Homelift-Concept Based on New Techniques and Materials

F. Thielow and H. Feistenauer

Sunday 1st July 2001

A growing demand for elevators in private homes and offices is requiring space saving technology, fewer environmental risks and more aesthetic design. Activities of different elevator manufacturers confirm that this market is steadily growing. Particularly interesting is a new elevator design requiring no machine room and minimal pit space. With such a design the architecture of a new building is minimally influenced and installations in an existing structure simplified. This presentation introduces a new visionary approach (technically and aesthetically): It describes a supportive column and a spindle drive system with entirely new performance data. When a prototype was presented at Interlift '99 to an international audience of experts, it received much attention. Since then, an officially approved (TUV-certified) version has been installed for a number of private and commercial uses. TUV is an agency authorized by the German government to approve the safety of elevator systems,

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