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Successful trade fair presentation at Interlift 2017

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This year, ELFIN was represented for the first time with its own booth at the Interlift in Augsburg / Germany, where we presented many new products and also some new developments. ELFIN GmbH offers development services in the field of networking of electronic components and with flexyPage a system of networked multimedia displays for elevators since two years.

ELFIN product presentation

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We will hold an exhibition together with SafeLine Germany with the aim to present all current products. Lift Manufacturersspecialist planners and lift system operators are invited to come and meet with us in Schwelm on 31th of January 2017.

More event details and a registration form can be found here 'Product presentation in Schwelm'


Interlift 2015 - Hall 5 Stand 5140

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Interlift 2015 - ELFIN Stand 5140The doors of Interlift 2015, the biggest exhibition of the elevator industry, will open in a few days. ELFIN will be there once again. You will find us in Hall 5 at the booth 5140 of CAN in Automation. We will inform interested visitors about the CANopen standard. And of course we will bring our flexyPage displays with us. It would be a pleasure to present the possibilities of our new TFT displays and discuss your requirements.

What the industry affects - The latest News about Lifts

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Das Internet der Dinge: Chancen durch die webbasierte Vernetzung von Aufzügen

Again Bosch Service Solutions invited to their event in the hotel 'Insel' during the Heilbronner Aufzugstage 2015. Bosch, SafeLine, ELFIN and TÜV Rheinland informed about their newest products, the last safety guidelines and upcoming technologies, under the slogan " What the industry affects - The latest about elevators".


VDI guidance committee for connecting lifts and escalators to technical building system

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The guidance committee constituent meeting for the revisioning of the VDI 6013 ‘Lift, escalators, moving walkways - information exchange with plants of the conveyor technology’ took place in Düsselforf on the 29th of January, 2015. A standardised interface based on Modbus/TVP and BACnet between plants of conveyor technology and building automation should be defined, as well as notes on the documentary, the implementation and installation should be described in detail. Proposals of lift controller manufacturers, which were evolved within the group OC4L, served as basis for the new guidance.

Happy New Year 2015

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The year is drawing to a close. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the trust you have placed in us and the valuable cooperation. We wish you a merry Christmas holiday and a healthy and successful new year. Enjoy these days.

We are looking forward to our "encounter" in 2015.

Telekom: Massive problems with the VoIP migration

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Telefon VoIP malfunction Deutsche Telekom plans to convert all their analogue connections to IP telephony by 2018. 3 million connections got changed in Germany to IP telephony already. Conventional analog and ISDN lines are now available only at the expressed demand. However, recent weeks have been shown that Telekom is facing massive problems in the operation and conversion. Many VoIP Telekom customers complain of repeated and prolonged outages of IP-based telephone lines. This occurred repeatedly on large-scale disturbances and the affected customers were not connected for hours in the landline  network. This not only destroys the trust of customers in the new technology for the normal landline telephony. Especially emergency equipment which has to ensure a constant availability of the emergency center are among these. For emergency devices in elevators you should now consider alternatives in more detail.

Modern Communication in a Lift

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Etagendisplay für AufzügeThis year the Schwelmer Symposium will take place on June 23-24. 21 speakers will hold presentations on the subject of “Modern Technology in a Lift” again.

Jörg Hellmich will hold a presentation on modern display systems in lifts and elaborate on the possibilities presenting themselves as a result of linking lifts and the internet.


Admission into the VFA Expert Pool

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ExpertenpoolA few years ago the Verband für Aufzugstechnik (VFA, Association for Elevator Technology) established an expert pool, which is available for members via the VFA office to consult about specific topics. In this body several experts are available for VFA members to answer questions in their area of expertise. On March 4, 2014, Jörg Hellmich was admitted to the expert pool. We are looking forward to a successful cooperation.

VFA Working Group Norms

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VDI und VFA gemeinsamer RichtlinienausschussOn April 3rd 2014 the working group norms of the VFA met to develop and provide the members with an overview of changes to norms and guidelines in the elevator industry. After pointing to the upcoming ‘Product Category Rules for Lifts’ (PCR 4354) and information regarding the shutdown of the analogue telephone network, the newly adopted elevator guideline ‘AufzRL 2014/33/EU’ and the upcoming EN 81 20/50 were the main focus.

Jörg Hellmich informed the attendees about the recent developments and the upcoming changes of the guideline VDI 6013 (Information Exchange with other Installations of the Technical Building Equipment), which is currently in the process of revision.

Further with the Beep – we will not leave you alone

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Bosch Veranstaltung 2012Following the tradition, Bosch Sicherheitssysteme and Safeline Germany invited to an informal event in the Insel-Hotel Heilbronn on Monday the 10th of March of 2014 the evening before the 'Heilbronner Aufzugtage'. 

The issued topic was:

„Further with the Beep – we will not leave you alone. “


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