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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.


Expecting a Crowd? Stadiums and arenas are no longer limited to outdoor seating areas using bleachers, users and owners demand more amenities and features that offer comfort and choices. But before kick off or tip off, the crowd has to get to their seats safely and efficiently.

Escalators, elevators and moving walks are critical to moving people through the space and Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED-AP, offers advice in an online continuing education course available at Architectural Record’s Continuing Education Center .

There are several classes of escalators - commercial duty, heavy duty or transit duty – and depending on the particular stadium or arena usage and requirements the heavy duty escalators may be the best choice. Heavy-duty escalators feature larger motors, chains and reinforced handrail drives to move lots people. This class of escalator is commonly suited for indoor and outdoor installations and designed for higher floor to floor applications up to 65 feet.

Both escalators and moving walks can continuously move passengers. Consequently, their transport capacity is much greater than that of elevators. Based on the number of people that need to be moved and the capacity and speed of the equipment, it is possible to determine how long it will take for everyone to pass through. Therefore you can determine how much equipment may be required.

When looking at the vertical travel distance, it is worth noting that a rise of only 6’-0” can benefit from considerably improved access to a building via an escalator. At the other end of the spectrum, manufacturers have designed escalators to reach a rise of 164’-0” (50 meters). There are also building codes that inclination angles of escalators and moving walks and the width of the equipment also needs to be considered in the planning stages  

ThyssenKrupp Elevator has the equipment you need and experts to help choose the right way to move thousands of people. Our safe and reliable escalators can be custom-tailored to suit your design demands. Our products feature Variable Voltage Variable Frequency (VVVF) technology which only uses as much energy as the passenger load demands. This technology and soft start devices can save up to 58 percent of energy as compared to the industry's conventional escalators. Learn more about our products and earn another hour of AIA continuing education credit, here

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