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Honolulu-Based Elevator Tech Startup Lands Federal Grant

Honolulu-Based Elevator Tech Startup Lands Federal Grant

By Elevator World | July 23, 2021

Hyprlift, Inc., a Honolulu-based technology startup, has been awarded a US$255,857 federal grant to conduct R&D of a “next-generation elevator concept,” the company announced on July 18. The concept replaces traditional elevator cables with an onboard dynamic-tractive drive system that engages with the shaft and propels cabs at high speed. The grant was awarded by…

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Otis Launches Embedded Systems CoE in Detroit

Otis Launches Embedded Systems CoE in Detroit

By Elevator World | July 22, 2021

On the heels of announcing its newest elevator platforms, Otis said in July it is opening a new Embedded Systems Center of Excellence (CoE) in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills, Michigan. Currently composed of approximately 12 Otis colleagues, the CoE will be “a global hub for innovation in model-based design, advanced control software, automated testing…

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KONE Wins 77-Unit Contract for Changsha, China, Project

KONE Wins 77-Unit Contract for Changsha, China, Project

By Elevator World | July 12, 2021

KONE has won an order for 77 units that will include elevators, escalators and moving walks for the two-tower Changsha Shengtong Meixi International Headquarters Center, the OEM announced on July 9. Changsha, capital of southern China’s Hunan Province, is welcoming the development to its CBD, on the shore of Meixi lake. The mixed-use towers will…

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Elevator Issues Close Texas Monument Observation Deck

Elevator Issues Close Texas Monument Observation Deck

By Elevator World | July 8, 2021

The elevator and observation floor for the San Jacinto Monument, a 567.31-ft-high obelisk near Houston that looms over the battlefield where Sam Houston’s Texian army won Texas its independence back in 1836, are currently closed pending maintenance, Click2Houston.com reports. Before the closure, visitors could ascend to the observation deck, situated at an altitude of around 480 ft,…

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Repairs Planned for Footbridge Elevators In Cheboygan, Michigan

Repairs Planned for Footbridge Elevators In Cheboygan, Michigan

By Elevator World | June 29, 2021

The City of Cheboygan’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is preparing to begin repairs on elevators in the pedestrian footbridge over the Cheboygan River to make them operational, the Cheboygan Daily Tribune reports. The repairs would fix water leakage in the elevator pits, which has been a concern for many years and has caused the elevators to…

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Airport In Vietnam Installs Extra Elevators

Airport In Vietnam Installs Extra Elevators

By Elevator World | June 28, 2021

TCP Investment JSC has installed two new elevators in the parking lot of the Tan Son Nhat airport, which is the largest airport in Vietnam, VnExpress International reports. Previous changes to the transportation system at the airport meant that ride-hailing services would only be able to pick up passengers on the third, fourth or fifth floors of…

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Mongrain ADA-Compliant Elevators Installed at LIRR Station

By Elevator World | June 21, 2021

A trio of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant elevators manufactured by Mongrain Vertical Transport and installed by Mid-American Elevator Co. were unveiled on June 16 by the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Floral Park Station on Long Island. Part of the LIRR Expansion Project and overall MTA accessibility efforts, the…

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Report Looks at Breakdowns, Including Elevators

By Elevator World | June 2, 2021

Major equipment breakdown insurance companies are aligned to offer service in a report looking ahead five years, Newswires RSS reported May 26. The research publication, provided by Advance Market Analytics, is a 232-page report offering self-explained tables and charts with trends, drivers, restraints and opportunities. Key players profiled in the study are AXA (France), AIG (United States), Aviva…

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Demand for Elevators Increases in Georgetown Market

Demand for Elevators Increases in Georgetown Market

By Elevator World | June 2, 2021

In the wake of COVID-19, housing demand in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., has risen, and the biggest selling point in these homes is elevators, reported The Georgetowner on May 24. Almost all single-family homes in Georgetown are vertical, with two to three staircases, and a growing number of Georgetown residents are duo-professional families with young…

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Airflow and Elevators

Airflow and Elevators

By Elevator World | June 1, 2021

Highlights of an airflow study conducted to determine the relative risk of exposure to COVID-19 among elevator passengers

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