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Issue 03/2012

Issue 03/2012

Heavy boat lifting for the Big Splash Park in New Zealand

A very unusual request was addressed to Bucher Hydraulics in April 2011: A customer required 2 boat lifts for a water ride called Big Splash in a new adventure theme park in New Zealand.

Additional valuable living area thanks to narrow lift doors

A new generation of lift doors with a lower door package width is establishing itself on the market. The advantages and new design are increasingly winning over building owners and architects.

MEILLER ScooterGuard

Twice the Safety – for lift passengers with mobility scooters and for lift operators
Mobility scooters are increasingly popular among elder people and others with restricted movement ability. As the average age of the population in Europe increases, so does the demand for electric mobility vehicles such as these. They are extremely agile, and very good at entering and exiting lifts in retirement homes, etc.

Autonomous monitoring unit identifying unwanted cabin movements

With the UCM-01 Module, RST Elektronik GmbH adds another innovative component to its product range.

Simply the best

cegard/Mini represents outstanding value for money in the field of lift light grilles. No other light grille can be so easily installed, is as sturdy and reliable as the best seller from CEDES.

Drive technology for door drives: state of the art

Apart from the general requirements for products in this day and age like price, reliability, service life, size, energy efficiency, etc., there are still other criteria, which are important for doors in particular. After all, a door is expected to move as quickly as possible, but at the same quietly and in an attractive manner and subject to observance of safetyrelated requirements for closing force and energy. Different drive technologies have developed over the course of time through the interaction of the particular state of the art of the technology of the motors and their controls.

lift technology in the new 1WTC in New York City

Elgo Electronics from Rielasingen on Lake Constance is a leading manufacturer of magnetically-based length measurement systems, which are used both in modern mechanical engineering as well as in the lift sector.

Component integration on model scale

The interlinking of lift components with CANOpen is the next big thing. The open communication protocol offers liberties with regard to components, suppliers and service selection. New services, such as that of the system integrator or remote monitoring of lifts can be created.

Digital shaft copying for digital displays

The digital shaft copying DSK1 for Kronenberg floor position displays, first presented at interlift 2011, has already been put to repeated practical use by our customers. The reaction has been thoroughly positive. The fast installation, reliable function and favourable price have been praised.

Innovative shaft ventilation and smoke extraction

Incl. general building standards approval (AbZ) and vdS system check
Recent press reports in relation to the legal security of smoke and heat extraction systems have produced alarm and concern among lift planners, fitting companies and operators in Germany. Consequently, in future they will decide on systems with a general building standards permit issued by the German Institute for Building Technology (DiBt) as well as a current system check by the German institute for fire safety systems inspection (VdS) to avoid any risk of deciding on the wrong system – with far-reaching consequences.

The affordable everywhere lift

Herkules Hebetechnik from Kassel (Germany) offers very flexible assistance for the handicapped in the form of the Lift MB. It makes overcoming stairs and terraces fast and easy. Installation of the lift is unproblematic.

United in Atlantic City 2012

educational topics have been set for the United Convention and exposition in Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 10-13, 2012. Built on the foundation of an exceptional trade show and unsurpassed educational programs, this event will benefit the entire industry.

25 percent more generated

LAMILUX Heinrich Strunz GmbH, one of the best established manufacturers of daylight systems and europe’s biggest producer of fibre-reinforced plastics, has concluded the 2011 financial year with the highest sales in its company history.


Jörg Behr - Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Jan König - Britta und Dennis Schönweitz

VDMA general meeting 2012 in Hamburg

This time the general meeting of the VDMA Association Lifts and Escalators did not take place as usual in Frankfurt a.M., but instead in Hamburg. On 22 and 23 March 2012 about 90 participants met for this purpose in the Mövenpick Hotel in Sternschanzenpark.

What actually happens after the beep?

Event on the eve of the Heilbronn Lift Days
To get to the bottom of this question in the area of lift emergency calls, Bosch Sicherheitssysteme in cooperation with SafeLine issued an invitation at the beginning of this year‘s Heilbronn Lift Days.

Here we go again

After the record interlift 2011 the preparations for interlift 2013 have started
Although we are only sending out the documentation for the interlift at the beginning of March 2012, the first inquiries have already reached the Project Management. For example from India, where the worldwide promotion tour for the interlift 2013 was launched at the International Elevator and Escalator Expo in Mumbai.

5. AlGI Open Day

Motto: “Advances in hydraulic lifts”
On 20 and 21 March more than 85 people – including lift companies, operators and planning firms – accepted the invitation of ALGI and Henning to find out more about energy-saving and low-noise hydraulic drives without machine-rooms from ALGI.

29. Heilbronn lift Days

This year the record number of participants of 2011 was even surpassed: about 320 people attended the Lift Days on 6 and 7 March 2012 in Heilbronn. About 40 companies presented themselves in the accompanying trade exhibition - more than ever before.


25 years VFA-interlift

General Assembly 2012 in Lucerne/Switzerland
For the 25th anniversary of the VFAInterlift this year’s general assembly took place in a special atmosphere: About 150 people travelled to Lucerne in Switzerland from 19 to 20 April 2012.

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