Solutions related to the ITC for lifts

Does the new regulation affect your lift?

The national elevator fleet requires safety improvements due to its age. It is estimated that 50% of the fleet is more than 25 years old. To address this situation, the Ministry of Industry has proposed a draft Royal Decree approving the new Complementary Technical Instruction AEM 1 “Elevators” (also known as “ITC”). This project focuses on improving the safety and use of elevators, both by maintenance companies and owners.

In Aszende, we want to help you to tune your elevator according to the new regulations.
For this reason, we offer you the best solution to ensure the necessary safety and comply with these regulations.

ASZENDE'S SOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW SAFETY MEASURES

POOR LEVELING, SAFETY AND ACCESSIBILITY

Safety measure:

Stopping accuracy of at least 10 mm, which implies leveling accuracy of max. of maximum 20 mm.

Necessary action:

To guarantee the required stopping and leveling accuracy, it is advisable to use a frequency converter.

USER PROTECTION AGAINST DOOR LOCKING

Safety measure:

All elevators with automatically operated doors shall incorporate a protection device that actuates the opening of doors from at least 25mm to 1,600mm above the car treadplate.

Necessary action:

To guarantee this measure, a light curtain must beinstalled.

PROTECTION AGAINST UNCONTROLLED MOVEMENTS OF THE CABIN AT REST AND WITH DOORS OPEN

Safety measure:

Means to prevent or stop uncontrolled car movement beyond the floor, with the floor door not latched and the car door not closed, as a result of the failure of any component of the elevator machine or drive control system on which safe car movement depends.

Necessary action:

Incorporate the safety device in all elevators when simultaneously changing the traction unit (electric or hydraulic) and its maneuver.

RESCUE OF TRAPPED USERS

Safety measure:

Incorporate a two-way communication system to ensure that all trapped users can call for help at any time from a rescue center. The system must be accessible to people with physical disabilities.

Necessary action:

Install an accessible two-way communication system.

REPLACEMENT OF GUIDES AND CHASSIS

Safety measure:

Existing elevators may not have car and/or counterweight guides of the cylindrical, rail or wooden type.

Necessary action:

Installed before 06/09/1952:
Wooden and hollow cylindrical, from Periodic Inspection before 3 years.
6 years for the rest.
Installed between 06/09/1952 and 01/04/1967:
Wooden and hollow cylindrical, from Periodic Inspection before 3 years.
8 years for the rest.
Installed since 01/04/1967:
From Periodic Inspection before 10 years.

LOAD CONTROL DEVICES

Safety measure:

Prevent cabin overloading.

Necessary action:

Incorporate devices that prevent overloading in the cabin, provided that their installation is technically feasible and does not imply changing the control panel. Elevators classified as “historic”, and where the guides have not been replaced, must reduce their rated load by 50%. This device will be implemented during maneuvering changes.

COUNTERWEIGHT

Safety measure:

In order to guarantee the safety of the counterweight and the weights that form it, the counterweight must be guided by means of guides and the weights must be loaded on the frame by means of weight clamps. It must be possible to inspect the counterweights and their guidance system throughout the entire stroke.

Necessary action:

In existing elevators, except for CE marking and historical elevators, the counterweight must be adapted to comply with sections 5.4.11 and 5.7.1 of the UNE EN 81-20:2020 standard.

NEW INSPECTION INTERVALS

Inspection
every 2 years:

For elevators installed in industrial buildings and public places.

Inspection every 4 years:

In the case of elevators installed in buildings with more than twenty dwellings, or with more than four floors served.

Inspection
every 6 years:

For elevators not included in the previous cases.

Elevator with
over 24 years

If the elevator is more than 24 years old, the terms are reduced by half.

Inspection
favorable

A favorable inspection is required prior to start-up of the elevator.

We can help you!

Do you need to implement any of these improvements in your community elevator? Do you want to get more detailed information related to the new ITC for elevators? Do not think twice contact us using this form and we will answer all your questions about the ITC and how it affects your elevator.

We will be happy to help you.