Memberships & organisations

SafeLine – a proud member and contributor


CAN has been used in lift control applications for many years. In 2002 several mid-size companies decided to move to the standardized high-layer protocol CANopen to allow for “plug- and-play” compatibility of devices. The result of the standardization efforts is the CANopen application for lifts (CiA 417).

CiA is the international users’ and manufacturers’ group that develops and supports CANopen and other CAN-based higher-layer protocols. Approximately 500 companies are members of the non-profit group.

European Lift Association is promoting the quality and safety, in EU and EFTA, of equipment and services related to lifts and escalators.

ELCA, European Lift Component Association, is recognised as the “voice” of the European lift component manufacturers by the European Institutions and other related industry associations.

The trade organization VDMA with its working group “lifts” is the leading representative and interest group of the German lift and component manufacturing industry.

Members are medium-sized manufacturers/installers and component manufacturers of lifts. They sponsor the world’s largest trade fair Interlift, offer trade-related education/qualification and are involved in legislation and standardization processes.

CEN TC-10 develops the European EN 81 lift norms. SafeLine is represented in both the TC-10 plenary work and in the WG4 devoted to lift emergency telephones.

CE, Conformité Européenne asserts that the products meet all the essential requirements of relevant European Directives.

ISO norms are devised by the WTO in order to reduce barriers of trade. The TC178 ISO lift norms are based on the CEN and are today applied all the world’s countries except USA and Canada.

RoHS, reduction of Hazardous Substances is an EU-norm relating to environmental protection.