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Posted on 20th Nov 2023

KEB F5 Elevator Drives: Startup, Adjustment

CM Industry Supply Automation provide you with general guidance on how the startup and adjustment process for elevator drives typically works. Keep in mind that for accurate and up-to-date information, you should refer to the product documentation provided by KEB or consult with their technical support.

Here is a general overview:

Startup Procedure:

Installation Check:

Ensure that the drive is properly installed according to the manufacturer's guidelines and specifications.


Power up the drive according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Parameter Settings:

Configure the basic parameters of the drive. This may include motor data, acceleration/deceleration times, and other application-specific settings.

Control Configuration:

Set the control mode for elevator operation. Elevator drives often support different control methods, such as V/f control or vector control. Choose the appropriate mode for your application.

Safety Checks:

Verify that all safety features are functioning correctly. Elevator drives typically have safety features to ensure smooth and secure operation.

Adjustment Procedure:

Motor Identification:

Perform motor identification to ensure that the drive has accurate information about the connected motor. This is essential for optimal performance and efficiency.

Speed and Torque Control:

Adjust the speed and torque control parameters based on the requirements of the elevator system. This may involve tuning the control loops for precise speed and torque regulation.

Ride Comfort:

Elevator drives often include features for improving ride comfort. Adjust parameters related to acceleration and deceleration ramps to achieve smooth and comfortable rides.

Emergency Stop and Safety Functions:

Test and verify the emergency stop and other safety functions. Ensure that the drive responds appropriately to emergency situations.

Monitoring and Diagnostics:

Set up any monitoring and diagnostic features provided by the drive. This may include fault logging, alarms, and other diagnostic tools for troubleshooting.

Energy Efficiency Optimization:

If applicable, adjust parameters related to energy efficiency. Elevator drives often have features to optimize energy consumption during operation.

Always refer to the specific user manual, technical documentation, or startup guides provided by KEB for detailed and accurate information about the startup and adjustment procedures for the KEB F5 drive provided by CM Industry Supply Automation. If you don't have the documentation, you should contact KEB's technical support or check their official website for the latest resources.