Elevator Project Help

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  1. Raphayakawa

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    Aug 28, 2013
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    Hello, need help with my elevator project. basically, I have 4 inputs,
    A(4th floor),B(3rd),C(2nd),D(1st). These are the switches inside the elevator. what i need to do is to simulate a person operating inside an elevator.

    States: Output:
    00 -1st floor "0"
    01 -2nd Floor "1"
    10 -3rd floor "2"
    11 -4th floor "3"


    I already could show counting from 0->1, 0->1->2 and 0->1->2->3.

    What I need to know if how I could save the next input to store it in the
    7 segment display.

    For example, Im in 1st floor, i decided to press second floor therefore output shows 2nd floor and holds the value.
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    What is the nature of your control technology? PLC? Relay? Descrete Logic? MicroChip?
    Presumably you may also want the number to cancel when arrived at the floor?
    A small PLC or a Smart Relay would do it easily.
    Max.
     
  3. Raphayakawa

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    Im doing this currently using 2 D flip flops with 4 switches.

    I got it running but only starting from zero.

    How exactly do you cancel when you arrive in the floor?

    P.s. how do you attach a multisim file?
     
  4. MaxHeadRoom

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    Presumably you are interfacing with L.S.'s that are in place for floor reached detection?
    Or is this a start from scratch, elevator control project?
    For total design of anything other than a freight elevator there are also safety requirements in place for personnel elevators that have to be observed.
    Or is this a just a display add-on for an existing/working elevator, rather than any control of the elevator itself?
    Max.
     
  5. Raphayakawa

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    Actually, im just making a circuit simulation of an elevator that has 4 levels, This is only limited to simulate a person inside the elevator to he wants to go. Ex. if I want to go to 3rd floor starting from the ground basically, I will set the switch to 1 (0100) "3" switch so it would count up to 3(0->1->2). Now if I want to go back to the ground floor, I would turn on the 1st floor switch(0001).
     
  6. Raphayakawa

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    I used a DIP switch(4)
    each are for the inputs (ABCD), two D flip flops) and a 7 segment output
     
  7. MaxHeadRoom

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    Like I say, it depends on how fancy you want to go, Do you intend to include the command logic for the elevator? i.e. to set up a coincidence detection somehow when the elevator is commanded that it has reached its destined floor?
    You could start out with Decimal to BCD to 7 segment display logic.
    http://technosains.com/Decimal%20to%20BCD%20Encoder.htm
    Is this a school project?
    Max.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013
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