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Dear customer,

As you probably know, there is to be a significant change in the standards applied in our lift sector. The current EN-81:1 2001 + A3 and EN-81:2 2001 + A3 are to be replaced by EN-81:20 and EN-81:50.

In order to solve any doubts our customers may have regarding the way in which this change will affect our products, Dynatech has carefully studied the new standards and has also contacted the notified Bodies.

These are the main points to consider:

1. The new standards are to come into force as of late October 2014 in the EU and will undergo the translation and validation process in each country until around March 2015.

2. The former Standards will remain valid until 31st August 2017 and, therefore, both Standards will coexist for over 2 years.

3. No new certificate can be issued and the current certificates cannot be modified according to the new Standards until they have been validated in each country, in this case Spain.

4. None of our SAFETY GEARS will be affected by this change, as they are fully compliant with Standard EN-81-20 and EN-81-50. All that is required is an extension of the current certificates, which will be possible as of March 2015.

5. The same applies to our STAR, VEGA and QUASAR speed governors in all of their versions.

6. The LBD-300 governor will have to be redesigned. This is because the new Regulation requires a shorter distance between the interlock points and, therefore, the number of interlock points must be increased.

Dynatech is already designing the new model to replace the LBD-300. This must then be validated and certified in line with the new Standards. This new certification will be available as of late 2015.

7. The LBD-200 governor has the same disadvantage. In this case, we have decided to keep the same design for countries outside the EU only, i.e. countries with ASME influence.

It will be completely replaced in the EU by the VEGA governor, as this also has a diameter of 200 mm and covers the entire range of speeds, even more than the LBD-200. Furthermore, it is already fully compliant with the new Standards, as explained above.

Summary table:

MODEL

COMPLIANT WITH NEW STANDARD

PERIOD OF ADAPTATION

CERTIFICATION PERIOD ACCORDING TO NEW STANDARD

IN-3000

YES

MAY 2015

IN-6000

YES

MAY 2015

IN-G10

YES

MAY 2015

PR-2500

YES

MAY 2015

PR-2000-UD

YES

MAY 2015

PR-2500-UD V35

YES

MAY 2015

PR-2500-UD V50

YES

MAY 2015

PQ-4000-UD

YES

MAY 2015

PQ-3400-UD

YES

MAY 2015

ASG-100

YES

MAY 2015

ASG-100 UD

YES

MAY 2015

ASG-120

YES

MAY 2015

ASG-120 UD

YES

MAY 2015

ASG-121

YES

MAY 2015

ASG-121 UD

YES

MAY 2015

ASG-65

YES

MAY 2015

ASG-65 UD

YES

MAY 2015

STAR

YES

MAY 2015

VEGA

YES

MAY 2015

QUASAR

YES

MAY 2015

QUASAR SV

YES

MAY 2015

QUASAR T25

YES

MAY 2015

LBD-300

NO

OCTOBER 2015

DECEMBER 2015

LBD-200

NO

Kind regards.

7 October, 2014

Please be informed that our company will remain closed next 13th October, due to regional holidays.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please be advised that we have modified all of the user and maintenance manuals for our progressive safety gear in: English, French, German and Spanish.

The following products are affected by this modification:

  • PR-2000-UD
  • PR-2500-UD
  • PQ-3400-UD
  • PQ-4000-UD
  • ASG-XXX-UD and ASG-XXX series 
  • PR-2500

The new versions of these manuals are available in our CUSTOMER AREA (access)

Please be informed that our working hours from 30th.June to 29th.August will be from 7 h. to 15 h.

Our Company will be closed for summer holidays from 11th to 15th August (both included).

Dear customers,

Dynatech is pleased to inform you that our Russian certificate for Progressive safety gears PR-2000-UD, PQ-4000-UD, ASG-100-UD, ASG-120-UD and PR-2500-UD has been renewed, according to the Customs Union’s TP-TC-011/2011 technical requirements, and is valid for: Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. As soon as we receive the certificates for the rest of the safety gears we will let you know.

PR-2000 UD Certificate

PR-2500 UD Certificate

PQ-4000 UD Certificate

ASG-100 UD Certificate

ASG-120 UD Certificate

We remind you that our Russian certifications for the STAR, VEGA and LBD-200 Overspeed governors have already been renewed in accordance with the technical requirements from the Customs Union TP-TC-011/2011, and are valid for: Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

 STAR Certificate

VEGA Certificate

LBD-200 Certificate

In 2009 Dynatech created a new technical development department, independent from our R&D department for safety components: The Integration Laboratory. The purpose of this new department was, and still is, the technological development of new projects that are not connected with the company’s main product, whether they were started by Dynatech or originated from collaborations with other companies, research centres, technological institutes, etc.

It had a double purpose: On one hand, Dynatech had the opportunity to diversify its technological activities in sectors outside of the lift industry, which, therefore, implied the possibility of developing an industrial product and even participating in its subsequent industrialisation process, given that Dynatech has been involved in this process since its conception. On the other hand, working in multidisciplinary environments with so many diverse applications and technologies allowed Dynatech to take advantage of knowledge and techniques, not from our sector, that can be applied to current and future products, in a constantly improving benchmarking process.

The results of this initiative, among others not mentioned, have been the collaboration and the provision of solutions to companies such as EADS (see related news story), the development of a hydrogen vehicle with other companies and research centres (see related news story), Dynatech’s design for a vertical axis wind turbine, which has made a lot of progress but is still in development (see related video), etc.

At present, apart from other on-going projects, we would like to highlight that our Integration Department is collaborating with the “Group of Thermal Properties of Materials” from the Materials Science Institute of Aragon (Spanish National Research Council –CSIC (for its Spanish abbreviation)-, the University of Zaragoza –UNIZAR (for its Spanish abbreviation)-) and the University of Zaragoza’s Condensed Matter Physics Department, to create a test bench for a magnetic refrigeration system, to be used in a lab, which incorporates Halbach permanent magnet rotors.

This project is coordinated by professors Mr Ramón Burriel and Mr Elías Palacios. Mr David Velázquez and Mr Jesús Beltrán, the collaborating engineers, monitor the project, perform the simulations and process the results. Mr Ramón del Cacho, from Dynatech, is the support technician for kinematics and control.

This project, of great technological contribution, is backed by BSH (Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte).

2 April, 2014

We inform you that our company will be closed from 17th to 23rd April due to Easter Holidays and St. George’s holiday.

In addition, the company will be also closed on 1st and 2nd May due to a bank holiday.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause you.

Become a Dynatech customer and you will have better customer care and complete information on the current products, new developments, technical support, conditions of sale and a lot more by using our customer area.

Previously, our website provided a great deal of information; however, it may have been too excessive to be accessible to visitors. Finally, Dynatech has decided to set limits to this information, given the mandatory discretion necessary for any company that is constantly working on R&D. Furthermore, the company has undergone an important improvement process as far as customer care and service are concerned.

The new customer area in our website will allow you to be up to date, to the slightest detail and in real time, in everything that may be of interest to you. Nobody but You deserves a customised quality service.

Should you not have requested your username and password yet, do it right away and start enjoying a greater number of advantages.

4 March, 2014

We inform you that our company will be closed from 17th to 23rd April due to Easter Holidays and St. George’s holiday.

In addition, the company will be also closed on 1st and 2nd May due to a bank holiday.

Dynatech is pleased to inform you that the Russian certification for STAR and VEGA Overspeed governors has been renewed in accordance with the TP-TC-011/2011 technical requirements from the Customs Union, valid for Russia, Byelorussia and Kazakhstan.

STAR Certificate

VEGA Certificate

The new certificates that are in accordance with TP-TC-011/2011 will soon be available for our range of Progressive Safety gears, even though the current certificates are still valid until the end of 2014.

Dear customer,

As reported in 2013, Dynatech has a new service available on its website: The Customer Area. This service is aimed at providing you with better and more personalised attention. This area may be accessed from the main menu on our website under the tab: CUSTOMERS

A user name and password, already supplied to most of you earlier, is required in order to access the referred Customer area for the first time. Once you have accessed it, you should change your password to one of your choice, something easy to remember.

We have noticed that many customers have not accessed the area yet. Should any user have lost the e-mail sent to them, including his/her username and password, or should they wish to register, please send an e-mail to this address, support@dynatech-elevation.com, and we will send you a new username and password.

The following sections were available up until now:

  • GSS: New software developed by Dynatech to select TORNADO gearless machines. It is more powerful and complete than the previous software.
  • News: This section displays all the news edited, either by date or label: Expeditions, products, certificates, holiday closures, etc.

A new section is to be added this week:

  • Documents: In this section, you may download any document you require at any time: Instructions for Use and Maintenance, Certificates for: Standardisation, from the Quality System and the Directive on Lifts, documents from Notified Bodies, specific Drawings, Videos, Manuals for replacing components, etc. The structure of this section will make quick searches for documents easier.

On the other hand, we would like to highlight that every time we modify a Manual, Certificate… or a new Document is added to that area, which concerns you, you will receive an e-mail informing you of this change; therefore, you will be duly informed in real time of any change made in our product’s Documentation.

After this step, in the following days, we will replace most of the documentation available on our website, as you know, so that you will have to access the referred Customer Area in order to access and download the documentation.  That is the reason why, in your own interest, we recommend that you register or request to register for that Area soon.

There are two solutions to comply with the A3:

a) Use safety components.

b) Use the drive machine.

VERY IMPORTANT:

In spite of the fact that the Standard allows the use of the machine and its associated electronics to prevent uncontrolled car movements (UCM), it is certain that the UCM cannot be prevented if it occurs due to suspension ropes sliding.  In order to achieve both detecting and controlling the UCM completely and safely, Dynatech recommends the safety components’ solution.

a) Possibilities to comply with A3 by using the safety components:

a.1- Using safety components with A3 certificate independently:

Our safety gears and governors (STAR, VEGA, QUASAR T-25 and QUASAR SV) are certified in accordance with A3 as independent components.

The A3 certificates of these components are included in their corresponding manuals for use and maintenance. Please find below which said products are in case you wish to download their manuals:

BIDIRECTIONAL PROGRESSIVE SAFETY GEARS:

-       PR-2000-UD

-       PR-2500-UD V35

-       PR-2500-UD V50

-       PQ-3400-UD

-       PQ-4000-UD

-       ASG-100-UD

-       ASG-120-UD

-       ASG-121-UD

UNIDIRECTIONAL PROGRESSIVE SAFETY GEARS:

Dynatech’s unidirectional progressive safety gears also have an A3 certificate since their construction, along with their features, coincide with that of their bidirectional equivalents. Nevertheless, having this certificate is irrelevant since a UCM control can only be performed with a bidirectional safety gear.

BIDIRECTIONAL OVERSPEED GOVERNORS:

-       STAR

-       VEGA

-       QUASAR T-25

-       QUASAR SV

-       LB-200

According to Amendment 3, the car must stop if an uncontrolled movement occurs. This stop must occur at a maximum distance below 1 m (among other requirements).

Dynatech’s governors incorporate a system, called Anti-creep System, used to lock the governor when a UCM (uncontrolled car movement) is detected. When the governor locks, the safety gear is activated. From the moment the car moves until it stops, the total distance must be below 1 m.

-Before continuing reading the following explanation, please read the UCM section included in the governors’ manuals where the anti-creep system’s functioning is explained.

Obtaining the A3 certificates for independent components does not exempt the installer from performing the uncontrolled movements tests included in the EN 81:A3 standard on site. Examples:

The customer purchases the components independently, for example, our overspeed governor but not the safety gear, which is purchased from another manufacturer. In this option, the customer must compile the safety gear and the governor’s certificates; then, he/she must perform validation tests of the UCM solution in its installation. Furthermore:

>>a. The customer may purchase the electronics managing the anti-creep system from the manufacturer.

>>b. The controllers’ manufacturer manages the anti-creep system by using the electronics already built-in his/her controller.

Note: Managing the anti-creep system has to do with the warnings specified in the governor’s manual (UCM section).

a.2- Using the safety components with A3 certificate as a whole:

The customers purchase the Safety gear + Governor + anti-creep management electronics package.

This package is A3 certified as UCM solution. By using this solution, the customer does not have to follow all the processes to check whether the governor + safety gear comply with the A3’s margins and requirements, as well as the management of signals for the anti-creep system.

Differences between using what stated in items a.1 and a.2.Advantages and Disadvantages

In case a.1, the customer must ensure that the “marriage” between governor and safety gear complies with A3, apart from performing the tests with the control system, either using the electronics supplied by the governors’ manufacturer or that built-in the controller. This will mean additional costs.

On the other hand, by using this option, the customer may choose the component that best fits him/her, either for price, versatility or for any other reason.

In case a.2, the customer does not have to worry about whether the governor + safety gear comply with A3 or not. He/she will only have to perform the usual commissioning tests according to the standard.

However, the customer may have the disadvantage of not being able to combine different components from different manufacturers, which may make him/her gain versatility or competiveness.

Nevertheless, Dynatech recommends always using the safety components of the same manufacturer since the responsibility for good functioning and for the safety of the assembly falls on a single person.

Dynatech offers the corresponding electronics, called D-BOX, in order to complete the safety when detecting and controlling the UCM.

The D-BOX is an electronic device governing the governor’s anti-creep system used for the UCM solution. This device may be used both with the Vega and Star governors, but may also be used with governors of other brands.

For further information on the features and requirements, please download the manual from our website.

a) Possibilities to comply with A3 by using the drive machine:

Our drive machines (Tornado) are certified for the A3 solution.

According to what is stated in section 9.11 of the A3, the means used to stop the uncontrolled movement may be those acting on the traction sheave or shaft. The A3 allows using the motor’s brakes for this purpose:

9.11.3: If the machine brake is used, the auto-control may include the verification of the correct raising or lowering of the mechanism, or the verification of the braking force. Should a failure be detected, the next normal lift’s start-up must be prevented.

Dynatech has designed two devices, called CDC (Car Drag Control) to manage the anti-creep system and BFS (Brake Failure Surveillance) to manage the motor brakes used to stop a UCM.

The entire unit (Tornado + BFS + CDC) complies with the A3 and has its own certificate. The customer does not need an extra certificate.

Its manual may be downloaded from our website.

This explanatory article will be updated as more products, their developments or innovations relating to this matter are added.

Updated information note on everything relating to EN81’s 3 Amendment

Dynatech is pleased to announce the Russian certification of the LBD-200 speed governor in line with Standards GOST R 53780-2010 and GOST R 53781-2010. This governor now joins the already extensive range of products certified under this standard.

 Certificate GOST LBD-200

As can be seen in this certificate, it refers to the meeting of technical requirements according to Customs Union TP-TC-011/2011 between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.  We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the GOST certificates for all other products remain fully valid until their expiry date, despite the TP-TC-011/2011 not being specified in the text of these certificates, as they were issued prior to the agreement between the states.

In short, all of our products with GOST certification meet TP-TC-011/2011 requirements and, therefore, can be sold, installed and used without any problems or obstacles in the member states of this Customs Union.

If you can’t see the card, please click here

18 December, 2013

As we did last year, with the aim of alleviating the needs of underprivileged people, Dynatech has donated 1.23 tonnes of non-perishable food to the Pina de Ebro City Council, which will be shared by the City Council’s community kitchen and CARITAS Charity Organisation.

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5 September, 2013

 A friend has sent us an illustrative photo of the unstoppable technical evolution in production. We have managed to reduce the size of those huge governors from decades ago to the smallest size possible without changing their performance.

 Thank you very much for the photo, Fede!

17 July, 2013

“We’ve got the photo! It was a long time coming due to the number of public and private commitments that both Carlos and Raúl had to deal with and the fact that the photo had to be processed so that it could be seen properly (it was taken at dawn and with the sun behind Carlos), but at last we can show it to you.

Quite frankly, we would not know how to classify the appearance of the peak of Everest after the monumental “collage” formed on its surface by items left there by visitors, either as a reminder or for any other reason, but let’s just say that it’s…… “colourful”.

At dawn and at 35 degrees below zero, following the great efforts involved in the all-night climb, you can see how Carlos – with a wince rather than a smile – places our company’s name on the world’s highest peak. Mission accomplished!

Our most sincere congratulations and thanks to all the members of our mountaineering team for such a brilliant end to a long, worthy sporting achievement that has placed the name of Dynatech on the highest peaks of the planet.

Dear customers,

Please be advised that our products are to include an additional feature from now on.

We have added a QR code along with the labels attached to the product that show its characteristics. You scan this code using your smartphone and the product will be displayed on the screen of your mobile phone directly from our website in the language it was requested. You can, however, change the language if required at the top of our site.

We believe that this new application may be of help to you, to the fitter and even to any inspection body that requires instant information on the product and wishes to read its instructions for use and handling, for example if the manuals have been lost or for any other reason.

As you know, there are free apps that you can download to your smartphone in order to be able to scan these codes.

We hope this new feature is of interest, as well as being useful, and do not hesitate to contact us with any queries.

COMPACT tensing pulley is a product designed to provide the tension required for the rope going through a standard governor’s groove. Unlike the usual tensing pulleys, which use masses to generate tension, these masses have been removed from our COMPACT pulleys replacing them with springs.

This is a very compact design, with minimum dimensions, perfect to be used in installations with a reduced headroom and pit.

COMPACT 120 (in our web site)

DYNATECH’s COMPACT tensing pulley is a product that is supplied pre-assembled. This allows the installer to save time when assembling it in the installation.  It is supplied with a de-tensioning contact and with a rope tensioner that will make rope re-tensioning easier if required.

COMPACT 200 (in our web site)

Last 22nd May at 5:00 a.m., Spain local time, Carlos Pauner managed to set foot on the Everest summit (8,848 m) on an expedition in collaboration with our company, as already known. Carlos has therefore joined the select group of 32 climbers that have managed to climb the 14 eight-thousanders on the planet.  At 8:00 a.m. he descended to Camp 4 and continued descending. Due to the complexity in communications at such a high altitude, we cannot provide you with further details for now. We are waiting to receive more detailed information from Everest to communicate it to you.

QUASAR overspeed governor, in its standard version, is made up of a governor of greatly reduced size but with excellent features. It incorporates a pulley of Ø120mm to be used along with a Ø4mm steel rope. This pulley is supplied with a hardened groove by default, which provides it with great durability. Furthermore, the rope used has very little elongation, thus shortening maintenance intervals to a minimum.

Speed range is very wide, ranging from a rated speed of 0.1m/s to a maximum speed of 2.18 m/s. This is the first governor designed by DYNATECH reaching a minimum tripping speed of 0.3m/s.

Its reduced size and compactness make it perfect to be fitted in a lift’s shaft without machine room, since it requires little space.

So far, Dynatech is only selling it in its unidirectional version; however, we are working to offer it in its bidirectional version in the near future.

The unit’s specification, its manuals for use as well as its Certificates are already available in the Product section in our Website.

We inform you that Dynatech has been awarded with the Certification of the LBD-300 Overspeed Governor in accordance with the EN 81-1/2:1998 + A3:2009 Standard.

The product’s specification, its manuals for use as well as its Certificates are already available in the Products section in our Website.

We inform you that Dynatech has been awarded with the Certification of the UCM Unit in accordance with the EN 81-1/2:1998 + A3:2009 Standard and that this unit is made up of:

  • D-BOX Control System
  • QUASAR T25 Ovespeed Governor
  • ASG-1XX UD progressive Safety Gear

built in the overspeed governor.

The unit’s specification, its manuals for use as well as its Certificates are already available in the Products section in our Website.

Our entire range of progressive safety gears may be installed in Tandem configuration.

Tandem configuration consists of fitting two units of safety gears into the frame instead of a single one, as usual. This configuration allows doubling the range of the total mass (P+Q) the safety gears may brake, and is valid for the entire range of interlocking rails in Dynatech’s driving bars.

In order to make the assembly and use of Tandem configuration easier, Dynatech designed a system based on the ASG safety gears and their T25 driving bars, both in unidirectional and bidirectional versions. This system has the advantage that only requires a single driving bar shaft. For the system to operate correctly, it is important that the frame manufacturer observes the distances included in the manual for use and maintenance.

There is no pre-set system or configuration for the rest of the Dynatech’s progressive safety gear range, the customer being responsible for fitting the system and manufacturing any element required for its correct operation.

Dynatech has checked the reliability of the Tandem configuration in the entire range of progressive safety gears by making free fall tests in accordance with the official standardisation criteria.

You can download it in our website www.dynatech-elevation.com, in PRODUCTS -> SAFETY GEAR FOR LARGE LOADS. TANDEM CONFIGURATION -> SAFETY GEAR FOR LARGE LOADS. TANDEM CONFIGURATION (Click here)

Dear customer,

Dynatech hereby informs you that a new service is to be enabled on its website in the following days: The Customer Area. This service aims at providing you with a better and more customised attention.

To access the customer area, the user name and password we will provide you to access for the first time, will be required; however, once you have accessed, the password is to be changed by another of your choice, one that is easier to remember.

 Once in this area, you may find much more information than the one available on our traditional website up to date. To reach this goal, the website is divided into the following sections:

  • Rates: Here you may find the prices of the products according to the conditions you have negotiated with Dynatech. Any new product will be added without requiring to send you a new list. The list will continue to be interactive, displaying full information on the product if you require so, by just clicking on the product name.
  • Documents: In this section, you may download any document you require at all times: Certificates of standardisation, quality system, Directive on Lifts, documents from the Notified Bodies, specific Drawings, Videos, Manuals to replace components, etc. The structure of this section will make your fast search for a document easier.
  • Technical Queries: Just select the type of component your query refers to and enter the content of the query, so that the system directly sends your communication to the Dynatech person specialising in that product. Response will be much quicker this way.
  • GSS: Dynatech has developed new software to select TORNADO gearless machines. It is more powerful and complete than the previous one.
  • Orders: In this section, you may select the products you require and directly send the orders, if you wish to use this process.  The system will guide you in the selection and assist you at all times in order to prevent the lack of data or errors in the combinations of particular components, which usually causes a great waste of time in order processing as well as a risk of selecting the incorrect product. In the case of machines, it will be linked to the prior compliance with the report from the GSS. You can always save a copy of the orders placed as well as of the technical reports of the machine selection.
  • News: This section displays all the news edited, either per date or label: Expeditions, products, certificates, holiday closures, etc.
  • Latest news: Every time a new piece of news is broadcasted, it will be personally received by you in this section, so that all the news, since the last time you accessed the customer area, will be displayed.
  • My account: In this section you may change either your user name or password to access this service, as well as the rest of data connected to your account. Please bear in mind the natural mobility of people within the companies they work for. For your own security, it is recommended to change the password the moment the user changes or is no longer professionally linked with your company.

Throughout this week, this new section will be enabled on our website; at first, only with the Tornado Gearless Machine selection (GSS) program. The rest of the above-mentioned modules will be gradually added and you will be duly informed about it.

In short, you will also receive an e-mail informing you about all the e-mail addresses within your company to which access to this area will be directly assigned by default, to which user name and password will be sent, so that you may be aware of it and in case you wish some of the addresses not to have access, or the address is no longer available, etc. Finally, you will individually receive another e-mail including your user name and password.

17 January, 2013

Dynatech has designed a new rope tensioner system to be used in the STAR, QUASAR T25 and QUASAR SV governors. The ROLLER tensioner system accepts rope diameters of 4 and 6 mm. The information on this new product is already available on our Website.

To obtain this information, just click on the following links:

OVERSPEED GOVERNORS QUASAR > OPTIONAL TENSING SYSTEMS

OVERSPEED GOVERNORS STAR > STAR OPTIONAL TENSING SYSTEMS

The QUASAR T25 overspeed governor is one of the three models in the QUASAR governors’ range. It is an on board overspeed governor with a pulley of Ø120mm to be used with a steel rope of Ø4mm.

This small governor is assembled onto the T25 steering mechanism where, in turn, ASG progressive safety gear is installed; that is to say, Dynatech presents a safety unit made up of governor and safety gear “in a single part”.

The combination of the advanced ASG safety gear’s performance and that of the QUASAR governor allows covering most of the lift installations and, therefore, the customer does not require combining different types of safety gears with different types of governors. QUASAR T25 along with the ASG provides a global solution in a single product.

Its compactness and size allow it to optimally adapt in the case of lifts with reduced pit and/or headroom.

It is remarkably versatile since it may be installed in lifts with a frame of the gantry or cantilever type as well as with the guide rails in the normal or reverse position. It can also be attached to an already installed frame and, therefore, an old lift may be updated to the new safety standards at a low cost.

As you know, Dynatech considers that A3′s UCM must be ensured in the safety components, since if performed using the drive machine brakes, even though the Standard allows it in case of sliding of the suspension ropes, the UCM will not be prevented. Thanks to the small size of the QUASAR’s Governor pulley, we have achieved an ultrafast tripping in the case of a UCM, almost as if it were a car’s parking brake, therefore, safety is ensured at all times.

Dynatech is at your disposal to advise you on the best use of this new product with specific solutions for your lift, no matter if it is standard, of reduced pit, large P+Q, etc.

Photo 2

1. Main pulley built in the driving bar

2. Movable diverter pulley

Photo 3
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Photo 5. QUASAR T25

Example of use in reduced pits. The installation of split guide shoes above the safety gears is highly recommended.

Photo 6. Minimum space required.

Distance to the ground below 120 mm

You can download it in our website www.dynatech-elevation.com, in PRODUCTS -> OVERSPEED GOVERNORS QUASAR. (Click here)

10 December, 2012

Due to the serious financial crisis in Spain, the amount of people going to community kitchens, shelters and charity centres has increased alarmingly.   With the aim of alleviating the unprivileged people’s needs somehow, Dynatech has donated 1,2 tonnes of non-perishable food to the Pina de Ebro City Council, which will be shared by the City Council’s community kitchen and Charity Organization CARITAS.

We inform you that our IN-3000 Instantaneous Safety Gear has also been approved for Machined Guide Rails with a thickness of 9 mm. We have modified all the information corresponding to this product in the data sheet on our website, as well as in the manuals for use and maintenance in all the languages.

Please click here to go to the product’s data sheet on our website.

The QUASAR SV overspeed governor is one of the three models in the QUASAR governors’ range.

This is an on board overspeed governor with a 120mm-diametre pulley, very similar to our STAR overspeed governor but much more adjustable than it, according to the room available in the frame, given its smaller size.

You can download it in our website www.dynatech-elevation.com, in PRODUCTS -> OVERSPEED GOVERNORS QUASAR. (Click here)

Dear customer,

Dynatech begins to market the new QUASAR overspeed governor in its three versions:

  • Standard QUASAR
  • QUASAR SV
  • QUASAR T25

It is a small governor with a 120mm-pulley diameter to be initially used with a 4mm-steel rope. Dynatech intends to continue developing this governor to improve its features as well as to be used with other type of ropes. As soon as any further improvement in its use is achieved, we will let you know.

These three versions are explained below:

  • Standard QUASAR:

One-way overspeed governor with a Ø120mm pulley made up, on one hand, of the main pulley and, on the other hand, of the tensioning pulley. Its reduced size allows it to be fitted in very small shafts. Tripping speeds range from 0.3 m/s to 2.63 m/s. The drawings and pictures of this model are provided below:

Drawing including dimensions click here

  • QUASAR SV:

Photo 1

Thanks to the small pulley used, a STAR governor has been obtained but with a much smaller size. It is perfect for cantilever-type lifts. It incorporates a remote or anti-creep interlocking system that can also perform the remote tripping function at the same time. The drawings and pictures of the product are provided below.

Drawing including dimensions click here

Photo 2. Example of use in a cantilever frame

  • QUASAR T25:

Photo 1

A real gem. Along with ASG safety gears, which exceed 4000 Kg of P+Q, both safety gear and governor are combined in a single part. The resulting safety unit has a very small and compact size and, thus, it may be suitably used in reduced pits, since the space required is below 120 mm, if fitted at the bottom of the frame. Furthermore, the system is ready to be used in guide rails both in standard and reversed position.

As can be seen, the number of combinations of the different safety elements to cover the same scope of application can be reduced thanks to QUASAR T25, along with ASG safety gear’s features. Therefore, if our customer chooses this system, lower manufacturing costs are guaranteed.

As in model SV, you can choose between the remote or anti-creep tripping systems.

Please find attached plans and drawings illustrating both the product and its different uses:

Drawing including dimensions click here

Photo 2
1. Main pulley built in the steering mechanism
2. Movable diverter pulley


Photo 3


Photo 4


Photo 5. QUASAR T25
Example of use in reduced pits. The installation of split guide shoes above the safety gears is highly recommended.


Photo 6. Minimum space required.
Distance to the ground below 120 mm

Summary table explaining the three models with their corresponding planned on-sale dates:

SALES BEGIN:

- CONVENTIONAL QUASAR:  OCTOBER 2012

- QUASAR SV:  NOVEMBER 2012

- QUASAR T25: DECEMBER 2012

Certificate of compliance: click here

You will receive the price list including the new products soon.

Yours faithfully,

We inform you that Dynatech has been awarded with the Certification of the UCM Unit in accordance with the EN 81-1/2:1998 + A3:2009 Standard and that this unit is made up of:

  • D-BOX Control System
  • STAR Ovespeed Governor
  • ASG-1XX progressive Safety Gear and T-25 Driving Bar

The unit’s specification, its manuals for use as well as its Certificates are already available in the Products section in our Website.

The operating and maintenance instructions for UCM UNIT: D-Box + VEGA + ASG+T-25 have been modified in French, English, Spanish and German.

They are now available on our website.

 “This week the PR-2500-UD progressive safety gear has been the first model, out of the 16 types of safety gears currently available, to reach the figure of 100,000 produced units. Dynatech sincerely thanks all its customers for their loyalty to our Brand; this milestone could not have been reached without them. Unit no. 100,000 has finally been sent to International Lift Components (ILC) in Italy. ILC employees and managers will receive a present from Dynatech as a sign of gratitude. ILC has declared that this PR-2500-UD progressive safety gear, serial number 100,000, will not be put up for sale and will be kept in the products room as part of the commercial history of the company.”

Dynatech will start supplying its new model of D-BOX Device for UCM in the next deliveries.  The main difference from the previous model is that the 24V-Battery in the previous models has been replaced with a new 12V one.

We have decided to maintain the Instructions for use and maintenance of the previous model on our website so that the Customers that have already received the previous model may continue referring to the models for some time and, at the same time, we have included the new manuals for use and maintenance:

Dbox_Operating and maintenance instructions (For a 12V Battery) Control Number Dbox 24/004 v03

Dbox_Operating and maintenance instructions (For a 24V Battery) Control Number Dbox 24/002 v02 and Dbox 24/003 v02

Dear customers,

In view of the numerous doubts and queries from you, concerning the compliance with Standards: EN 81-1:1998+A3:2009 and EN 81-2:1998+A3:2009, we have produced a diagram in order to explain the processes relating to our products.

This is an explanatory diagram that is constantly updated.  As soon as there are any modifications in it, you will be informed by this same channel.  We hope this information may be of use and help to you.

Yours faithfully,

 

Download UCM_Board-ENG

We inform you that Dynatech has been awarded with the Certification of the UCM Unit in accordance with the EN 81-1/2:1998 + A3:2009 Standard and that this unit is made up of:

  • D-BOX Control System
  • VEGA Ovespeed Governor
  • ASG-1XX progressive Safety Gear and T-25 Driving Bar

The unit’s specification, its manuals for use as well as its Certificates are already available in the Products section in our Website.

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the D-BOX Control System + STAR Governor Unit + ASG-1XX progressive Safety Gear and T-25 Driving Bar have also successfully passed the Certification Tests and we expect to receive their corresponding Certificates in the short term.  As soon as we receive them, we will let you know in the same way.

D-BoxA new check of D-BOX operating and maintenance instructions are available now in our web site, in: english, spanish, german and french.  

This new check  includes the Type-Examination of components according to EN 81-1/2:1998 + A3:2009

You can download it in our website www.dynatech-elevation.com, in PRODUCTS -> ELECTRONIC DEVICES -> D-BOX.

Dynatech has certified several of its products in Russia, according to the standards GOST R 53780-2010 and GOST R 53781-2010. This certification was performed by the organisation “Centre-Expert”. All certificates issued by this organisation are available on our website www.dynatech-elevation.com and are for the following products:

Progressive safety gear:

  • ASG-100-UD
  • ASG-120-UD
  • ASG-121-UD
  • PR-2500-UD V50
  • PR-2000-UD
  • PQ-4000-UD
  • PQ-3400-UD

Overspeed governors:

  • STAR
  • VEGA

The products used in Russia are in accordance with these certificates, and must be labelled with the corresponding mark as required by Russian regulations:

Russian Logo

We therefore ask all our customers intending to use our products in Russia to explicitly request these products for that country, so the product can be properly labelled.

D-BoxThe D-BOX operating and maintenance instructions are available now in our webpage, in english, spanish, german and french.

You can download it in our website www.dynatech-elevation.com, in PRODUCTS -> ELECTRONIC DEVICES -> D-BOX.

Dynatech has already received the Authorisation Letter from the Notified Body ATISAE in order to apply the Standards EN 81-1: 1998 +A3:2009 and EN 81-2:1998 +A3:2009, in the use of our products manufactured prior to validity of the above-mentioned Standards. This letter is included in all the Instructions for use and Maintenance of the products mentioned below, after the EC Type Examinations, in the following languages: Spanish, English, French and German, in accordance with the Language of the corresponding Instructions for use. The Products including this letter are as follows:

- Progressive safety gears

  • ASG-100 UD
  • ASG-120 UD
  • ASG-121 UD
  • ASG-100
  • ASG-120
  • ASG-121
  • PR-2500
  • PR-2500 UD V.35
  • PR-2500 UD V.50
  • PR-2000 UD
  • PQ-4000 UD
  • PQ-3400 UD

- Overspeed governors

  • STAR
  • VEGA

ISO Certificate 9001-2008 ENG

 

We are delighted to inform you that we have now  the new ISO 9001:2008 certificate, issued by the accredited body Tüv. The Audit was successfully passed last 25th.October.2011.

This certificate is available in the following languages: Spanish, French, English and German.

Download certificate.

T25UD-T25 ESP 1

We inform you that the manuals of T1, T2, T3 and T-25 acting bars, tension weight 200 and tension weight 300 have been modified in the four languages.

The latest version is already available in our Website. You may download it from the products section.

 

Dynatech is currently in the process to certify the following products in Russia in accordance to the GOST R 53780-2010 and GOST R 53781-2010 Standards:

Progressive safety gears:

  • ASG-100-UD
  • ASG-120-UD
  • ASG-121-UD
  • PR-2500-UD V50
  • PR-2000-UD
  • PQ-4000-UD
  • PQ-3400-UD

Overspeed governors:

  • STAR
  • VEGA

The “Centre-Expert” (NETEEL) body is already performing the standardization tests. The first certificate drafts of the safety gears PR-2000-UD and ASG-100-UD are already available. Their final certificates and those of the products in the process to be certified will be received promptly. As soon as these certificates are received, they will be included in our website.

Dear Clients,

Please be advised that we now have the Type CE Examinations translated into French and German for all of our products certified under Addendum 3. As always, we have included these Certificates in the User and Maintenance Manuals issued in French and German, which are now available from our website.

We have certificates in these languages for the following Progressive Safety Gears:

  • ASG-100 UD
  • ASG-120 UD
  • ASG-121 UD
  • ASG-100
  • ASG-120
  • ASG-121
  • PR-2500
  • PR-2500 UD V.35
  • PR-2500 UD V.50
  • PR-2000 UD
  • PQ-4000 UD
  • PQ-3400 UD

We also have Certificates in French and German for the following Speed Governors:

  • STAR
  • VEGA

_______________________ EN 81-1+A3 NEWS ___________________

EN 81-1 +A3: VISUALIZACIÓN DE LOS NUEVOS CERTIFICADOS
Ya estamos recibiendo los Nuevos Certificados para la EN 81-1 +A3.  De momento seguiremos suministrando los productos con el Certificado anterior.   En próximos boletines, Dynatech les informará sobre el comienzo del suministro de sus productos con el Nuevo Etiquetado conforme a la Nueva Norma.

EN 81-1 +A3: DISPLAY OF THE NEW CERTIFICATES
We are already receiving the New Certificates for the EN 81-1 +A3.  At present, we shall continue to supply products with the previous Certificate. Dynatech will inform you when your products will be supplied with the New Labelling compliant with the New Standard in future bulletins.

EN 81-1 +A3: ANZEIGE DER NEUEN ZERTIFIKATE
Wir erhalten bereits die Neuen Zertifikate für die EN 81-1 +A3. Zur Zeit liefern wird die Produkte weiterhin mit dem alten Zertifikat. In den nächsten Berichten wird Dynatech Sie über den Beginn der Lieferung seiner Produkte mit der neuen Etikettierung gemäß der neuen Norm informieren.

EN 81-1 +A3 : VISUALISATION DES NOUVEAUX CERTIFICATS
Nous sommes en train de recevoir les nouveaux certificats pour la norme EN 81-1 +A3.  Pour l’instant, nous continuerons de livrer les produits avec le certificat précédent. Dans les prochains bulletins, Dynatech vous informera du début de livraison de ses produits avec le nouvel étiquetage conforme à la nouvelle norme.

_____________ 2011 DYNATECH GASHERBRUM II EXPEDITION NEWS __________

Annex IX ENGWe are delighted to inform you that we have the Lifts Directive 95/16/EC, Annex IX updated certificate, issued by the accredited body Tüv.

The Audit was successfully passed in October.2010.

This certificate is available in the following languages: Spanish, French, English and German.

Download document

Dear clients,

We inform you that the new operating and maintenance instructions in accordance with the Addendum 3 for the following progressive safety gears, are now available in our website:

  • ASG-100 UD
  • ASG-120 UD
  • ASG-121 UD
  • ASG-100
  • ASG-120
  • ASG-121
  • PR-2500
  • PR-2500 UD V.35
  • PR-2500 UD V.50
  • PR-2000 UD
  • PQ-4000 UD
  • PQ-3400 UD

Dynatech web site

After years of working hard on several projects, Dynatech will launch its latest developments and patents at INTERLIFT.

From now to the Interlift celebration date (Augsburg, October 2011), information concerning the new products to be exhibited at the fair will be published on our website. Nevertheless, please find below information on the developments which will be approved and EN 81-1 A3 certified by then, as well as on the rest of our current range of products:

  • New QUASAR speed governor: QUASAR (Astronomy), “A quasi-stellar object, extremely compact and with high power and luminosity” Our QUASAR Governor is the heir to STAR technology, with a reduced 120 mm diameter but with a large range of applications, much larger than that of the current Dynatech governors.
  • INTEGRAL System: “A new concept in safety systems”. Safety gear and speed governor fitted in a single part. This system is multifunctional for any type of frames, thus reducing both the cost of its manufacture and the gap between the car floor and the lift’s shaft pit to the minimum.

At present, new products, such as the following ASG range safety gear models, are being designed: ASG-200 and ASG-200-UD. These may not be approved in time for the fair but may be displayed during it and their features disclosed in accordance with the preliminary tests.

TORNADO gearless machines also incorporate new components: Bed plates for roomless lifts, bed plates for refurbishments, manual rescue system, adaptable pulley protections, etc.

Even though the INTEGRAL system will be a true revolution in the lift sector, it will not be the only one. At any typical fair, exhibitors usually show their current and future products; what has never been seen before is that exhibitors both show their products and offer a different kind of business to their customers which they can incorporate to the current one without having to include additional costs. Therefore, the turnover is increased but the costs remain fixed. Dynatech is to launch a series of products which will be seen at Interlift and which are part of the Energy Efficient Building philosophy.

An opportunity not to be missed: INTERLIFT 2011.

In order to develop all the above-mentioned products, it is clear that the company has a considerable technological capacity and can rely on supports with proven technical competence. What you are going to see now is not a product sold or expected to be sold by Dynatech. What you are going to see is a vehicle for technological demonstration. Specifically, it is a multipurpose tool vehicle, remotely-operated, articulated, with comprehensive traction and hydrogen battery powered system.  The participants in this development are:

  • The University of Zaragoza, Doctor of Engineering, Mr. Mario Maza coordinating the project.
  • The Laboratorio de Investigación en Tecnologías de la Combustión (LITEC) developing the two PEM (proton exchange membrane) type batteries.
  • The company Electrónica Cerler, S.A. developing the required electronic boards.
  • The Fundación para el Desarrollo en Tecnologías del Hidrógeno en Aragón (FH2A), promoting the project.
  • DYNATECH, sponsoring the project with the participation of Dynatech’s Integration Laboratory Director, Mr. Ramón del Cacho, and developing the entire vehicle’s kinematics and the integration of all its components for its correct final operation.

Dr. Mario Maza, from the University of Zaragoza and Dr. Félix Barreras from LITEC, explain in two videos the vehicle’s functionality and degree of technical complexity (in Spanish).

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Mario Maza vídeo Félix Barreras vídeo

An authentic Lunar Rover.  To see its performance on site, please watch this video:

If you now want to find out how this vehicle is made up and what with, as well as the technology used, please pay attention to the following images:

  1. Front.
  2. Rear:  Space for the drivers.
  3. Rear.  Data andVehicle’s parameters display screen.
  4. Rear General view: Explanation of other parts of the vehicle.
  5. General view: Mr. Ramón del Cacho with the remote operation emitter (Remote Control).

Interesting commentary about our company (in Spanish language) made by Ibercaja Social Foundation.  This video  includes an interesting interview to Francisco Mateo: General Mananager of Dynatech.

Entrevista

Mr. Mateo talks about the TORNADO Gearless Machine (a permanent magnets synchronous machine), the most recent product of Dynatech. He talks about about our new developments of wind turbine power generators and  of an  interesting integration projects to mix: lifts, gearless machines and turbines too.

Ibercaja Social Foundation.
Click here to see the complete Article of our company.

We are already receiving the New Certificates for the EN 81-1 +A3.  At present, we shall continue to supply products with the previous Certificate. Dynatech will inform you when your products will be supplied with the New Labelling compliant with the New Standard in future bulletins.

 

 

Dynatech reportage

Video of the TV report broadcasted through the Aragonese channel “Antena Aragón” that shows Dynatech’s facilities and equipments for R&D+I, and the main products of the company: Safety Gears, Overspeed Governors and Tornado Gearless Machines.

 

 

22.07.11  10:00  h Pakistan
22.07.11  07:00  h Spain

At 10 a.m., Carlos Pauner reached the summit of the GII. He was alone, he arrived tired but with a clear head, aware of the fact that the real summit was below him. A difficult descent awaited him, as there was an unequipped section and every caution must be taken.

Raúl Martínez felt very cold and decided to stay at CIII. A wide decision. Raúl knows what ‘freezing cold’ is all about. He suffered the amputation of two of his toes as a result of freezing (on his ascent of Nanga Parbat 8125 m). On realising his health, his hydration levels, his strength and with a ‘cold’ head, he decided to give up. An exemplary gesture and actions praiseworthy of the person taking them. He fought like a titan, accompanying Carlos to the highest refuge, which was bound to be his prime reason for reaching CIII. He is a man of extreme generosity who looks out for the interests of others rather than his own. I am unaware of his current situation, but he will be somewhere on this mountain where he can be of use and not get in the way. Having Raúl nearby is extremely fortunate; those who know him are very lucky.

Francisco Mateo – Managing Director of Dynatech-elevation – called yesterday to take a personal interest in the health of Raúl, Adrián and Carlos and showed the typical concern of someone who is familiar with great challenges. He asked about Adrián, whether he had arrived safely and whether he was physically and mentally fit, and then about Raúl and Carlos. He asked me to tell him as soon as I had any news. He is another man with exemplary behaviour, someone who never shies away, who appears whenever he can offer his help and who adds but never takes away. Thanks for everything, Fran.

We will inform you as soon as we have any more news.

En_la_Arista_Banana_5

7 April, 2011

On 25th March, there was a ceremony at Dynatech as a tribute to the members of the expedition Adrián Uclés, Raúl Martínez and Fran Lorente in recognition of the effort made last year during the 2010 DYNATECH – ALPAMAYO expedition.

During this expedition, they managed to put our flag on the summit of the Alpamayo, claimed to be “the most beautiful mountain in the world”, and on two other summits as well: Pisco and Vallunaraju, all three in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.

The event was a lunch at our facilities and ended with a presentation of glass statuettes commemorating the Expedition. Due to reasons beyond his control, Fran Lorente could not attend the event and Carlos Pauner attended the ceremony and collected this statuette on Fran’s behalf.

DE IZQUIERDA A DERECHA: ADRIÁN UCLÉS, FRANCISCO MATEO, CARLOS PAUNER, RAÚL MARTÍNEZ.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: ADRIÁN UCLÉS, FRANCISCO MATEO, CARLOS PAUNER, RAÚL MARTÍNEZ.

After that, Carlos Pauner, a famous Himalayist, did the honours to present the next challenge for Dynatech members of the expedition planned for July this year:

To conquer the Gasherbrum II summit.

The Gasherbrum II, also called K4, is an 8,035-m-mountain located in the Pakistani Karakoram and is one of the 14 summits over 8,000m. They intend to make their ascent following the so-called “French Route”, opened in 1975 and never been attempted by any Spanish person.

The 2011 DYNATECH – GASHERBRUM II expedition is an extreme challenge: A summit over 8,000m and an ascent made following an unusual route, where they will not find any other expedition to provide mutual assistance and share efforts.

Carlos Pauner ( www.carlospauner.com ) gave the Dynatech personnel further details on the project. He is about to complete his own challenge which is reaching the top of the 14 highest mountains in the world, all of them over eight thousand metres. Up until now, he has reached 10 and, as we speak, he is at the base of the Lhotse (8,516m) to attempt his eleventh one. Here at Dynatech, we wish him to obtain the greatest success and to return home safe and sound.

On his return from Lhotse, he will have about a month to recover from the effort made and, then, prepare his departure towards the K4. Then, the members of our expedition, Adrián Uclés and Raúl Martínez (Fran will not be able to participate this time) will join Carlos to undertake this challenge. In addition to our own team, Carlos will be accompanied by Javier Pérez, Isabel Santolaria and Juan Carlos Cirera, all of them from Aragon; therefore, the expedition will be 100% Aragonese.

As soon as we are given any news, we will inform you of it.


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TORNADO DATASHEET

 

 The new Tornado datasheet 2010 is available now in our webpage.

You can download it in our website www.dynatech-elevation.com, in PRODUCTS -> TRACTION EQUIPMENT -> TORNADO.

GEARLESS SELECTION SOFTWARE (GSS), is an application which DYNATECH offers to its clients to choose the TORNADO traction machine

which best fits their installations.

The link to download the software is available in our webpage www.dynatech-elevation.com, in PRODUCTS -> TRACTION EQUIPMENT -> TORNADO

Tornado Series

Continue reading “GSS 2.0 (Gearless Selection Software) AVAILABLE NOW!” »

29 August, 2010

T-25 UD RETURN SPRING SYSTEM

T-25 UD RETURN SPRING SYSTEM

STANDARD STAR TENSIONING SYSTEMS

STANDARD STAR TENSING SYSTEMS

STAR Remote tripping mechanism

 STAR Remote tripping mechanism

Raul Martinez y Adrian Ucles en Alpamayo 5.947 m

RAUL MARTINEZ Y ADRIAN UCLES ON THE ALPAMAYO SUMMIT (5.947 m)

We just got to Huaraz, now are the 21 h PM and we are very tired. Broadly speaking, we can say that everything went as planned.

We arrived at BC on the 28th, Day Celebrations in Peru. The next day we moved from CB to CII, directly, without sleeping on the CI. Ten hours of activity to exceed 1100 m.
Continue reading “They have reached the Alpamayo summit (5.947 m)” »

The project known as DYNATECH Alpamayo Expedition” is an attempt made by a group of experienced Aragonese mountaineers to reach the Alpamayo summit, a 5,947-m mountain located in the Andes Cordillera Blanca in Peru.

Why the Alpamayo? When a mountaineer faces a challenge, more than one reason motivates him to do so. The “DYNATECH Alpamayo” project was born as a continuation of the attempt, and later successful achievement in 2009, to reach the mountain known as “the coldest in the world”,  a name given to the McKinley, in  Alaska, with a height of 6,194 m., which is also the highest mountain in North America.

In our search for new and demanding challenges, DYNATECH has set its eye on the Alpamayo, 5,947-m., which is known as “the most beautiful mountain in the world”.

In addition, the Alpamayo has a series of specific characteristics which makes undertaking its ascent a considerable challenge:

Postal

On one hand, this mountain attracts a massive number of mountaineers due to the beauty of its lines; on the other hand it only has very few routes open (all of them at the end of the last century), which, without a doubt, says a lot of the difficulties its ascent entails. There are only three routes (and one alternative route) open on the SE face (undoubtedly the most beautiful face) and the direct French route is the most difficult one, technically speaking.

This is the route chosen by the group, which implies, if possible, a bigger challenge than the ascent itself. This route, which was climbed by an American roped team in the 80s, owes its name to two French mountaineers who attempted its ascent but died in the process. It is a technically difficult route as it includes a 450-m climb on icy snow with an average slope of 65º and the last 3 climbing pitches may have an 85-90º slope, in other words, they are totally vertical.

Apart from the other difficulties this mountain entails, there are imminent risks of avalanche, temperatures reaching minus 20º and winds of up to 70-80 Km./h., as well as the proximity to the Pacific implying a very changeable weather, all of these factors make it a high risk ascent with a low percentage of success.

For these reasons, the challenge is exciting albeit serious and not risk-free. For this ascent, the group, which is highly experienced as its members have climbed summits of 6000, 7000 and 8000 m., is being cautious about this challenge, planning a progressive acclimatisation in order to avoid one of the main problems caused by such a challenge: height; and, trying to open a new route on this or another mountain in the Cordillera Blanca, if the circumstances are right or allow to do so.

Next Saturday 17th July, the expedition sets off to Lima (Peru) and will return on 13th August.

Our next reports will be sent directly from Peru.

We hope that, as a great mountaineer of the 20th C once said, they all return, return as friends and have a successful ascent, but always in this order.

Thanks DYNATECH!

Raúl MartínezFran Lorente and Adrián Uclés
Members of the 2010 Dynatech-Alpamayo Expedition

El Periodico

On last 9th October,  Dynatech organised a tribute dinner at the Hotel Boston in Zaragoza  for the mountaineers Adrián Uclés and Raúl Martínez who placed the Dynatech flag at the summit of the coldest mountain in the world and the highest in North America: the McKinley-Denali (6200m. Alaska).

Apart from the members of the expedition and Dynatech personnel, Fran Lorente, narrator of all the daily reports transmitted via satellite by the expedition, and Carlos Pauner, a professional mountaineer and friend, were also there.

When the dinner ended, there was a brief commemorative prize-giving ceremony and, immediately after, the showing of a video of the expedition.

Once the showing finished, all the audience could hear the details of this adventure told by their true protagonists. Numerous questions on the climb were also made which were properly answered by the members of the expedition and by Carlos Pauner as well, a famous “eight-thousander” and prestigious guest that gave a real master class on the mountain world, its difficulties and limits of the human being in this hostile environment.

The story was covered by the local press. Enclosed is the corresponding article.

Carlos Pauner, Adrian Uclés, Raúl Martínez and Fran Lorente

Carlos Pauner (upper left), Adrian Uclés, Raúl Martínez and Fran Lorente (upper right)

 

 

Francisco Mateo (left side) and Mr. Daniel Sánchez (right side)

Mr. Francisco Mateo (left side) and Mr. Daniel Sánchez (right side)

“On the 30th September, the mobile platform for UAV antenna tests was officially presented to the company EADS-CASA, represented by Mr. D. Daniel Sánchez from the Defence section.

Although it was already finished in the month of August, its presentation was postponed so as to incorporate additional features requested by the customer.

Having carried out the appropriate demonstrations of the product in the Dynatech installations and having achieved an accuracy level much lower than 0.1º, EADS-CASA gave its approval for the transferral of the machine to its installations in Getafe (Madrid).

Entrega en las instalaciones de CASA-EADS

Delivery of the platform in the facilities of EADS in Madrid

Overspeed governor Star with anticreep system and RECTIFIER.

- Overspeed governors can be provided optionally with a rectifier pre-assembled.

With this option, the customer just need to connect directly the system to the 230V AC power network.

In this way and with a minimum cost, the customer has not to install a rectifier current himself and the transformer.

- The rectifier included in the overspeed governor comes encased in a plastic box with an IP 66 protection.

- The rectifier connection to the solenoid is by means of Fast-on coated.

- Easy connection to the 230 VAC power network.

Overspeed governor Vega with anticreep system and RECTIFIER.

Overspeed governor Vega with anticreep system and RECTIFIER.

- This device can be assembled with the following components:

- Remote tripping mechanism with 190 VDC solenoid (STAR, VEGA, LBD-200, LBD-300).

- Anticreep system with 190 VDC solenoid (STAR, VEGA).

The descent finished

Autor: Raul Mtz
21 June, 2009

 “Hello everybody. Last 18th June dawned in bad weather in Camp IV. We hesitated to descend, because it was snowing much and there was a poor visibility. There was not a forecast improvement and we did not want to spend more time on the glacier under these conditions. We talked to the Australian team and decide to form a strong rope of five people and began the descent. In this way, we increased the security. Without delay, we packed everything, we loaded it on the sleds and on the backpacks and we started to descend. The first stage until the Camp III was very hard. Practically, we went opening footprint, snow storm was very uncomfortable and the land with half and steep slopes made our walk with the sleds difficult. After more than two hours, we arrived at Camp III. There, a depot with more load, our skis, food and the third sled were waiting four us. Due to the heavy snowfalls, it took a long time to shovel for unearthing everything and we had to make a great effort. The Austrian climbers made the same, and then with five sleds we began the way. From here the land is less abrupt, but the load is heavier, and besides, as we went descending on the glacier, the risk of falling into a crack was bigger, so we had to act with more caution. The accident happened to the Malaga expedition the previous day reminded us that we could not relax.

After long hours of walking we arrived at camp I. Weather had improved, at this altitude the snow had stopped, but the sun hid behind the mountains, and although here in Alaska, in these months don´t disappear altogether, temperatures drop sharply when the “night” falls. It was 21 hours, we were very cold, and we coooked a little to get our strength back and we melted snow to drink. Here also we had food and rubbish depots which we had to unearth. When we left in the morning, we had not still decided exactly until where we could arrive. We had been walking for more than eight hours and we were tired. Eleven kilometers still left, seven of which were ligth descent and the last four of ascent until base camp. One option was sleep here and leave the next day, but then we chose to continue. The glacier since we entered the park had lost a lot of quality. The high temperatures on the first days, together the snowfalls on the last days had turned it into a maze of cracks to circumvent. Low temperatures in the night compact the snow, so the navigation at this time is more secure. So we set off again at 23 hours and gritting our teeth we started our last stage on this mountain. It was specially hard, the quality of the snow was really bad, it took a long time to advance with the sleds, and the load and the walking hours began to feel in our legs and backs. The noise of avalanches joined us during this last phase, bursting with violence into the silence of the glacier night. With a few frights that never exceeded of putting a foot into a crack, we arrived at the the basis of what they call “Heartbreak Hill”. Really, the name is deserved, because after all, when you see the height of the base camp (300 height meters difference) and how long are going to be those four kilometers, not only breaks your heart, but also your soul. But expeditions are like this, an endurance and strength test, in which we must give everything to the end. It is said that a summit is not consummated until arriving at base camp, in this case, the proper base camp, more than ever, is a summit itself.

Finally, after more than twelve hours of effort we set our tent and on friday, at 2 h. a.m., we prepared to rest a few hours in the hope of flying the next day. It wasn´t a nice night, because the sweat cooled in the sacks that ended flooded, but it did not matter, we were so near the desired hot shower and clean clothes.

A canvas chair and a jacket left out by the Rangers, made us trust that they could expect good weather and that definitely the light aircrafts could fly. it’s hardly surprising on this mountain have to wait for several days at the base camp because of the inclement climatic.

Almost when it seemed that we were to sleep, a female voice woke us up, Lisa, the Ranger in charge of the base camp, she asked us from out of the tent, if we wanted to fly, our company had a light aircraft which would land in half an hour. The happiness made that the soft bodies bring that reserve out and in a moment everything was into the backpacks again and over the sleds, everything on the back and on the sleds because on this endless mountain we still had to climb a slope. Due to the snow quality, it was getting worse, the light aircrafts need travel a longer distance to take off. So, again, more than half an hour pulling a load, heavier than ever, because we had unearthed the depot of food left in the base camp in case of staying here for several days more.

Finally, we loaded everything on board, at 10 h. a.m., and without any problem, Paúl, an expert and veteran pilot, took off and we delighted with the wonderful aerial view of this impressive glacier. While we were flying over Denali, the images of those snows and mountains, were mixed with our lived moments, days of effort and life together that will remain in our memory forever.

The McKinley mountain, Denali for the natives, has become a greater challenge than expected. The fact of carrying everything up by oneself, and the height difference of more than 4000 meters to overcome, gives you an extraordinary hardness. Climatology, one of the deciding factors on this mountain, has been favourable, but also, has led us to bet on a fast attack, because weather forecasts were few encouraging for the following days, as it was confirmed. It led us to carry out a fast attack to the summit, without much acclimation, a risky strategy that had repercussions on one of the members, but time leads all.

 

We landed in Talkeetna and when we arrived at the hotel, we lived some moments of happiness. The first was meet the Malaga expedition by chance and confirm that the accident in the crack was just a scare and it had only involved one member with broken ribs. The desired shower was the second moment of joy and happiness, after twelve days of sweats and a few changes of clothes, believe me it is needed.

But the greater happiness of all of them was the moment of watching the computer and reading all the chronicle of our adventure in Dynatech website. Reading the messages of everybody, family and friends, moved us to tears, the chronicles written by Fran and your support messages. Although technology hasn´t reach at that altitude, surely your help arrived there and gave us strengths in difficult moments.

 

From here we want to thank to all people who have made this adventure possible: Dynatech, as main sponsor, San Mateo driving school, Monzon Municipal Sport Board and Cinca Medio Area.

We also want to send an special gratitude to Francisco Lorente, “Fran”, who has related in a expeptional way our experience. When we read them, it seems to us as if he were here with us. Thanks Fran, and thanks to everybody for your support messages. As Frand told in one of his chronicles: a successful expedition: all are back, healthy, and more friends.

In this case, we add a fourth moment of success and celebration, the real happiness of the expedition has been read all of your messages and chronicles and feel you.

From Talkeetna, Alaska, a very strong hug for everybody of the Raules and Adrián”.

 

 

 

 

1 January, 2009

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2 November, 2005

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