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New Escalators and Elevators in Shinsegae Centum City

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator equips one of the world’s largest shopping centers with more than 120 vertical-transportation units.

Shinsegae Centum City, lo-cated in Busan, South Korea, opened its doors in March 2009 to more than 190,000 people. The 465,457-m2 complex is comprised of five underground and 14 aboveground floors. It includes a large department store, leisure center, shopping mall, duty-free shop, movie theater and theme park. It was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest shopping center in the world at that time. In order to accommodate the high volume of visitors, 123 vertical-transportation units were added throughout the complex. In August 2007, ThyssenKrupp Elevator was awarded the con-tract to supply the equipment. In total, ThyssenKrupp Elevator supplied 84 escalators and mov-ing walks, and installed the equipment within 10-and-a-half months. In addition, the com-pany provided 39 elevators. To reduce delivery and installation time, the escalators were shipped fully assembled and ready for installation.

Specifications

  • Velino escalators (indoor): 74 units (maximum rise: 7.5 m, 30°)
  • Velino Extra escalators (outdoor): two units (maximum rise: 12.3 m, 30°)
  • Orinoco moving walks: eight units (maximum rise: 5.5 m, 12°, maximum length: 26 m)
  • Gearless elevators: eight units (maximum speed: 2 mps)
  • Geared elevators: 20 units (maximum speed 1.75 mps)
  • Machine-room-less elevators: 11 uni  ts (maximum speed: 1.75 mps)

Equipment Features

The escalators have a gear efficiency of 95%, generate less heat and have low noise levels (55 db). Elastic rollers are ap-plied at each link of the step chain, improving the safety of the equipment. In addition, the escalators feature low-pitched dual roller chains for handrail driving, which help minimize vibration. A U-shaped guide rail for the step chains helps pre-vent the inflow of alien sub-stances and extends the lifes-pan of the step chains.

There are three flat steps at the landings of the escalators to improve passenger safety when loading and unloading. Traffic lights and display pads at the inner decks indicate the mov-ing direction.

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