Fort Lauderdale, FL
Elevator | Power & Motion Technology | by Samantha Lotz | Jan 02, 2017
Hotels, office space, apartments, and a brand new county courthouse are all recent additions to the ever-changing Fort Lauderdale skyline. In the past several years, a flurry of construction activity has contributed to buildings that feature contemporary designs, modern mechanical systems, and "green" technology for efficient energy use. Installing similar updates has also been a priority for existing facilities to substantially improve functionality, comfort, and energy savings.
Two such buildings, high-rise condominiums in Fort Lauderdale, were looking to modernizae their facilities. Introduced in 1990, 1000 Williams Island houses the most residents in Williams Island with 321 condominium unts, while the 27-floor oceanfront Parker Plaza in Hallandale Beach features 520 condominium units.
Each building had six elevators in need of modernization. Existing DC elevator drives were replaced with Magnetek brand Quattro AC Cube PM (permanent magnet) drives in each building. Paired with GAL controllers, Quattro AC Cube PM elevator drives provide exceptional ride quality.
In both buildings, the drives perform flawlessly with superior ride performance. At 1000 Williams Island, the newly istalled Quattro AC Cube PM systems now enable travel at an impressive 500 feet per minute, increasing from the previous elevators' rate of 400 feet per minute.
Quattro AC Cube PM drives are the latest evolution in the Magnetek line of technologically advanced, green elevator drives that offer clean harmonics, lower installation costs, and superior ride quality. The elevator drives' precise, accurate control provides smooth acceleration and deceleration, resulting in significantly improved performance. All drives components, regen, contactors, and fusing are integrated into this space saving package, eliminating the need for multiple external modules and costs for panel mounting and component wiring.
With nearly 40 years of innovation and more than 90,000 elevator drives installed across six continents, Magnetek is uniquely qualified to provide expertise regarding modernization solutions.
"Quattro AC Cube PM drives run better and faster than previously installed drives, providing improved ride quality for tenants," said Jae Evans of Premier Elevator. "The drives were easy to install and we received outstanding support from Magnetek."
Hotels, office space, apartments, and a brand new county courthouse are all recent additions to the ever-changing Fort Lauderdale skyline. Two-such buildings with six elevators each, were looking to modernize their facilities.
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