• Lift components for experts

    Riedl Aufzugbau has given its company division for lift doors and components a name of its own: Riedl Quantum.

  • The great breakthrough

    In 1996 Kone succeeded in bringing about a revolution with the introduction of the MonoSpace: the first rope lift without machine-room in an absolutely classic technical design, which, despite further development of its basic features, has remained unchanged to this day.

  • Digitalisation – a subject for lift construction

    The 4th German Lift Day boasted record participation. More than 100 representatives of the lift industry, lift and component manufacturers accepted the invitation of the VDMA.

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The headquarters of  KW-Aufzugtechnik in Oberursel. (Source: KW-Aufzugstechnik)

KW-Aufzugstechnik’s controls have made a name for themselves in the industry. The company has now built a new production hall.

Kurt Seifert, Chairman of the Board of Management of the RAL Quality Association Assembly and Maintenance of Smoke and Heat Extraction Systems. (Source: G R W Gütegemeinschaft Rauch- und Wärmeabzugsanlagen e.V., Hamburg)

The general meeting of the RAL Quality Association “Assembly and maintenance of smoke and heat extraction systems” confirmed the course adopted by the Board of Management at its most recent general meeting in Hamburg.

The shell construction of the new Communications Centre by Mayr Antriebstechnik in Mauerstetten has been completed.  (Source: Mayr Antriebstechnik)

Mayr Antriebstechnik has celebrated the roofing ceremony for its new Communications Centre “mayr.com” in Mauerstetten.

Michael Stembridge has been appointed  as the new technical director of Avire. (Source: Avire)

Lift safety and communication specialist Avire has appointed Michael Stembridge as its new technical director. Stembridge will assume product development responsibility for the global Avire organisation.

Simple installation and retrofitting: The ZAsbc4C is mounted to the ZAdyn4C via a bracket to which the cables can be easily connected. (Source: Ziehl-Abegg)

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?

The enev-kit from Aleatec GmbH. (Source: Aleatec GmbH)

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.

Otis launched the new Gen2 lift in 2016. (Source: Otis)

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.

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.