• Operating systems with integrated computer units

    Rafi, a manufacturer of operating systems for man-machine communication, has now fitted its capacitive Glasscape touch displays and control panels at customer request with complete processing units for control and visualisation tasks.

  • Willy Schwenger receives Founders’ Prize

    This year the Founders’ Prize of the Sparkasse Finance Group Baden-Württemberg is being awarded to the “Lord of the Ropes”: Willy Schwenger, senior boss of the Carl Stahl Group from Süßen, who celebrated his 80th birthday in June.

  • Sun above the Lift Symposium

    As every year, lift industry experts got together in mid-June for the Schwelm Symposium. A total of 150 participants attended to exchange news about the latest lift topics.

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Roger Campbell has joined Wittur as Corporate Director of Human Resources. (Source: Wittur)

Roger Campbell has joined the Wittur Group as Corporate Director or Human Resources reporting directly to the CEO, Dr. Walter Rohregger.

The new managing director at SafeLine-Deutschland GmbH: Sven Höft. (Source: SafeLine)

Apart from Henry Wuttke, Sven Höft is now managing director at SafeLine-Deutschland GmbH. The two have been working hand-in-hand almost since the foundation of the company in 2008.

Controler Sidoor ATE 500 E. (Source: Siemens)

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.

Impressions from the interlift 2013: (Source: AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH)

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.

The lift impost TTK 25. (Source: Meiller Aufzugtüren GmbH)

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.

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.