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The next generation lift controller with open source software and hardware for the European lift controllers.

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Our team

Roy Schneider

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Roy Schneider is the senior engineer at Thor Engineering. Roy's main task is to develop the lift application as well as the Toolbox as a companion to the lift application. He has worked for more than 15 years in the lift business as a software developer with solid CANopen CiA 417 knowledge. Roy is very capable of interconnecting the world of software and hardware.



Thomas Reul

Thomas has worked in the lift industy since 1994 and has experience with several different lift companies and controllers. In October 2020 he started working as managing director for Thor Engineering. Thomas will work with commercial organisation and everything that belongs to customer service such as telephone support, training, consulting etc.



Aage Hjort Johansen

Aage Hjort Johansen is an electronic engineer with a bachelor degree from the university in Odense Denmark (B.SC.E.E.). Aage has worked with CANopen and CiA417 for more than 10 years, and participate in the CiA417 standardization work. In close partnership with Thor Engineering Aage has added embedded Linux® and embedded C++ to the list of experience.



Lars Gustafsson

R&D Manager and founder of the SafeLine group. Lars has been working in the lift business for 40 years. He is a specialist in hardware design and circuit board production. Lars made his first complete controller hardware and software for the Swedish lift business more than 20 years ago.



Ivan Dick

Ivan has a master degree in information engineering (M.Sc.) from the Cologne University of Applied Sciences. Ivan worked for 3 years at the R&D department of an automotive supplier and is therefore familiar with systems which require hard real-time conditions. He is familiar with C (especiallay MISRA-C), C++ and Linux as an embedded or desktop OS.



This could be you!

Thor engineering is currently looking for one more engineer with experience in software for lifts, C++, Linux, embedded software and open source. Is this you? Apply today and help us develop Thor!



Innovative Software

The THOR platform is an embedded Linux®-based system (Yocto) running on a modern micro-controller solution. The system provides a modern, touch-based graphical user interface, making Thor very easy to operate and to orientate within the system. The application itself features an object-orientated architecture in order to make it easy to adapt the code to all the different doors, drives and encoder systems.


State-of-the-art Hardware

Combines the best of our knowledge in classic lift controller technology with an intuitive and LCD touch display – bringing the lift controller into the 21st century. Thor is the most compact lift controller solution of its class while boasting a powerful 256 MB RAM, and 256 MB Flash on board, giving the system the intelligence it needs to be the first of its kind.


High-tech functionality

Thor offers a wide range of functions, easily accessible through a clear and self-explanatory graphical menu. Change functions such as door timers, parking floor, landing calls and more by just sweeping your finger through the menus.