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Data-Driven Maintenance

By Rory Smith | April 1, 2016

Making use of the Internet of Things, big data and machine learning This article was first presented at  the Fifth Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies, www.liftsymposium.org. New technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, cloud computing and machine learning (ML) have the potential to radically change the lift and escalator industry.…

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South Korea’s Escalator Technology Is Climbing

By Elevator World | March 1, 2016

Sinnam Station Subway Line 3 in Daegu City earns national record as longest new escalator. In April 2015, South Korea’s new longest escalator in the country commenced operation. It had been six years since the opening of the Dangsan Station escalator at Seoul Metropolitan Subway Lines No. 2 and 9, which previously held the record.…

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How Fast Could the Fastest Elevators Be?

By Dr. Albert So and Ricky Chan | February 1, 2016

Examining what limits passenger-elevator speed and how faster ones will come to be available by Dr. Albert So and Ricky Chan Last year, the first author of this article published “Fastest Elevator – A Competition in High Technology” (ELEVATOR WORLD, September 2014), discussing various technologies developed by international manufacturers to break the speed record, now…

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The Meeting of Elevators and Technology by Richard Taylor

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015

A sea change in how the industry transfers data is taking place. Not too long ago, it was “good enough” for elevators to just shuttle people and goods from one floor to another. Those rides had no frills or thrills, but they were safe as they ascended and descended people throughout the bowels of buildings…

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Door Technology for High-Rise Applications

By Elevator World | October 1, 2015

This paper was presented at  Paris 2014, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 20, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission from the International Association of Elevator Engineers  (website: www.elevcon.com). This paper is an exact reprint and has not been edited by ELEVATOR…

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A Composite Future?

By Elevator World | October 1, 2015

Newly formed entity Pronus is betting the lift industry will benefit from lightweight, strong, corrosion-resistant technology. Pronus, a Hong Kong-registered company, was formed this year by the owners of Sakura Elevator Co. Ltd., half of whom are from the elevator industry and the other half from the composites and construction industry. The company’s purpose is…

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BIM Up Your Elevator

By Elevator World | October 1, 2015

Building information modeling will reach all of us in the elevator industry in the near future. Building information modeling (BIM) is a method to optimize the planning, implementation and management of a building using a digital 3D BIM model. This model integrates all the information from the geometrical structure of the objects and properties, via…

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Streamlined

By Kaija Wilkinson | September 1, 2015

Quality Elevator has gone paperless, and management, employees and customers couldn’t be happier. It’s no secret that elevator people, independents in particular, love paper – handwritten bills, work orders, etc. That is starting to change as business owners invest in paperless technology that saves time and money – not to mention trees. iBusiness goes a…

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IoT and Elevators

IoT and Elevators

By Sanjay Kamani and Jonathan Tombes | September 1, 2015

Four considerations for moving forward by Sanjay Kamani and Jonathan Tombes Technology buzzwords come and go. But every now and then, one sticks. Take the Internet of Things (IoT). Fifteen years after the expression first appeared, it remains in use because its core concept – a network of smart devices – represents real technologies being…

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Wire Rope Tension

By Elevator World | September 1, 2015

Importance, measurement and maintenance are addressed. Since the invention of elevators with multiple ropes, equal rope tension has always been important to the proper operation and safety of an elevator. When rope tensions are not equal, the following can occur: Noise and vibration, resulting in poor ride quality Premature rope fatigue and failure Uneven and…

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