Elevator Planning and Analysis on the Web

Bruce A. Powell

Sunday 1st July 2001

This paper discusses a set of recently developed on-line elevator planning tools used by Otis sales associates for most new equipment and modernization projects. These OTISPLAN tools comprise three major applications: (1) single group performance tool for calculating up-peak round trip time, interval and handling capacity, (2) multiple group optimization for determining good banking arrangements for tall buildings requiring two or more groups, and (3) dispatcher performance simulation for evaluating performance of individual Otis controllers against two-way and down peak traffic. The OTISPLAN tools represent an important part of a larger e*Business strategy. A demonstration of the Web site will be given as part of the presentation.

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