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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.


Elevators have hundreds of mechanical and sensitive electronic parts. And keeping it operating properly saves money and avoids inconvenient shut downs. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind.

1. Maintenance really matters

To ensure elevators are operational and safe, practice prevention and hire a reliable partner to conduct regular maintenance. 

"We support each other," said Matthew Brazas, an elevator service technician from our Anaheim, California branch who won the Health and Safety Award for Outstanding Qualitative Performance at a global thyssenkrupp Elevator Technology conference in Singapore. "There are often a lot of buzz words used in our industry, like ‘teamwork,’ and ‘safety culture’ but at our Anaheim branch, the words ring true.

Like most appliances, cars and pretty much everything we use these days, many elevators rely on microprocessor controls to function. In an elevator, the controller basically functions as the elevator’s “brain.” It controls the machine that makes the elevator respond when people push buttons, exit and enter the cars and select floors. It also ensures that hundreds of heavy duty mechanical and sensitive electronic parts are operating safely.

Have you ever noticed that your hydraulic elevator is sluggish in cold weather? The problem is likely because the hydraulic oil that operates the elevator needs to be kept warm, ideally at a temperature range between 100 -130 degrees Fahrenheit. When the elevator doesn’t run, the hydraulic oil cools down and becomes thick and gummy which can cause rough starts, bumpy rides, leveling problems and put unnecessary  strain on the equipment.     

Escalator accidents happen. To be completely honest, before I joined thyssenkrupp, I did not give much thought to stepping on an escalator. Now I am aware the responsibility of safety is shared by manufacturer, service companies, building owners and the riding public.Appropriate riding behavior and proper maintenance.play key roles, so take note of what you can do to ensure the safety of all riders.

Today, ThyssenKrupp Elevator launched MAX, a game-changing predictive and pre-emptive service solution. Utilizing the power of Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) technology, MAX makes it possible for an elevator to “tell” service technicians its real needs, including real-time identification of repairs, component replacements, and proactive system maintenance.