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#33259 - 06/16/22 08:40 PM Alpha Controller  
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liftronic Offline
LA Elevator
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Has anyone worked with this new controller company which is called Alpha? https://www.alphaelevatorcontrol.com/Lykos%20Brochure.pdf
The picture in their brochure shows a nice looking hydraulic controller.

#33260 - 06/16/22 11:55 PM Re: Alpha Controller [Re: liftronic]  
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We have our first one but have not installed it yet. Spoke with some one else that installed a few and they raved about it.

It is basically a better and updated version of the Smartrise.

#33261 - 06/17/22 01:16 AM Re: Alpha Controller [Re: liftronic]  
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Is this the new controller company started by the few folks that worked for smartrise then left?

JUST what our industry needs. Another random controller brand to dilute the market and force us all to learn yet another brand of controller that possibly won't have support/parts in the future if the company doesn't make it...

Between mce, va controls, ec, smartrise, and the 500 controllers the big 4 have came out with we have far more than enough options to make metal boxes move. I get the sentiment of everyone wants to make some money but..

#33263 - 06/17/22 04:19 AM Re: Alpha Controller [Re: EElevator]  
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Originally Posted by EElevator
Is this the new controller company started by the few folks that worked for smartrise then left?

JUST what our industry needs. Another random controller brand to dilute the market and force us all to learn yet another brand of controller that possibly won't have support/parts in the future if the company doesn't make it...

Between mce, va controls, ec, smartrise, and the 500 controllers the big 4 have came out with we have far more than enough options to make metal boxes move. I get the sentiment of everyone wants to make some money but..


The more open source, easily to fault find equipment the better. Anything to take the market away from the big 4 and their proprietary crap

#33264 - 06/17/22 09:21 AM Re: Alpha Controller [Re: heisenberg]  
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Why You don’t like paying $5k for wiring diagrams πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
It’s amazing to me what they get away with. It’s all about the intellectual property laws. There are way more painful issues and problems from proprietary elevators then independent controllers going out of business. Once and a while you find a dinosaur independent

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#33270 - 06/18/22 02:46 AM Re: Alpha Controller [Re: liftronic]  
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We have installed 5 of them. They are simple, easy to set up and seem to be reliable too. Its about a month and we have had no problems yet. I can say alpha controller is an improved version of smartrise which is way better than smartrise. Their tech-support is awesome. I know at least one of the tech-support people from smartrise. Looks like all the good people from smartrise have moved to alpha now.

#33272 - 06/18/22 01:30 PM Re: Alpha Controller [Re: liftronic]  
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It is very similar to smartrise, and is designed by smartrise engineers who have left the company. They tried to keep it simple and as close as possible to smartrise so people know how to use it out of the box. And I agree with previous comments, It appears to be a better version of smartrise controller with better support. Maybe its because they have not sold millions of them yet. Will figure out soon.


#33273 - 06/19/22 01:15 PM Re: Alpha Controller [Re: liftronic]  
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That car top box looks terrible and cheap though...

#33289 - 06/22/22 02:44 AM Re: Alpha Controller [Re: liftronic]  
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We have 3 Alpha controllers running, it's been a couple of months now and so far so good. They are very similar to Smartrise controllers like other comments also mentions. I think I like them better than Smart rise

#34107 - 10/26/22 04:52 AM Re: Alpha Controller [Re: liftronic]  
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We have installed almost 8 units so far and more coming , they work great ! had no issue with them very reliable and as some of you said the support is fantastic, and the management team is great to work with. I am a big Fan. Yes tall the engineers are senior engineers from the industry. You are not getting someone reading of the manual for you.

#34110 - 10/26/22 04:49 PM Re: Alpha Controller [Re: liftronic]  
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How about traction controller ?

#34120 - 10/27/22 04:10 AM Re: Alpha Controller [Re: liftronic]  
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I know they are working on coming up with one but I was told they are still in the beta stages. If it is as reliable as the Hydro they I am sure we will be using it as well.

#34129 - 10/28/22 10:20 PM Re: Alpha Controller [Re: liftronic]  
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Mechanic 1951
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We installed 3 Alpha controllers about 6 month ago, and they have been working great. Not a single call.


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