Use case 1: Industrial drive for smart mechatronics applications

Lead partner: WEG, IT

In lift applications, the commercial trend is moving to systems with improved performance and fast and precise movements with new ultra-high rise/high-speed elevators. In this context, the critical performance is speed/flight time, accuracy, vibration compensation, and comfort. Maintaining or improving elevator performance as the building rises and car speeds increase will require an updated and advanced control system. 


The lift application presents control challenges like nonlinearity, uncertainty, and time-varying systems. Advanced control algorithms and autotuning capability are required to simplify the installation procedure. Additionally, sensing features will be explored about monitoring performance, preventing and compensating anomalies.