TL Jones, E-Motive and Memco to show new products at WEE Expo 2012

Elevator passenger protection, control and information specialist TL Jones Asia Pacific, along with sister companies E-Motive Display and Memco, will be exhibiting new products at the World Elevator and Escalator Expo 2012.

TL Jones will be showing the new Red Spider range of infrared door detectors which uses technology found in the established Microscan range, is locally manufactured and suitable for mass volume production.

Elsewhere on the stand, E-Motive will be demonstrating Panorama, an ultra-wide LCD LED-backlit media display for in-elevator or landing area applications.

Finally, Memco will be displaying the E-Series range of infrared door detectors. Robust and easy to install, the versatile range satisfies most installation requirements.

Aside from these new products, visitors to the booth can examine TL Jones’s COMMANDER™ touch-enabled car operating panels and the Microscan® range of infrared elevator door detectors; E-Motive’s Evolution LCD elevator and building displays; and Memco’s Panachrome infrared elevator door detectors and the Memcom emergency telephone system.

The event takes place at the China Import & Export Fair Exhibition Hall in Guangzhou, China, from 16 to 19 May. The TL Jones, E-Motive and Memco team will be on hand in booth 1701 to demonstrate and discuss the entire range of products available.

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TL Jones India opens new factory and office in Thane

In response to increasing demand within the Indian elevator industry, protection and information system specialist TL Jones has opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Thane, Maharashtra. The factory has a production capacity of 70,000 light curtains a year and is located in TL Jones India’s head office, along with a service centre and engineering department.


Photo caption: Nigel Trodd, Halma Divisional Chief Executive of Elevators, Fire and Security, takes part in the lamp lighting ceremony, watched by Dinesh Musalekar, TL Jones India’s general manager (far right).

The factory was officially inaugurated on 15 February in a grand opening ceremony, attended by elevator industry veterans and customers: Mr Uday Kulkarni (MD, Schindler India); Mr Partha Gurumoorthy (director – R&D, KONE); Mr Abhijit Dandekar (DGM – Quality, Otis India Ltd); Mr V. Jagannathan (executive director, Johnson Lifts); Mr Amit Maitra (owner, Lerch Bates India Pvt Ltd); and Mr T. Bruce Mackinnon (vice president, Elevator World Inc). A lamp lighting ceremony, considered an auspicious tradition in India when starting any new venture, was followed by Mr Dev Das Goswami, from the Bureau of Indian Standards, cutting a ribbon to commemorate the factory’s opening.

Reflecting on the achievement of this milestone, Dinesh Musalekar, TL Jones India’s general manager, said: “We are very pleased to get our manufacturing set-up closer to our customers to produce global products locally, in order to achieve more flexibility and efficiencies in TL Jones India’s operations. We have already started the production of infrared light curtains and will soon add other product lines to our manufacturing schedule.”

“This is the next step in our commitment to the Indian market,” said Nigel Trodd, Halma Divisional Chief Executive of Elevators, Fire and Security, “and is prompted by robust growth in construction and infrastructure development. Our local capability, led by Dinesh and his team, will contribute strongly to the long-term expansion of the elevator industry in the exciting Indian market.”

The new factory and offices can be contacted at:
TL Jones India Pvt. Ltd.
Plot No. A-147, Road No 24,
Wagle Industrial Estate, Thane West,
Thane – 400 604

Main: +91 22 2581 8000 (30 lines)
Fax: +91 22 2581 8080

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TL Jones India opens new office in Bengaluru

In response to increasing demand within the Indian elevator industry, protection and information system specialist TL Jones has now opened an office in Bengaluru, catering for the southern market.

Commenting on the expansion, Dinesh Musalekar, TL Jones India’s general manager, said: “We are very pleased to further develop our presence in the southern region of India, where most of our major OEMs are based, allowing us to better serve our customers’ needs. We will also be closer to our major southern projects, where we supply our advanced elevator safety and building display systems. Our southern region is led by regional manager Mallikarjun Hosamani, who possesses nearly two decades of project management and business unit handling experience. He joined TL Jones India last year.”

“This is the planned stage of our investment in the Indian market,” said Chris Stoelhorst, TL Jones’s divisional managing director, “and is prompted by the robust growth in construction and infrastructure development. Our local capability, led by Dinesh and his team, will contribute strongly to the long-term expansion of the elevator industry in the exciting India market.”

The new Bengaluru office can be contacted at:
TL Jones India Pvt. Ltd.
No. 248, Hans House,
Between 16-17th Cross, Sampige Road,
Malleswaram, Bengaluru 560 003

Telefax: +91 80 2346 6145

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Line Monitoring Alert Panel meets elevator codes

Delivers audio-visual cues signalling elevator phone line failure

In conjunction with sister company Janus Elevator Products, elevator safety specialist TL Jones now offers a panel providing audio-visual signals to the building lobby in the event of emergency phone line failure. The Line Monitoring Alert (LMA) Panel meets ASME/B44 2009 and US 2010 code requirements for elevator phone line status notification.


When used with TL Jones phones featuring the phone line monitoring option, the LMA unit completes the warning system. To manage multiple phone lines, the LMA can be used in conjunction with TL Jones’s Line Monitoring Expansion (LMX) unit. Mounted in the machine room, adding the LMX allows up to ten elevator phones to be connected to the LMA panel.

The LMA panel can operate as a stand-alone unit or be incorporated into a lobby panel. One pair of wires from either the elevator phone or LMX and suitable AC voltage are required for installation. Onboard volume control adjusts the audible signal, with a reset function to silence it using a standard J200 key. The unit resets automatically when the phone line is restored, and a test feature enables manual system checks.

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TL Jones Supplies Elevator Safety and Information Systems to Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai

TL Jones has supplied its Microscan M150 infrared light curtains, E-Motive Evolution S2 elevator display systems, 3D elevator hall lanterns and LED down-lights to the Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai.


The Microscan light curtains, which are installed on the elevator doors, produce 154 invisible criss-cross beams and prevent the elevator doors closing when there is an obstruction. The elevator interiors are lit by energy-efficient LED down-lights situated on the ceiling, which provide bright, clear light, enhancing the appearance of the elevator interior.

The 15-inch, multimedia  Evolution S2 elevator displays can show live TV or DVD feeds, internet messages, live scrolling messages (such as welcome messages to dignitaries) and emergency information, as well as the usual elevator information such as floor number and direction of travel. The building operator can also edit the information in real-time, according to their requirements. The displays’ TFT screens have a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees from all four sides. Evolution S1 displays act as car position indicators. In addition, 3D LED-based hall lanterns with viewing angles of 180 degrees are installed in all the landings of the hospital.

The high-end, interactive elevator products were endorsed by Tak Consultants, the elevator consultants for Hiranandani Construction. The elevators are supplied by City Elevators Private Limited.

Hiranandani Construction’s Director, Mr. Cyrus Pittawalla, commented: “The products supplied by TL Jones enhance the elevator doors’ safety, and the E-Motive Evolution products not only provide basic elevator information such as floor number and direction of travel, but also offer multimedia capabilities for visitors”.

TL Jones India’s Director, Dinesh Musalekar, added: “We are extremely pleased to be associated with Hiranandani Constructions, who are highly respected developers in India, and we are proud to meet customers’ increasing demands for international quality elevator products.”

The Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, located in the picturesque Hiranandani Gardens in Powai, Mumbai, is the first hospital in the western region of India to have received the prestigious National Accreditation for Hospital and Healthcare Providers. Built in honour of Dr. L. H. Hiranandani, an eminent E.N.T. surgeon, the hospital was commissioned in 2004 and is now one of the leading hospitals in Mumbai, with the latest technology and facilities.

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TL Jones supplies elevator light curtains and displays to India’s Delhi Metro

TL Jones has supplied 185 elevator light curtains and 555 dot-matrix displays to the Delhi Metro (DMRC) in India. The passenger safety and information products are fitted to elevators supplied by Kone and Johnson Lifts. Each elevator features Pana40 3D light curtains and three PD3001 LED displays.


Dinesh Musalekar, general manager at TL Jones India, commented: “We are extremely happy to have supplied our world-class product range to the country’s largest infrastructure project, the Delhi Metro. These products have been supplied continuously over the last three years, in conjunction with the elevator OEMs that have contributed to the project.”

The Pana40 3D incorporates two independent detection systems. The first is a light curtain of infrared beams criss-crossing the elevator car’s doors; the second a 3D proximity detection system in the landing zone. Any object interrupting the direct beams or reflections within the 3D detection zone will trigger the system and re-open the elevator doors.

Specific benefits of the Pana40 3D include increased passenger safety and improved traffic flow, as well as reduced collisions between trolleys, wheelchairs or pushchairs and the elevator doors. Typical applications include busy public buildings such as hospitals, shopping centres, hotels, offices, passenger terminals and public transport systems.

The detectors are manufactured in various profiles to suit a variety of elevator doors, including both centre- and side-opening doors.

The Delhi Metro is a rapid transit system built and operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited, serving Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida in the National Capital Region of India. The network consists of six lines with a total length of 156 kilometres (97 miles) and 132 stations. It uses a combination of elevated, ground-level and underground lines.

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TL Jones launches new touch-enabled elevator landing call station

TL Jones Asia Pacific has released the latest addition to its COMMANDER™ suite of touch-enabled elevator control products: the L1 landing call station module.


Using the latest touch-screen technology, TL Jones’s COMMANDER™ L1 landing call station module has a static display that can be customised to the building with colour, branding and arrow styles. Available for either flush or surface mounting, the L1 is easily retrofitted in modernisation projects and can also be included as a new OEM standard item.

Like the whole COMMANDER™ range, the L1 is vandal-proof and resists dust and liquids, thanks to its toughened glass construction. Being glass, the module is naturally more resistant to germs than porous surfaces. With its dual illumination, elevator calls are clearly confirmed to the user.

The L1 is the latest addition to the COMMANDER™ suite of touch-enabled elevator control products, which include printed glass and LCD car operating panels and LCD building information centres. COMMANDER™ products are available worldwide from TL Jones in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Janus Elevator Products in North America and Memco in the UK and Europe.

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TL Jones opens new office in Australia

Elevator safety and passenger information specialist TL Jones has further extended its global network with its first Australian facility. With an already extensive presence around the Asia Pacific region, the recently opened office in Brisbane is the company’s first in Australia.

TLJ Brisbane office

Chris Stoelhorst, divisional managing director, is excited about the move. “The opening of our initial Australian facility in Brisbane in May is an exciting event in the long history of the TL Jones company and one that allows us to better serve our customers’ needs for our advanced elevator safety and building display products,” he said.

Graham Pinnell, formerly of GP Associates, has joined TL Jones in a full time capacity as General Manager of TL Jones Australia. With a long history in the building and construction industry as a consultant, Mr Stoelhorst is delighted with the appointment: “Graham brings with him an enviable wealth of experience in the elevator industry and will be a valuable addition to the TL Jones Asia Pacific regional management team.”

As part of the Halma Group, TL Jones represents all the Halma Elevator Safety Division products, including world renowned brands MicroscanTM and PanachromeTM infrared door light curtains and E-Motive displays. The company also offers a host of other products, including the innovative new touch-screen car operating panels from TLJ Technologies.

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TL Jones India moves to new premises in Mumbai

TL Jones, specialists in elevator door protection and information systems, has shifted its Indian headquarters in Mumbai to new premises in Hyde Park on the Saki Vihar Road, Andheri East. TL Jones India moved to this state-of-the-art office facility with expanded engineering / service support in Nov 2008. Local celebrations included a pooja (dedication ceremony).

Indian office

Dinesh Musalekar, general manager of TL Jones India, commented: “With the exponential growth we have had in India in recent years, it is essential for us to expand our engineering and service capabilities in India to support our increased customer base, and the two branch offices we have in Chennai and New Delhi”.

The new TL Jones India HQ address and contact details are as follows:

TL Jones India Pvt Ltd
202 Hyde Park
Saki Vihar Road
Andheri East
Mumbai 400 072
Tel +91 22 4215 0700/01/02/03
Fax +91 22 4200 0789

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Peter Thomson retires after 50 years’ service

Peter Thomson of TL Jones is to retire from the elevator industry, having reached the significant milestone of 50 years’ employment with the company.  He will leave TL Jones’s Christchurch premises for the final time in January 2009.

Peter Thomson

Beginning his career as an electrical apprentice, Peter transferred to Thomas L Jones & Son Ltd (later to be known as TL Jones Ltd) in January 1959 and soon completed his qualifications to become a registered electrician.  Although twice seconded to work with Express Lifts Co (ELCO) in the United Kingdom, he returned both times to Christchurch and TL Jones.

Peter spent several years as TL Jones’s general manager, before choosing to become engineering manager in the 1990s.  Having witnessed major technological changes within the elevator industry, Peter’s vast knowledge and experience is unparalleled.  Reflecting upon his time in the trade, he remembers a variety of jobs, from installing a simple dumb waiter in a local Chinese restaurant to commissioning the fastest double-decker lifts in Europe’s highest building of the time.

“Recently I went to a site to assist a customer with an installation of one of our Microscan units on a modernization job,” says Peter.  “While travelling up the lift shaft on the top of the car, I noticed carved into the wall of the shaft was ‘PJT 1964’ – this really brought home to me how long I had been in the industry!”

Peter will leave behind a legacy of extraordinary service to the TL Jones Group and the elevator industry, and will be greatly missed.

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