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Presentation of automated parking garage system using linear motors

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  • 1. SYNCPARK LSM PARKING Changing the Balance Between People and Parking
  • 2. The Highest-Value Parking System • Lower Capital Cost per space, installed • Lower Operating Cost – greater reliability; lower HVAC, lighting, insurance, staffing, depreciation • Faster Retrieval – under 1 minute per vehicle • Flexible Location – curbside entrance, garage in back • Smaller Footprint – about half the size of self-parking • Greater Customer/Facility Security
  • 3. The Most Space-Efficient System Standard Self-Park Same lot with SyncPark: 180 Layout: 84 Spaces on Spaces – three rows deep 30,600 sq. ft.
  • 4. Multi-Level Comparison Total: S S S -- 685 vehicles A T -- 29,300 s.f. T A C -- 4 levels high A W CONVENTIONAL PARKING SYNCPARK • • 10’ between floors 8’ between floors • • Heavy full concrete floors Light Steel Racks • • 24” support columns every 4 rows <6” steel columns every row • • Driveways, ramps between floors No ramps, no driveways • • HVAC, lighting required at all times Minimum HVAC, lighting • • Passenger stairs and elevators No stairs or elevators
  • 5. What is a Mechanical Garage? • Based on 1970’s warehouse retrieval technology • Used in Europe, Japan • Only a handful in US
  • 6. Problems with Mechanical Systems RELY ON: DRAWBACKS: • Rotary motors to power • High capital cost all shuttles, and/or • Frequent maintenance • High failure rate • Hydraulic pumps, lines • Slower speeds and and pistons, elevators, acceleration turntables, gears, belts, • Expensive to operate hoists, ropes or chains • Limited configurations
  • 7. Comparison of Motor Technologies • All electric motors: Force is created by electromagnetic interaction between a stationary part and a moving part. • Rotary electric motor: Electromagnetic force creates rotary motion which is then converted to propulsive force via gears and wheels. • Linear motor: Electromagnetic force propels and brakes vehicles directly without using gears or wheels to achieve propulsion.
  • 8. Linear Motors: a Proven Technology in Many Fields • Precision assembly plants • Amusement parks • US Navy ships • High-speed trains, including maglev trains
  • 9. Advantages of Using a Linear Motor • Not dependent on friction for propulsion and braking – faster, more precise movement • No gears or powered wheels to wear out • Capable of vertical and horizontal movement
  • 10. LSM Garage Operations – Inbound Storing Car: 1. Car drives into bay, parks on pallet; driver locks and leaves car 2. (If car to be parked on upper level) pallet and car are moved to that level via elevator 3. Shuttle moves under and engages pallet 4. Shuttle moves pallet to central aisle a. along aisle to designated row b. into vacant space in row
  • 11. LSM Garage Operations – Outbound Retrieving Car: 1. Driver requests car using control identification 2. Shuttle moves car out of space and down central aisle 3. (If car is on upper level) car is moved to street level via elevator 4. Car moved to output bay; driver enters and drives away
  • 12. Typical Storage Times • Typical travel times in sec. min max avg cum Car from bay onto elevator 6 6 6 6 Elevator to storage level 0 8 4 10 Car onto shuttle 6 6 6 16 Shuttle to storage slot 4 16 10 26 Car into space 6 6 6 32 Total from bay to space 22 42 32 Estimated times assuming no congestion • Average throughput of over 60 cars per bay per hour
  • 13. Typical Retrieval Times • Typical travel times in sec. min max avg cum – Shuttle to slot 2 12 7 7 – Car onto shuttle 6 6 6 13 – Shuttle to elevator 4 16 10 23 – Car onto elevator 6 6 6 29 – Elevator to bay level 0 8 4 33 – Car into output bay 6 6 6 39 – Total from space to bay 24 54 39 Estimated times assuming no congestion
  • 14. Customer Benefits • Avoid time to walk from entrance to car space (rate of 200’/minute)… NO LONG WALKS in – RAIN – SNOW – SUBFREEZING COLD – STIFLING HEAT – DARK DESERTED AREAS OF LOT (LATE AT NIGHT) • Avoid delays looking for … and walking from space to… entrance / exit • With transponder or text messaging, customer can activate retrieval system before exiting building or station, so car is available when he/she arrives at bay
  • 15. System Mechanisms Pallet •Solid steel structure weighing <1000 lbs. •Exceeds vehicle dimensions so pallets can touch and lock •Stackable •Vehicle restrained from rolling •Wheels on racks allow pallet to roll into and out of storage slots •Drainage control
  • 16. System Mechanisms (continued) • Pallets lock together so they can push or pull each other in tandem • Developing a proprietary pallet locking mechanism
  • 17. Storage Rack Wheel Supports • Pallets roll into and out of storage on wheels mounted on storage racks extends to end of slot
  • 18. Shuttle Pallet Roller Frame • The shuttle carries a roller frame that allows pallets to roll on and off it • LSM stators push and pull the pallets on or off the shuttle via the roller frame
  • 19. Pallets Move Via Shuttle The shuttle moves on rails, propelled by an LSM, • and transfers pallets between storage and in or out of bays and elevators
  • 20. Shuttle Transfers Vehicle • The pallet is pulled and pushed on and off the shuttle by another LSM, with stators on the shuttle and magnets on the transfer mechanism (LSM stators on shuttle not shown in figure)
  • 21. Sample Layout – High Volume Garage
  • 22. High Turnover – Side Entrance Example
  • 23. Garage Behind Hospital Entrance
  • 24. Auto-Valet Parking at Train Station
  • 25. Acceleration and Speed Acceleration/Deceleration (Horizontal and Vertical) 1 Meter/Second2…………….(Full Pallet) 2 Meter /Second2 ………….(Empty Pallet) Speed -- Along aisle 4 Meters/Second …(Full Pallet) 5 Meters / Second …(Empty Pallet) Traverse into Row, and Lift/descend 1.5 Meters / Second …(Full Pallet) 2 Meters / Second …(Empty Pallet)
  • 26. Power Requirements • 6¢ per round trip Storage/Retrieval @ 12¢ per kwh (½ kwh per round trip) • Propelled by series of 2 meter LSMs on each side of the aisle and two sides of the shuttle for transverse pallet movement in a row • Powered from sliding contacts along rails • 480 Volt, 3-Phase, 60 Hz service creates 300 VDC for LSM’s (240 VDC for smaller garages) • 15 kw peak per shuttle, 40 kw peak per elevator, 40 kw peak per bay, 40 kw back-up power source
  • 27. Reliability and Redundancy • Will have redundancy of all key components – no single failure will cause the system to stop operating • Requires only a periodic maintenance program. • Components are designed such that a failed item can be identified and replaced within 30 minutes. • Most repairs can be done during normal business hours by a conventional elevator contract maintenance firm.
  • 28. Additional Benefits • LIGHTER— no need for concrete in multi-story garages • FASTER CONSTRUCTION – Steel erection vs. phased concrete forming and pouring • TAX BENEFITS– Faster write-off for machinery vs. structures • INSURANCE— no manual parking, no door dings • HVAC— avoids frequent air changes in enclosed garages • SITE WORK— smaller footprint for site preparation and storm water management, and eliminate paving • SECURITY— people are not walking through garage • LIGHTING— significantly reduced • HANDICAPPED SPACES—eliminates set-aside spaces
  • 29. Increasing the Value of Private and Public Space: • Freeing up square footage for use as rentable building area • Smaller building footprints • Possible to develop publicly-owned surface lots near civic facilities (stations) that otherwise cannot be developed
  • 30. LEED CREDITS • SyncPark system may allow a building to earn credits towards LEED Certification: – Lower Lighting – Lower HVAC – Minimizes Excavation and Site Work – Minimizes Emissions within Structure – Improved Planning Tool
  • 31. Summary of SyncPark Benefits: • Cheaper to BUILD • Cheaper to OPERATE • Faster RETRIEVAL • Greater RELIABILITY • More FLEXIBLE LAYOUT • Greater SECURITY
  • 32. Contact Information: • President: Andrew Hayes (212) 554-3125 • Business Development: East: Ron Klempner (201) 840-0766 West: Anna Vasquez (619) 721-0973