In the past few years, elevator business has gone through numerous high-tech developments. Firms are launching novel features for the purpose of making the flow of transportation hassle-free. Here, we see a few of the amazing advancements that have been flowing through the elevator industry.
1. Machine Room Less (MRL) Technology
More and more realty sector developers are now opting for gear-free and machine-room-less (MRL) elevators over the common lifts that call for a machine room on the roof of the building. This makes it additionally supple to design the building and affirms an all-inclusive cost-cutting and time-saving for customers. By reducing the area, more compact constituents in the elevator’s passageway and the need for an elevator room will be completely erased.
2. Gear-free technology
The new compact ACVF machines run without gears and are small and all-inclusive and run on AC current. They utilize purely energy saving micro-processors that are highly cost-effective in comparison to the traditional geared motors. In these machines, the rotating motor is directly connected to the sheave. In a machine with gears, the motor rotates a gear train that in turn rotates the sheave. These new gearless motors utilize lesser driving force torque because of lower traction sheave diameter. This makes the motor lighter by almost a half of the conventional motor’s weight.
3. Control Drives
The futuristic VVVF drives are placed within the shaft owing to its compact dimensions.
The closed-loop position drive system continuously monitors the movement of the elevator and if required, rectifies the adjustment of the lift car, depending on the predefined precision.
4. Suspension Traction Media (STM)
Suspension Traction media substitutes standard steel cables. In STM, Braided steel ropes are enclosed within a polyurethane layer. Traction media are tensile and make use of a considerably smaller sheave diameter that needs a much smaller motor; a design that makes use of much lesser space and energy. This also discards the need for any oil for lubrication.
5. Modern Car Operation Panel (COP)
The new age car operational boards are sleeker and artistically more alluring.
Swanky and up-to-date glass panels have built-in light touch buttons that makes it easier to navigate and gives the operation more clarity.
6. Lift Interiors
Elevator interiors of the present era offer a broad scope in terms of components and fads. There is more room for liberty to design and ensure faultless synthesis with a building’s structural theme. Differing from the outmoded elevator cabin, new cabin inherent patterns can be built using stainless steel, back-painted glass, colored ends, wood, etc.
7. Transit Management System
Since 1940s till date, elevator calling systems have been mounted on a one piece, much the same rule, the up and down push-buttons. Now, these systems are passed away as orthodox mechanism. The last ten years have witnessed new advancements in governing elevators that have given rise to a completely different thought process about the manner in which building movability systems are set up and conducted.
This is the age of transit systems that sculpt commuting within architectures, thereby using much lesser energy in the process. The futuristic, specially favored transportation management system now interlinks the whole building and is being continuously brainstormed by architects to churn out new venues in traffic operations and security provision.