High speed Test Tower in China
Thyssenkrupp has opened a test tower in Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, China. At the opening ceremony, the test tower stole the show.
Standing at 248-meters-high (31 floors above the ground) it is one of the tallest test towers in the world.
Trial new concepts and product pilots
The investment for the new plant and the test tower in total is about 810 million RMD/128 million US$/103 million Euros. With 13 shafts, the test tower can be used to trial new concepts and product pilots – including a new high-speed elevator that will reach speeds of up to 18 meters per second, as well as the world’s first rope-less elevator system, Multi.
In order to carry out robust tests for stringent safety requirements, the tower also has an AMD (Active Mass Damper) system, which can both significantly reduce the extent of tower swing caused by changes in weather conditions, and also mimic motions of extreme meteorological conditions, such as earthquakes and typhoons.
thyssenkrupp already has a test tower in Germany - where the company is headquartered - which was inaugurated last October.