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MCE Formalizes Elevator Controller Product Roadmap; Confirms Support Plan for Legacy Products

Next Generation Motion 2000 Hydro Control and Motion 4000 Traction Control to complement iControl; Legacy Controllers, IMC, PTC and PHC to enter limited production phase in 2009

Rancho Cordova , CA (August 29, 2008)

Motion Control Engineering (MCE), the industry's leading manufacturer of non-proprietary elevator controls, and member of the Kinetek group of companies, has formally announced its controller product roadmap for 2008 and beyond. The strategy includes a gradual production phase out of IMC (Intelligent Motion Control), PTC (Programmable Traction Control), and PHC (Programmable Hydraulic Control) three controller platforms that helped lead MCE to prominence in the non-proprietary controller marketplace.

In announcing the product strategy, Ashur Kanon , MCE president, expressed excitement about the controller product line moving forward, and gratitude for the industry's acceptance of IMC, PTC and PHC since their introduction in the early 1990s. “Our new “Motion” platforms are built on more than two decades of controller design and manufacturing expertise. Much of that has been gained from our experiences, and our customers' experiences with IMC, PTC and PHC.”

Kanon noted that a plan is in place to help customers transition to the new controllers, and provide technical support and spare parts for IMC, PTC and PHC long after they are no longer manufactured. “While MCE will discontinue production of these controllers in 2010 (except for open orders), we will continue to support these products through 2030 and beyond.” Kanon added that MCE still similarly supports 1980's era legacy products like the HMC-1000 hydro and VVMC geared and gearless controllers.

MCE's next generation Motion controller platform was introduced at NAEC 2007, and includes Motion 4000 Traction Control, Motion 4000MRL, Motion 2000 Hydraulic Control, and Motion 3000ES Escalator Control. Developed by MCE's experienced Research & Development, Engineering and Operations teams, the new controllers incorporate state-of-the-art technology, design and manufacturing processes that provide customers with products that are more reliable, easier to install, adjust and maintain, and meet the high performance standards that are the hallmark of MCE's industry leading controllers.

Mohamed Ezzeddine , MCE vp, research & development, said the introduction of the new Motion controller line provides MCE's customers with a complete range of state-of-the-art controllers. “Our new controllers complement our premium controller line, iControl AC and iControl DC with 12 pulse drive, and give customers a competitive advantage by offering a total package of controller solutions for low, mid and high rise projects.”

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Headquartered in Rancho Cordova (Sacramento), California, USA, MCE is the leader in non-proprietary elevator controllers, technical services and repair solutions for elevator modernization and new construction. MCE employs more than 350 people, offers products and services in more than 20 countries and territories, and has an installed base of more t han 160,000 el evator controllers. For information about MCE, visit .


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