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When Software Takes Control

By Dr. Rolf Zöllner | August 1, 2020

Verifying the operational safety of relevant firmware by Dr. Rolf Zöllner A rising number of mechanical safety features in lift systems are monitored and controlled by software. This monitoring and control software must be kept up-to-date and satisfy both product- and functional-safety criteria. This article points out what operators must look out for and how…

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From R & D to Application

By Undine Stricker-Berghoff | August 1, 2020

Roadmap used by KONE for its DX line of elevators offers guidelines for the process. by Undine Stricker-Berghoff KONE’s DX — “Digital Experience” — elevators, available since January 2020 (ELEVATOR WORLD, February 2020), contribute to digital buildings and are available in three models, serving from low-rise to very tall buildings. Through their digital capabilities, they…

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Non-Human Passengers

By Dr. Rory Smith | July 1, 2020

Your author takes an in-depth look at the special demands different types of robots place on lifts. by Dr. Rory SmithThis article was first presented at the 10thSymposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies, www.liftsymposium.org. Lifts are increasingly being called upon to transport robots between floors in multistory buildings. The robots that are presently available place…

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Innovative Designs: Challenges for Inspection and Maintenance?

By Robert Kaspersma | May 1, 2020

New technology is frequently introduced, but safety regulations don’t always cover changes. by Robert KaspersmaThis article was first presented at the 2019 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium in Las Vegas. For more information on December 7-8, 2020’s event in Amsterdam and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. New elevator designs are regularly introduced, yet safety regulations do…

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Smart Data Warehouse

By Kaija Wilkinson | April 1, 2020

thyssenkrupp Elevator aims to expand Spain pilot program to the U.S., China and India. by Kaija Wilkinson In early February, thyssenkrupp Elevator inaugurated its 6,853-m2 Smart Data Technological Warehouse in the San Fernando de Henares municipality of Madrid. Connected to thyssenkrupp’s MAX predictive-maintenance solution, the warehouse has approximately 25 employees and holds up to 9,800…

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Maintenance of the Future

By Rob Wurth | April 1, 2020

Fast-growing sensor-based approach involves innovations in technology and business. by Rob Wurth Sensor-based maintenance is an approach to elevator maintenance that involves utilizing sensors to augment traditional maintenance by integrating data and insights into the preventive maintenance plan. It encompasses innovation on both technology and business model fronts. Technology From a technology standpoint, it involves…

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The IoEE: Connecting Equipment, Customers and Passengers

By Matthias Schiller and Dr. Clarissa Falge | November 1, 2019

Schindler AHEAD shows how cutting-edge technology can reduce downtime and increase customer satisfaction. by Matthias Schiller and Dr. Clarissa FalgeThis article was first presented at the 2018 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium in Istanbul. For more information on December 3-4, 2019’s event in Las Vegas and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. The Internet of Things (IoT),…

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CAFM, an Industry Challenge

By Max Guijt | August 1, 2019

A closer look at the information system and the kinds of companies utilizing it This article was first presented at the 2018 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium in Istanbul. For more information on December 3-4, 2019’s event in Las Vegas and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. In today’s world of business, finding ways to manage information…

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Integrated Lift Control System

By İ. Melih Aybey | June 1, 2019

Combining controller with motor driver in one unit offers much more than just simplicity. This article was first presented at the 2018 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium in Istanbul. For more information on November 2019’s event in Las Vegas and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. An integrated lift control system consists of a lift controller and…

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KONE 24/7 Connected Services Improve Flow of Urban Life

By Elevator World | March 1, 2019

Partnering with IBM’s Watson Platform allows VT company to anticipate fast-coming changes. This article was first presented at the 2018 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium in Istanbul. For more information on November 2019’s event in Las Vegas and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. Digitalization is changing the face of where we live and how we work.…

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