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Mechanical ramp system of Gran Via in Vigo, Spain

Urban Get Together

“Vertical Vigo,” incorporating Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s moving sidewalk system, won Elevator World’s 2021 Project of the Year. The mechanical ramp system of Gran Via, in Vigo, Spain, connects neighborhoods, increases accessibility and improves pedestrian mobility in the city’s hilly topography. More so, it allows the city’s urban planners to recover spaces, and make the city more compact by connecting areas in a new way. With the ambition of making the city an example, in terms of accessibility, environmental sensibility and economic growth, the solution consists of six ramps protected by a customized cover that emulates the colors of the rainbow. With a length of 9.6 m, up to 48 m, the corri

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Schindler UV PRO & CleanRail handrail solutions

Bacteria Be Gone

Schindler Ultra UV PRO and Schindler CleanRail handrail solutions are added safeguards for facilities to help counter the spread of bacteria and viruses via high-touch surfaces like escalator and moving walk handrails. Schindler Ultra UV PRO is installed inside the equipment, working in the background 24/7 to deliver germicidal ultraviolet (UV-C) light to treat handrails at a short distance, directly damaging the genetic material of the bacteria or virus in an efficient and environmentally-friendly way.Schindler CleanRail functions as an additive that is infused into the thermoplastic polyurethane body of escalator and moving walk handrails, inhibiting bacterial functioning and growth. These

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Original Twin

Hekla Tower, the latest skyscraper in Paris’ “La Defense” district, will include 12 of thyssenkrupp’s unique TWIN elevators, as well as another 12 conventional elevators and escalators. The elevator system features two cars operating independently in one shaft, making efficient use of available space while transporting up to 40% more passengers than conventional elevators. Each elevator has its own major mechanical and electrical components, but shares the same guide rails and landing doors in a single elevator shaft. 

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Cabin Not in the Woods

ThyssenKrupp elevator has won a 2018 German Design Award for the design of its MULTI Ropeless Elevator Cabin in the category of Buildings and Elements. The cabin design is known for its lightweight and space-age materials and integration of technology. The initial cabin design concept was developed by the Junior Professorship in Industrial Design Engineering at Techniche Universitat Dresden. Firm neongrau created the lighting concept and the HMI (Human Machine Interface) and the cabin was built by Composyst. The transparent, lightweight cabin is currently displayed in the lobby of the ThyssenKrupp Test Tower in Rottweil, Germany. The entire MULTI system was also honored by TIME magazine as o

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Programmable Pendulum Finds Foreign Frequencies

Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s latest re-engineering feat deploys an existing technology in a way that refines the tall building experience. Tall and super-talls rely on advanced modeling and structural engineering calculations, but their ability to remain standing also involves mass pendulums. A more covert aspect of tall building construction, megaton pendulums help absorb vortex-induced vibrations and sway due to wind, weather or seismic shifts. Mass pendulums’ stabilizing forces mitigate building occupants’ perceptions of these motions and reduce fatigue loads. ThyssenKrupp’s 246-m tower, nearing completion in Rottweil, Germany, now boasts a 240-ton mass damper recently hoisted into place at th

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Much Needed ‘Lift’

A high-rise auto dealership relies on high-function VRCs to keep things rolling. Following a two-year planning and construction period, the $25 million, 7-story, 142,000-sq.-ft. Audi Central Houston facility, Houston, opened March 2014. It is one of the tallest, most high-tech dealerships in the country. The building houses a 10-car, glass-ensconced showroom on the ground level; the upper levels contain offices, more than 40 service bays, an automated car wash, an in-house café and storage for 300 vehicles. “As the business grew at the central Houston store it became clear that we needed to expand,” said Wayne Hadaway, a Sonic Automotive executive who managed the design and construction of t

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