What is the latest technology used in Elevators?
Elevation industry is making strong footholds in technological advancements and customer usability. Skyscrapers and high rise buildings are useless without elevators, but today the meaning of elevation has changed to a new high that brings about drastic innovation criteria to move customers to their destination in an organised way. Old technology of cabins powered by electric motors that use traction cables and counterweight systems or hydraulic fluid have changed symmetrically. Now due to the meteoric rise in elevator usage by over 2 billion people around the world, faster and different lifts are making inroads. Latest technology is being used now gradually replacing woven steel cable to a form of carbon fibre that is more flexible, durable and has a longer life than metal cables. This technique is driving the lift-hoisting technology a bit further – and allows lifts to travel up to a km in a single run, double what a steel cable can offer. Due to heavy weight of metallic ropes accounting for huge weights to handle, usage of carbon fibre has reduced its weight input by 90% so it is much easier to use on light machines. Therefore, this innovation is quite beneficial. Meanwhile, some companies have also introduced cable less cars that run on magnetic propulsion and are faster by travel time. One is installed at the Taipei 101 building in Taiwan, where the lift travels at 37.7mph.
We also see solar energy usage today, thus a lift that is wholly based on solar power has become somewhat acceptable for saving high power consumption from elevator operation. Some companies around the world have also introduced rope-free system which takes architectural behaviour to new levels in their designs by concerns about elevator shaft height and vertical alignment. In cables less cars, manufacturers use a multi-level brake system with inductive power where smaller shafts are required than conventional elevators and save around 25% of a building’s usable space.
Why our vertical transports have become modernized day by day?
The modernization process is key to sustain the future and opportunity for the growth of a company. Constant innovation by elevation industry has also been subjected to modernization in architecture in vertical elevation systems. Today we see a host of rapid technical changes that the lifts use. Vertical elevators have become more advanced in the sense that their operations have become smooth and silent. Time taken to travel has also reduced by more than half and introduction of carbon belts instead of heavy weight tension wires has dramatically reduced their weight proportion ratio to the cable car and its overall equipment. Automation in elevators is now marked by on board integrated circuitry rather than manual operations. Component breakdown is checked by computerized analysis for replacing equipment, upgrading machinery or installing new software. Thus, state of the art elevation is ready for the rise.