WE-touch – equipped for the future

WE-touch is the most advanced lift control right now. Based on a Linux operating system, it hardly knows any limits, from the graphic user interface via the intuitive operation and automatic error analysis through to the optional cloud connection.

And as you've come to expect from Weber, this control system is naturally also based on the CANopenLift standard (CiA 417), which has won through in lift engineering.

The WE-touch computer has a modular design and is extremely compact.

CANopenLift

Weber Lifttechnik GmbH specializes in the production of lift control systems based on CANopen CAI 417. The easy integration of CANopenLift modules and their safe data exchange were decisive for the assertion of this bus standard in lift engineering. The system is rounded off by an automatic module recognition and its uncomplicated parameterization facility.

Intelligent

The system knows virtually no limits where the software is concerned. Be it as a group lift, special hospital lift or as a car lift, the WE-touch will feel right at home in every area. Special requirements can be implemented, too.

Visualization and intuitive operation

The self-explanatory user interface on the 5-inch touch display is one of the centrepieces of WE-touch. The visualization makes the operability a whole lot easier.

  • Visual display of signals and movements
  • Jump directly to the desired menu items using the search function
  • Search function for parameters and terminals
  • Malfunctions, reports, parameters, functions in plain text and with help texts
  • All the parameterization directly at the processor, including the CANopen components
  • Mirroring of the original user interface of CANopen and DCP components, e.g. (Ziehl, Abegg, Brunner & Fecher, Fuji, Bucher iCon, etc.)

Multilingual

Your customers are based all around the world. Which is why German, English, Dutch, French, Swedish and Greek are already integrated ex factory.

Energy-saving

With the EnergyIQ option, you'll acquire an energy-efficient lift control technology that saves the user money while also being a good contribution to climate protection.

Fast and faultless installation

Plug & use means installation cost savings for you. Install the preconfigured control elements, plug in the cables, start up – it couldn’t be easier!

Modular production:

  • Short delivery periods
  • Consistently high quality
  • Good price-benefit ratio

This way of manufacturing has the advantage that basic modules can be produced in larger quantities, and then expanded with other modules to meet the customer’s requirements.

Key data

  • 127 stops maximum
  • 5 m/s travel speed maximum
  • Local group systems up to 8 lifts without central computer
  • Meets the standards EN81-1/2+A3; EN 81-20/50; ASME A17.1/CSA B44 (North America); AS1735 (Australia)

Technology

  • Modern, high-performing Atmel Cortex A5 processor
  • LINUX operating system
  • CANopenLift interface for:

    • Absolute value transmitter-shaft copying, standard & SAFE
    • Frequency converter
    • Hydraulic blocks
    • Calls and displays
    • Group connection

  • BACnet/IP and MODbus/TCP interface for data transfer between the lift control and central building control on board (no additional gateways required)
  • EnergyIQ energy-saving modes

Structure: WE-touch computer

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  • WE-touch control computer

Expansion modules

  • I/O module 16 x 24 V, short-circuit-protected
  • Safety circuit

    • UCM
    • Readjustment/levelling with early opening doors

Installation/service

  • Menu search function
  • High safety through installation ride modes
  • Menu-driven TÜV inspection
  • UCM test assistant
  • Runtime test assistant
  • End switch test assistant
  • Buffer test assistant
  • Speed limiter test assistant
  • Brake test assistant
  • Safety circuit bridge monitoring test
  • Parameter change log
  • Checksums and software version as text and QR code

Travel comfort

  • Direct levelling for frequency-controlled cable systems
  • Efficient algorithm for group controls

Cloud monitoring

  • Worldwide remote control access by internet browser
  • Display mirroring of WE-touch control computer and drive displays for CANopen and DCP converter e.g. (Ziehl Abegg, Brunner & Fecher, Fuji, Bucher iCon, etc.
  • Error message by mail/text message/WhatsApp…
  • Full system administration in the service cloud

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Technical data

General data:

  • Meets the standards EN81-1/2+A3; EN 81-20/50; ASME A17.1/CSA B44 (North America); AS1735 (Australia)
  • Linux operating system
  • 127 stops maximum
  • 5 m/s maximum travel speed
  • Board dimensions 160 x 84 x 73 mm (l x w x h)

Electrical data

Supply voltage: 24 V DC
Energy consumption in idle mode: 2.5 W; maximum: 4.5 W

Operation:

5-inch capacitive multi-touch display

  • 24-bit colour
  • 800 x 480 resolution
  • Graphical user interface
  • User interface supports swiping and gesture

Inputs/outputs:

  • Input safety circuit: 6 x 230 V AC
  • Inputs: 21 x 24 V inputs, 2 of them with constant 30 mA power for contactor/interruption monitoring
  • Port for lift car lighting and power supply: 2 x 230 V AC
  • 24 V outputs: 8 x high-side 350 mA, with short-circuit protection
  • 5 relay outputs: 230 V AC / 5 A
  • Loudspeaker output: 2 x 2 W
  • Input for thermo-PTC-sensor, galvanically insulated

Optional expansion cards:

  • Safety circuit & UCM monitoring
  • I/Os 16 x 24 V, 350 mA, short-circuit-protected
  • I/Os 8 x 24 V, 350 mA, short-circuit-protected

Interfaces:

  • CAN bus, 2 x CANopenLift (CiA 417), galvanically isolated
  • Ethernet 10/100 Mbps with LED displays
  • Micro SD card
  • 2 x USB host
  • 1 x MICRO USB
  • 1 x RS485 (DCP)
  • BACnet/IP and MODbus/TCP for data transfer between the lift control and central building control system (no additional gateways required)

USB memory module:

USB stick backup and/or transfer of the following data:

  • Logbook backup (signal and status history)
  • Parameter set backup as XML file or readable printout
  • Running software backup
  • Running lift application updates

Learning and support functions:

  • Automatic and manual learning ride
  • Automatic learning of deceleration distances
  • Bündig fine tuning assistant by way of the tableau inside the lift car and readjustment speed
  • Learning ride support and testing of the SIL3 shaft copying by Kübler SAFE ANTS and ELGO LIMAX33CP
  • Search function for parameters and terminals
  • Malfunctions, reports, parameters, functions in plain text and with help texts
  • All the parameterization directly at the processor, including the CANopen components
  • Mirroring of the original user interface of CANopen and DCP components, e.g. (Ziehl, Abegg, Brunner & Fecher, Fuji, Bucher iCon, etc.)

Test menu:

    The test menu includes a complete test workflow description incl. creation of a test result with QR code.

    • UCM test assistant
    • Runtime test assistant
    • End switch test assistant
    • Buffer test assistant
    • Speed limiter test assistant
    • Brake test assistant
    • Safety circuit bridge monitoring test
    • Checksums and software version as text and QR code
    • Parameter change log

    Logbook:

    Historical signals and statuses and currently pending events are recorded in a ring buffer (up to 256 entries). Attendant help texts simplify the signal overview and possibly required fault finding.

    Logbook excerpt:

    • Date & time
    • Floor and door mask
    • Position, distance from next floor, and speed
    • Load capacity status and load optionally in [kg] or [%] if a CANopen load measuring unit is provided.
    • Ride and operating hour counter
    • Direction change counter
    • Lift operation mode, e.g. normal operation or inspection
    • 'Maintenance' and 'Keep doors closed' modes
    • External control status
    • Installation operation mode
    • Safety circuit activation
    • Safety circuit signal status showing if doors were open and/or locked
    • Travel/pre-control contactor status

    Functions:

    • Static and dynamic fire event control
    • Firefighting control, various versions
    • Emergency power control
    • Support monitoring for reduced shaft top and/or shaft bottom
    • Rescue/recovery operation
    • Chemical ride
    • Automobile transport
    • Building zones
    • Guest call control
    • Various call priority levels
    • Energy saving mode
    • Activation of up to four doors
    • Manual/automatic emergency release
    • Emergency call device monitoring
    • Platform lift control
    • Week/time scheduler for various functions
    • Park ride functions (fixed, zone, self-learning) for individual and group lifts The software portfolio is augmented by customer-specific solutions.

    Cloud monitoring:

    The integration of the WE-touch control in the monitoring cloud provides you with password-protected remote system access by web browser.

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