Improving the Maintainability of Elevators with Virtual Tools

Petteri Multanen, Ari Mäkiranta, Kaj Helin, Salla Lind

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Abstract

Maintainability is a key factor affecting the reliability and life-time operating costs of elevators. This paper presents a new approach to ensure and produce an optimum maintainability to elevators by utilizing virtual tools. Performing and testing of maintenance tasks already in the development and design phases with digital tools in virtual environment verify the maintainability aspects and enables the minimization of safety risks. At the same time this procedure enables the production of realistic training material and service manuals. As a result the need for design changes is reduced already in the first physical prototype. This will reduce the time-to-market of new products and enhance the life-time maintainability - both technically and economically.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, ELEVCON 2008
Place of PublicationThessaloniki, Greece
Pages278-288
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event17the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, ELEVCON 2008 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 11 Jun 200813 Jun 2008

Conference

Conference17the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, ELEVCON 2008
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period11/06/0813/06/08

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Keywords

  • maintainability
  • elevator
  • virtual tools

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Multanen, P., Mäkiranta, A., Helin, K., & Lind, S. (2008). Improving the Maintainability of Elevators with Virtual Tools. In 17the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, ELEVCON 2008 (pp. 278-288).