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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 [...]

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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

How Alexander Miles Changed Elevators

On October 11, 1887, Alexander Miles patented his revolutionary invention, the electric elevator. Miles did not invent the first elevator, but he made improvements that are still in use today. Before Miles invented the electric elevator, elevators were generally powered by steam. Miles invented shaft doors that opened and closed automatically along with the elevator [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevator Education|Comments Off on How Alexander Miles Changed Elevators

Nationwide Lifts Introduces New App for iPad

Nationwide Lifts is excited to announce that we recently launched a new app called Nationwide Lifts Elevator Guide for the iPad. This multifunctional app makes it easy for homeowners, business managers, and architects to learn about elevators so they can make decisions about what lifts and features suit their needs. The app can be used [...]

By | October 1st, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevator Education, Home Elevators, Nationwide Lifts|Comments Off on Nationwide Lifts Introduces New App for iPad

MRL Elevators Gaining Popularity in Commercial Buildings

The machine room-less elevator is a relatively new design that is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. This type of elevator offers several advantages compared to more traditional lifts. MRL elevators use electric motors that are significantly smaller than those used in conventional elevators. These permanent magnet motors allow the manufacturers to position them [...]

By | June 17th, 2015|Commercial Elevators|Comments Off on MRL Elevators Gaining Popularity in Commercial Buildings

Choosing an Elevator Maintenance Company and Contract

Elevator maintenance is a critical task for a building owner or manager to ensure the safety of residents, employees, and visitors. If you own or operate a building that uses elevators, it is essential to have your lifts serviced by competent professionals. You have several options. Many elevators use proprietary software and require specialized tools, [...]

By | May 19th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevator Services|Comments Off on Choosing an Elevator Maintenance Company and Contract

Elevator Maintenance Checklist

Have you ever wondered what an elevator mechanic is doing while servicing your elevator? Here is an insider’s look at the steps that most elevator companies use in their inspections. These are general guidelines. The steps the elevator mechanic takes during an inspection can get much more involved. Inside the Car: • Examine the interior [...]

By | May 18th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevator Services|Comments Off on Elevator Maintenance Checklist

High-Rise Buildings Drive Smart Elevator Market

The growing number of high-rise and super tall buildings around the world is driving the growth of the smart elevator market. The global market for these technologies is expected to reach $25 billion by 2020, according to a report by Global Industry Analysts Inc. Smart elevators offer many conveniences and advantages not available with traditional [...]

By | May 15th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News|Comments Off on High-Rise Buildings Drive Smart Elevator Market