Elevator technology has come a long way over the last few decades. For those who work within the relevant sectors and fields, these advancements can be seen to have made a huge difference in how elevators are designed and used.
If you have never considered how elevators work, then you may be surprised by the potential for developments within the sector.
Progress can be observed gradually over the last decade, with changes to elevator technology being especially noteworthy over the last few years. Most recently, there are a number of emerging trends that are set to fuel several exciting changes.
Elevator Maintenance and Safety
As elevator technology continues to evolve, the ways in which these systems are maintained also changes. Keeping up with the latest developments, and assessing how this impacts existing elevators, is pivotal to keeping these systems safe and functional.
ATIS is an American-owned elevator inspection company that is consistently working to keep elevators working across all 50 states. This company has a wide range of experience when it comes to keeping elevators functioning without concern.
The following are three recent developments within the elevator world that you might find to be of great interest!
TWIN Elevator Systems
TWIN elevator systems have become commonplace in Europe and have moved into the American market in recent years.
TWIN elevator systems incorporate two elevators operating within the same vertical shaft but entirely independently of each other. An intelligent device is constantly monitoring the distance between the two elevators so that they never come into contact with each other.
This type of system allows for faster service as each elevator is able to serve a separate area of the same building.
When an emergency strikes within a building, occupants have typically been advised to avoid using the elevators to evacuate the premises. Emergency-safe elevators have now been introduced to overcome this issue and to aid in the safe evacuation where and when necessary.
The National Elevator Industry Inc. (NEII) is behind the change and pushed for an update to existing building code regulations. This has enabled some buildings to use elevators in an emergency.
Occupant Evacuation Elevators are now approved for use in a range of different environments, with many buildings having the option to upgrade if they wish to do so.
Digital Technology for Elevators
The ability to track analytics digitally for elevators is a relatively new concept that has emerged in the last few years.
This technology allows building owners and property managers to better understand their elevator systems. Through the use of this data, the relevant people can stay ahead of any maintenance needs and better understand how the elevators are being used within the building.
This data has the potential to further increase elevator safety and reliability, as well as allowing for greater control and insight during emergency procedures.
The Future of Elevator Systems
As you can see, the advancement of elevator technology has taken a number of exciting twists and turns over the past few years.
These developments are not only great news for those who use elevators but also for business owners and building managers who want to implement these systems within their premises.
The potential for better services and a deeper understanding of the data is helping to drive the sector forwards to fresh innovation and ongoing updates to existing systems.
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