Future-oriented innovation for the lift industry

Schmersal Böhnke + Partner presents new bp408 controller module at Interlift

Visit Schmersal Böhnke + Partner at Interlift in Augsburg, Germany, from 13/10 to 16/10/2015. Hall 7, Stand 7105

Wuppertal / Augsburg, 1 September 2015.  Schmersal Böhnke + Partner is presenting the new bp408 lift controller module at Interlift 2015. Its compact dimensions means it can now even be fitted in door frames. The traditional control cabinets for systems with or without a machine room can now also be covered by the new generation of bp408 controllers.

A real plus point: the safety switch built into the controller module already fulfils the requirements of standard EN 81-20 and EN 81-50. These new standards, which will replace the current standards as of 01/09/2017, will change the world of lifts forever. They will mean that lift components and controller systems need to be redesigned or adapted.
 “This means the bp408 lift controller is a future-oriented innovation which is very flexible to use,” explains Uwe Wiemer, the works manager at Schmersal Böhnke + Partner in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. “The basic module already incorporates a range of functions. At the same time, bp408 can be used for all lift systems and can also be used on a modular basis.”

The numerous standard and special functions include, for example, a safety circuit relay in accordance with EN 81-20, self-driver and collective control, priority and guest calls and functions for freedom from barriers in accordance with EN 81-70, plus special functions for car lifts. Another key benefit is the highly developed group algorithm which is adapted to the relevant customer systems and allows it to control up to eight lifts.

The software program WinMOS®300 allows the bp408 controller module to provide a range of additional functions simply and efficiently - including remote diagnostics, demand-based maintenance, error acknowledgement, monitoring and statistics functions, plus an overview of floor plan maps, cyclical calls and emergency call management.
At the same time, bp408 can be utilised on a modular basis by CANopen lift components, additional inputs and outputs and special gateways and access control systems.