• Electronic brake control – silent and safe

    Contactor-less frequency inverters are now state-of-the-art technology in the elevator industry. The silent operation of the elevator machine is valued by owners and operators of elevator systems. But what about the operation of the motor brake?

  • Low investment – lots of energy saved

    In lift shafts inside the thermal envelope warm air flows through the gaps of the landing doors into the shaft. Reinforced by the chimney effect, it escapes to the outside uncontrolled through the smoke vent opening. Considerable heat losses and high heating costs are the consequence.

  • Flat belts for efficiency

    Otis recently sold the 500,000th unit of the Gen2 model. The ropes used in conventional lifts have been replaced by flat belts here. This creates more travel comfort, greater reliability, more economic operation and increased energy efficiency.

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The Euro-Lift 2016 was a big success. (Source: Targi Kielce)

The 4th Euro-Lift 2016, the international trade fair of the lift industry, took place in Kielce in central Poland. A total of 108 exhibitors presented their products to almost 2000 interested visitors. The trade fair is a pure B2B event and the only of its kind in central and eastern Europe.

The moving walks installed include 22 units of thyssenkrupp’s innovative concept iwalk. (Source: ThyssenKrupp)

ThyssenKrupp has been presented with the “2016 Project of the Year” award by Elevator World, for its innovative iwalk moving walks installed at Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

(Source: Reimann)

The desire for remote control and monitoring of machinery and systems is growing continually. There are many different reasons for this, such as increasing availability, cutting costs or expanding new service business models.

Residents can park their luxury cars directly in front of their apartment. (Source: Wöhr)

The Hamilton Scotts Apartments are one of the best residential addresses the city-state of Singapore has to offer. The 30-storey condominium offers a very special feature: Residents can park their luxury cars directly in front of their apartment.

Impressions from the interlift 2015. (Source: Heimsoeth)

The interlift 2015 was the biggest one so far. With 540 exhibitors, 20,440 visitors and 42,500 m² of occupied space it was able to set three new records. These will probably already be history in 2017.

Shanghai Tower has what is currently the fastest lift in the world. (Source: Fotolia / Bill Perry)

We live in a world of superlatives. Cars and trains are supposed to get ever faster, people live ever longer and skyscrapers get higher and higher. There are to be no exceptions – including lifts.

(Source: Henkel)

High-performance adhesives have for many years been taking the place of classic joining technologies in many industrial sectors, such as riveting, welding, clamping and screwing. This is because adhesives adapt to every surface quality, harden quickly at room temperature and take up almost no space.

(Source: LIFTjournal)

Dear readers, we wish you and your families a merry christmas and all the best for 2017! Have some relaxing days and a healthy and positive start into the new year!

Best wishes from your LIFTjournal-team

Massimo Giovenzana. (Source: Giovenzana International)

The technical solutions of Giovenzana International have been enriching the everyday life of millions of people for over 60 years: from highly developed industrial processes to lifts.

The new LCD multimedia display: the E-Motive iS2. (Source: Avire)

Lift safety and communication specialist Avire has installed its latest LCD multimedia display, the E-Motive iS2, at the City Exchange office building in Trinity Leeds.