
Enclosure dimensions 31.5″H x 34″W x 11″D or 42″H x 36″W x 14″D1

1Floor mounting kit (optional) will add 18” to the total height of the controller.

Technical

  • Solid state design, multi 32-bit processors
  • Solid state starter
  • iMonitor, iReport, or IDS ready (monitoring, reporting, lobby display)
  • On-board event log, up to 200 events, each with detailed on-screen explanation
  • CAN and Ethernet interfaces

Installation

  • GAL-MOVFR, GAL-MOD, SmarTraq or various existing DC door operators
  • Serial hall call interface on a simple, four-wire drop, providing communication and power
  • Serial car call connectivity
  • Serial position indicators, lanterns and voice annunciator interface
  • No special hardware or software tools required
  • Compact enclosures, tank, wall, or floor mount
  • MCE HAPS (Hydraulic Auxiliary Power Supply) available
  • LS-QUTE-24V landing system with physical hoistway switches
  • LS-EDGE landing system with virtual hoistway switches (software-programmed)
  • Traveler cable (coming soon)

Adjustment

  • Factory pre-adjusted per job requirements or standard default settings for on-hand inventory
  • Simple parameter entry and easy to read display through the on-board 3.5″ color touchscreen
  • Easy data or parameter transfer from one controller to another with a USB thumb drive
  • Transfer diagnostic data trap information to a PC for email or consultation
  • PC web browser interface for keyboard/large display parameter entry

Maintenance

  • On-board diagnostics and clear message display on the built-in 3.5″ color display
  • Components shared with MCE’s ELEMENT Traction™ controller to reduce spares stock
  • Built-in event log with 200 events — each with on-screen, detailed support description
  • Clean, logical controller layout facilitates serviceability
  • PC web browser interface for keyboard/large display parameter entry
  • Automatic built-in compliance safety tests

Compliance

Specs

Maximum car speed 350 fpm, 1.8 m/s
Configuration Simplex or duplex operation
Landings Up to 16, in-line
Drive type VVVF AC
Motor control Closed loop or open loop
Landing Systems LS-EDGE or LS-RAIL
Battery Lowering System TAPS – Traction Auxiliary Power Supply (optional)
System access On-board advanced user interface
Monitoring/Reporting iMonitor, IDS Lift-Net™, iReport
Lobby display iLobby
Environment 32–104° F, 0–40° C, relative humidity, non-condensing to 95%
Input power 208 – 600 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 3-phase
Enclosure dimensions 44″H x 34″W x 11″D1 or 54.5″H x 36″W x 14″D1,2

1Dimension include Braking Resistor enclosure, mounted on top of the controller.

2Floor mounting kit (optional) will add 18” to the total height of the controller.

Technical

  • Solid state design, multi 32-bit processors
  • Geared machine with AC induction motor
  • Four speed profiles supported
  • iMonitor, iReport, or IDS ready (monitoring, reporting, lobby display)
  • On-board event log, up to 200 events
  • CAN and Ethernet interfaces

Installation

  • GAL-MOVFR, GAL-MOD, SmarTraq or various existing DC door operators
  • Serial hall call interface on a simple, four-wire drop, providing communication and power
  • Serial car call connectivity
  • Serial position indicators, lanterns and voice annunciator interface
  • No special hardware or software tools required
  • Compact enclosures, wall or floor mount
  • MCE TAPS (Traction Auxiliary Power Supply) available
  • With LS-EDGE (tape) or LS-RAIL (tapeless) landing systems, Normal Terminal Slowdown switches can be virtual, eliminating mechanical switches, conduit, and wiring
  • Traveler cable (coming soon)

Adjustment

  • Factory pre-adjusted per job requirements or standard default settings for on-hand inventory
  • Simple parameter entry and easy to read display through the on-board 3.5″ color touchscreen
  • Easy data or parameter transfer from one controller to another with a USB thumb drive
  • Transfer diagnostic data trap information to a PC for email or consultation
  • PC web browser interface for keyboard/large display parameter entry

Maintenance

  • On-board diagnostics including usage statistics on the built-in color LCD screen
  • Components shared with MCE’s ELEMENT hydraulic controller to reduce spares stock
  • Built-in event log with 200 events — each with on-screen, detailed support description
  • Clean, logical controller layout facilitates serviceability
  • PC web browser interface for keyboard/large display parameter entry
  • Automatic built in-compliance safety tests

Compliance

Order online or directly with your MCE Sales Rep.MCE has created on an online tool that will provide a simple way to quote, configure, order, and track an Element controller.

Contact MCE

  • Headquarters & Manufacturing:
    • 11380 White Rock Road
    • Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
    • 916-463-9200
    • 800-444-7442
    • 916-463-9201 Fax
  • New York Regional Office:
    • 84-00 72nd Drive, Unit F
    • Glendale, NY 11385
    • 718-417-3131
    • 718-417-9075 Fax

Sales Managers

Jeff Yeager (Northwest, Southwest, Midwest)jeff.yeager@nidec-mce.com >
Phone: 916-463-9303 | Office: 800-444-7442, dial 5 ext. 303

Bryan Kroeker (South, Southeast)bryan.kroeker@nidec-mce.com >
Phone: 916-463-9284 | Office: 800-444-7442, dial 5 ext. 284

Steve Boisvert (New York City, Canada)steve.boisvert@nidec-mce.com >
Phone: 916-463-9485 | Office: 800-444-7442, dial 5 ext. 485

Cindy Samek (Northeast)cindy.samek@nidec-mce.com >
Phone: 916-463- 9282 | Office: 800-444-7442, dial 5 ext. 282

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