electric elevator

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Joined Jul 25, 2007
I'm currently designing an electric elevator the problem is that I can't find the schematic to control it. I have found a way to open the doors but my only problem is controlling the elevator, so can you guys please help.


Joined Apr 20, 2004
We would need more input before proceeding. Things like the number of stops and the intended use for the elevator. If it's for people, there is a huge body of safety regulations that have to be addressed.

If there are more than a couple of stops, a microcontroller would be the thing to use.


Joined Aug 8, 2005
Elevator motion can be programmed as a relatively straight forward state-machine into a PLD. This is a classic state-machine problem/example used in PLD's, just do a search.

The solution depends upon the number of floors (buttons), the "call" buttons on the various floors, the open/close door buttons within the elevator, and where the elevator should rest when it is idle.