NON-PROPRIETARY CONTROLLERS NON-PROPRIETARY CONTROLLERS JRT is proud to offer its clients a selection of NON-PROPRIETARY elevator and escalator controllers. Built around programmable logic controllers (PLC), they’re an ideal choice for anyone wanting to save on maintenance fees. But how is that possible? And what does “non-proprietary” really mean? What’s Non-proprietary? At its simplest, a non-proprietary controller is a controller that can be installed and maintained by any company or individual with the competence required by the law. The term “non-proprietary” comes from the fact that the controller isn’t built around a technology owned by a single company. The use of non-proprietary controllers encourages healthy competition between installation service providers and between maintenance service providers, and ultimately leads to better prices on service contracts for the final customer. It also gives a measure of freedom and independence to building owners by ensuring that they can turn to a different maintenance service provider if they do not receive adequate service from their current provider. But providing a non-proprietary controller is easier said than done. Many manufacturers claim their products are non-proprietary, but few really are. Here at JRT, we are determined to offer completely non-proprietary controllers by respecting the following guidelines. JRT’s Non-proprietary Promises Our non-proprietary controllers are assembled out of generic, high quality industrial parts. In addition to ensuring that your controller is reliable and performs well, these parts are available from a multitude of industrial parts suppliers everywhere in North America. As such, any maintenance company can take care of repairing or servicing your elevator. Our non-proprietary controller can be services, repaired and even reconfigured without the use of a proprietary service tool. All the tools required to configure a controller come built in, and many advanced software diagnostic and maintenance tools can be provided at delivery time. An external memory card can be provided at delivery time. It can be used to back up the controller’s program after the final adjustments are done. If the controller’s main processor is ever defective, the replacement processor can then be configured by the service provider without having to depend on JRT. No “black box” component is installed in JRT controllers. The electrical prints provided with every project clearly show every circuit used in each controller. Each component can easily be identified, something that helps our products be amongst the first to be approved by regulatory bodies following regulation updates. These guidelines allow us to ensure our controller’s maintenance remains simple and fast, and gives our clients the luxury of choosing the service company that fits their needs. There are no hard-to-find parts, no proprietary tool-restricted configurations and no information kept out of our prints. Since any company can offer maintenance services for these controllers, owners can always choose their service providers amongst the most competitive maintenance companies. On top of that, JRT offers a 24/7 technical support line to any and all maintenance companies. For quality service and competitive maintenance prices, ask for a non-proprietary controller from an independent leader in the vertical transportation industry. Go a step higher – with JRT!