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Positioning and control systems

APS C-Series one

The APS C-Series one is a contactless absolute positioning system for elevators. It supports speeds of up to 20 m/s and distances of up to 1,500 m.

The contactless IR-camera system on the elevator car continuously reads the APS code tape mounted along the elevator shaft. The position and velocity information of the elevator car is then transmitted to the elevator controller through customer specific interfaces such as CAN or RS485. Because the APS code tape can be mounted on guide rails, C-profiles, landing door operators or landing door sills, the APS C-Series one fits into every elevator configuration, including modernization and retrofitting projects.


  • Wear-free, contactless principle
  • Absolute position up to 1,500 m with a resolution of 0.5 mm
  • Velocity up to 20 m/s with a resolution of 0.001 m/s
  • Integrated building compression detection, no additional sensors needed
  • Floor level detection using mounting clips
  • Very robust system due to high light reserve
  • Robust against smoke and dust
  • CAN, CANopen or RS485 - customer-specific interfaces available
  • Simple and flexible mounting


  • Absolute positioning system for elevators


Tech. specification for architects, consultants and planners



Odering information CANopen kit

CE / UKCA certificate

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