• Intelligent door-opener

    Automatic doors and gates have to work – reliably, precisely and for a long time. An innovative complete solution shows how this can be guaranteed in a much simpler and economic manner than before: here not only the controller is intelligent, but also the motor - with advantages for the user.

  • Radical changes: New standards alter building components

    The new technical elevator standards EN 81-20 and EN 81-50, which were published last year, will be revolutionising the global elevator world. Elevator companies prefer to show innovations and trends at the interlift – at the leading trade fair for this sector the concentration of international top decision-makers is the highest by far.

  • Lift car doors with reduced impost height

    In recent years there has been a clear increase in lifts commissioned in Germany with reduced free spaces. Due to the unclear situation manufacturers often decide on the design of the lifts themselves and then clear this with the customer or supervisory authority.

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The history of the Yaskawa logo. (Source: Yaskawa)

Yaskawa has unveiled a new logo for its 100th anniversary: the still blue word mark has become more dynamic and creative. Yaskawa launched the celebrations for its anniversary year at the Hanover trade fair in April. Here the company also presented itself for the first time with the new logo.

(Source: SafeLine)

SafeLine clears up several myths, lays out the facts and spells out what has to be taken into account in the conversion to the networks of the future. 

Kone ProSpace is optimally integrated in the stairway of Podbielskistraße. (Source: Kone)

Buildings from the turn of the century usually lack a lift. So too the one in Podbielskistraße in the suburb of List in Hanover. Until recently the only access to the building was via the stairway. A Kone ProSpace lift now provides more comfort.  

The new Telegärtner emergency call device NRT 1 XT. (Source: Telegärtner)

The new Telegärtner emergency call devices NRT 1 XT, NRT 2 XT and NRT 1 XS can be used as universal devices and in special cases. They communicate voice and data via a two-wire bus system.

The 2015 Industry Report. (Source: Hans Böckler Foundation)

Current development trends and new challenges for the lift and escalator industry are at the centre of the 2015 IMU Industry Report, published by the Hans Böckler Foundation and IG Metall.  

Manfred Stern is the new CEO of Yaskawa Europe GmbH. (Source: Yaskawa Europe GmbH)

Yaskawa Europe GmbH has restructured its management: Manfred Stern, who was previously in charge of the operations of the Yaskawa Group’s European business as Chief Operation Officer and President, was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in April.

A door from the Fineline door series – certified according to EN81-20/50. (Source: Wittur)

Wittur unveiled the further development of the successful Fineline door series at this year’s Heilbronn Lift Days. The Fineline door series is distinguished by reduced, especially compact threshold dimensions and as a result is ideal for retrofitting and modernisation.

Michael Mandel is the new managing director at Schmersal. (Source: Schmersal GmbH & Co. KG)

The Schmersal Group has appointed Michael Mandel as managing director of K.A. Schmersal GmbH & Co. KG (Wuppertal/Wettenberg) from 1 April. The 45-year old will head the company together with the managing partners Heinz and Philip Schmersal.  

Fabiana Stegmann supports the sales department of the Alfred Kuhse GmbH. (Source: Alfred Kuhse GmbH)

Alfred Kuhse GmbH strengthened its sales team for DC-solenoids: Since January 2015 Fabiana Stegmann supports the sales department for standardized and customized brake lifting solenoids.

The Kone frequency converter V3F16L. (Source: Stingl GmbH)

Stingl, which manufactures and sells shaft equipment as well as components for lift construction, is now a partner of NDC Elevator Drives, an international repair company for converters and motors in the lift segment.