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Solving Two “Modern” Problems

By Elevator World | February 1, 2016

How modernization can save time and the planet As time has passed, and both the commercial and residential real-estate environments have continued to evolve, the concept of modernization has itself evolved to consider two very modern concerns: saving time and saving the planet. There is a variety of circumstances under which elevator modernizations may come…

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111 North Canal Street, Chicago

By Elevator World | February 1, 2016

MCE provides an innovative solution to a modernized warehouse. “It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago. She outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them.” – Mark Twain, 1883 The Great Lakes town of Chicago was incorporated in 1833 with a population of just 350 determined souls.…

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The Magic Number

By Elevator World | January 1, 2016

This Readers Platform addresses how to determine the volume and type of elevators needed for your building. Picture this: you’ve designed and built a residential building, where tenants come and go at varying hours and can comfortably reach their destination floor with only four elevators total in the building. But, just before you begin to…

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A Systematic Methodology for the Generation of Lift Passengers under a Poisson Batch Arrival Process

By Dr. Richard Peters, Dr. Lutfi Al-Sharif, Ahmad T. Hammoudeh, Eslam Alniemi and Ahmad Salman | January 1, 2016

by Dr. Richard Peters, Dr. Lutfi Al-Sharif, Ahmad T. Hammoudeh, Eslam Alniemi and Ahmad Salman This paper was first presented at the Fifth Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies, www.liftsymposium.org. It is generally accepted that passenger arrivals for lift service follow a Poisson arrival process. Moreover, recent research has also shown that the arrivals take…

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Lifts Without Ropes: How Many Shafts and Cars Are Needed?

By Stefan Gerstenmeyer and Dr. Richard Peters | January 1, 2016

Your authors establish traffic-design principles and describe dispatching and modeling strategies related to future systems. by Stefan Gerstenmeyer and Dr. Richard Peters This article was first presented at the Fifth Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies, www.liftsymposium.org. A new generation of lifts currently under development applies magnetic linear propulsion and does not need ropes. Shafts…

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Effective Management of Elevator/Escalator Maintenance Agreements

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015

Ten important steps to follow as a manager of the ever-important maintenance agreement For those responsible for the management of elevator and escalator maintenance agreements, the task can become rather time consuming, particularly when managing a number of different properties, elevator contractors and various types of maintenance agreements. However, based on the experience we at…

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A New Way of Recordkeeping

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015

In this Readers Platform, your author describes how GAL and Helios joined forces to create a mobile solution to facilitate the MCP process. Walking through the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) convention or having any conversation about the hot topics in the industry often leads to a conversation about the maintenance control program (MCP)…

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Digital World

By Kaija Wilkinson | December 1, 2015

Remote monitoring is bringing elevator reliability to new heights. Mobile technology is transforming the way elevator companies operate, and many are moving fast so they don’t get left behind. Technicians have become more knowledgeable, faster and more efficient. Just as in other parts of life (many of us remember when we scoffed at the idea…

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Comparison of Concepts for Evacuation Lifts

By Ashiqur Rahman and Wim Offerhaus | November 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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Use of Elevators During Emergencies

By Elevator World | November 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…

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