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How Have Elevators Innovated Over the Past Years?

Construction Tech Review | Friday, November 26, 2021

Innovative technologies are transforming how elevators around the world are operated.

Fremont, CA: The past years have experienced an increase in development and ridership and new innovations that potentially change the way elevators work and are serviced. The advancements being made are fairly astonishing, from smart and "green" elevators to elevators that are connected to the Internet.

Smart elevators

Elevators are getting more high-tech, similar to smartphones and smart TVs. Elevator manufacturers must adapt when skyscrapers grow to increasingly frightening heights to convey people safely and promptly. Smart elevators are part of the industry's new wave of innovation. When a passenger presses a button to set their destination, an indication directs them to a certain elevator that will get them to that floor the quickest. This enhanced routing provides a more effective transport technique, particularly during peak hours in congested office buildings or hotels. These elevators can be set to work in different ways at different times of the day.

Connected Elevators

Elevators will become more connected in the future. It won't be long until elevators with Internet access become widespread. Sensors collect data on usage and other factors that can affect part and machinery wear and tear. This data is then sent to a cloud-based platform, where it is processed and analyzed in order to forecast when maintenance is required. If the elevator experts can accurately foresee future issues, they may be able to perform repairs before a breakdown occurs.

Destination control

It's no longer enough to push a button and wait for an elevator to arrive. Building managers may now arrange and allocate passengers to elevators more intelligently, convey people more quickly to their destinations, alter passenger flow in real-time, and customize touchscreens and kiosks thanks to new high-tech capabilities. Elevators in high-traffic locations might be dedicated to better meeting passenger demand. Everything will be controlled remotely by building management from anywhere in the building.

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