Design and implementation of a linear motor for multicar elevators

Ahmet Onat, Ender Kazan, Norio Takahashi, Daisuke Miyagi, Yasuhiro Komatsu, Sandor Markon

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The multicar elevator system is a revolutionary new technology for high-rise buildings, promising outstanding economic benefits, but also requiring new technology for propulsion, safety, and control. In this paper, we report on experimental results with new components for linear-motor-driven multicar elevators. We show that linear synchronous motors with optimized design and with our new safety and control system can be considered as core components of a new generation of elevator systems. The main new results concern the development of a safety system integrated into the propulsion system, the design methodology of a linear motor optimized for the multicar elevator task, and the motion control system that is expected to be usable for extra high-rise buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5276813
Pages (from-to)685-693
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct


  • Design optimization
  • elevators
  • linear motors
  • safety methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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