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The 9 Layers of Elevator Heck Infographic

Elevators are wonderful - it's the people that ride on them that can be a pain! When you're in an elevator with one of these 9 types of people, every floor feels like an eternity. Drunk people, people who stand too close, people who bring too much onto the elevator with them...these are just a [...]

By | June 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 9 Layers of Elevator Heck Infographic

SkyDeck Airplane Seats Can Be Accessed by Elevator

People who like to look out the window when flying on an airplane may soon be able to have an even better view than the pilot. Windspeed, an American aerospace technology company, has developed SkyDeck. Passengers can sit inside a transparent bubble-like canopy on top of the plane and look out as they fly through [...]

By | December 23rd, 2015|Elevators In The News|Comments Off on SkyDeck Airplane Seats Can Be Accessed by Elevator

Recent Innovations in Elevator Technology

When people think about transportation infrastructure, they tend to think of roads, bridges, and railways. Vertical transportation is becoming increasingly important as cities expand. There have been several technological innovations in recent years. The Shanghai New World Daimaru Store has the largest spiral escalator in the world. The system is located in the shopping mall’s [...]

By | December 15th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News|Comments Off on Recent Innovations in Elevator Technology

Kone Opens 235-Meter Elevator Test Tower in China

Elevator maker Kone recently opened one of the tallest elevator test towers in the world. The 36-story tower is located at the Kone Park manufacturing site, engineering facility, and research and development center in the Kunshan New and Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone in China. The tower contains 12 elevator shafts reaching 235.6 meters high. They [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|Elevators In The News|Comments Off on Kone Opens 235-Meter Elevator Test Tower in China

The Ups and Downs of Elevator Maintenance

Elevators are often taken for granted, but they need regular maintenance in order to function properly. A well-maintained elevator can generally last about 25 years, but some parts may need to be replaced periodically. Even if the elevator is well-maintained, it may eventually be necessary to complete an overhaul or to replace the equipment. Modification [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Elevator Education|Comments Off on The Ups and Downs of Elevator Maintenance

Scientists Might Be Able to Build a Diamond Space Elevator

Humans traveling to space have traditionally needed to have supplies sent to them from Earth. This requires the launching of rockets to space, which is very costly. Scientists around the world have been working on designing an elevator to transport humans and cargo to space. The space elevator concept calls for a 60,000-mile cable anchored [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News|Comments Off on Scientists Might Be Able to Build a Diamond Space Elevator

The Benefits of Using an Elevator Access Control System

Elevator access control systems grant certain people access to specific floors in a building at predetermined times. Systems can control various numbers of elevators, depending on the control panel that is chosen. This can improve a business’s security and reduce costs. An identification device can be issued to each person who works in the facility [...]

By | November 19th, 2015|Commercial Elevators|Comments Off on The Benefits of Using an Elevator Access Control System

ThyssenKrupp Builds Model of Multi Ropeless Elevator

ThyssenKrupp announced a year ago that it was developing the Multi elevator system, which has multiple cabins per shaft that are moved with linear motors instead of ropes. It allows cabins to move horizontally and could dramatically change the way people travel in buildings. Multi operates with a multi-level brake system and inductive power that [...]

By | November 12th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News|Comments Off on ThyssenKrupp Builds Model of Multi Ropeless Elevator

A Brief History of Elevators

Elevators are common features in buildings around the world, but most people don’t give much thought to how they work or how they came to be ubiquitous. Elevators are fascinating pieces of technology with a long history. Primitive elevators powered by water wheels, animals, or people were invented around 300 BC. This type of elevator [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|Elevator Education|Comments Off on A Brief History of Elevators

Otis Introduces BIMCreate™ 3D Elevator Design Tool

Otis Elevator has just introduced BIMCreate™, an online tool that architects can use to create customized 3D building plans. The tool was developed as a complimentary add-in for Revit® building information modeling (BIM) software. By using BIMCreate™, architects can design a precise Revit® file for a project, rather than selecting from templates. BIMCreate™ can read [...]

By | October 28th, 2015|Elevator Services|Comments Off on Otis Introduces BIMCreate™ 3D Elevator Design Tool