Document Type : Original research articles
Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, South Valley University, Qena 83523, Egypt
Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, South Valley University, Qena 83523, Egypt
Elevator is very important in the real life, and it is considered as an interesting and wonderful means of transportation. This paper designs and implements a prototype of an elevator control system. The mechanical design of this prototype is presented, where the dimensions, sizes, weights, calculations, and analysis of each part are considered. Based on some calculations, the servo motor of type MG996R High Torque Metal Gear Dual Ball Bearing is selected to operate the elevator’s prototype. The control circuit for the developed elevator is designed using the Arduino Uno as the main controller and the 4x4 Matrix Membrane Keypad to be the component for human interface. An experimental work is investigated with the elevator’s prototype using different loads (0.3 kg, 1.0 kg, and 2.5 kg) to check and investigate its effectiveness. The results show that the performance of the developed elevator is good and satisfactory whether in the upward or downward movements.