MCE InMotion - SPRING 2012

Welcome to MCE’s newsletter, InMotion. Our goal with the stories and articles below is to offer you a glimpse inside MCE including our leadership, growth and product offerings. You’ll also find essential customer information such as training schedules, new product releases and product updates. We hope you find this newsletter easy to navigate and informative.

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  MAEC   MCE Freedom
  MCE Leads Technical Education Seminar for Baltimore-area Elevator Contractors   MCE Freedom Elevator to be installed at the Statue of Liberty
 

MCE recently organized and headlined a three day technical educational seminar for the Mid Atlantic Chapter of NAEC...

 

The Statue of Liberty stands as one of the most recognized symbols of freedom in the United States...

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MRL Job with UC Davis Medical Center Parking Structure III
UCDMC historically doesn’t allow MRL applications into their buildings, until now...
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Staff Changes
We have a great team at MCE and we will continue to look for new and improved ways to support our customers...
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MCE CET Certified Training Classes
NAEC’s Education Committee has “CET” certified all MCE training classes...
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MCE Web Site Provides Quick Access to Customer Service
Our web site now provides faster, more streamlined responses to customer requests...
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About Us
Motion Control Engineering
Headquartered in Rancho Cordova (Sacramento), California, USA, MCE is the leader in non-proprietary elevator controllers, technical services and repair solutions for modernization and new construction. The cornerstone of MCE’s innovative product heritage – non-proprietary, serviceable and maintainable elevator controls – can now be found in our complete elevator packages. Driven by a market need for custom-tailored elevator packages, MCE will provide an optimal solution for any modernization or new construction project. From hydraulic and traction controls to machines, cabs and fixtures, MCE offers products and services in more than 20 countries and territories, and has an installed base of more than 160,000 elevator controllers.

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MCE Leads Technical Education Seminar for Baltimore-area Elevator Contractors

In a preview of technical education classes anticipated to be held in regions throughout the U.S., MCE recently organized and headlined a three day technical educational seminar for the Mid Atlantic Chapter of NAEC in Baltimore, Maryland. MCE was joined in the effort by sister company, Imperial Electric, and drive partner, KEB America. The focus of the seminar—three identical day long sessions to accommodate the contractor companies that sent representatives—was hands-on education and training for MCE’s controller platforms and destination based dispatching, Imperial Electric’s AC gearless machines, and KEB’s AC drive technology.

The event was hosted by Capital Tristate, a prominent electrical and lighting product distributor in the Mid-Atlantic States. Many thanks to Capital Tristate and the MCE customers who attended one of the seminars, including AOC, GSA, FBOP, Advanced Elevator, Collins Elevator, Elcon Elevator, Potomac Elevator, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, and Quality Elevator.

Michael Poon, MCE Technical Support Director and event technical content coordinator, was pleased with the event. “The MAEC seminar gave us the opportunity to bring our products and expertise directly to our customers. It’s the first of what we hope to be a series of similar seminars around the country.” In addition to Poon, seminar speakers included Dennis Rhodes and Rob DePaul of Imperial Electric, and Tony Heiser of KEB.

Classes ran each day from 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Controller training topics included proper start up procedures, temporary wire connection for construction operation, drive tuning and startup, controller and drive parameter access, specific functionality of controller boards, PC and monitoring applications, proper reading of wiring diagrams, and installation of MCE landing systems. A functioning Motion 4000 controller and simulator were used for hands-on training, floor height adjustment, and terminal slowdown switch adjustment. Imperial Electric’s presentation focused on ACPM machines, including installation, proper lifting and placement, maintenance, lubrication, brakes and brake adjustment, brake solenoid servicing, and AC motor alignment. KEB covered AC drive navigation and start-up, troubleshooting practice, peripheral input and output field adjustments, and city inspection tests.

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MCE Freedom Elevator to be installed at the Statue of Liberty

MCE Freedom Elevator to be installed at the Statue of LibertyThe Statue of Liberty stands as one of the most recognized symbols of freedom in the United States. Her torch serves as a symbol of enlightenment, showing the way to freedom and a path to liberty. This symbolic feature gave birth to her official name, "Liberty Enlightening the World." Standing 305 feet and 1 inch tall, she can be seen up to 24 miles from sea approaching New York Harbor. In 1886, it was the tallest structure in New York. Until 1902, the Statue of Liberty served as a lighthouse, guiding ships into New York Harbor.

It is an honor for Motion Control Engineering (MCE) to have been awarded the project to provide a custom machine roomless elevator for the base of the Statue of Liberty, said Emery Thran, manager of MCE’s Elevator Packages Division. “MCE’s Freedom® Elevators are non-proprietary and allow any elevator contractor to install or provide service without proprietary constraints, giving them the name Freedom.”

Thran noted that Liberty Elevator of Patterson, NJ and MCE were carefully selected by the U.S. National Park Services. Van Deusen and Associates is serving as the elevator consulting professional for the National Park Services. Liberty Elevator is utilizing MCE’s Freedom MRL elevator which is manufactured in the United States using U.S. manufactured materials.

The current renovation project started October 29, 2011, the day after the Statue of Liberty’s 125th anniversary. The new MCE Freedom elevator being installed will provide better performance, enhanced energy efficiency and provide this historic landmark with safer and greater access for the over four million people that visit each year.

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MRL Job with UC Davis Medical Center Parking Structure III

University of California at Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) University of California at Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) historically didn’t allow MRL elevator applications into their buildings, that is, until they were introduced to MCE’s Freedom Elevators by Chris Wagner and Emery Thran!

MCE has long been the elevator control of choice for University of California at Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) and its manager of elevator operations, Dennis Curry. As a 19-year MCE customer, Dennis has used MCE controllers consistently to ensure that anyone can install and maintain their modernized elevators.

But it wasn’t until Chris and Emery met with Dennis at MCE and provided him an overview of the philosophy, capabilities and successes of the Elevator Packages Division (EPD) that Dennis considered Freedom for UCDMC. He pulled the EPD into design development scope meetings, and contractor Otis Elevator pushed hard to earn the business. The result? MCE EPD and Otis won the business, and UCDMC will now accept MRL elevators as long as they are Freedom® Elevators!

Job Highlights

• 4 cars (2 duplexes)
• 350 fpm
• 3500 lbs glassback elevators
• Elevator Contractor - Otis Elevator
• Elevator Consultant - Jack Arnes of Architectural Elevator Consulting


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Staff Changes

Hydraulic Sales
We have a great team at MCE and we will continue to look for new and improved ways to support our customers. One example of this is that our hydraulic sales are now being managed on a regional basis rather than by a specific hydro team. This will enable us to expand our hydraulic sales coverage.

New York Office
Bill Hasbune and Luis Morales have both joined our Technical Support Department. They will be responsible for delivering excellent technical support and customer service to our customers in the New York region.

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MCE CET Certified Training Classes

Certified Training ClassesNAEC’s Education Committee has “CET” certified all MCE training classes taking place at both our California and New York facilities. The IMC & PTC Installation & Troubleshooting classes each equal 14.0 CET contact hours; the Motion 2000 and Motion 4000 training classes each equal 14.5 CET contact hours; and the iControl training class equals 15.0 CET contact hours.

MCE’s factory technical training classes provide a better working knowledge of installation, operation, and maintenance practices for MCE controls, and include classroom training, hands-on labs, one-on-one time with MCE instructors, and small group sessions – all providing an effective learning environment to maximize information retention. Specific class instruction covers elevator controller functions, computer diagnostic tools, job print reading, signal tracing, selector systems, sequence of operation problems, rotary equipment concerns and induced and stray voltages.

California Training Facility Installation & Troubleshooting

iControl* - Oct 15-16
Motion 2000/4000* - Oct 17-18

New York Training Facility Installation & Troubleshooting

iControl* - Oct 15-16
Motion 2000/4000* - Oct 17-18

IMC/PTC- Installation & Troubleshooting

MCE’s Legacy product training sessions are dependent on the needs of our customers and are scheduled according to demand. With your registration you will be placed on a list to be notified when the training session will be scheduled.

*Additional iControl and Motion 2000/4000 sessions will be scheduled on demand.

California Registration
Email blake.currier@nidec-mce.com or call 916.463.9214

New York Registration
Email theresa.sudol@nidec-mce.com or call 718.417.3131

Confirmation registrations are not complete until students receive a written confirmation by fax or email.


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MCE Web Site Provides Quick Access to Customer Service

Our web site provides faster, more streamlined responses to customer requests. You can link directly to the support area you need! We encourage our customers to use the following links:

For technical support, please contact techsupport@nidec-mce.com.

For change orders and/or modifications to existing controllers in the field, please contact modifications@nidec-mce.com.

For parts’ price and availability, please contact parts@nidec-mce.com.


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