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A Commitment to Energy Efficiency

By Elevator World | April 1, 2018

Fermator Group Reduces Energy Consumption of the Door Control System There are many articles about vertical-transportation energy consumption and its economic impact within the total energy consumed in the world. Using data provided by the International Energy Agency,[1] in 2014, electricity consumption, including gross production plus imports minus exports and losses was 21,962.54 TWh per…

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The Best VT Solution

By Elevator World | April 1, 2018

In this Readers Platform, your author describes the benefits of Peelle’s vertical-slide doors in Freight Applications It’s important for a building owner or architect to properly communicate the purpose of a proposed facility when consulting with an elevator professional. Elevator professionals will conduct their own discovery, i.e., who will visit, how often, for what purpose…

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Market Booms for Code-Compliant Swing Doors

By Niagara Belco | April 1, 2018

Niagara Belco positions itself to take advantage of growing trend The boom in residential elevators is bringing a burgeoning demand for code-compliant swing doors, and as North America’s oldest and largest elevator swing-door supplier, Canada’s Niagara Belco is positioned to be an authoritative voice in the elevator door industry. Formed in 1983, the company has…

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Smooth Operators

By Elevator World | April 1, 2018

A look at the Future of Moving elevator doors It is often said about life that when one door closes, another opens. And so it goes with elevator door operators: as decades-old methodologies fade into obsolescence, today’s cutting-edge technologies — such as the Internet of Things (IoT) — are opening new views into the design,…

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Of Hand Dryers and Elevator Door Systems

Of Hand Dryers and Elevator Door Systems

By Trudi Osborne | April 1, 2018

Airdri, parent company of Chicago’s Formula Systems, has interesting history, exciting future.

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Niagara-Belco

Niagara Belco

By Lee Freeland | December 1, 2016

Niagara Belco provides specialized industry equipment to places across North America. Hamilton, Canada-based Niagara Belco Ltd. is a supplier of swing-door assemblies to elevator contractors and manufacturers of commercial and residential accessibility lifts for North America. Founded by the late David Balmer as BELCO (standing for “Balmer Elevator Lift Co.”) in 1983, the company has…

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The Extra Mile

By Carlo Ferrari and Tommaso Sala | December 1, 2016

In this Readers Platform, your authors provide a list of questions to ask yourself when handling projects that call for high-performance doors. by Carlo Ferrari and Tommaso Sala In projects with high-performance doors, either high-speed, high-rise systems or highly refined round or underdriven panoramic systems, it is essential to choose components that are up to…

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Technology for the 21st Elevator Century

By Elevator World | December 1, 2016

The science behind a product touting full door-area protection for passengers, freight and the door itself This paper was presented at  Madrid 2016, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 21, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission from the International Association of Elevator…

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Whatever Happened to MAC Door Equipment?

By Elevator World | December 1, 2016

In this Readers Platform, your author recounts the evolution of a popular door operator and the company that supplies and supports it. Many of you are familiar with MAC door equipment, especially the MAC Closed Loop and MAC PM/SSC door operators. After all, they’ve been around for approximately 20 years. But, did you know the…

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A History of Elevator Doors

By Dr. Lee Gray | December 1, 2016

The 75-year-long evolution of the elevator door featured various designs often driven by the need for greater safety. The modern elevator door is the product of approximately 75 years of invention and refinement. The ballet-like mechanical system of car and shaft doors, which open and close as perfectly integrated components, has become an accepted –…

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