• New functions in CANopen Lift

    Many electronic modules are required in order to be able to realise the functionality desired in modern lifts. These electronic modules are networked with each other via modern bus systems and exchange status information or commands via them.

  • Brugg Lifting: Up-to-date products & service

    Competition on the lift rope market is tough. How does a relatively small company like Brugg Lifting not just manage to hold its own on this market, but actually manage to be one of the leading manufacturers in the market? LIFTjournal interviewed Matthias Meissner, marketing and distribution manager at Brugg Lifting since December 2014.

  • Award for regenerative unit

    Ziehl-Abegg was honoured for the development of the ZArec regenerative unit at the Euro-Lift in Poland. The device feeds electricity back into the grid during braking processes and in this way directly assists the environment.

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(Source: Blain Hydraulics)

Blain Hydraulics GmbH, Germany, will in future be represented in India by Blain India Pvt. Ltd. The company is known worldwide as a lift valve manufacturer.

BTR Brandschutz-Service-Center in Hamburg organised the new seminar “Safety while working in lift shafts/ expertise for the Lift-Smoke-Free lift shaft smoke extraction system”. (Source: BTR Brandschutz GmbH, Hamburg)

Due to the increasing demands on the technology and equipment of lifts, professional installation and maintenance is becoming progressively more important, which in turn requires comprehensive know-how and hundred percent work safety.  

Katrin Goerke (left) and Sandra Schacht. (Source: Telegärtner Elektronik)

The Telegärtner Elektronik GmbH is boosting the firepower of its distribution service: Sandra Schacht and Katrin Goerke have bolstered the Telegärtner distribution team since the beginning of 2015.

Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Wiemer (Quelle: Schmersal)

Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Wiemer took over the management of Böhnke + Partner Steuerungssysteme GmbH, a subsidiary of the Schmersal Group at the beginning of this year. As plant manager he will assume the operational business of the company and continue to ensure its business success.

Animation of the Jinyu New World Complex in Hohhot. (Source: ThyssenKrupp)

As one of the leading global elevator companies operating successfully in China, ThyssenKrupp Elevator recently won a contract to supply and install 78 units at the Jinyu New World Complex in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, which has a built-up area of 500,000 sq. m. and will incorporate numerous shopping malls, residential towers, and commercial offices.

(Screenshot: interlift 2015)

A consequence of the global trend towards urbanisation: on an almost yearly basis, new lift trade fairs are emerging – currently there should be nearly twenty events worldwide vying for the industry’s attention with a greater or lesser degree of success. One such event, which, unfazed by this development, keeps impressing us with new record values, is interlift.

Modern emergency call system instead of building hooter, automatic instead of hinged door: the requirements for lifts are increasing. (Source: Kone)

Tightened regulations will apply to building owners, housing companies and other lift operators from June 2015. This has been pointed out by the lift manufacturer Kone. The new version of the Operational Safety Ordinance passed by the German Bundesrat and Bundestag regulates the operation of lifts in Germany.  

Dr Bettina Heimsoeth (right) is taking over the LIFTjournal from Jana Leurs (Source: LIFTjournal)

Editor-in-chief Jana Leurs will be leaving the LIFTjournal at her own request on 31 March 2015. From issue 3/2015 Dr Bettina Heimsoeth will punctually take over as editor-in-chief of the LIFTjournal at the beginning of April – well prepared by her predecessor.

The Cube Tower in Foshan (China). (Source: ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG)

Once again, ThyssenKrupp’s mobility solutions have proved to be a fitting complement for iconic structures; the company has secured a contract to provide the inner mobility solutions for the Cube Tower, a unique high-rise building in Foshan, Guangdong Province, including a total of 34 elevators and 16 escalators. 

(Screenshot: Sematic)

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Sematic Group.