Market Insights

At Avire we pride ourselves on being up to date with the latest industry standards & trends and we invest heavily in this area. We recognize that this knowledge is not only important to us but it also offers significant value to our customers and so below you will find a range of our latest market insights articles. These articles range from explaining industry standards updates to information on energy-efficiency in lifts and the future of the cellular networks. We post on LinkedIn when new articles are available and so please follow our company page for these updates.

A117.1 Requirements for In Car Visible Signals

A117.1 Requirements for In Car Visible Signals

Advances in display technology mean that elevator displays have gone from being simple monochromatic position and director of travel indicators, to full color LCDs capable of showing pictures, videos and even streaming media.
Quit blaming the emergency telephone; A17.1 “Line Monitoring” requirements

Quit blaming the emergency telephone; A17.1 “Line Monitoring” requirements

A17.1 is typically updated every two to three years to ensure the latest safety requirements are captured; 2009 saw a major change to SECTION 2.27 EMERGENCY OPERATION AND SIGNALING DEVICES, with the introduction of a clause requiring verification of the means of communication used to connect the elevator emergency telephone to the outside world.
A17.1 60ft of Travel Requirements

A17.1 60ft of Travel Requirements

Article explaining the features and functions a two-way communication system needs in order to meet Requirement 2.27.1.1.2 of the A17.1/B44 Elevator Safety Code and how the requirement has evolved since the year 2000.
EN81-20 Detectors

EN81-20 Detectors

In August 2014 two new standards covering lift design (EN 81-20:2014) and installation requirements (EN 81-50:2014) were released in Europe. These replace EN 81-1:1998+A3:2009 and EN 81-2:1998+A3:2009, which were 15 years old and needed upgrading to comply with modern safety requirements. It is expected that the new standards will also be adopted in China, South America and Australia.

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