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Inverter Drives for Lift

L1000 lift drives from YASKAWA are the solution to technical requirements of today’s elevators. Providing smooth rides and precise positioning while also helping to meet requirements for energy efficiency.

A Partner for the Lift Industry

YASKAWA has an impressive customer base and a wealth of experience in the field of lift applications. Countless systems move using core components produced by YASKAWA. You may not notice them at ’first glance. As an OEM, we offer our partners the option of models without YASKAWA branding. We provide numerous options to meet your requirements:

  • Drive packages consisting of synchronous motors and L1000A lift inverter drives
  • L1000V and L1000A inverter drives for modernising lift systems
  • L1000H and Blain Hydraulics valves for hydraulic lifts
  • J1000 inverter for moving doors

Five YASKAWA solutions

  1. Drive packages with the L1000A inverter and a lift motor: Coordinated package consisting of an inverter drive and a 16 or 20-pole lift motor for cable lifts designed for loads of 400 to 2500 kg.
  2. L1000A universal inverter drive. The ideal inverter drive for precisely and effi ciently controlling synchronous or induction motors inlift systems with or without gears.
  3. Modernisation kit with the L1000V. Its output range and functionality make the L1000V an affordable choice for modernising lifts with machines that do not have speed feedback. In addition, it reduces the operating costs of lift systems while providing a smoother ride.
  4. Package for hydraulic applications with the L1000H. An innovative new solution for demanding hydraulic lift applications. The combination of an L1000H inverter drive and an EV4 valve from Blain Hydraulics ensures a smooth ride and extraordinary energy efficiency.
  5. Inverter drives for doors. In addition to simple vertical motion, YASKAWA inverter drives also effi ciently and cost-effectively control a wide variety of motions.

  • The YASKAWA L1000A is a special purpose lift inverter drive designed for 3 Million starts at 165% output current. It provides advanced control functions to run induction and PM motor applications in geared or gearless elevator systems.

    • New sensor-less torque compensation function including anti-rollback function, preventing shock and ensures a smooth start
    • New torque ripple suppression function for smooth start/stop and comfortable acceleration and deceleration characteristics
    • Overshoot and anti-vibration control including feed forward function, accel/decel compensation and 5 independent S-curve settings which ensure a perfectly smooth ride.
    • UPS and light-load direction search function provide reliable rescue operation
    • New stationary Auto-Tuning with closed brake and roped elevator
    • Certified functional safety functions  according to EN81-1/2 and EN81-20
    • SIL3 Certificated drive
    • Zero Motor Contactor solution (contactorless)
    • A3 Certiticated
    • Brake monitoring function for UCM
    • CANOpen-Lift  (402 & 417) and DCP (3 & 4) protocol integrated
    Type Inverter for Lift Applications
    Range 1.5 kW – 110 kW
    Max. Motor Output 3~200 VAC, 1.5 kW – 110 kW
    3~400 VAC, 1.5 kW – 110 kW
    Applicable Motor Induction Motor (IM)
    Synchronous Motor (PM)
    Control V/f Control
    Open Loop Vector (OLV)
    Closed Loop Vector (CLV)
    Closed Loop Vector (CLV) for PM
    Speed control range V/f 1:40
    OLV 1:200
    CLV 1:1500
    PM 1:1500
    Torque Control Standard
    Max. Output Frequency 200 Hz
    Fieldbus Interfaces RS-232C
    RS-422/485 (Memobus/Modbus)
    Standards CE
    ISO/EN 13849-1 Cat. 3 PLe
    SIL3 STO
    Enclosure IP20
    Functions Integrated brake monitoring according to EN 81-1+A3
    DCP3-Interface for easy serial connection with lift controller
    Clear text LCD operator now in 11 European languages
    Incremental, EnDat and SinCos encoder support and Hiperface
    Speed/Torque Control Switching
    Energy Saving Function
    Slip Compensation
    Torque Compensation
    Application Parameter Presets
    Preventive Maintenance Functions
    RS-232C Interface
    USB Interface
    SIL3 Certificated drive
    Zero Motor Contactor solution (contactorless)
    CanOpen-Lift (402 & 417) and DCP (3 & 4) protocol integrated

  • The compact lift inverter drive L1000V is designed for low speed operation (up to 1 m/sec) of geared motors. Optimised standard functions simplify set-up, operation and maintenance, while ensuring smooth and comfortable rides. It upgrades lift systems in terms of reduced costs and enhanced comfort.

    • One motor contactor solution in compliance with EN81-1
    • Two relay outputs for fault and brake control reduce installation effort and costs.
    • Simple and efficient brake sequences enable smooth operation.
    • Five independent settings of S-Curves to prevent jerks
    • Pulse input feedback with PG and load detection during run to increase levelling accuracy
    Type Compact Lift Inverter Drive
    Range 4.0 – 15.0 kW
    Voltage 220 – 240 V, 380 – 480 V, 50/60 Hz
    Applicable Motor Induction Motor (IM)
    Control V/f Control
    Open Loop Vector (OLV)
    Speed control range 1:100 (Open Loop Vector Control), 1:20 to 40 (V/f Control)
    Max. Output Frequency 120 Hz
    Standards UL
    Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC: EN61800-5-1:2003, EN50178:1997
    EMC Directive 2004/108/EC: EN61800-3:2004
    Lift: EN12015:2004 (with option), EN12016:2004
    Enclosure IP20, NEMA Type 1 enclosure
    Functions Brake sequence, Rescue operation, Light load search function, Overtorque detection, Torque limit, 5 independent s-curve
    settings, Auto-tuning (rotational, stationary tuning for resistance between lines), Slip compensation, Upper/lower limits for
    frequency reference, Short fl oor ride, DC injection braking at start and stop, Fault restart, Removable terminal block with
    parameter backup function, Motor overheat protection based on output current …