• 2015 Industry Report released

    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: New CEO of 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.

  • Development of door series Fineline

    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.

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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.

The shaft with easy connect LED – perfectly even illumination. (Source: Switch GmbH & Co.KG)

The innovative LED shaft lighting from Switch GmbH & Co.KG consists of a sturdy PVC light strip and a 10 m permanently attached supply line. 

CANopen permits energy measurement in different networked loads. (Source: CIA)

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.

The plastic-sheathed CTP Generation III Brugg Lifting rope. (Source: Brugg Lifting)

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.

Dieter Rieger is pleased at the honouring of the ZArec regenerative unit. (Source: Ziehl-Abegg)

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.

(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.