Mr Ng Swee Peng was invited by CNA938 – Live Radio to share his expert opinions and thoughts on “Escalator Safety” during “Asia First with Arnold Gay and Yasmin Jonkers” on 14 June 2019 (8.45am to 9.00am).
We participated in the world elevator congress held in Langfang, China. International authorities and experts shared various lift and escalator code standards ; and regulations adopted in Asia-Pacific and America. Other topics such as lift operation during emergency evacuation and artificial intelligence were also presented. We would like to thank all the speakers for their knowledge sharing which have benefited all of us.
We participated in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Elevator Engineering And Safety Development Forum 2019 held in Langfang, China on 24th April 2019. It was a fruitful sharing session with experts, discussing topics pertaining to lift safety, latest add-ons to support the safety requirements and the practical approaches to resolve lift breakdowns. We also shared many common views particularly on artificial intelligence (AI) vs human approach in identifying the causes of lift breakdowns.
In short, a good knowledge of elevators both theoretical and practical are essential requirements to resolve lift issues. For AI to be able to identify the root cause of lift breakdown, a substantial amount of data that matches the profile of the defective lift is required. Lifts with similar specifications may have different types of lift faults. The smooth operation of the lift system depends, not just on the electronic and control operation, but also on the proper installation of the lift. If the AI programmer does not have the required experience in interpreting the lift faults, the AI system may not be programmed correctly. This may lead to inaccurate lift diagnosis. Lift diagnosis cannot be solely determined by the frequency or probability of lift faults. Detailed engineering is required to identify the fault and solution to support the diagnosis.
Though a well programmed AI system is a good aid to support lift diagnosis, engineers and specialists cannot forgo the basics of engineering troubleshooting. With or without AI, they still need to have the necessary experience in handling lift breakdown through fundamental engineering methods such as analyzing the circuit system diagram and/or mechanical system ; and practical experience in troubleshooting through real time lift faults.
We are recruiting lift and escalator inspectors to join us as part of our business expansion.
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You shall be part of our inspection team!
- Minimum 3 years working experiences in Lift / Escalator industry or
- Minimum 6 years working experiences in Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) industry ;
- Possess knowledge in design and/or maintenance in Lift / Escalator system;
- A Degree or Diploma in Electrical / Mechanical / Mechatronics Engineering;
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Just like a human, we may have a fever when we are not feeling well. A lift shall breakdown when it faces technical issues such as triggering of safety circuit may lead to both electrical and/or mechanical tripping of the system. If a lift fails to shut down its operation and continues to run with hidden technical issues, it may lead to unsafe operation of the lifts.
Notwithstanding this, it does not mean that regular breakdown is a normal lift symptom. Thorough investigation is required to determine the causes of its breakdown. We do not think that by merely resetting the lift controller will solve the technical issues. In our opinion, it may just be an action to erase the fault in the lift program which may still arise if the source of the technical issue is not identified and/or rectified. We advise lift service maintenance personnel to identify the source of the problem instead of frequent resetting the lift system.
If the lift continues to breakdown after rectification by lift contractor, building owner or managing agent may contact us for a comprehensive approach to resolve the lift breakdown issues.
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We were one of the 78 delegates in 11 countries who participated in the 8th Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies, held in Hong Kong from 15 – 16th May 2018. It was a great opportunity for us to learn from the best engineering practices and technologies globally as well as sharing our experiences and opinions on how we can raise the lift & escalator industry standards that comprise both safety and traffic management including engineering design, equipment maintenance and passenger operation. We would like to thank the Lift & Escalator Symposium Committee and the host city for their efforts to organise the event.
An article of the symposium was also featured in the “Elevator World” magazine in August 2018, Page(s) 158-160.
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We conducted networking and recruitment sessions on 18 May 2018 and 22 May 2018 at NTU GradRecruit 2018. It was a “Non Traditional” form of recruitment as we shared how we can create jobs through innovation and entrepreneurship. We also shared how we can bring our engineering dreams to reality by adopting practical approaches to realize our dreams in steps. Through these sessions, we hope to inspire engineers to join us to make a difference in improving people’s lives or providing solutions to engineering problems through their engineering passion in creating a solution.
Lastly, we thanked all fellow NTU graduates for your interest in our company and we will be contacting you shortly via email.
A video by BCA to bring escalator safety awareness to passengers.
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