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Recent Innovations in Elevator Technology

December 15, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News

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. T …

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Kone Opens 235-Meter Elevator Test Tower in China

December 10, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

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 Indust …

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The Ups and Downs of Elevator Maintenance

December 3, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

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-main …

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Scientists Might Be Able to Build a Diamond Space Elevator

November 30, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News

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 hum …

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The Benefits of Using an Elevator Access Control System

November 19, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators

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 …

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ThyssenKrupp Builds Model of Multi Ropeless Elevator

November 12, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News

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 peop …

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