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Yes, you read that right. I assert we will need to miniaturize our products’ burden on buildings while having bigger experiences and faster delivery times which requires stronger materials. 

Remember Ironman’s super-cool digital screens inside his ocean-side lair? Well today, thyssenkrupp announced that our service technicians will use HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide.

There is no getting around it. If your building is two stories or hundreds of feet, you are going to need an elevator. You have to meet the American Disabilities Act codes but what you don’t need is a complicated elevator system to travel just a few feet.

The term “smart city” can be open to interpretation. Here are a few prerequisites established a few years ago.  A smart city uses technologies to be more intelligent and efficient when using resources.

thyssenkrupp is currently putting the finishing touches on the installation of 30 elevators and 2 escalators that will serve 52 floors at River Point, a new office tower located on a prime piece of property overlooking the Chicago River.

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Meet Ross – he’s an elevator fan.  Elevator fan you ask? I thought it was strange too in my first days on the job. But it’s true, there are a lot of people who really like elevators. Some even have YouTube sites where they record and comment on the elevator rides they take. And since we like elevators too, we use our social media sites to engage with our friends and fans.

Every now and then, one of our fans calls us with questions about our products and if they can tour a facility to get a closer look at our elevators. Ross’ mom called us a few months ago and our employees in our West Palm Beach, Florida branch got to work planning a tour and a surprise for Ross. Once he arrived, the young elevator enthusiast saw a little of what goes on in an elevator office. He also got a close look at some of the major elevator components that they had on hand at the branch, like as geared traction elevator machines, a controller and traveling cables. 

At end of  the tour, our mechanics Tim Turner (left) and Sean Milian  (right) presented Ross with his very own reconditioned control operating panel (this is the part installed inside an elevator that has all the buttons and displays.)  You see, when our employees were working with Ross’ family to set up the tour, they learned that Ross often pretended his closet was an elevator. So our mechanics retrofitted one so Ross could have his very own. The panel plugs into the wall so all the buttons work, the alarm bell rings, the emergency lights directional arrow gongs work as well.  Ross was excited to be able to take this home.          

Ross’ mom tells us that he is thrilled. And we are thrilled to have employees who answer the call and go out of their way to make a kid’s day.  


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