Swifter, Higher, Stronger — Vancouver Olympic Village Soars with elevator controls and machines from MCE and Imperial Electric
Rancho Cordova, CA (December 18, 2009)
More than 3,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes from around the world will be housed at the 2010 Winter Games’ newly constructed low and mid-rise apartments in the Vancouver Olympic Village. Kinetek companies, Motion Control Engineering (MCE) and Imperial Electric will play a big role, along with contractor partner Richmond Elevator, in the daily vertical transportation of these athletes as MCE Motion 4000MRL Traction Controls and Imperial Electric 400 Series AC Gearless Machines are providing the elevator control and power for 18 Olympic Village elevators.
“The Olympic Games provide a venue where world class athletes perform at the highest levels of competition,” said Ashur Kanon, MCE president. “We are proud that our own, high performing, world class products were selected for installation in the Olympic Village.”
MCE’s state-of-the-art Motion 4000MRL traction elevator package is the ideal solution when time and space are limited, and the project depends on on-time delivery, easy installation, and solid reliability. “Motion 4000MRL makes the jobs of installers, adjusters, and maintenance personnel as straightforward as possible, stressing minimal hardware requirements, simple adjustment, and enduring reliability,” stated Kanon.
“Imperial Electric’s 400 series AC Gearless Machines deliver powerful acceleration with smooth, superior ride comfort — but require minimum space due to their compact frame size,” stated Gary Ward, Imperial Electric vice president. “Imperial Electric’s “green” gearless AC machines are highly efficient, quieter than geared traction machines, and are nearly maintenance-free.”
The 18 cars will service up to 14 floors, and travel up to 350 feet per minute.