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Low-Voltage Storage for Energy-Intelligent Elevators

By by Luis Jiménez, Dr. Pilar Molina Gaudó, Logan López, Rubén Gálvez and Dr. Carlos Bernal Ruiz | January 1, 2019

An examination of current and future ultracapacitor and battery technology shows how any small or medium-sized elevator manufacturer can offer high-end solutions with minor investments. by Dr. Estanis Oyarbide, Luis Jiménez, Dr. Pilar Molina Gaudó, Logan López, Rubén Gálvez and Dr. Carlos Bernal Ruiz The elevator industry is moving toward finding new solutions for energy…

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Five Benefits of Hydraulic Rope Equalizers

By Elevator World | January 1, 2019

This Readers Platform examines how the devices can add value beyond safety and cost benefits. Despite its benefits, the hydraulic rope equalizer is easily one of the most overlooked tools available for elevators and other lift systems. While elevator ropes usually fail to disperse tension evenly, these instruments equalize tension across all ropes involved, which…

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The Future of Integrated Transport in the Digital Age

By Doguscan Aladag and Rupert Cruise | January 1, 2019

Transportation will morph from a wait-and-catch system to one where on-demand will become ubiquitous. By Lars Hesselgren, Doguscan Aladag and Rupert Cruise This paper was presented at  Berlin 2018, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 22, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission…

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No More Ropes to Break

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

“The entire history of skyscrapers contains an homage to the inventors and pioneers of the elevators,” said Francisco Mujica[1] in 1977, and these words are still relevant. In fact, the elevator, made safe by Elisha Graves Otis more than 160 years ago, is based on a very simple and still-unaltered principle: a cabin connected to…

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Integrated Safety Valves for Unintended Car Movement

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

Integrated Safety Valves for Unintended Car Movement An additional unintended-car-movement (UCM) safety requirement has been mandatory for new elevators and major modernizations since January 1, 2012, per EN 81-1/2+A3. Later, the requirement was also in the present standard, EN 81-20/-50. The requirement is to prevent UCM while the doors are open. There have been various…

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High-Power Elevator Drives

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017

Regenerative drives among those discussed for use in high peak current requirements With higher speed inherently comes higher power, in terms of both the energy put into elevator systems and the potential energy returned. As the number of high-rise and supertall building applications increase and higher speeds become more frequent and push new bounds, there…

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Let There Be (UV-C) Light

By Kaija Wilkinson | January 1, 2017

Startup recognized as top innovator in Germany, aims to take escalator-handrail sanitation system worldwide. Germany has quite a few business-plan competitions and companies that have won them. In 2015, there were 810 winners, to be exact. Competition organizer fuer-gruender.de ranked which companies were honored most frequently that year. UVIS UV-Innovative Solutions GmbH, a small business-to-business…

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Plastics Are Fantastic

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017

R&D-driven technology has fueled faigle’s rise to become the world’s leading escalator-roller supplier. Headquartered in Hard, Austria, faigle is a plastics specialist that has developed hydrolysis-resistant, precision, durable rollers used in more than half of the escalators in the world. With 350 employees worldwide, faigle produces a broad range of components for not only escalators,…

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Technological Development of the Ultra-High-Speed Elevator with a Speed of 1,200 mpm

By Tetsuya Nakayama, Hideka Matsuoka, Yoshiki Higashida, Jun Ohtsuki, Keizo Nakamura and Kazuhisa Mori | January 1, 2017

How the world’s fastest elevator was developed by Tetsuya Nakayama, Hideka Matsuoka, Yoshiki Higashida, Jun Ohtsuki, Keizo Nakamura and Kazuhisa Mori 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…

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