Germans invent revolutionary elevator

Going up and sideways!

ByRT

Germans-invent-revolutionary-elevator

An elevator every 30 seconds will be a feature of future skyscrapers, promises German tech giant ThyssenKrupp.

They have unveiled technology that allows more than one car in a single shaft and the lifts can go sideways as well as up and down.

The company says its invention will revolutionize modern architecture, because central blocks of elevator shafts – a necessary element of today’s buildings, will no longer put constraints on design. Residents will enjoy reduced waiting times and owners will get smaller elevator footprints, freeing up space for apartments, offices and other facilities.

Key to the promised breakthrough is a linear motor, which ThyssenKrupp adapted from the Transrapid magnetic levitation train it built for Shanghai in collaboration with Siemens. Each car would need only one motor for both horizontal and vertical movement, the company said.

The cars will move in a looped path much as cars in a Ferris wheel do, which allows for greater passenger traffic and reduces waiting time to as low as 15 to 30 seconds. But each car will be able to stop independently to allow passengers to enter and exit safely, unlike paternoster lifts, popular in the first half of 20th century. Paternosters actually never stopped and passengers had to hop on and off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUa8M0H9J5o

See also: Gigantic Elevator Into Space by 2050

ThyssenKrupp says replacing cable drives with maglev technology and the use of lighter carbon materials for cars would require smaller shafts. Combined with a large number of cabins, it would occupy up to fifty percent less space than current systems, depending on height.

The German company is aiming high with the technology, saying the ideal height for applying it would start at 300 meters. ThyssenKrupp says the option for horizontal movement would make their elevators useful in shorter, broader buildings.

The company hails its technology called Multi as the greatest innovation in the field since Elisha Otis and his demonstration of emergency breaks in 1854. The first building to use a prototype will be a 240-meter tower now being built in Rottweil in Germany. The public will be able to try the system in 2016, the company says.

Multi faces competition from Japanese producer Hitachi, which is currently developing an upgraded version of the old paternoster system. The Hitachi system is a traditional cable-driven elevator, with cars that move up and down in pairs in two adjacent shafts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnX5WZhvzZY

The German giant is also working on adopting maglev train motors to other applications. Earlier this year it revealed its speed passenger walkways. Every pallet on it is expandable, has its own motor and moves slower at places where passengers board and leave the walkway, but accelerates to 7 kilometers per hour in between. ThyssenKrupp is targeting walkways in airports and short-range transit system in urban areas.

SourceRT

Find us here

Get news from the CSGLOBE in your inbox each weekday morning

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors/source and do not necessarily reflect the position of CSGLOBE or its staff.

Paid content

‘This Is America’: The Childish Gambino video explained

Donald Glover had quite the weekend. The actor, who has been riding high these days with both his series "Atlanta" and his role as young...

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we...

Staged ISIS Beheading Video Released By Russian Hackers

A group of Russian hackers called Cyber Berkut have released a video showing a staged ISIS beheading, hacked from an electronic device from one...

What's New Today

Georgia House Votes To Allow Citizens To Abolish Police Departments In The State

The Georgia House backed an effort on Friday to dissolve the Glynn County Police Department and any...

Leaked CDC document contradicts Pence claim that U.S. coronavirus cases ‘have stabilized’

Even as Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesday that coronavirus...

Five bombshells about Trump from Bolton ‘s book

Excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton ’s book about his time in the Trump administration...

Don’t Listen to Fox. Here’s What’s Really Going On in Seattle’s Protest Zone.

It seems I live in a city undergoing a “totalitarian takeover” that will lead to “fascist outcomes”...

MOST READ

What Is Agenda 21? Depopulation of 95% of the World By 2030

Most people are unaware that one of the greatest threats to their freedom may be a United Nations program which plans to depopulate 95%...

Putin has Banned Rothschild and His New World Order Banking Cartel Family from Entering Russian Territory

As of recently, Russian president Vladimir Putin took yet another decision for his country. "Under any circumstances", the Rothschild family is banned from entering Russian territory. Along...

Alien Base for Giants Discovered in the Bucegi Mountains

In the summer of 2003, in an unexplored area of the Bucegi Mountains, a team from Zero Department (a top secret section of the...

‘This Is America’: The Childish Gambino video explained

Donald Glover had quite the weekend. The actor, who has been riding high these days with both his series "Atlanta" and his role as young...

Staged ISIS Beheading Video Released By Russian Hackers

A group of Russian hackers called Cyber Berkut have released a video showing a staged ISIS beheading, hacked from an electronic device from one...

Feminist Claims She Was “Virtually Raped” in GTA V

Feminist Claims She Was “Virtually Raped” in GTA V, and now the cops want to get involved … keep telling yourself you’re free … So...

The One Video That Can Change The World

What would happen if this video would be shown on TV, instead of ads? Watch it yourself and share it, if you think it...

Not Just Bees, All Insects are in Decline and Heading for Extinction

Researchers are feverishly working to understand the global die off of the world’s bee species, and have linked colony collapse disorder to the use...

Entrepreneurs Invent City Bench that Absorbs More Air Pollution Than a Small Forest

With great technological advances—like the industrial revolution and the subsequent oil boom—came a great impact on the environment. As more industries began to flourish, increasing...

3 Generations Were Asked The Same Question- What The Youngest Generation Answers Is Troubling

As part of a campaign hoping to inspire the rediscovery of nature (#RediscoverNature), Nature Valley asked three different generations the same question: What did/do you...

Soda addiction: bad for your teeth

Soda addiction as bad for your teeth as meth or crack Bad news, diet coke junkies: gulping down excessive amounts of soda is no longer...