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Guide Assessment

By Poul Lonkwic, The State School of Higher Education | January 1, 2020

Device quickly identifes rails in need of replacement. submitted by Poul Lonkwic, The State School of Higher Education, The Institute of Technical Sciences and Aviation Description As Figure 1 shows, our guide-rail assessment induction device used to evaluate the technical condition of lifting equipment guides is ftted with an electromagnet (3), which is mounted inside…

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Mega-Elevator

Mega Elevator

By Marius Paraipan, ELMAS | January 1, 2020

An automotive factory’s large loads and security requirements call for a jumbo elevator. submitted by Marius Paraipan, ELMAS A need to move heavy industrial machinery and production lines from level to level within an automotive factory in Tel Aviv, Israel, called for a mega elevator. ELMAS engineers were challenged to fnd the best technical solution…

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Yacht Obsession

By John C. Linsley, Gillespie Corp | January 1, 2020

Innovative engineering leads to wheelchair-access solution for lobster yacht. submitted by John C. Linsley, Gillespie Corp. Now using a wheelchair, John Bowen has been boating since he was a young boy. His boat, a Northern Bay 38 named Obsession, is referred to as a “lobster yacht,” a working boat that has been modifed to serve…

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Riosol Island of Stars Hotel

By Helena Calado, thyssenkrupp | January 1, 2020

Unique mountainside resort inspires an equally unique lift project. ubmitted by Helena Calado, thyssenkrupp The Riosol Island of Stars Hotel in Mogán, Gran Canaria, Spain, rises 183 m above sea level on a mountain shaped by volcanic lava. The 2,000-m2 hotel facility is dedicated to providing its guests with relaxation and hospitality. This resort was…

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San Diego Convention Center

By Elise King, KONE | January 1, 2020

Escalator upgrades at the home of the famous Comic-Con International posed unique challenges for KONE. submitted by Elise King, KONE Built in 1989, the San Diego Convention Center is San Diego’s premiere gathering place. In 2019, the facility hosted more than 130 events attended by 900,000 visitors. From prestigious medical association conventions, to the massive…

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Jewel Changi Airport

By Nima Bahadori, Schindler Lifts (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. | January 1, 2020

Strict requirements from the architect imposed challenges in the installation of equipment that helps move 82 million people a year. submitted by Nima Bahadori, Schindler Lifts (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Jewel Changi Airport is the latest addition and crown jewel to Singapore Changi Airport. Located at the eastern part of Singapore, Jewel is a joint-venture project…

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Empire State Building

By Katy Padgett, Otis | January 1, 2020

Otis is chosen again for a showcase elevator (and more) in the iconic skyscraper. submitted by Katy Padgett, Otis In 1931, Otis delivered the groundbreaking elevator system technology that made ascending the (at the time) record- breaking height of the Empire State Building doable in minutes. Eighty years later, Empire State Realty Trust bestowed Otis…

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Vessel

Vessel

By Dru Brooks, Liberty Elevator Corp. | January 1, 2020

Team overcomes unique challenges to create “one of the world’s most complicated elevators.” submitted by Dru Brooks, Liberty Elevator Corp. One of the most ambitious property developments in decades came to fruition in spring 2019 in the heart of NYC when Related Cos. opened phase one of its much-anticipated Hudson Yards megadevelopment. The ultramodern neighborhood…

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Stone Elevator

By Elevator World | January 1, 2019

Outfitting “Dracula’s Castle” with bespoke lift presented myriad challenges. Located in the 14th-century Bran Castle, one of several linked to the Dracula legend, the Stone Elevator created by S.C. ELMAS SRL of Braşov, Romania, is one of a kind. Working with numerous partners, ELMAS overcame several challenges to deliver the unit in July 2018: mounting…

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Pembroke 1201 Lobby Entrance

By Elevator World | January 1, 2019

Extreme coordination was required to get this direct-drive VPL installed in a short timeframe. Pembroke, a real-estate manager of prestigious properties around the globe, planned a large renovation project at its 1201 and 1225 New York Avenue Northwest property in Washington, D.C. The main entrance at 1201 would be upgraded and become the new accessible…

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